Makyu’s FormBox makes home manufacturing far simpler by allowing at-home creators and entrepreneurs to experience industrial-grade vacuum-forming on their desktops.
Thousands of people across the country have started to embrace home manufacturing with many wanting to make items for use by frontline workers, and these same people have found it more straightforward than they expected.
Thanks to companies such as Mayku and their Formbox manufacturing is now accessible to all. The thing that excites us about the FormBox is it offers industrial-grade vacuum-forming on your desktop at a fraction of the cost.
According to a report by the Henley Business School, 40% of working Brits also have a side hustle, and over half of people in their 20s and 30s want to turn their hobby or passion project into their main source of income.
With this in mind, London-based creators of the desktop factory Mayku believe that the lockdown represents an opportunity for a nation of stifled creators and crafters to focus on turning their passion projects and side hustles into a full-time gig.
With their desktop FormBox, Mayku wants to help individuals and micro-businesses to take their love of crafts and create a viable business. Although we haven’t tried the FormBox ourselves, we can gain an overview of what it is capable of from information supplied by Mayku.
So, what does the Mayku’s FormBox do?
The FormBox is an industrial-grade vacuum forming press that fits on your desk or the kitchen table. It is said to enable the user to make moulds or replicate intricate shapes in a matter of seconds. The FormBox enables rapid and precision replication, exponentially speeding up the product development cycle and allowing worktop businesses to quickly prototype, develop and produce their products.
It is stated that users can simply create or download a design, 3D-print a mould, and immediately begin to produce up to a thousand units in a matter of days. The FormBox sounds like the perfect accompaniment to a 3D printer. It is said to be capable of picking up detail as fine as a grain of sand and enabling the user to pivot, make adaptations and be extremely nimble in their design process.
For more information, visit www.mayku.me.
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