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WP34s 20b Repurposed
02-15-2015, 02:51 PM
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RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed
can one "micro 3D print" onto an existing plastic surface? how about refinishing keytops back to blank with paint (applied through a mask), laser etching recessed writing, then micro 3D printing to fill in the recesses? this should produce a finish that is very similar to double-injection moulded keys.

the process would be impractical as a one-off, but possibly economic if someone were game to set up everything and do perhaps 100 calculators as a small production run.

btw, i'm advocating this just for the writing on the keytops. the writing on the escutcheon - which is subject to far less touching - is still (i believe) better handled with an adhesive label of some sort.

cheers,
rob :-)
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WP34s 20b Repurposed - MarkHaysHarris777 - 02-11-2015, 11:04 PM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - Jim Horn - 02-12-2015, 06:21 AM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - Thomas Radtke - 02-13-2015, 08:48 AM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - wob - 02-13-2015, 07:34 PM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - matthiaspaul - 02-13-2015, 10:57 PM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - wob - 02-14-2015, 08:38 AM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - Paul Dale - 02-13-2015, 08:35 AM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - walter b - 02-17-2015, 08:35 PM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - walter b - 02-18-2015, 07:53 AM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - Paul Dale - 02-17-2015, 10:36 PM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - Didier Lachieze - 02-18-2015, 01:15 AM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - robert rozee - 02-15-2015 02:51 PM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - Thomas Radtke - 02-15-2015, 03:23 PM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - Eric Rechlin - 02-19-2015, 03:48 AM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - walter b - 02-19-2015, 06:11 AM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - Paul Dale - 02-19-2015, 07:51 AM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - walter b - 02-19-2015, 07:42 AM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - walter b - 02-19-2015, 05:42 PM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - walter b - 02-19-2015, 08:57 PM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - John Galt - 02-22-2015, 03:29 PM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - Marcus von Cube - 02-22-2015, 06:28 PM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - walter b - 02-22-2015, 07:08 PM
RE: WP34s 20b Repurposed - matthiaspaul - 02-23-2015, 11:04 PM



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