Mayku Multiplier

Industrial pressure forming on your workbench

By Mayku

Mayku Multiplier

Industrial pressure forming on your workbench

By Mayku

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One-Year Warranty
Lead time up to 10 days

6,499.00


The Mayku Multiplier is a first-of-its-kind benchtop pressure former that achieves sub-one-micron resolution results in sheets up to 5mm thick. Such precision was once exclusive to industrial and laboratory equipment. Paired with high-resolution 3D printers, this device crafts parts that rival injection-molded quality, right from your desktop, within minutes.

Benefits:

  • Create injection mold like quality parts
  • Replicate 3D prints at sub-one micron level
  • Work with factory materials between 0.5mm and 5mm thick
  • Simple to set up and operate
  • Replicate 3D printed parts in minutes

Included as standard:

  • The Mayku Multiplier pressure former
  • Unlimited custom material profiles
  • First make kit

NOTE: 3D Universe is authorized to sell this product in the United States of America, only.

The Multiplier is a desktop pressure former that can achieve sub-one-micron resolution in sheet thicknesses of up to 5mm. Combined with high-resolution 3D printing, it can achieve injection mold-like quality parts right from the desktop in a matter of minutes.

Overview

Pressure Forming Performance

The pressure former precisely replicates intricate structures, ensuring an impeccable copy of the master model. This leads to finished products with sub-one-micron tolerances.

The desktop thermoforming machine produces solid parts without the layered appearance often seen in 3D-printed items. This ensures the parts are uniformly strong throughout, without the risk of layers separating.

The Mayku Multiplier has a variety of settings and functions making it compatible with a wide range of pure, factory-grade materials.


Real World Examples

Prototyping Consumer Product Casings

Material: ABS
Benefit: Reduce production delays by testing with the actual materials and methods used in the final production

Transparent light lens

Material: PMMA
Benefit: Small batch of Transparent, UV resistant with high impact strength with no tooling investment

Industrial food molds

Material: Food-safe PETG
Benefit: Rapid production of food-safe molds with reduced lead times and costs

Small Batch MicrofluidicsChips

Material: EVA and pressure-sensitive tape
Benefit: Reduce tooling investment risk, validate final production materials

Prototyping of ConsumerGoods Packaging

Material: PETG
Benefit: Quickly prototype and refine consumer goods packaging using final materials for accurate tolerance checks, resulting in faster time to market

Protective Coverings for Production Line Machine

Material: 4mm ABS
Benefit: Maintain production uptime, reduced parts costs, reduced lead times

 


Case Studies

Benefits in Food Mold Production

The Mayku Multiplier is particularly advantageous for food mold production. It allows for the in-house creation of highly detailed, cost-effective prototypes, enhancing efficiency and reducing production time. This technology produces food molds with high precision and quality, ensuring they meet required standards for optical clarity and other criteria. It also supports a wide range of materials, from transparent to rigid, suitable for food-grade applications.

Impact on Product Casings Manufacturing

For product casings, the Mayku Multiplier enables rapid prototyping and tooling validation, leading to a faster time to market. It offers a high level of detail, precise tolerances, and compatibility with various materials like ABS and PMMA. This technology significantly reduces production line disruption and costs, allowing for faster iteration cycles and improved material testing.

Use in Manufacturing Protective Covers

Pressure forming technology, exemplified by the Mayku Multiplier, is highly effective in creating protective covers in manufacturing and robotics industries. It minimizes machine downtime and repair expenses by enabling the rapid, on-demand production of robust, high-quality parts. The Multiplier's capacity to work with a variety of industrial-grade materials adds to its versatility in production environments.

Educational Applications of Thermoforming

In educational settings, the Mayku Multiplier facilitates hands-on learning and exposes students to real-world manufacturing processes. It enhances problem-solving skills and creativity, allowing students to produce both prototypes and end-use parts. This technology is easily integrated into existing educational workflows, especially alongside 3D printing, to provide a comprehensive manufacturing experience. Educational institutions like Kingston University, MIT Play Labs, and Coventry University are already utilizing the Multiplier to enhance their curriculums.

Providing Students with Access to Pressure Forming Technology on the Benchtop at Bristol University

Pressure forming is increasingly being used by engineering professionals in diverse
industries from product design to aerospace and beyond. To prepare students for
industry and to explore the benefits of pressure forming, educational institutions
like MIT, Harvard and Bristol university are installing the Mayku Multiplier in their
workshops and labs to provide students with access to this powerful technology.

Rapidly Creating HIgh Detail Custom Molds with Forma Moulds

Forma Moulds are a UK based mold manufacturer that design, prototype and
develop molds for a vast swathe of different clients around the world like Hilton
hotels, Caterpillar and Grey Goose vodka. Their innovative approach to mold
making enables them to deliver specific client needs fast and affordably with
a small and nimble team utilizing the latest in 3D printing and pressure forming
technology.

Teaching faster, cost effective and
accessible prosthetic molding techniques
at Wimbledon College of Art

The University of the Arts London have four Multiplier pressure formers operating across four of their university sites in the capital.
We visited one of those sites, Wimbledon College of Art, who have been using the Multiplier and 1.5mm EVA sheets to save costs and reduce the time involved in student mold making projects.

Designing the Multiplier
with Teenage Engineering

Teenage Engineering is a consumer electronics company based in Stockholm, Sweden.
Back in the early stages of development of the Multiplier, when the first prototypes of the desktop pressure former were starting
to make successful forms, Mayku got in contact with the team at Teenage Engineering to see if they would like to work on the industrial design and user interface of the machine. What transpired was a development process between London and
Sweden in the midst of a global pandemic. We caught up with the team at Teenage Engineering to talk about the process...

Prototyping product casings
for faster times to market with Meta

In the fast paced, competitive world of VR headset manufacture, innovating
fast and staying on top of the latest tech is of key strategic importance to getting
ahead in this exciting new field.

At Meta, the virtual optical engineering team are responsible for the development
of the optical modules in their VR headsets.

Thermoforming is a heavily used technology in VR headset mass manufacture for
both optical modules and product casings. Engineers at Meta use the Multiplier
in their Reality Lab to test and optimize thermoforming settings before going to full
scale production.

Reducing Plastic Waste Through Prototyping Highly Detailed Parts

Reducing plastic usage in mass manufacturing is one of the most critical issues of our time. Solutions to this challenge begin at the prototyping stage, where design decisions are made that will resonate throughout the product's lifetime when it goes to market.


Discover the Power of the Mayku Multiplier

Effortless Microfluidics Creation

Speed up your microfluidics prototyping and small batch production with the Mayku Multiplier, a plastic thermoforming machine that eliminates the need for tooling while using materials like PP.

Industry-grade Food Molds

With this outstanding plastic pressure forming machine, quickly craft food-safe, industry-standard molds. Enjoy significant savings in both time and cost compared to traditional methods.

Product Casings and Protective Covers

Harness the efficiency of the Mayku Multiplier pressure forming machine to design protective casings in robust, factory-grade materials. Say goodbye to the high costs and long waits of injection molding.



The Mayku Multiplier is Not a Vacuum Former

While vacuum formers are valuable tools, offering quality molding at an accessible price point, the Mayku Multiplier is in another tier of precision. Leveraging its patented pressure forming technique, it ensures uniform pressure across the entire mold. This commitment to precision facilitates flawless reproduction of even the most intricate designs.

Vacuume Formed

Pressure Formed


How It Works

1. Create your template
Use a 3D printer, CNC milling machine or other process to make a template to form over and trust that the Multiplier will maintain every detail.

2. Select your material
From the Mayku Multiplier's intuitive menu, select the best material profile for your project. Or, get creative and establish a custom profile tailored just for you.

3. Insert your template
Simply insert your template. The Multiplier takes over, auto-leveling and heating your chosen material with pinpoint accuracy, prepping it for the forming stage.

4. Form your part
Unleashing up to 4 atmospheres of pressure, it applies a formidable 5 tonnes of force, ensuring your material captures every intricate detail of your template.


Key Specifications


Industrial Heat & Pressure: Ultra-Precision at Your Workbench

Experience the power of industrial heat and pressure in a device designed for your workbench. The Mayku Multiplier allows you to capture sub-micron details, crafting intricate designs with both thick and thin materials. Achieve parts with a flawless surface finish that mirrors the minuscule features of your template. The result? Isotropic parts that guarantee both impeccable structural integrity and unmatched aesthetic consistency.



Masterful Precision, Simplified: Eliminate Guesswork in Thermoforming

With the Mayku Multiplier, sophisticated thermoforming becomes effortless. The machine's auto-leveling system guarantees stability, maintaining a consistent material surface during heating. Precision in temperature control ensures materials achieve the ideal forming temperature without the risk of deformation. This advanced capability lets sheets safely reach higher temperatures than other thermoformers, offering unparalleled detail in forming. The outcome? A user-friendly yet precise thermoforming experience tailored for a broad range of applications.


Adaptable Excellence: Tailored to Every Material

The Mayku Multiplier boasts a user-friendly interface, allowing users to craft, save, and modify custom-forming profiles for a broad range of thermoformable materials. Its adaptability ensures consistently high-quality outcomes with varied materials. With precise control over temperature and pressure, users have the flexibility to fine-tune the level of detail, ensuring the desired finish every time. An exceptional pressure former that truly delivers beyond its class.


Scalable Prototyping and Production with Efficiency Beyond its Footprint

Enjoy rapid cycle times ranging from two to thirty minutes based on the material. Regardless of the size or number of templates set on the bed, its forming cycle maintains consistency. This ensures a uniform time-per-part production, allowing you to achieve the throughput typical of much larger industrial equipment.


No Prior Pressure Forming Experience Needed

The Multiplier Pressure Former stands out with its intuitive user interface, making pressure forming accessible to everyone, regardless of prior experience. Straight from the get-go, the interface skillfully guides users to harness the machine's full potential, guaranteeing consistent and trustworthy results. From complete novices to seasoned professionals, the Multiplier ensures everyone can achieve results for any project.


Streamline Your Workflow In-house

With the bench-top designed pressure forming machine always at your fingertips, you gain unprecedented control over your production process. Sidestep the vulnerabilities and unpredictability of external supply chains. No more waiting for outsourced parts, only to find they fall short in quality. By centralizing your prototyping and production, you ensure quality, accelerate iterations, and streamline your path from concept to final product. Take the reins and safeguard your workflow from external uncertainties.


Reliability and Precision in Every Cycle

Engineered for consistent performance, the pressure former ensures high repeatability and replicability every time you operate it. Whether you're running a single part or multiple batches, you can count on uniformity in all the parts produced



Empower Student Innovation with Safety and Ease

The Mayku Multiplier combines industrial-grade capabilities with intuitive design, offering students a safe and efficient platform to unleash their creativity. This state-of-the-art pressure former facilitates quick and free experimentation, allowing parts and molds to be formed within minutes. With minimal setup time and designed for safe unsupervised operation, the Multiplier is the perfect addition to educational settings. Experience the future of benchtop technology with our exclusive university package, tailor-made for fostering student innovation.



Hear From Leading Institutions
Already Using the Mayku Multiplier


Access Hundreds of Thermoplastics

One Machine, Hundreds of Thermoplastics

With the Mayku Multiplier, you're not limited to just a few materials. Its advanced interface empowers you to craft, save, and modify settings for a vast array of thermoformable materials. Instead of investing in specialized equipment for each material, simply adjust the temperature and pressure on this adaptable machine.


Save Material and Get a Perfect Form with the Reducing Plate

The Multiplier Reducing Plate condenses the forming area of the Multiplier down to A4 or US letter format.

  • Minimized Material Waste: Perfect for forming smaller parts, ensuring materials are used efficiently.
  • Versatile Material Thickness: Suitable for both thicker materials exceeding 5mm and ultra-thin ones down to 100 microns.
  • Material Accessibility: Optimized for the commonly available A4 or US Letter size materials.
  • Improved Forming Quality: By narrowing the forming area, it minimizes webbing on tall parts, reducing the likelihood of material bunching around the piece.

A Suite of Industrial-grade Thermoforming Materials with Pre-configured Settings

The Mayku Multiplier comes equipped with pre-configured settings for a wide range of commonly used industrial-grade thermoplastics. Whether you're using ABS 4mm, PMMA 3mm, PP 3mm, EVA 1.5mm, HIPS 3mm, or PETG 1.5mm, the machine is prepared to deliver optimal results for each. Simply select your desired material, and the Multiplier takes care of the precision forming, ensuring a seamless experience every time.


ABS 4mm

PMMA 3mm

PP 3mm

EVA 1.5mm

HIPS 3mm

PETG 1.5mm


Bringing Pressure Forming In-house

Benjamin Redford, co founder of Mayku, demonstrates how to use the Mayku Multiplier. The Multiplier can create precise prototypes, molds, and end use parts with ultra high detail, including surface texture, layered surfaces, and features as small as one micron. Perfect for small batch production, it provides full control of the process and fast results.

Package Contents

Mayku Multiplier

Package Contents


  • 1x Multiplier
  • 1x Power Cable
  • 1x Instruction Manual
  • 1x Activation Leaflet
  • 1x Tool Kit
  • 1x First Make Kit (containing a sample template and information booklet)
  • 2 x PETG Sheets
  • 2 x EVA Sheets
  • 2 x HIPS Sheets

Specifications

Specifications

MACHINE DIMENSIONS:
• Unboxed: 585mm (L) x 515mm (W) x 420mm (H)
• Unboxed Weight: 57kg (125lbs)
• Boxed: 700mm (L) x 700mm (W) x 640mm (H)
• Boxed Weight: 67.5kg (149lbs)

KEY FEATURES:
• 380mm (W) x 160mm (H) circular forming area
• Up to 60 psi (4 Bar) of forming pressure
• Up to 5mm sheet thickness
• Automatic sheet leveling (no plastic droop)
• Precision IR sensor for plastic temperature control
• 8 independent/redundant safety features
• WiFi updateable firmware for new features/materials
• In-built self testing, maintenance for ease of use

FORMING:
• Forming Area: 380mm (W) x 160mm (H)
• Max template volume: 3500cm3 / 214in3

TECHNICAL DATA:
• Input: 110-240V, 12A/6A (Single Phase)
• Max Power: 1500W
• Maximum Pressure: 4.1 bar/60 psi (Dome) 12 •bar/175 psi (Tank)
• Frequency: 2.4 GHz
• Sound Operation: 19.5dBm
• LCD Resolution: 720x720
• Operating/ Storage temperature +5 to +40C
• Connectivity: WiFi

WARRANTY:
• Period: 1 Year

MATERIALS:
• PETG - (Transparent and food safe)
• HIPS (Opaque for casings)
• EVA (Flexible for complex shapes)
• ABS (Tough, impact resistant)
• PMMA (Clear, hard-wearing parts)
• UHMW (strong, abrasion-resistant parts with a low friction coefficient)

COMPATIBLE CASTING MATERIALS:
Concrete, Silicone, Chocolate, Jello, Resin, Ice, Foam, Jesmonite, Plaster and much more.


Helpful ResourcesBenefits in Food Mold Production

Support Resources

For general usage questions, contact 3D Universe:

Email: support@3duniverse.org
Phone: 800-689-4344

For advanced support or help with hardware-related issues, contact Mayku:

Email: support@mayku.me

Documentation

Mayku Forming Resources

EDUCATION RESOURCES:

Mayku Knowledgebase

Multiplier Academy: Details coming soon...

 

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