Mayku FormBox Desktop Vacuum Former

Bringing your next idea to life has never been easier - create molds and work with a world of materials with the MayKu Formbox! Whether you are crafting by hand or partnering with your 3D printer, the FormBox is your very own production line.

The Mayku Formbox uses a high airflow steel mesh and vacuum cleaner to pull thin sheets of plastic down over any object within the 200mm x 200mm x 130mm draw space, leaving you with a perfectly contoured plastic mold of whatever shape you find, build, or print. From there, you can cast more of the same form, in dozens of different materials - from plaster to chocolate!

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Using the Mayku Formbox Vacuum Former is as easy as 1, 2, 3!

With the FormBox, you can start mass-producing as many awesome designs as you want.

First, you'll need a shape. You can find a shape you like, sculpt a form, or 3D print the perfect shape. 

Form shapes with ease on the Mayku Formbox Vacuum Former

Next, you'll vacuum form a sheet of thin plastic (PETG or polystyrene) over that shape using the FormBox, leaving you with a plastic mold of the shape; a three-dimensional profile that can be used in countless ways. The clear PETG sheets are great for multi-use molds for a variety of materials. Polystyrene sheets help create lasting objects that can enhance your designs.

Now you're ready to start using your mold!

Check out the Mayku Form Sheets & Cast Sheets.

Fill your final Vacuum formed sheet with anything from concrete to chocolate!

Fill your newly created design with concrete, plaster, resin, soap, ice or chocolate to create as many of that shape as you want! Once you have a physical object, you can change the design without sending anything to a factory or a third party for revisions - all the power of creating is in your hands.

Save Time & Money On Outsourcing and Turn-Around

So whether you're a small business owner, an Etsy shop creator, or just want a versatile tool for your new ideas, the Mayku FormBox can help make your designs a reality without having to outsource vacuum forming to another company. Save time and money with the FormBox.

A range of materials to cast with:

• Concrete
• Silicone
• Chocolate
• Jello
• Resin
• Ice
• Foam
• Jesmonite
• Plaster

Case Studies with the Mayku FormBox

Here are some really awesome things people have been making with their Mayku FormBox, click to download articles below.

Rapid prototyping with the Mayku Formbox

Cutting packaging prototype times with the Formbox and 3D Printing

Developing prototypes and short runs of products with 3D printing and formboxed molds

Making a bespoke product line with the FormBox


  • Conformité Européenne
  • RoHS compliant
  • RCM compliant

What's in the box?

The Makyu FormBox comes with the following:

  • Makyu FormBox Desktop Vacuum Former
  • 20 Transparent PET Cast Sheets
  • 20 Opaque White Polystyrene Form Sheets
  • 3 Starter Projects
  • 1kg of casting material
  • Universal vacuum adapter
  • Mayku 2 year extended warranty

Designed to be used with Any vacuum cleaner under 2000 watts

The Mayku team designed a adapter that enables the Mayku FormBox to be used with any vacuum cleaner under 2000 watts. Here’s a handy tip - even if your vacuum adaptor is on an angle and doesn’t look like it should fit, it will! Just push it in so it’s nice and snug.

Mayku Formbox Specifications

  • 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)
  • Recommended Operating Temperature: 15-30oC; Humidity: 30-50% RH
    Recommended Storage Temperature: 10-35oC; Humidity: 20-90% RH
  • The temperature range of the built-in ceramic heater is 160oC - 340oC.
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