The Foundry is the section of the player's Orbiter responsible for the crafting of Warframes, Archwings, Sentinels, weapons, and other equipment in Warframe. Accessing the Foundry requires completion of "Locate the Foundry Segment" tutorial mission from the Vor's Prize Quest, and then installing the Foundry Segment reward from said mission, which will permanently unlock the Foundry for use.

The Foundry can also be accessed via the Warframe Companion app.


Forging an item involves acquiring the blueprint for that item, gathering the necessary components specified by that blueprint, initializing the build process, and waiting for the item to complete in real-time. The foundry will continue to build the item even when the player is logged out, allowing for items with long build times like Warframes to be available in a set number of days regardless of in-game playtime. The build process for any item except for Clan Key may be canceled any time before completion, refunding the resources and blueprint with the exception of Argon Crystals. Completed items can then be claimed, putting them in the player's inventory for use.

The Foundry can have an unlimited number of builds progressing at once, the only restriction being that it cannot have two builds of the exact same item going simultaneously.

When crafting an item in the Foundry, a solid mass of energy in the shape of said item will be shown floating within it. The mass will properly acquire the item's color and textures once crafting is complete. When forging complete Warframes or Warframe alternate helmets, the mass will be in the shape of the Warframe's head. If multiple items are being crafted, the first item to start construction will be the one shown in the Foundry.

Blueprints and Materials


A flowchart showing Weapons Required as Crafting Ingredients as of Update 18.0 (2015-12-03).

While many blueprints for many different items can be purchased from the Market module in the Orbiter or from Research rooms in a Dojo, some blueprints are only available as rewards from bosses, Nightwave Offerings, or Orokin Void and Orokin Derelict missions. Blueprints require materials, either in resources or intermediate parts, and some Credits Credits in order to realize the final item. Certain weapons may even require another weapon or two to construct, usually in regards to dual-wielded secondary weapons. A list of those weapons is here. The player's current collection of materials can be seen under the Components button.

Items are commonly built from intermediate parts, items that are the result of other blueprints. There are just a small number of complex weapons that are built from simpler ones, but the majority of Warframes require players to buy a Warframe blueprint and gather three intermediate part blueprints to craft the components (Neuroptics, chassis, and systems) of the Warframe itself. These component blueprints are typically dropped from bosses, with most frames having a specific boss associated with them. Exceptions to this include BansheeIcon272 Banshee, NezhaIcon272 Nezha, VoltIcon272 Volt, and ZephyrIcon272 Zephyr, whose parts come from clan research; MirageIcon272 Mirage, LimboIcon272 Limbo, Inaros and ChromaIcon272 Chroma, whose parts come from a quest; and VaubanIcon272 Vauban, whose parts are awarded as Nightwave Offerings.


A blueprint with unlimited uses denoted with a gold tint and text

Most blueprints may only be used to craft an item once, whereupon it is consumed. Others, meanwhile, will have no limit as to how many times they may be used. Those that have no crafting limit will have a gold-tinted background and "REUSABLE BLUEPRINT" at the bottom. Single-use blueprints will display the number of blueprints left. If a blueprint produces multiple items, then the number of items will be specified in the name.


For most items, claiming a fully-built item is as simple as selecting it and pressing the related button. In the case of Warframes and weapons, there must be available inventory slots. If a vacant slot of the corresponding type is not available, the Warframe or weapon will remain in the Foundry until an available slot can be acquired. Warframe slots cost Platinum64 20 each, while weapon slots are purchased in pairs at Platinum64 12 per pair.

Rushing Construction

Foundry construction can be rushed by paying PlatinumLarge Platinum to instantly finish the item, with different items requiring different amounts of payment for rushing. This amount is fixed until it reaches 50%, from there on it decreases down to 50% of its initial costs.

e.g. An initial rush cost of Platinum64 30 will decrease to Platinum64 24 once the item reaches 70% craft completion.

Rush cost = Initial rush cost × (1 - ((Progress - 50) / 100))


Main article: Arcane Enhancement

The Foundry is also the place where players can manage their Arcane Enhancements under the Arcanes button to the bottom right of the screen. This section allows players to view any Arcanes acquired, as well as the ability to upgrade them to improve their effectiveness.

Foundry Upgrades

The Foundry can be upgraded with various Orbiter Segments that add the ability to construct specialized items in it:

Both segments can each be acquired as blueprints from the Tenno Research Lab in a Clan Dojo for Credits64 15,000, or bought from the Market for Platinum64 175.


Patch History

Hotfix 35.5.6 (2024-04-10)

  • Fixed information pop ups in the Foundry appearing on items that don’t have the crafting components being shown.

Hotfix 35.5.4 (2024-04-05)

  • Fixed Blueprints that have crafting costs that exceed a player’s owned Credits appearing at the top of the Foundry list when sorted by “State”.

Hotfix 35.5.3 (2024-04-04)

  • Fixed the Foundry showing a Blueprint as craftable even if a player has insufficient Credits.

Update 35.1 (2024-02-20)

  • Removed the “Arcane” button from the Foundry.
    • When the Arcane Segment was added to the Orbiter in 2022, this button was left in the Foundry as a means for players to get used to the new location. Now that it’s been over a year, the Arcane Segment is officially the spot for all things Arcanes!

Update 34.0 (2023-10-18)

  • Players can now see how many open Slots they own when hovering over an item that requires Slots in the Foundry! The number and slot type will appear at the bottom of the Foundry screen when hovering over an applicable Blueprint.
    • Knowing how many open Slots you have is an important part of expanding your Arsenal, but this information can be hard to find if you don’t know where to look! This change allows players to get that information much more quickly, and offers more transparency on how the Slot mechanic works for those unfamiliar with it!

Update 33.6 (2023-07-27)

  • Fixed the Foundry “crafting started” SFX occasionally not playing.

Hotfix 33.0.7 (2023-05-09)

  • Fixed script error when quickly scrolling through Foundry.

Update 33.0 (2023-04-26)

  • On viewing an item in your Foundry, you can now hover over any crafting resource to determine their drop location.

Hotfix 32.2.4 (2022-12-07)

  • Fixed blueprint requirements in the Foundry using the Lua Thrax Plasm owned amount number in the UI for items that require base Thrax Plasm.
    • This was purely a UI issue, the right resource was being consumed.

Hotfix 31.7.1 (2022-07-28)

  • Fixed duplicated audio when Rushing an item in the Foundry with Platinum.

Hotfix 31.6.4 (2022-07-14)

  • Fixed script error when building the Operator Vahd Apparel blueprint in the Foundry.

Update 31.6 (2022-06-09)

  • Fixed tabs in the Foundry being hard to read against the bright backdrop of the Foundry itself.

Hotfix 31.5.9 (2022-05-12)

  • Fixed the “HOLD TO CLEAR” label UI overlapping with the first line of the selection box in the Foundry.

Hotfix 30.7.6 (2021-09-23)

  • Fixed Selling a Hound/Adversary weapon in the Foundry leaving behind its tile until after a refresh of the Foundry.

Hotfix 30.7.3 (2021-09-10)

  • Fixed inability to Sell Hound/Adversary weapons in the Foundry when using a controller.

Hotfix 30.7.2 (2021-09-09)

Sister Hound / Weapon / Lich Weapon Foundry “Selling” Functionality:

If you’ve engaged in the Adversary hunts with Kuva Liches and Sisters of Parvos, your Foundry might be suffering from some unavoidable clutter. The amount of Hounds and weapons sitting in your Foundry have grown to not only take up room in your list but also within the database itself!

To alleviate this clutter, you can now Sell a Hound and/or Adversary weapon directly from your Foundry without having to claim the item and use a Slot, granting yourself some Credits! Get cleaning up your (H)Foundry. Ordis’ orders!

  • Fixed Crafting finish sound not playing when triggered close together.

Hotfix 30.5.4 (2021-07-17)

  • Fixed the Foundry trying to start or claim jobs twice even though you only pressed the button once.

Hotfix 30.5.3 (2021-07-09)

  • Renamed the “Sentinel” Foundry category to “Companion” and added Hounds under this tab in the Foundry for easy finding.

Update 29.10 (2021-03-19)

  • Fixed the Mire appearing in the Foundry hologram while Nezha Prime is being built.
  • Fixed Mire hologram appearing when crafting Octavia Prime in the Foundry.

Update 29.5 (2020-11-19)

  • Fixed Sentinel weapons missing the “owned” tag in the Foundry.
  • Fixed Staff and Polearm hologram when being crafted in the Foundry shrinking in size when going in and out of the Foundry.
  • Fixed constructing Xaku in the Foundry resulting in the hologram for the Mire appearing, rather than Xaku's helmet.

Hotfix 29.1.2 (2020-09-22)

  • Fixed Antigen recipes having underlapping text in the Foundry.
  • Fixed many weapon Components having ill fitting text in the Foundry.

Update 27.5.0 (2020-05-12)

  • Fixed the "X Items Ready To Claim" Foundry UI quantity not updating in your Orbiter unless you claim everything.

Update 25.7 (2019-08-29)

  • Fixed several areas (Foundry) around the Orbiter not having any collision for the Roller Floofs from Dog Days Tactical Alert, causing them to clip through.
  • Fixed Foundry timers being unreliable for Blueprints when playing with a high frame rate.

Hotfix 24.2.13 (2019-02-06)

  • The following weapons have had their Foundry Rushing cost changed to balance disproportions between Rushing and Purchasing costs:
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  • MIRE
  • BO
  • OBEX

Hotfix 24.0.2 (2018-11-09)

  • The Zaw Foundry category is now the ‘Modular Weapon’ category. It includes Zaws, K-Drive, Kitguns, Moa and Amp parts.

Update 22.20 (2018-05-17)

  • Added a 'CLAIM ALL' button to the Foundry that appears when you have more than 1 item ready to Claim.

Update 22.17 (2018-03-28)

  • Fixed hearing Foundry sounds when in the Foundry menu.

Hotfix 22.16.1 (2018-03-16)

  • Fixed Fish Bait and Dye Blueprints not appearing under Fishing category.

Update 22.16 (2018-03-15)

  • Added Fishing, Amps, Zaws and Mining categories.

Hotfix 22.14.1 (2018-03-01)

  • Fixed a crash when entering the Foundry.

Update 22.11 (2018-01-31)

  • Mastery ranked locked items in the Foundry will now display which exact Mastery Level is required instead of just saying ‘MASTERY LOCKED’.

Update 22.10 (2018-01-25)

  • Fixed an issue with Foundry categories blinking when searching.

Hotfix 22.8.3 (2018-01-11)

  • Items claimed while in the foundry's "In Progress" tab will now stay in the tab until the tab is changed so you can choose to build it again right after.

Hotfix 22.0.9 (2017-10-23)

  • Fixed Magus and Virtuos appearing as Mods when crafted in the foundry.

Update 22.0 (2017-10-12)

  • Fixed weapon skin blueprints not showing the proper number of already owned.

Hotfix 21.6.1 (2017-08-31)

  • Fixed “building” VFX appearing on crafted weapons waiting in the foundry.

Update 21.2 (2017-07-26)

  • Fixed grammar when selecting an Arcane Helmet to convert.
  • Fixed Large Energy Restores not providing detailed information when viewed in the Foundry.

Hotfix 21.0.2 (2017-06-29)

  • Fixed being unable to claim the Grustrag Bolt Release.

Update 21.0 (2017-06-29)

  • Fixed a script error related to crafting UI message in the Foundry.
  • Fixed Blueprints displaying the craft time as '1 hours' instead of '1 hour'.

Hotfix 20.5.2 (2017-05-18)

  • Fix a script error when going into Foundry > Components.

Update 20.0 (2017-03-24)

  • You will now only see categories in your Foundry screen that have items within.
  • Fixed Foundry particle effects.
  • Fixed Clan Key Blueprints remaining in the Foundry after leaving a Clan.

Update 19.13 (2017-03-09)

  • Foundry items can now be cancelled while in the "build" stage, and all resources (except Argon) will be refunded back to you instantly.

Update 19.12 (2017-03-02)

  • Fixed file paths appearing for Helios Prime when crafting it in the Foundry.

Hotfix 19.11.2 (2017-02-17)

  • Fixed capitalization discrepancies.

Update 19.10 (2017-02-09)

  • The Foundry now shows how many more uses are available per Blueprint, and if the Blueprint has unlimited uses. Unlimited use Blueprints also now have a yellow tinted icon background.

Hotfix 19.0.5 (2016-11-18)

  • Fixed Arcanes being listed in a random order when viewed in the Foundry.

Update: The Silver Grove (2016-08-19)

  • Fixed an issue where the Dark Split Sword would show a Mire when being built in the Foundry.
  • Elixir Blueprints now appear under the Keys category, instead of Gear.

Hotfix: Specters of the Rail 2.1 (2016-08-10)

  • Fixed the Foundry displaying items you dont need to craft Blueprints.

Update 18.9 (2016-04-20)

  • Fixed the Foundry's energy color always displaying as default blue.

Hotfix 18.8.2 (2016-04-13)

  • Fixed claimable Foundry items appearing as the same color as the Lisets interior.

Update 18.5 (2016-03-04)

  • Search bar added.

Hotfix 18.4.10 (2016-02-11)

  • Fixed the Mutalist Alad V Assassinate Key displaying an incorrect description in the Foundry.

Hotfix 18.0.2 (2015-12-04)

  • Fixed Corrupted Dragon Keys not being craftable.
  • Fixed a crash that would occur when opening the Foundry.

Hotfix 18.0.1 (2015-12-03)

  • Fixed an issue with sorting Warframe parts in the 'Misc' section.

Update 18.0 (2015-12-03)

  • Rush costs will now offer a scaled Rush Platinum price once an item reaches 50% craft completion.

Hotfix 17.5.5 (2015-10-05)

  • Fixed an error preventing players from claiming pending Arcanes in their Foundry.

Update 17.5 (2015-10-01)

  • Landing Craft Segment added.
  • A new button for Arcanes has been added.

Update 17.3 (2015-09-02)

  • A message will now display when players are trying to claim an item from the Foundry without sufficient inventory slots.

Hotfix 17.0.4 (2015-08-06)

  • Fixed typos visible in Equinox's Day and Night Systems description in the Foundry.

Update 17.0 (2015-07-31)

  • Fixed an issue caused by spamming the tutorial button in the Foundry menu causing the game to freeze.
  • Fixed an issue preventing blueprints from displaying.

Update 16.11 (2015-07-07)

  • Fixed weapons completed in the Liset's foundry showing the same energy color as the Liset's colors.

Hotfix 16.4.1 (2015-04-23)

  • Fixed players unable to claim Arcane Enhancements.

Hotfix 16.1.3 (2015-03-26)

  • Fixed Arcane enhancements showing visible when players are unable to craft one.

Hotfix 16.0.1 (2015-03-20)

  • Fixed <RAID> showing up for Trial blueprint.

Update 16.0 (2015-03-19)

  • Fixed players being unable to spend Platinum to buy weapon slots from the Foundry after being prompted with a message to do so.

Hotfix 15.13.1 (2015-02-05)

  • Fixed an issue where claiming an item with no slots could freeze the UI.
  • Fixed Quest Keys not appearing in the Key category.

Hotfix 15.10.2 (2015-01-16)

  • Fixed players not being able to build Corrupted Dragon Keys.

Hotfix 15.7.2 (2014-12-19)

  • Players that have multiple of an item with a limit of 1 will now be given an appropriate message when attempting to craft said item.
  • Fixed issue where player cannot purchase additional inventory slots after having just purchased and filled inventory slots.

Update 15.6 (2014-12-11)

  • Fixed Liset Foundry flashing an update for players staying on the Liset during a content Update.

Hotfix 15.0.5 (2014-10-27)

  • When choosing to build an item in the foundry, the foundry will now try to instantly return to the item being built, instead of scrolling down the list.
  • Fixed an issue with Archwing components not appearing in the Archwing tab of the Foundry.

Hotfix 15.0.5 (2014-10-27)

  • Added an Archwing category to the Foundry.

Update 15.0 (2014-10-24)

  • Fixed issues with the way the Foundry displays certain builds-in-progress.
  • Fixed active Foundry animations playing after crafting items are completed.
  • Fixed an issue where claiming or crafting an item results in the list being reset back to top, scrolling is now preserved.
  • Fixed instance where a grey box would appear when selecting a Dragon Key to be crafted.
  • Fixed Warframe position overlapping Foundry screen when trying to view and craft items.

Hotfix 14.6.1 (2014-09-11)

  • Fixed game freeze when focusing on the categories menu after opening the item browsing screen.

Update 14.6 (2014-09-11)

  • Fixed an issue with the player's Warframes appearing in front of the Solar Map after opening the Foundry.
  • Fixed an issue with the Torid in the Foundry not appearing correctly.

Update 14.5 (2014-08-28)

  • Fixed Extractor counts in the Foundry displays as "1 owned" when the player has multiple extractors of that type in their inventory.

Hotfix 14.0.11 (2014-07-30)

  • Increased the amount of screen space displayed in the Foundry when using larger Warframes.

Hotfix 14.0.9 (2014-07-26)

  • Fixed text overlapping in the Foundry.

Hotfix 14.0.7 (2014-07-22)

  • Fixed an issue with Nav Coordinate Icons appearing stretched in the Foundry.

Hotfix 14.0.5 (2014-07-21)

  • Restored the total resource count on Foundry recipes - example going from 100/100 to 23,138/100.

Hotfix 14.0.4 (2014-07-21)

  • Fixed issues with inconsistency in "owned" label between Foundry and Market.

Hotfix 14.0.2 (2014-07-19)

  • Fixed 'owned' counter not showing up.
  • Fixed 'foundry segment located' VO playing after it was picked up if player approached the segment when not looking directly at it.

Hotfix 14.0.1 (2014-07-18)

  • Fixed an issue with the camera being very blurry when activating the Foundry.

Update 14.0 (2014-07-18)

  • Fixed issue where you cannot claim a weapon if you are at max slots and start a recipe that consumes a weapon.

Hotfix 13.2.4 (2014-05-09)

  • Fixed an issue with not being able to properly craft Specters.

Hotfix 13.0.1 (2014-04-10)

  • Fixed Brakk being uncraftable.

Update 13.0 (2014-04-09)

  • Fixed the Foundry not properly refreshing after completing/starting an item.

Update 12.6 (2014-03-26)

  • Added Gear and Key categories to the Foundry.

Update 12.2 (2014-02-19)

  • Fixed issues where weapon skins in player's inventories will show as negative counts.

Hotfix 11.9.2 (2014-01-30)

  • Fixed Oxium description appearing as a file-path in the Foundry.

Hotfix 11.7.3 (2014-01-17)

  • Fixed hosts being able to consume the same Void key that was used to initiate the lobby when building a Derelict Dragon key.

Hotfix 11.5.2 (2013-12-20)

  • Fixed players being able to sell blueprints from their inventory that are currently in-progress in the Foundry.

Update 11.1 (2013-11-27)

  • Added offer to sell more slots to user if none left when attempting to claim or rush an item, followed by offer to buy platinum from store if user has insufficient amount.

Update 10.8 (2013-11-13)

  • Fixed Foundry not showing number of built keys you already have for a recipe.

Update 10.4 (2013-10-16)

  • Tweaks to UI sounds.

Hotfix 10.3.2 (2013-10-10)

  • Ran script to fix people who had Blueprint parts not appearing.

Hotfix 10.3.1 (2013-10-09)

  • Fix for blueprints received as boss drops not appearing in Foundry.

Hotfix 9.8.5 (2013-09-09)

  • Fixed persistent issue with being unable to claim items.

Hotfix 9.8.4 (2013-09-09)

  • Fixed inability to claim items from Foundry even though empty slots are available.

Hotfix 9.5.1 (2013-08-10)

  • Fix for UI breaking if it was open when an item completed.
  • Fix for Foundry blueprints that require items not be craft-able.

Update 9.3 (2013-07-26)

  • UI now uses 4-row layout instead of grid.

Hotfix 9.1.5 (2013-07-17)

  • Fix for not being able to build Fang Prime or Orthos Prime.

Hotfix 9.1.4 (2013-07-16)

  • Components that you have 0 of no longer appear.
  • Transition time between panels cut in half.
  • Sort by 'Type' added
  • Screen transition and panel transition concurrent.

Hotfix 9.1.1 (2013-07-15)

  • New UI back.

Update 9.1 (2013-07-14)

  • Swapped the old Foundry back in until we fix the recipe issues with the new version.

Update 9.0 (2013-07-13)

  • Sneak preview of new Foundry UI.

Hotfix 8.0.3 (2013-05-24)

  • Fixed issue where Foundry would break after receiving certain drops.

Hotfix 5.4.1 (2013-01-18)

  • Foundry enforced player level requirements. Fix checks for unranked players.

Update 5.0 (2012-12-18)

  • Foundries have opened up; build your own gear!

Vanilla (2012-10-25)

  • Introduced with game release.

Last updated: Hotfix (2018-03-28)