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02-15-2015, 07:14 PM (This post was last modified: 02-15-2015 07:15 PM by MarkHaysHarris777.)
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(02-15-2015 02:51 PM)robert rozee Wrote:  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?
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Yes. Painted keys can be resurfaced; and theoretically, the unit could than be micro 3D printed; very expensive at this point.

Think about it; the HP35s is not assembled from 'pre-made' keys. That is what made the double injection molded keys (and previous units of the past) so pricey. The HP35s is assembled from generic rotate and click keys and then the unit is painted (micro 3D printed, or some such).

(the keys might be painted in a jig, and then applied to the unit together under automation, either way)

Color(s) is an issue, adherence, wear, and feel are also considerations. By the way, I'm only theoretically advocating the possibility. I'm NOT politically advocating an agenda, nor am I suggesting a priority; just thinking out-loud at this point...

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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 - MarkHaysHarris777 - 02-15-2015 07:14 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
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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
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