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How can R&D professionals work remotely in lockdown?

28 May 2020

Mayku is bringing industrial-grade product development technology to your desktop, allowing R&D departments to work at home.

CEO and Co-Founder, Alex Smilansky, discusses the FormBox and Mayku‚Äôs commitment to empower makers worldwide to bring their ideas to life 

The social distancing and closure of all non-essential businesses brought about by coronavirus has led to 7 in 10 UK businesses being forced to furlough staff, whilst many companies have shuttered their R&D departments with workers unable to enter their offices and gain access to vital equipment and materials due to social distancing policies.  As a result, the product development cycle of thousands of businesses has come screeching to a halt.

Now, makers of the desktop factory Mayku is providing businesses with a much-needed solution. With their desktop FormBox, Mayku is able to provide R&D professionals with industrial-grade vacuum forming technology, at a fraction of the size and cost, enabling them to work remotely and continue the product development process, even at home. 

Alex Smilansky, CEO and Co-Founder of Mayku, comments on Mayku's commitment to helping businesses continue their development in lockdown:

"There are many visible consequences of the pandemic affecting product development, as manufacturers and designers find themselves restricted from accessing the tools, materials and equipment necessary to create their products. Supply disruption, the closure of offices and buildings, and sheer manufacturing capacity are just some of the factors that businesses are currently having to contend with.

Furthermore, with the future market and customer demand unclear as a result of the ever-changing circumstances surrounding Coronavirus, priorities across R&D projects will also remain uncertain, preventing businesses from committing time and resources to new projects.

Mayku is working to help companies tackle these issues by offering industrial-grade design and manufacturing equipment at a fraction of the size and cost, allowing R&D professionals to rapidly prototype new designs and iterate new products locally using the FormBox, even away from the office. With a FormBox, R&D departments can work remotely, using desktop technology to carry out precision, small batch production."

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