Seamlessly integrating with the Mayku Multiplier, the new Reducing Plate condenses the forming area of the Multiplier down to A4 or US letter format, opening up access to hundreds of global sheet suppliers that provide straight-cut sheets, enabling the use of both thicker and thinner materials and also reducing waste.
The Reducing Plate fits neatly in the Multipier’s forming area, condensing it down to A4 or US letter format. With sheets of this size, you have an available forming area of 250 x 180 mm and can work with rectangular sheets, making sheets much easier to source from various suppliers.
The Reducing Plate also allows taller tools to be used than with standard-sized multiplier sheets, and can reduce undesired thermoforming effects such as webbing.
Different materials have unique forming temperatures and pressures. Generally, thicker sheets demand higher pressure for effective forming. When combined with Custom Mode, the Reducing Plate enables the Multiplier to work with materials above and beyond 5mm, opening up a wide range of thermoforming materials and creating rock solid parts that don’t sacrifice detail.
Using the Mayku Multiplier Reducing Plate
Find instructions on how to use the Reducing Plate in the video below.
- Have your reducing plate sheet material cut to the right size (A4 or US letter)
- Ensure you have heat-proof gloves (included) on hand
- Optionally, keep a white chalk pen ready
Position the reducing plate into the Multiplier, ensuring the long edge of the reducing plate aligns with the front edge of the Multiplier.
Using the white chalk pen, outline the open area of the reducing plate onto the bed of the Multiplier. This will act as your template placement guide.
- Loosen the screws. Turn all four screws anti-clockwise just enough to loosen them. No need to unscrew them fully.
- Remove the top tray. Pull the handle to slide the top tray outwards. If it doesn't move smoothly, loosen the screws a bit more. Set the top tray aside for now.
- Position the sheet material. Choose your desired sheet material and remove any protective layer. Lay the sheet over the reducing plate, ensuring it's centered.
- Secure the sheet. Place the top tray back over the sheet and slide it to its original position. Firmly tighten all four screws, ensuring they apply roughly equal pressure. Check for any obvious gaps along the edges that you can see.
- Insert the reducing plate. Position the entire reducing plate setup into the Multiplier. Double-check that the long edge of the reducing plate aligns with the front edge of the Multiplier.
- Run the Multiplier. Operate the machine as you usually would. Although standard Mayku profiles can be used, setting up a custom profile using the new Custom Mode feature is advised for optimal results.
- Post-forming process. Wear your heat-proof gloves once the forming cycle ends; the reducing plate will be hot. Carefully remove the reducing plate from the Multiplier.
Note: If it sticks onto the Multiplier's seals, use a screwdriver to gently release it while supporting the bottom to prevent it from falling.
Undo all four screws, slide the top tray out, and retrieve the formed item from the Reducing Plate. Your formed part is now ready.
Where to buy
The Reducing Plate will be available from all Mayku partners in mid-October.