How much do the FormBox and Cast Sheets cost?
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.
What materials does it work with?
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 overcutsHow easy is it to use?
How easy is it to use?
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.
How big is it?
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.
Which subjects is it relevant for?
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.
How much maintenance does it require?
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.