About 3D Forming

3D forming is the process of creating a mold from a source object. In the case of the Makyu Formbox the mold is a thin piece of plastic made malleable by heat and then applied to the source object using vacuum suction. The resulting mold can then be filled with a variety of materials, from concrete to chocolate. The source object can be just about any solid item that will fit onto the machine and withstand its conditions.

Makyu Formbox

From the manufacturer

Make molds instantly with the Mayku FormBox, a table-top vacuum former. Just plug in your home vacuum, place an object on the forming bed and create an instant mold.

From the manufacturer

Physical dimensions



Forming bed

200mm (L) × 200mm (W) x 130mm (H)


13kg (boxed)


Temp range of the built-in heater is 160C - 340C. The metal can get quite hot, so to keep you safe, we’ve lined the front and back top edges next to the heater with two silicone strips.


Materials for forming

Commonly found in: Food safe molds
Commonly found in: Disposable cups
The stuff lego is made from
Commonly found in: Product packaging
Great for use as a mould for resin casting
Commonly found in: Drinks bottles
Commonly found in: Sheet and foamed sheet
Acrylic PMMA
Commonly found in: Light up signs