FormBox Vacuum Former

FormBox Vacuum Former

The Mayku Formbox is a powerful desktop Vacuum Former ideal for schools that are tight on space and in need of a cost effective solution. Continue reading

Specifications

  • Model Mayku Formbox
  • Size (cm) 31.5 x 27.4 x 46.6
  • Gross Weight (kg) 13 kg
  • Electrical Supply 110V 5A 1000W & 240V 5A 1000W
  • Work Area Form Bed: 20 x 20 cm

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Description

The Mayku Formbox is a powerful desktop Vacuum Former ideal for schools that are tight on space and in need of a cost effective solution. The FormBox gives teachers a simple way to get students excited about STEM in a fun and engaging way.

Powered by any vacuum cleaner, it works with a world of materials. The FormBox also works fantastic in combination with 3D Printers, CNC Milling or Laser Cutters and Engravers,allowing for even more diversity and creativity.


Available Packages:

OPTION 1:

MAYKU TEACH

The Mayku Teach package is ideal for Primary Schools and highly beneficial to Secondary Schools, DT Labs, Maker Spaces & Universities.

INCLUDED IN THE MAYKU TEACH PACKAGE:

  • Mayku Formbox Vacuum former
  • 100 Mayku compostable sheets
  • Mini Vacuum Cleaner
  • Mayku Teach Curriculum Organiser
  • Education Optimisation:
    • PAT Tested and pre-approved plug
    • Safety Handles
    • Education Safety Stickers
  • Mayku Teach Support:
    • Unlimited 1-to-1 human support from Mayku Teach (9:00 - 17:00 Mon to Fri)
    • Professional development training in STEM
    • Comprehensive video training tutorials
  • 12 Month subscription to Mayku Teach Portal
  • 2 Year comprehensive warranty

Mayku Teach Projects are created by teachers to cover all topic in the national curriculum for Maths, Science, Art, Engineering and Technology. Lesson plans are easy to follow and well presented containing everything you will need to get your students started.


*Free lifetime access is for the Mayku Teach portal, that offers educators lesson plans, projects , ideas, information and much more.

OPTION 2:

FORMBOX

The Mayku Formbox package contains the essentials required to get your students started using the FormBox. Ideal for those who don't require immediate access to the Mayku teaching platform

INCLUDED IN THE FORMBOX PACKAGE:

  • Mayku Formbox Vacuum former
  • 20 Transparent Cast Sheets
  • 20 White Form Sheets
  • Three Starter Projects
  • 1Kg of casting material
  • Mayku 2 year extended warranty
  • Universal vacuum adaptor


HOW IT WORKS:

STEP 1: CREATE

Make your design and place it on the FormBox bed



STEP 2: FORM

Use the FormBox to crate your mould



STEP 3: MULTIPLY

Make duplicate mould from the same design



STEP 4: CAST

Pour casting material into mould and remove when done



*Pictures are for reference only and may differ from the final product

Key Features

PERFECT SIZE

Small Footprint, Big Power - the FormBox allows for advanced manufacturing technology in a space no larger than a laptop, giving students, teachers and creators the power to make incredible items from their desk.

The FormBox is a powerful portable learning tool that is compact and easy to store.


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COST EFFECTIVE

Four times more cost effective than the nearest competitor. The FormBox lets learners explore Product Design, Technology, Manufacture, Business Concept and more at a fraction of the cost. Big Power at a Low Price.


TIME SAVER

Rapidly create product prototypes with high quality finishes at speed. The FormBox takes a few minutes to heat up and just seconds to make a form.

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EASY TO USE

The FormBox is meticulously designed to make a complex process as simple as possible, allowing students to create simple forms from everyday items, such as potatoes or plasticine.

Certified for kids 8+ under adult supervision.

Kids 12 and over can use it without an adult.

So you will be able to keep your students engaged for hours without worrying about health and safety.


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PARTNER PRODUCTS

Complement existing equipment by creating models or prototypes using 3D printers, Laser cutters, Laser engravers or CNC carvers.

Help your students pioneer the future of desktop manufacturing by creating professional batches of products from your classroom.


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HUGE RANGE

Bring unique ideas into the real world in hundreds of different ways by choosing from a range of various materials to work with; giving you the freedom to develop new and creative ways of getting kids engaged with learning


PRECISION CONTROL

Take control over your making with precise time and temperature settings for consistent mould making every time

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VACUUM POWER

Plug any vacuum cleaner into the FormBox and use its suction to kick start your own desktop factory. The Henry hoovers found in most schools for instance work great and add a cheerful atmosphere


AUTO SWITCH

The FormBox has an internal auto-vacuum system, simply plug your vacuum cleaner into the port on the back and the suction will start exactly when you need it.

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SETUP & GO

Everything you need to get started straight out of the box. The FormBox comes with 30 free sheets, casting materials and 3 project templates to use in the classroom.

Combined with free access to Mayku's online library of projects you'll be able to get kids engaged straight out of the box


2 YEAR WARRANTEE

all units ship with a 2 year warrantee as standard

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Downloads

View FileFormbox Brochure

Videos

SETUP: Unboxing the Mayku Formbox

ABOUT: Mayku Teach

ABOUT: FormBox for Professionals

ABOUT: FormBox for Craft Business

ABOUT: Meet the Mayku FormBox

USER VIDEOS: Jimmy Diresta

USER VIDEOS: Financial Times

USER VIDEOS: UTR Decorating

USER VIDEOS: Playdude

Specifications / Additional Info

DIMENSIONS

Height x Depth x Width 315 x 274 x 466 mm
Forming Bed 200 x 200 mm
Draw Depth 130 mm
Weight 13 kg


GENERAL SPECS

Heater

160°C - 340°C temp range of built-in ceramic heater

Power

110V 5A 1000W and 240V 5A 1000W models available depending on region. 2000W maximum power-through for vacuum cleaner port.

Recommended Operating Temperature:

15-30°C; Hymidity: 30-50% RH

Recommended Storage Temperature:

10-35°C; Humidity: 20-90% RH

Material Thickness

Thermoplastic sheets between 0.25 & 1.5 mm thick

Regulatory Compliance

CE, FCC, IC, PSE, RoHS, SAA



DESIGN DETAILS

Sheet Loading

Machine features an innovative sheet loading system with easy to use quick release handles

Vacuum Plate

Made from a super fine mesh in order to increase airflow to the template

Adaptor

Features a universal adaptor which enables the FormBox to use the suction from any household vacuum cleaner

Trays

Bearings for smooth operation; silicone seals to create a perfect seal; pressed steel for extra strength

MATERIALS

Compatible Sheet Material
Petg Polycarbonate LDPE Extruded Acrylic
HIPS Polystyrene EVA foam HDPE
PLA PVC TPU Polypropylene
Kydex ABS


Compatible Template Material
3D printed FDM PLA Most 3D printed SLS mats Hardened clays Polyurethane tooling foam
3D printed FDM ABS Steel Silicone Paper and card
3D printed FDM Nylon Aluminium Plaster Toughened glass
Most 3D printed SLA mats Wood Milled & injection moulded plastic such as ABS or nylon


Template Manufacture
3D printing Hand carving Laser cutting Milling
Injection moulding


Compatible Casting Material
Concrete Jello Foam Chocolate
Plaster Silicone Resin Jesmonite
Ice

Case Studies

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HOW IT WORKS:

STEP 1: CREATE

Make your design and place it on the FormBox bed



STEP 2: FORM

Use the FormBox to crate your mould



STEP 3: MULTIPLY

Make duplicate mould from the same design



STEP 4: CAST

Pour casting material into mould and remove when done



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Flamefast UK Ltd

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Warrington / Head Offices

Telephone 01925 281230
Fax 01925 852785

Email sales@flamefast.co.uk
Address Unit 1, Heaton Court, Birchwood, Warrington, Cheshire, WA3 6QU

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