The Multiplier is a desktop pressure former that can achieve sub-one-micron resolution in sheet thicknesses of up to 5mm. Combined with high-resolution 3D printing, it can achieve injection mold-like quality parts right from the desktop in a matter of minutes.
Today, we’re launching Mayku Firmware 2.0. It includes Custom Mode, which gives you full control over your machine settings, and lets you create, save and edit material profiles for future use. Work with any factory-grade thermoforming material, whether it’s Mayku material, third-party, or any other materials you want to experiment with.
We’re also releasing a brand new accessory: The Reducing Plate.
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 and reducing waste.
Together, these new releases unlock access to hundreds of thermoforming materials you can use with your Multiplier – and combined with hi-res 3D printing, you can achieve injection mold quality parts from the desktop in a matter of minutes.
Custom mode: Tune the machine perfectly to access hundreds of materials
Custom mode allows you to create, save, and edit custom-forming profiles for any compatible thermoformable material. This enables you to achieve consistent, high-quality results with your own materials between 0.1 and 5mm (and with the Reducing Plate, you can use sheets over 5mm). You can precisely control temperature and pressure, allowing you to adjust the level of detail to achieve your desired finish.
With these new capabilities, engineers, designers, and educators can test, validate, and save their desired settings for a huge range of thermoformable materials.
Opening up a world of new materials and reducing waste with the Reducing Plate
By seamlessly integrating with the Mayku Multiplier, the Reducing Plate effectively shrinks the forming area to A4 or US letter format. This reduction grants access to a wide array of global sheet suppliers specializing in straight-cut sheets, making specific or specialised sheets easier to source.
Furthermore, the Reducing Plate minimizes material waste when forming smaller components, ensuring precise material usage. Because it utilises less material, it also reduces the chances of webbing on final parts.
With the Reducing Plate, you can also start to form much thicker materials, over 5mm in thickness, to create rock-solid, highly detailed parts in a vast array of different materials.
On the opposite end of the scale, the reducing plate enables the use of incredibly thin materials down to 100 microns for super-fine film application.
- Employ readily available thermoformable materials in A4 or US Letter sizes (250 x 180 mm)
- Handle materials thicker than 5mm.
- Mitigate the risk of webbing on taller objects.
Combining the reducing plate and custom mode turns the Multiplier into a desktop production powerhouse, and combined with hi-res 3D printing. It can achieve injection mold quality parts from the desktop in a matter of minutes.
If you want to reduce webbing on your thermoformed parts, the Reducing Plate is a useful accessory. It allows taller tools to be used than with standard-sized multiplier sheets, and makes it possible to form thicker materials of up to 8mm.
Upgrade your Multiplier
Your Multiplier’s new firmware is available directly on your machine, and the Reducing Plate will be available from any Mayku partner starting mid-October.
Firmware updates are simple on the Multiplier – just connect the machine to your Wi-Fi network. When updated, Custom Mode will be ready to use right away. You can find more details in our Learn section.
We’d like to extend a big thanks to our community, who helped test and validate the firmware and squish all the bugs before this release. We hope these new updates will enable the wider Multiplier community to try out a huge range of new materials.