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The Foundry and MakerBot announce new partnership


Desktop 3D printer manufacturer, MakerBot and The Foundry have announced a unique partnership. MakerBot was one of the sponsors of the live streaming MODO 801 launch 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.  

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 tools and Makerbot printers

MODO and MeshFusion together represent the simplest and most powerful way for an end-user to create custom models, which can then be exported to MakerBot Replicator 3D Printers.  MODO also provides tools for MakerBot Digitizer™ Desktop 3D Scanner customers to clean and modify their scanned data in a streamlined and integrated modeling environment. 

“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.”