Easy to operate and experiment with, Formech’s plug n’ play single zone compac mini is the perfect solution for hobbyists and first time users.

Incredibly compact and efficient with the latest quartz heaters, yet hugely capable and robust enough for professional use.

Formech’s interlocking feature prevents the table being raised whilst the heater is in the forward position ensuring safe operation for inexperienced operators. A digital timer with audible warning helps achieve consistent cycle times.

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Spec sheet Mini

Quartz Heaters

Quartz heaters have the benefit of a rapid response and high efficiency resulting in time and energy savings.

Safety Interlock

Mechanical interlock prevents table being raised whilst heaters are in forward position (all desktop machines).

Vacuum & Release

After the formed part has cooled, air is forced between the mould and the sheet to help it release.

Vacuum Gauge

A visual indication of consistent vacuum pressure being applied (pressure in Hg / bar).      

Digital Timer

Digital timer with programmable countdown and audible alarm helps achieve consistent cycle times.

Forming area (mm/inches)
230 x 280mm / 9 x 11" 
Sheet Size (mm/inches)
250 x 300mm / 10 x 12" 
Max depth of draw
130mm / 5" 
Max Material Thickness
4mm / 0.15" 
Heating Zones
Heater type
440mm / 17.3" 
425mm / 16.7" 
835mm / 32.9" 
33kg / 73lbs 
Single Phase Power Requirements
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements
Power Consumption
Air Requirements

Reducing Windows

Reduces forming area to utilize smaller sheets of material and minimize wastage. Standard or custom size.


A dedicated white trolley with locking wheels and convenient storage for plastics sheet.

Starter Pack of Plastic

Assortment of material (HIPS, ABS, PETG) cut to size to fit your Formech vacuum forming machine

Spare parts kit

A consumable parts kit typically including seals, elements, filter, fuses, toggle clamps.

Featured Customers

  • Clear Step (Medical – UK)
  • Anahuac (Education – Mexico)
  • Ecole de Technologie Superieure (Education – Canada)
  • Cacao Prieto (Artisan Chocolatier - USA)
  • Cocoa Atelier (Artisan Chocolatier - Ireland)
  • Claremont Secondary School (Education - Canada)
  • Coining of America (Preforms - USA)
  • Motorola (R&D – USA)
  • Hallmark Cards (Prototyping - USA)
  • NAFENA Industries sp. z o. o. (Building & Construction - Poland)
  • Chocolate Tree (Chocolate & Confectionery - UK)
  • Rick Jordan Chocolatier (Chocolate & Confectionery - UK)
  • Chicago School of Mold Making (Education - USA)
  • Inserm (Education - France)
  • Laney College (Education - USA)
  • Lutron Electronics (Electronics - USA)
  • Cr8Packaging GmbH (Packaging - Germany)
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology (Education - USA)

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Mask HIPS Theatrical Mask – HIPS

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DUESITH (combination of EVA & Rubber)Theatrical Mask – DUESITH

Car Body Shell – Polycarbonate

Contact us to find out more information on the Compac Mini or call us on +1 608.424.2524