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The easy, fun and affordable way to craft objects and creations in your home or studio through the accessible art of vacuum forming.
The easy, fun and affordable way to craft objects and creations in your home or studio through the accessible art of vacuum forming.
The easy, fun and affordable way to craft objects and creations in your home or studio through the accessible art of vacuum forming.
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What is Kevo?

Kevo, taken from the Greek word for vacuum, is a new evolution in the popular method of making parts and products through the use of vacuum forming.  Its elegant design, operational simplicity and low cost makes it one of the most attractive tools for rapid creation in the exploding DIY, maker, inventor and hobbyist markets.

In the spirit of the new age of desktop product development, as complications and costs shrink and rapid prototyping grows, Kevo sets out to bring the long established but often overlooked process of vacuum forming to a burgeoning "make now, make fast" audience at any level of skill and need.

The Kevo Vacuum Formers
The Kevo Vacuum Formers
Blister Pack(left), Mold(Right), Both Made on the Kevo Vacuum Former
Blister Pack(left), Mold(Right), Both Made on the Kevo Vacuum Former

What is Vacuum Forming?

Vacuum forming is a simplified version of thermoforming, whereby a sheet of plastic is heated to a forming temperature, stretched onto an object, and forced against the object by a vacuum (suction of air), creating a mold or cavity once cooled.  The vacuum forming process can be used to make a wide variety of products in a number of different mediums, such as plastic, rubber, wax and edible substances.

Vacuum forming is particularly useful for replicating items from one mold, such as smaller items needed in larger quantities or tied together.  Unlike 3D printing a build for each object, creating numerous items from a vacuum formed mold is very efficient in time and material, and does not require extensive design or tool expertise.

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T-Shirt

 One Kevo T-Shirt showing your support of Creation Hardware.

Kevo Vacuum Former                                                                          

Get your hands on one of the first Kevo vacuum formers and start creating.  

Available in:  Ruby Red, Kiwi Green, and Sunflower Yellow          

Includes: 1 Kevo Vacuum Former, 1 Mold Grip, and 10 sheets of vacuum forming plastic (4 white, 3 clear, 3 black).

Ruby Red
Ruby Red
Kiwi Green
Kiwi Green
Sunflower Yellow
Sunflower Yellow

Vacuum Forming Demo

 Here is what other websites are saying:

Matthew Lesko - https://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=youtu.be&v=ii0IOPEQOyw

Kansas City Star -http://www.kansascity.com/news/local/article25362742.html

Hack A Day - http://hackaday.com/2015/06/30/maker-faire-kansas-city-entrepreneurial-spirit-taking-shape/

Inc Magazine - http://www.inc.com/stephen-key/lack-inspiration-attend-a-maker-faire.html?cid=sf01001

This Is KC - http://www.thisiskc.com/2015/06/maker-faire-showcases-science-creativity/?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_term=KC%20Business

Geek Dad -  http://geekdad.com/2015/07/kickstarter-kevo-vacuum-former/

Risks and challenges

The challenges facing Creation Hardware to further develop and deliver the Kevo include:
- Material improvements and enhancements to functionality and look
- Better machining to manufacture parts faster with absolute precision
- Larger scale deliverability to serve a growing DIY and maker market
- Advancements for future versions, including larger and automated units

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