Canadian startup Formify specializes in 3D-printed manufacturing of gaming mice. Now the company has launched a Kickstarter campaign.
The company had its start in spring 2020, with a small team of 3 engineers. What started as an internship project has since grown into a successful startup, with over 500 computer mice built.
Originally, Formify used modeling clay and 3D modeling software to prototype their mice. Today, however, the process is much more advanced. Photos are used to create an analysis of the size, shape and contours of the hand, which are further specified using advanced algorithms. Factors such as finger length, width and hand size are taken into account. The team then creates a custom design that is perfectly tailored to the customer’s hand. The generated design is parametrically perfected in hundreds of iterations, according to Formify. Finally, the startup uses the Multi Jet Fusion (MJF) process for manufacturing.
Formify has already worked with several streamers and top gamers to refine the shape and performance of their mice. “Through iterative design and optimization, we refined our design for optimal gaming performance. During this time, we had the opportunity to start Formify at Toronto Metropolitan University’s Innovation Boost Zone. In 2023, we want to share our creation with the world,” the Kickstarter campaign states.
Find out more about Formify at formify.ca.