FormBox

A desktop vacuum former that's quicker than 3D printing

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#2 Product of the DayMay 07, 2016

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Steven Rueter
Steven Rueter@rueter · Developer
Looks nice. Great video. What are my variable costs going to be for materials? $349 is a fair price point, nonetheless. Good luck!
Ben Redford
Ben RedfordMaker@bredford2 · Independant maker
@rueter thanks! We're aiming for a price point of 30 sheets for $20 for refills.
Tony Anastasi
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@rueter their bed is 200mm by 200mm... so for 304mm by 304mm plastic sheets you can get easy for http://www.widgetworksunlimited.... or get sheets from here https://www.dallasmodelworks.com... my only concern would be why these guys think this should take a year to deliver... I know from experience working with these Chinese factories I can have something as simple as this, designed and pushed out in 15 days from the get go. This is not a complex box to make..
Tony Anastasi
Tony Anastasi@tony_anastasi · Filmmaker, works with startups in China.
@rueter ooh the inner geek in me wants to make a new Star Wars storm trooper full body kit now after watching this
hehe..
Looks awesome!! I know we could definitely use this for our prototyping!
Ben Redford
Ben RedfordMaker@bredford2 · Independant maker
@joniofir thank you! As makers ourselves, we're super excited about seeing what prototypes people will create.
Dhruba Adhikari
Dhruba Adhikari@acpmasquerade · Product Director, Picovico
One of the coolest things seen as a consumer electronics. Its inspiring and pushing towards different level of thinking. 3D printer was one of the cool innovations, and this proves, we don't need to STOP.
Ben Redford
Ben RedfordMaker@bredford2 · Independant maker
@acpmasquerade thanks for the inspiring words Dhruba! Yes, we've got plenty more machines in the pipeline and can't wait to show them to you!
Olivier El Mekki
Olivier El Mekki@oelmekki · maker
That sounds cool, and very smart idea to make it compatible with already owned vacuum cleaner. I wouldn't say this competes with 3d printing, you can't make things as elaborated than with a printer, but that's ok: modeling and printing is something just a bit beyond the reach of most people, and this could fill the gap by allowing people to make simpler things in a way easier way.
Ben Redford
Ben RedfordMaker@bredford2 · Independant maker
@oelmekki I agree. We don't see FormBox as a competitor to 3Dprinting, but a powerful accomplice.
Tom Evans
Tom Evans@tomevans
Looks awesome!