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Pressure Forming Technology at University of Bristol

Pressure forming has proven to be impactful across industries like
healthcare, aerospace, and product design. Learn about Mayku Multiplier in education, contact us today.

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February 8, 2024

Pressure forming is increasingly being used by engineering professionals in diverse industries from product design to aerospace and beyond. To prepare students for industry and to explore the benefits of pressure forming, educational institutions like MIT, Harvard and University of Bristol are installing the Mayku Multiplier in their workshops and labs to provide students with access to this powerful technology.

Use of the Multiplier at University of Bristol

University of Bristol recently purchased a Mayku Multiplier for use across multiple departments and societies. These include SEDS (students for the exploration and development of space), DASI2 (Department for aerospace vehicle design and system development) and Bristol Racing (student led racing team competing in the Greenpower F24 event).

Francisco is studying mechanical engineering at University of Bristol and is part of the Bristol Racing team.

Learn more about how he is using the Multiplier:

Improved aerodynamics for racing car

This year, Francisco and his team are attempting to improve the aerodynamics of their racing car ahead of their next race. Spoked wheels create a lot of drag on the vehicle, therefore they are attempting to create strong, light, low tolerance wheel covers that will help increase the aerodynamics of their vehicle.

Their workshop is kitted out with various equipment – lathes, CNC mills, 3D printing machines and laser cutters. With the recent addition of the Multiplier, they decided to try making eight wheel covers (one for each side of four wheels) using a CNC machine to make the master template in MDF.

Providing valuable experience to students

With a master template in hand, Bristol racing are now ready to start producing a small batch of eight parts for their vehicle.

Giving students access to mass manufacturing equipment at the desktop scale provides valuable experience to engineering students, product design students and the wider student population of the university.

Further reading: https://www.solidprint3d.co.uk/explore-thermoforming/

Get started with pressure forming in education

Preparing students for the future involves more than just equipping them for careers. It also includes imparting knowledge, honing skills, and fostering adaptability.

Pressure forming has proven to be impactful across industries like healthcare, aerospace, and product design. Educators who teach pressure forming expose students to a transformative technology that is shaping the world.

To learn more about integrating the Multiplier in education, contact our Technical Expert today.

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