sixty wrote:Impossible. Tooling costs would reach nearly 100k for the molds.
sixty wrote:Tooling costs would reach nearly 100k for the molds.
ped wrote:So then what happened to the facilities that produced the thicker DS keycaps?
koralatov wrote:ped wrote:So then what happened to the facilities that produced the thicker DS keycaps?
I’d imagine they went out of business/were closed when good keyboards stopped being routinely manufactured. There would be no point in cost-cutting by using rubber domes but continuing to use high-quality (and expensive) double-shot keys.
Kurrk wrote:The mold for a back scratcher; asking price is 175k: http://www.ebay.de/itm/Kratzboy-Spritzg ... _880wt_932
webwit wrote:Scarface did it for his alu keys.
Maarten wrote:Oh darn, i SO want a full set of lead keycaps now....... but then id also need some stronger springs for my switches and only type with gloves on.... But this would make my cat unable to throw the board off the desk again!! OMG or solid gold!!! Would eliminate the glove problem........
ripster wrote:I'm not quite getting the Signature Plastic $100K number either.
They need metal molds for the 1st shot R1-R4 profiles and modifiers but CNC cut the second shot mold out of acrylic.
I think it's like Unicomp and tenkeyless. They give big numbers when they don't want to do something.
Even my bike brakes are now CNC milled, not forged. Why would the metal molds be even close to $100K?