3D printer creates keyboard with functional keys — no assembly required

Stratasys’ Objet Connex Multi-Material 3D printers can do some crazy things, and today Stratasys’ (formerly Objet) Creative & Content Manger Sam Green blogged about what he says is a first for a 3D printer: they’ve 3D printed a functional keyboard — that’s with working keys! Three of them, actually, that you can see in the video.

They printed the complete keyboards in one run, no assembly was required. The keyboards were designed by Stratasys’ Arnon Gratch, and he was able to create the true feel of pressing keys by using a combination of rigid and rubber-like material.

How long before we combine printing the electronics in the same pass, and create an entirely usable product?