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Boston-based Formlabs Gains Ex-Autodesk CEO Carl Bass as Director

Formlabs of Boston is a globally leading 3D printer manufacturer targeting designers and engineering professionals working with 3D digital content. The company has now gained ex-Autodesk CEO Carl Bass for its board.


Carl Bass, the former longtime CEO of Autodesk, has taken a position on the board of directors for Formlabs, an industry-leading 3D printing company headquartered in Boston with offices in Germany, Japan, and China.

Joining Good Company

Architosh has written about Formlabs prior, back in August of 2016. (see, Architosh, “Foundry Group and Autodesk announces $35 million in Series B funding for Formlabs,” 12 August 2017). At that time both Autodesk and the Foundry Group of the United Kingdom jointly announced a $35 million investment in Series B funding for Formlabs. At the time Brad Feld, co-founder of the Foundry Group joined Formlabs’ board. And the former general manager and VP for Europe in Apple, Pascal Gagni, had also come on as a strategic advisor. Bass’ new position further positions Formlabs overall leadership.

Bass’ New Role

Carl Bass will be an independent director of the company. “We’re honored to have Carl join the board,” said Max Lobovsky, CEO of Formlabs. “Under this leadership, Carl transformed Autodesk from a 2D design company into a global leader in 3D design and engineering software. I’m personally thrilled to have another board member who is a passionate creator and uses CAD, 3D printers, and other tools himself. His experience and expertise will be invaluable for Formlabs as we continue charting new territories in professional 3D printing.”

01 – Carl Bass has joined Formlabs of Boston, a leading 3D printer manufacturer where Autodesk and The Foundry Group had been included in Series B funding back in 2016. Shown here, the Form 2, an affordable desktop 3D printer for just over $3,000.USD.

“In just a few years, Formlabs has become the leader in professional 3D printing,” said Carl Bass. “Formlabs is poised to continue upending the industry, and I’m excited to join its journey in improving design and manufacturing for product designers everywhere.”

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