I’ve been into POM keycaps ever since joining this hobby and have been researching and wondering if POM has ever been done in other profiles. I was interested in the idea of creating/designing my own POM set as I’ve felt the community hasn’t seen much of these keycaps in different colorways other than the regular black/white/jelly pom ones that have been around already.
With the introduction of the recent group buy of Jelly POM sets by esckeyboard, I’ve been motivated to search and ask around for any and all info and advice I could get to be able to get started on designing a set or multiple??
Specifically, I want to learn about any clearance issues (or just general issues) POM (acetal) runs into from someone who’s worked with this type of plastic. When machined into different keycap profiles such as Cherry, SA or even DSA are there any issues due to the thickness of the keycaps?
Also, who to ask or where to ask about machining Acetal into keycaps and finding molds that are already out there to maybe save some time.
Also looking into laser etching, multi shot processes, or other processes to get those legends onto keycaps. Not too familiar with much of these but any help and information is MUCH appreciated!
I have actually been working on DSA profile POM keycaps, I already got a manu and vendor lined up and a few sets! I am just waiting to get the space bars done and then I’ll get a quote, get protos and run the IC!