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Offline QuyND

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Another Keycap Mold
« on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 08:43:30 »
Hi guys, this is my first topic on this forum. If there is any mistake, please tell me.
I’m currently working on this Mold, i haven’t come up with a name yet. But please feel free to tell me what do you guys thing about it. I had run a small GB in my country - Vietnam - to see what other things and so far so good, still no complain yet.

This Mold come with a “Hard Anodize” surface on 7075 Aluminum to prevent wear after many, many casting done. Also with the quick veins-break tools to minimize excess resins after release the keycap from the mold.

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Thank you.

Offline dgneo

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #1 on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 08:52:09 »
I think this is really well done, and I like the idea of unscrewing to separate the bottom from the keycap.

Nice work :)
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Offline 9999hp

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #2 on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 09:38:42 »
This looks neat! Does the squarish stem effect the caps ability to be put on box switches?

Offline QuyND

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #3 on: Thu, 25 October 2018, 17:46:04 »
I think this is really well done, and I like the idea of unscrewing to separate the bottom from the keycap.

Nice work :)

Thanks alot.

This looks neat! Does the squarish stem effect the caps ability to be put on box switches?
What do you means by "squarish stem"? On the video, when i pull the stem making part away, that leave a very thin layer of excess resin. You can easily break it off by hand. The stem is round.
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Offline brizzzle

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #4 on: Sun, 28 October 2018, 20:49:13 »
that stem looks very secure, really interesting design.

Offline 9999hp

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 29 October 2018, 11:06:29 »
I think this is really well done, and I like the idea of unscrewing to separate the bottom from the keycap.

Nice work :)

Thanks alot.

This looks neat! Does the squarish stem effect the caps ability to be put on box switches?
What do you means by "squarish stem"? On the video, when i pull the stem making part away, that leave a very thin layer of excess resin. You can easily break it off by hand. The stem is round.

I see, I think I was looking at the flash, my b!

Offline QuyND

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #6 on: Tue, 30 October 2018, 09:32:01 »
that stem looks very secure, really interesting design.

Thanks. The stem fit in nicely and i’m really happy about it.

Offline rachel

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #7 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 06:03:00 »
This is quite an interesting design. Would love to see how it is used in real time (where to pour resin etc) and probably a longer video  :D
Just wish to know more about the product.

Offline QuyND

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #8 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 09:08:09 »
This is quite an interesting design. Would love to see how it is used in real time (where to pour resin etc) and probably a longer video  :D
Just wish to know more about the product.

Glad you liked it. But sadly i don’t have any set with me now because i had sent them all away. I am currently running a small Pre-order in my country, when it’s finish, maybe i will make a short video to demonstrate.

Offline rachel

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #9 on: Thu, 01 November 2018, 09:09:50 »
Awesome. Thank you! Looking forward.

Offline QuyND

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #10 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 07:38:04 »
I’m working on this new accessory for this mold. A “Rotary Base” making sculpting easier. No more annoying locates pin blocking your view. The prototype is halfway done, i think they will be ready to send to tester in 2-4 weeks after i fixed my CNC machine.

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Offline palth

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #11 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 15:55:33 »
I’m working on this new accessory for this mold. A “Rotary Base” making sculpting easier. No more annoying locates pin blocking your view. The prototype is halfway done, i think they will be ready to send to tester in 2-4 weeks after i fixed my CNC machine.

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looking great, keep it up :thumb:

Offline 9999hp

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #12 on: Fri, 09 November 2018, 08:36:04 »
I’m working on this new accessory for this mold. A “Rotary Base” making sculpting easier. No more annoying locates pin blocking your view. The prototype is halfway done, i think they will be ready to send to tester in 2-4 weeks after i fixed my CNC machine.

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This looks really neat, I'd def be interested in it

Offline bendim

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Re: Another Keycap Mold
« Reply #13 on: Sat, 10 November 2018, 15:44:50 »
Hi this looks interesting. Do you have a video how to cast?
What is the price?
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