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Mayku FBA180123UK FormBox Desktop Vacuum Forming Machine

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Brand: Mayku MPN: FBA180123UK EAN-13: 5060578580026
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The Mayku FormBox puts the power of making in your hands and can turn your classroom into a creative powerhouse, giving students a hands-on STEM learning experience. Powered by any vacuum cleaner, it works with a range of materials and helps you to bring your creative ideas to life.

Packing industrial strength into a small space, the desktop vacuum former is a powerful, portable learning tool. Create engagement in STEM curriculums and allow cost-effective exploration of product design, technology, manufacture and business concepts.

How it works

Create – 3D print, sculpt or find your shape and place it on the FormBox bed.
Form – The FormBox forms a sheet of material around your shape creating a mould in seconds.
Multiply – Fill your mould with materials such as chocolate, soaps, resin, plaster or even concrete.
Result – Take it out and bring your first collection of products to life.


The FormBox puts the power of making in the students' hands. It is small enough to fit on a desktop and simple enough for them to use without your help. Children see their ideas turned into reality in minutes giving you the freedom to focus on what matters.

The FormBox enables you to bring 3D forming into the classroom and empower children to create on their terms. Inspire the next generation and help build a future where people are empowered to create, not just consume.

The FormBox has the same footprint as an average laptop and is at least 5 times cheaper than its industrial cousins. It has been thoroughly safety tested and is recommended for use by children aged 8+.

In addition to the FormBox vacuum former (Rapid part 70-0021), there are packs of transparent food-safe sheets (70-0028) and white HIPS sheets (70-0029) available.

Click here for sample lesson plans and here for case studies.

  • Bed size 200 x 200mm
  • Heater range 160 to 340°C
  • Compatible with PETg, HIPS, ABS, polystyrene, polycarbonate, polyethylene and acrylic PMMA from 0.25 to 1.5mm thickness
  • Dimensions 466 x 274 x 315mm
  • Weight: 13kg
  • Automatically switches vacuum on when required
  • Package includes:
  • Mayku FormBox
  • Universal adaptor to fit almost any vacuum cleaner
  • 20 transparent cast sheets
  • 20 white form sheets
  • 3 starter projects
  • 1kg of casting material
  • UK mains cable
  • Mayku 2 year extended warranty

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03 October 2018 Question by: LG | Product code: 70-0021
Q. What is the the largest practical size of object that can be formed on this machine?
A. Hi LG, thank you for your question. The manufacturer states the following: bed size 200 x 200mm.


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