MakerBot and The Foundry Announce New Partnership

Mon 28th Apr 2014 | News

MakerBot and The Foundry announced a partnership at The Foundry’s San Francisco launch event for MODO 801. MakerBot was one of the sponsors of the live-streamed event, which featured a range of leading speakers from a variety of industries.


As part of the partnership, MakerBot and The Foundry are working together to develop resources to ensure the seamless integration of MODO and the MakerBot 3D printing platform. It is anticipated that this relationship will help make The Foundry’s software combined with 3D printing on a MakerBot, even easier and more accessible for artists of every level.


This partnership also offers users of The Foundry’s MODO 3D content creation platform a ten percent discount on the purchase of a MakerBot® Replicator® Desktop 3D Printer, a MakerBot Replicator Z18 3D Printer, or a MakerBot Replicator 2 Desktop 3D Printer through June 25, 2014.


The Foundry’s design-focused solutions include MODO, the advanced end-to-end 3D content creation package as well as the revolutionary MeshFusion Boolean modeling plugin toolset.  The Foundry’s software suite, including MODO, powers visual effects for films like Gravity, Pacific Rim, and World War Z, and television shows such as Boardwalk Empire and Game of Thrones.


The Foundry describes the new version, MODO 801, as bringing high-end features to the masses, building upon the ground-breaking content creation functionality that was implemented in the last release. Every element of the end-to-end 3D workflow has been improved upon and tweaked based on extensive customer feedback from a wide range of industries.


“We are very excited to announce this relationship with The Foundry,” noted Bre Pettis, CEO of MakerBot. “MakerBot has long been a fan of The Foundry’s MODO application, as well as the MeshFusion plugin, which provide a variety of modeling methodologies that can take a 3D model from ordinary to extraordinary.  We are excited to see what our combined communities and products working together will create.”


“Using our solutions, artists have the ability to effortlessly blend, add, and subtract objects, then export to a watertight mesh, a process that we believe revolutionizes 3D modeling and offers infinite creative possibilities for MakerBot 3D printer users,” said Christopher Kenessey, Chief Sales & Marketing Officer with The Foundry. “In our opinion, MakerBot shares our passion for creating accessible products without sacrificing final quality results, and we look forward to working closely together to work towards taking our offerings to the next level and make them more and more applicable to designers around the world. We also share similar corporate cultures as well as a love for Star Wars! MakerBot has Star Wars themed conference rooms, and we have a Wookie costume.”


The Foundry customers interested in purchasing a bundled software package with a MakerBot Replicator or Digitizer product can find out more at

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