This week @HereEast interview the Co-Founder of a start-up who is on a mission to simplify big complicated tools in factories, which can actually be miniaturised.
Since setting up their company in 2015, Alex and Ben have been on a mission to demystify and shrink down these expensive factory processes. Their latest invention, the FormBox, is a compact vacuum former which makes beautiful things quicker than a 3D printer. FormBox was funded on Kickstarter with incredible support raising $588,775!
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@HereEast interview Makyu #MakerMonday with Alex Smilansky
Alex tells @HereEast that their new creation, the FormBox, all started with a degree show project at Goldsmiths, where he realised he could create a family of mini machines to make making easier!
The FormBox works by softening a sheet of material with heat, draping it over a 3D form and sucking all the air from around it using a regular household vacuum cleaner. As the material cools, it makes a perfect replica of the shape almost instantaneously. This can be used as a product in itself or as a mold to cast multiple products.
Click here to find out more about Alex and Ben’s ambitions for Makyu!