The Formech Compac Mini is a Plug n’ Play machine and the perfect entry-level vacuum former solution for creative hobbyists, artisans and students.

A compact size vacuum forming machine, with a quiet and built-in vacuum system, fitted with energy efficient quartz heaters, makes the Compac Mini the obvious choice to transform original concepts and ideas into successful and professional creations.

With a heater & table interlock, the Compac Mini is a safe vacuum former for first time users and the digital timer with audible alert, will help users achieve consistent heating cycle times.

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Spec sheet Compac 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)
280 x 230 mm / 11 x 9" 
Sheet Size (mm/inches)
300 x 250mm / 12 x 10" 
Max depth of draw
140mm / 5.5" 
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
208-240V / 13A 
Europe - 3 Phase Power Requirements
USA - 3 Phase Power Requirements
Power Consumption
1.1Kw (1.3kW) 
Air Requirements

Reducing Windows

Reduces forming area to utilise smaller sheets of material and minimise 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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Contact us to find out more information on the Compac Mini or call us on +44 (0) 1582 469 797