Now available from Exertis, the Mayku FormBox enables designers, home crafters and students to make moulds in minutes with no need for software or digital model manipulation.
The ‘desktop vacuum former’ works by heating a sheet of plastic and laying it over a 3D form, before using a vacuum to suck out the air and create an air-tight seal. When the sheet cools it creates a mould, which can be cast using a range of materials from cement to chocolate.
Exertis print general manager Jamie Brothwell said: “Mayku has launched a breakthrough product that provides independent makers with production powers they’ve simply never had before. It provides the perfect accompaniment to 3D printing and has huge potential in the education, consumer and B2B markets.”