Have you ever imagined that your home vacuum cleaner will someday be used as a 3D printer? This innovative project has come to light by the engineers of Mayku Industries on Kickstarter. They already named the 3D printer as FormBox which works as a prototype box for printing your desired things; such as a banana shaped light on your living room’s wall. While discussing the matter, the project managers already put a tagline on it, “Quicker Than a 3D Printer, Easier than Baking a Cake, Powered by your Vacuum Cleaner!” Well said, mate!
Before going deep into this project, let me ask you one single question. How do the 3D printers work? The basic mechanism comes from the heating pad. Without the heating pad, or heating the color plastic codes, your printer will not work to create such things. So, here come the tricks on this FormBox 3D printer but in a different manner – the Vacuum Cleaner!
The printer runs by the vacuum cleaner that lets the FormBox draw suction pressure. You will find vacuum cleaners all around the world. This vacuum forming works as the industrial materials are being shaped by the high air pressure. But here you will get this whole process as a small desktop 3D printing mechanism.
When any material needs to get in shape, the main factor is the heat. And when it includes vacuum suction, this will work like a charm for many of the shaping tools. This 3D printing looks magical for shaping or drawing something you imagined but never came out.
“WE BELIEVE EVERYONE IS CREATIVE. SO WE’VE DESIGNED THE FORMBOX TO BE SIMPLE ENOUGH FOR ANYONE TO USE!”