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@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 RedfordMaker@bredford2 · Independant maker
@rueter thanks! We're aiming for a price point of 30 sheets for $20 for refills.
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 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 · 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
Looks awesome!! I know we could definitely use this for our prototyping!
Ben RedfordMaker@bredford2 · Independant maker
@joniofir thank you! As makers ourselves, we're super excited about seeing what prototypes people will create.
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 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@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 RedfordMaker@bredford2 · Independant maker
@oelmekki I agree. We don't see FormBox as a competitor to 3Dprinting, but a powerful accomplice.
Tom Evans@tomevans
Looks awesome!