A cheap and effective way to bring manufacturing to the tabletop for all makers

For DIY enthusiasts or design-oriented individuals, the Formbox is a desktop vacuum former funded on crowdfunding platform Kickstarter that brings a factory to the tabletop.

The Formbox is a small-scale manufacturing machine powered by a vacuum cleaner that allows anyone to produce 3D-printed miniature creations. Using a technique called vacuum forming, the machine draws suction from any vacuum cleaner to mold various shapes. To use it is simple enough: grab any type of material and drop it into the Formbox, select a 3D template to mold and use heat from the vacuum cleaner to create a design. It can be shaped using all types of materials from plaster to chocolate, and made into tiny products including planter boxes, vases, soap dishes and tiny wall clocks.

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