The Multiplier, a precise and fast desktop pressure former
Mayku has just introduced Mayku Multiplier, a powerful machine that is described as the world’s first desktop pressure former for product creation. Designed to help both companies and creatives achieve their full potential, “it is capable of replicating 3D prints and other shapes rapidly, bringing manufacturing in-house. With its absolute precision, it rivals silicone or injection molding by being able to produce forms which capture lines and grooves up to 0.0004mm thick, picking up the thickness of ink on paper, ”says Ben Redford, Co-Founder & CPO.
This device is ideal for the professional market since it offers all makers greater speed, control, and precision, guaranteeing a rapid batch production of injection mold quality parts in minutes. Multiplier molds complex and detailed shapes by applying a pressure equivalent to that of four elephants (four tons of force) on a single sheet material. A sheet material that can be used as a mold for replicas of original templates out of pourable materials such as chocolate. The resulting shapes can also be used as end-use parts for applications in product casings, medical trays, or portable devices.
The Desktop Factory Company has designed the Multiplier in collaboration with Teenage Engineering to bring pressure forming to the studio for the first time at an affordable price (£3,499, or $4,999), saving creators time and money by reducing dependency of outsourcing. Working with a factory involves high installation costs and most do not accept orders below a certain size. Shipping times for outsourced molds can be four weeks or more, however this device creates molds in four minutes. As Alex Smilansky, Co-Founder & CEO of Mayku explains, “creators want to control their production end-to-end, without relying on factories or having to make large minimum order quantities. With the Multiplier, we set out to create a machine that puts the power back into the hands of makers, from chocolatiers launching new products to craftspeople and artisans creating new soaps, candles, or jewelery; to industrial design engineers prototyping short runs of parts before going to mass production ”.