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[IC] Titanium Plate
« on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 22:07:15 »
Hello everyone.
We are the DGX team, a mechanical keyboard maker from Vietnam.
This is our latest product: Titanium GR2 Plate: https://imgur.com/a/P3vEzJA
Some reasons why we choose titanium instead of other materials to make plate:
1) Is is more flexible than aluminium and brass
If you like the sound of brass plate, leave it as it is.
If you want the plate to be harder and the sound to be more bassy, you can heat-anodize it.
2) Color:
By using different voltages, a wide range of unique colors can be produced.
For example: We can make a Rainbow-colored logo like this:

You can choose any logo, max size is 20x20 (mm).
3) It is very strong and durable.
We would appreciate hearing your opinions on this.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask me.

Update 1: Sound test video, switches are Ergo Clear
There are two sound test videos with DSA and SA keycap, you can watch it here:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AJmlFi5AIJk&list=PLlxWtWwEUkV0Gp7EJGmvex95IaEaN2vYm

Update 2:
Here are some photos of our samples:
These are Dolphin Linger plates, 2mm thickness.
Grey color is raw titanium, not processed.



Update 3:
Some photos of our finished plate:


You can watch whole album here: https://imgur.com/a/4XTWuuw
Update 4: I have uploaded more plate photos, you can see it from link above.
In the next 2 day, we will run a group buy. I hope you guy will join it.
Thanks :D
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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #1 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 22:10:48 »
Yes please.
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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #2 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 22:12:14 »
More flexible than Alu and Brass? Didn't know it was softer material. I'd be interested.
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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #3 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 22:18:33 »
Yes. Finally titanium plate. What price range are we talking about and are u guys plan anything with titan case? Cuz I will buy the heck out of it :3

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #4 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 22:51:44 »
Titanium isnt softer than aluminum. It def has a much higher young's/flexural modulus and tensile strength than aluminum. Not sure how it would compare to brass for sound since it is lighter than brass.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #5 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 23:05:49 »
100% in

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #6 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 23:31:04 »
What's the price range?

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #7 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 23:38:40 »
Yes. Finally titanium plate. What price range are we talking about and are u guys plan anything with titan case? Cuz I will buy the heck out of it :3
Price should be (not sure yet, could be lower) $60 for a 60% plate.
And about Titan case, in the future, we probably will.
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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #8 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 23:40:09 »
What's the price range?

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Price should be (not sure yet, could be lower) $60 for a 60% plate.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #9 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 23:44:20 »
Titanium isnt softer than aluminum. It def has a much higher young's/flexural modulus and tensile strength than aluminum. Not sure how it would compare to brass for sound since it is lighter than brass.

From an acoustics perspective, a less dense material will produce a brighter sound

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« Reply #10 on: Mon, 05 November 2018, 23:58:54 »
make it jane mount and i'll consider it
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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #11 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 00:45:22 »
Cool

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #12 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 00:54:23 »
make it jane mount and i'll consider it

+1 on TKL plate that mounts on Jane/Orion/Mech27/MIRA/Moon etc.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #13 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 02:42:19 »
I would like to have one for Lumina :)

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #14 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 02:56:59 »
make it jane mount and i'll consider it

+1 on TKL plate that mounts on Jane/Orion/Mech27/MIRA/Moon etc.
We make any custom keyboard layout , not just 60% keyboard layout.
We will run a group buy soon, just send us your layout you want, then we will make it for you.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #15 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 02:58:27 »
I would like to have one for Lumina :)
sure.
we will run a group buy soon.
just send us your layout and we will make it for you :D

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #16 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 03:05:02 »

We make any custom keyboard layout , not just 60% keyboard layout.
We will run a group buy soon, just send us your layout you want, then we will make it for you.
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If that's the case, I am definitely in.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #17 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 03:14:00 »
make it jane mount and i'll consider it

+1 on TKL plate that mounts on Jane/Orion/Mech27/MIRA/Moon etc.
We make any custom keyboard layout , not just 60% keyboard layout.
We will run a group buy soon, just send us your layout you want, then we will make it for you.

Makes me wonder- I wonder if you guys could make a Realforce 86u and a Realforce 87u plate as well. O_O

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #18 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 03:32:49 »
make it jane mount and i'll consider it

+1 on TKL plate that mounts on Jane/Orion/Mech27/MIRA/Moon etc.
+1 ditto.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #19 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 03:54:12 »
make it jane mount and i'll consider it

+1 on TKL plate that mounts on Jane/Orion/Mech27/MIRA/Moon etc.
We make any custom keyboard layout , not just 60% keyboard layout.
We will run a group buy soon, just send us your layout you want, then we will make it for you.

Makes me wonder- I wonder if you guys could make a Realforce 86u and a Realforce 87u plate as well. O_O
We only make custom keyboard plate, not stock keyboard.
so sorry, we couldn't make it for you :(

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #20 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 04:10:20 »
what is the thickness of your plates?
guesstimated shipping costs?
and you are going to ship from Asia/NA/Eu? any proxies? ;)

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #21 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 06:17:56 »
what is the thickness of your plates?
guesstimated shipping costs?
and you are going to ship from Asia/NA/Eu? any proxies? ;)
The thickness of our plates is from 1.5mm to 5mm.
We will ship from Asia. And shipping cost will depend on your location.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #22 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 06:48:57 »
sounds good to me  :thumb:

I'm waiting for a GB form.  ;D

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #23 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 07:03:37 »
what is the thickness of your plates?
guesstimated shipping costs?
and you are going to ship from Asia/NA/Eu? any proxies? ;)
The thickness of our plates is from 1.5mm to 5mm.
We will ship from Asia. And shipping cost will depend on your location.

What is the thickness you intend to use, or the one quoted for 60USD?

Estimation of shipping to Denmark?

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #24 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 07:16:31 »
what is the thickness of your plates?
guesstimated shipping costs?
and you are going to ship from Asia/NA/Eu? any proxies? ;)
The thickness of our plates is from 1.5mm to 5mm.
We will ship from Asia. And shipping cost will depend on your location.

When the thickness is > 1.5mm, will you use notches to fit the 1.5mm switch gap ?

ex :

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #25 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 07:26:57 »
Great!
Just make some titanium keyboards for my friend Varmilo, but I didn't work too much on the plates.
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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #26 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 08:36:56 »
Definitely in.
For heat anodizing, will that be for the recipient to do themselves or can the factory do it?
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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #27 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 08:41:04 »
Options for realforce's?

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #28 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 08:51:38 »
Options for realforce's?



make it jane mount and i'll consider it

+1 on TKL plate that mounts on Jane/Orion/Mech27/MIRA/Moon etc.
We make any custom keyboard layout , not just 60% keyboard layout.
We will run a group buy soon, just send us your layout you want, then we will make it for you.

Makes me wonder- I wonder if you guys could make a Realforce 86u and a Realforce 87u plate as well. O_O
We only make custom keyboard plate, not stock keyboard.
so sorry, we couldn't make it for you :(
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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #29 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 09:16:47 »
what is the thickness of your plates?
guesstimated shipping costs?
and you are going to ship from Asia/NA/Eu? any proxies? ;)
The thickness of our plates is from 1.5mm to 5mm.
We will ship from Asia. And shipping cost will depend on your location.

When the thickness is > 1.5mm, will you use notches to fit the 1.5mm switch gap ?

ex :
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We can do it, but price will be higher.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #30 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 09:18:56 »
Definitely in.
For heat anodizing, will that be for the recipient to do themselves or can the factory do it?
You can do it yourself or tell us to do this for you.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #31 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 09:32:19 »
What's the price range?

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Price should be (not sure yet, could be lower) $60 for a 60% plate.

Would this pricing include the heat ano?

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #32 on: Tue, 06 November 2018, 19:04:32 »
What's the price range?

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Price should be (not sure yet, could be lower) $60 for a 60% plate.

Would this pricing include the heat ano?
yes, this pricing include the heat ano.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #33 on: Wed, 07 November 2018, 11:57:53 »
Im curious would titanium plate be better for silent switches?

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #34 on: Wed, 07 November 2018, 16:44:48 »
#1. I want this
#2. Will you be doing custom plates?
#3. Sound test vs brass?

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #35 on: Wed, 07 November 2018, 18:14:20 »
Xondat and I are interested in plates for the Noxary 280! We were looking to get 5 plates made!

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #36 on: Wed, 07 November 2018, 19:45:48 »
#1. I want this
#2. Will you be doing custom plates?
#3. Sound test vs brass?
2) Yes, we make custom plates.We will run a group buy soon, just send your layout and we will make that plate for you.
3) We will make one soon. :D

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #37 on: Wed, 07 November 2018, 19:47:48 »
Xondat and I are interested in plates for the Noxary 280! We were looking to get 5 plates made!
Thank you very much  :D
We will run a group buy soon.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #38 on: Wed, 07 November 2018, 19:50:19 »
Im curious would titanium plate be better for silent switches?
We will make a sound test video soon. :D

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #39 on: Wed, 07 November 2018, 19:55:11 »
If the titanium plate fits Jane v2, etc, aka standard TKL layout, I'm in.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #40 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 02:26:38 »
Makes me wonder- I wonder if you guys could make a Realforce 86u and a Realforce 87u plate as well. O_O

Of course they can, but you'll have to make the drawings. In fact, I'll do it, but for Realforce R2.

The thickness of our plates is from 1.5mm to 5mm.
We will ship from Asia. And shipping cost will depend on your location.

Can you make a 1.1mm thick plate? 1.1mm is ideal plate thickness for ALPS switches. I'd be interested.
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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #41 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 08:59:45 »
If the titanium plate fits Jane v2, etc, aka standard TKL layout, I'm in.
if you have plate file, we can make that plate :D

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #42 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 09:02:32 »
Makes me wonder- I wonder if you guys could make a Realforce 86u and a Realforce 87u plate as well. O_O

Of course they can, but you'll have to make the drawings. In fact, I'll do it, but for Realforce R2.

The thickness of our plates is from 1.5mm to 5mm.
We will ship from Asia. And shipping cost will depend on your location.

Can you make a 1.1mm thick plate? 1.1mm is ideal plate thickness for ALPS switches. I'd be interested.
yes, we can make 1.1mm thick plate. Do you have plate file?

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #43 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 09:23:54 »
If the titanium plate fits Jane v2, etc, aka standard TKL layout, I'm in.

 This is also what the Moon TKL uses, right? Anyone have these plate files for when we can order these titanium plates? I have much need.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #44 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 09:27:35 »
Sure, I'll take one.

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #45 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 10:40:58 »
yes, we can make 1.1mm thick plate. Do you have plate file?

No, but I'll make one later on.

Tell me what file format do you accept? Is DXF okay?

I have much need.

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« Reply #46 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 10:48:27 »
If the titanium plate fits Jane v2, etc, aka standard TKL layout, I'm in.

 This is also what the Moon TKL uses, right? Anyone have these plate files for when we can order these titanium plates? I have much need.

no, moon uses jane v1/ce plate, not v2

v2 is closer to corsa/other 356 boards, whereas v1/ce is nearly a direct copy of the orion plate

jane v1 plate is used my mech27 (both ver.), mira, moon, and ofc jane

i think a few other boards too but that's just what i can think of off the top of my head

EDIT:

before people start kustom-policing me



this is the v2



this is the v1



and here's an orion plate just for ****s
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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #47 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 11:07:13 »
Will this fit Jane v1?

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Re: [IC] Titanium Plate
« Reply #48 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 11:37:27 »
The plate file for the Mech27v1 ( with compatibility described by Puddsy earlier ) is linked in the original v1 GB thread.  Hopefully the link still works, I can't try it from work...

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84703.msg2263216#msg2263216

I'd personally prefer a fixed plate rather than one that supports ISO as well as ANSI though
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« Reply #49 on: Thu, 08 November 2018, 11:59:09 »
The plate file for the Mech27v1 ( with compatibility described by Puddsy earlier ) is linked in the original v1 GB thread.  Hopefully the link still works, I can't try it from work...

https://geekhack.org/index.php?topic=84703.msg2263216#msg2263216

I'd personally prefer a fixed plate rather than one that supports ISO as well as ANSI though

if it doesn't i have the files
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