As a company we know and love for design innovation, Teenage Engineering has built a cult-like reputation as one of the most hyped brands in music tech. The OP-1 made them an overnight sensation worldwide and they have continued to consistently form partnerships and release products that mystify us in every way. This past week, we were introduced to another idea birthed through another of their collaborations. The result: the Mayku Multiplier.
The What? Meet the Mayku Multiplier
For most of us, the mind simply boggles as to what we would ever do with an industrial pressure-forming machine. For those with an inventive DIY flair, however, there are endless creative possibilities, especially within the realms of musical instrument design and customization. And unlike the creations of Elizabeth Holmes and Theranos, this machine actually works! The Mayku Multiplier is angled as a solution for home industries and small-scale prototyping and manufacturing. As experts in the field, Teenage Engineering was most likely tasked with the user experience design of the Multiplier, drawing from their extensive experience in music and consumer technology.
The Process: What’s The Frequency, Kenneth?
As a manufacturing tool, the Mayku Multiplier provides the means for working with new materials. The pressure-forming system uses up to 4 tonnes of force to create the most intricate and detailed molds of virtually any object conceivable. Once you have created accurate molds, the replication process is a breeze as you then cast your designs and watch them come to life. There are incredible possibilities for those who build their own euro rack modules, as so many processes you can now achieve from your desktop with the Multiplier. Designing knobs, casings, packaging, or simply scaling your designs accurately before you replicate them becomes a vivid reality. There is a clear incentive to turn your ideas into a production line, where you can turn a garage tinkering hobby into an online store.
What will they cook up next? Teenage Engineering certainly seems to have continued where Steve Jobs left off in terms of keeping us guessing. The Mayku Multiplier is another example of where the finesse of their UI design gives a product a far greater reach than it may have originally have done. As consumers, the mere fact that we considering the possibilities of what is essentially an industrial design tool is an achievement in itself. We can only wonder what the future holds for innovators like these and look forward as always to new releases from Teenage Engineering and their partners in crime.
More on Teenage Engineering and the Mayku Multiplier
- Mayku Multiplier official page
- Teenage Engineering official page
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