3D Printer creates functioning keyboard with no assembly

In Stratasys blog video they have for you another ‘first’ from the world of multi-material 3D printing. (VIDEO)

This time they’ve created a functioning keyboard using the Objet Connex 3D printer. Using the system’s multi-material 3D printing  capability, their keyboard designer Arnon Gratch (who works at Stratasys HQ) was able to create the true feel of functioning keys using a combination of rigid and rubber-like materials.

Remarkably, using this technology means there is no need to assemble the individual keys into the board. Instead, the entire keyboard is ‘grown’ as a single homogeneous unit that nevertheless retains its independently functioning key elements!

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Source: Objet

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