The FormBox turns your classroom into a creative powerhouse. Giving students a hands on STEM learning experience.
3D print, sculpt or find your shape and place it on the FormBox bed.
The FormBox forms a sheet of material around your shape - creating a mold in seconds.
Fill your mold with dozens of materials from chocolate to resin, plaster and even concrete.
Take it out and bring your first collection of products to life!
The Mayku FormBox has the same size footprint as an average laptop. Giving your classroom superpowers in a cupboard sized package.
FormBox is 5-10X cheaper than its industrial cousins. Giving you state-of-the-art technology without busting your budget.
The FormBox has been thoroughly safety tested and is recommended for use by children 8+. Giving you the comfort you need to provide an exceptional learning environment.
Introduction to vacuum forming
Designing for manufacture
Make your product
How are plastics made?
How can we reduce, reuse and recycle?
Introduction to aerodynamics
Use the FormBox to design a lightweight car body
Observing microbes in the Lab
Design and create custom “Microbe City” petri-dishes
Design a terrarium in Tinkercad
How to 3D print your templates
Forming and casting the terrarium base
Build your own little worlds
The FormBox costs - and comes with: 20 transparent Cast Sheets; 20 white Form Sheets; three starter projects; one kilogram of casting material; a universal vacuum adaptor; a plug for your region; and a Mayku two-year extended warranty.
Replacement Cast and Form Sheets cost - for a pack of 30.
Compatible sheet materials (0.25-1.5mm): PETg; HIPS; PLA; Polypropylene; Polycarbonate; Polystyrene; PVC; Kydex; HDPE; LDP; EVA foam; TPU; ABS; Extruded Acrylic
Compatible template materials: Most 3D printer materials; Wood; Milled and injection moulded plastics such as ABS or nylon; Steel; Aluminium; Plaster; Resins; Hardened clays; Silicone; Paper and card; Toughened glass; Wet clay and cooking oil also works well for preventing overcuts
The short answer is, very. It usually takes a few minutes to get familiar with the machine and only a matter of hours to become fully au fait.
Teaching others to use the FormBox is quick and intuitive and, once they crack it, even children require minimal supervision. The machine is powered by any domestic vacuum cleaner and can be used by children from eight years and above.
Height: 315mm (12.4 inches)
Length (with handles): 466mm (18.3 inches)
Width: 274mm (10.8 inches)
Forming bed: 200 x 200mm (7.9 x 7.9 inches)
Draw depth: 130mm (5.1 inches)
Weight: 13kg (28.7lbs)
Unlike other design & technology machinery, the FormBox is light and transportable meaning it can be moved between classrooms with ease.
The FormBox is incredibly versatile – we’re constantly learning of different uses our customers are finding for the machine. The subjects it works most effectively with are those that fall under the STEM (science, technology, engineering and maths) umbrella, but it can also be used to teach art and cookery.
Aside from cleaning the forming tray from time to time, the machine is remarkably resilient and requires little upkeep. All of the parts can be easily replaced as part of our warranty agreement.
"Having a 3d printer side by side with the FormBox has opened so many doors - It is simply unbelievable!"
"We've dropped our packaging development times from weeks to literally days with 3D printing and the FormBox"
"Moldmaking was never so easy. 3D-print + FormBox = replicate 3D objects in any material"
"The speed and ease at which I can explore, prototype and make with the FormBox is wonderfully liberating"
"The machine is brilliant"
"A great machine which fits in well for small business projects like ours."
"The unboxing and design stylings of the manual and comms was extremely stylish and very easy to follow"
"Struck by the amazing quality feel the machines has. Very impressive"
"Absolutely in love with this machine"
"Really nice packaging and good quality feeling overall"
Order your FormBox today and we will deliver it to your door by express courier, free of charge.
Not sure whether FormBox is right for you? If you're not happy with your machine within 30 days. We'll refund you and arrange a collection, no questions asked.
If anything goes wrong with your machine we will replace it within 24 hours. If a part needs replacing we have spares on hand - so you'll never have to wait to get back to making.
We have a global network of repair centres that are on hand to replace parts if anything goes wrong with your machine.
Our maker coaches are always available to help answer any questions you may have about how to make with the FormBox - so you'll never be at a loose end.
The FormBox is robust and built to last for a lifetime of heavy use. We test each machine to ensure it is built to last.