I’m wondering, if any one has attempted doing single shot keycaps, with indents for the legends or engraved legends, then infilled them with a 3d printer…
I would think, that this would allow for a setup, where you place an order for a set of keycaps, pick your colors, then the place that you order them from, can just pick the appropriate pre-made keycap color, then print the legends (they could be mounted in a tray / jig, that the 3d printer would be setup for), in their desired color.
I’d assume, depending on the materials used and the depth of the engraving / 3d printing, that kaycaps manufactured in this way, would be of a similar or close to the durability of double shot keycaps.
I have no experience with 3D printing, so I don’t know if this is possible. It’s more of a thought experiment, that popped into my head, while thinking about how nice it would be to have / add custom number pad legends, to my alpha keys, like the think pads of yesteryear.