Originally Posted by nubbinator
There are people doing it and working on it. Bro Caps made his V2 prototype with a 3D printer, you can get a Cthulu cap made on Shapeways, someone was planning on Dr. Who caps, and so on. There's also a penis cap someone made. You can do caps with a 3D printer, they're just not as good as cast caps.
Not as good quality, yeah I get that, but lets face it most caps that come with keyboards are terrible anyway, and most custom caps that are of novel shapes are also terrible quality.
Seems to me like there's an untapped market for full sets of printed caps, and true custom printed caps.
Originally Posted by Tator Tot
They could be dirt cheap, but the quality of the cap wouldn't be very good.
They'd only be worthwhile for novelty caps that you're hardly ever gonna use, and most likely leave in a bag 90% of the time.
Subjective, and also dependant on the quality of the printer and the any post-print work done (sanding, etc). I'm sure a lot of people would rather have a full matching set with their exact specifications for cheap than higher quality caps that don't match or are not of their size/shape/color/design/font etc preference.
If they wear out twice as fast, big deal, they probably cost 1/3 as much.