It’s compact and not particularly high tech, but the Mayku FormBox can help you make stuff that your 3D printer couldn’t dream of — though they’d work particularly well together, and you’ll soon see why. This desktop vacuum former plugs to your existing vacuum cleaner using a universal adapter and makes molds of things in seconds: just load in a thermo-plastic sheet (ABS, polystyrene, polycarbonate, or other plastic that softens with heat), put an object that you’d like to mold on the metal forming bed, and then pull the sheet stack over the object. Your vacuum seals it around the object and makes a shape that can be used directly, for instance for a small lampshade or transparent terrarium cover, or as a mold with which to make chocolate, concrete doodads like candle holders and soap dishes, and much more. And if you don’t know what to make, their online platform and library also serves as inspiration for new projects and as detailed instructions.
Hit up Mayku for details – $500