Something as a small as a key head won’t take a lot of material or time. The 
question is, what would be durable enough for a key head? Once you can identify 
the right material, there are a number of offerings that have short lengths 
that come in an assortment of colors.

-D


> On Jan 14, 2020, at 8:47 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes 
> <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
> I'll try to find something which can be dyed the same color as the car,
> I've got too many black MB keys now and need a more elegant way to keep
> track of which keys go with which car.  Maybe color-coding will be the
> answer, although I would hate to ruin a perfectly good key head simply to
> change the color.  Maybe the second key for each car, or a third spare
> key...
> -------------
> Max
> Charleston SC
> 
> 
> On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 8:41 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
> 
>> Sure. Send me the files and I’ll knock them out.
>> 
>> Do understand that there are a wide range of materials available for 3D
>> printing. Look here:
>> 
>> 
>> https://smile.amazon.com/s?k=3d+printing+filament&crid=2JF2L95MP97R2&sprefix=3d+printing%2Caps%2C258&ref=nb_sb_ss_i_2_11
>> 
>> Look down at the choices under “3D Printing Materials”. There are a number
>> of different materials to print with, all of which have different
>> characteristics depending on what you’re printing. The most common material
>> is PLA, but it’s probably not ideal for something like a key head. You can
>> get filament that has real wood in it to look wood grained, for example,
>> along with all sorts of other stuff.
>> 
>> -D
>> 
>> 
>> 
>>> On Jan 14, 2020, at 8:23 AM, Meade Dillon via Mercedes <
>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>> Sounds like I need to find (or create) the files to make the two halves
>> of
>>> the key head and send them down to you for printing.
>>> -------------
>>> Max
>>> Charleston SC
>>> 
>>> 
>>> On Tue, Jan 14, 2020 at 8:17 AM Dan Penoff via Mercedes <
>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>> 
>>>> I got a printer courtesy of a credit card scam someone tried to
>> accomplish
>>>> on my youngest son. His credit card got compromised and someone ordered
>> two
>>>> 3D printers with it. The bank reversed the fraudulent charges and he
>>>> thought that was it, not knowing what they were for. A few weeks later
>> two
>>>> 3D printers show up at the house from some company in Taiwan. He
>> contacted
>>>> the company and the credit card people, and both of them said to keep
>> them
>>>> as I suspect it wouldn’t have been worth it to ship them back.
>>>> 
>>>> He didn’t want them so I kept one and gave the other to a coworker’s dad
>>>> who is a retired aerospace engineer. I think it’s an Ender 3 or
>> something
>>>> like that.
>>>> 
>>>> You don’t really have to have any design abilities. Just go to
>> Thingverse
>>>> or any number of other web sites that host 3D printer files and start
>>>> searching. The stuff you’ll find is amazing, and the materials to make
>> them
>>>> are relatively cheap. There are a bunch of Mercedes related things on
>>>> Thingverse.
>>>> 
>>>> I haven’t done anything significant with my printer, but it’s fun to
>>>> tinker with. Most of what I’ve made so far are enhancements for the
>> printer
>>>> itself.
>>>> 
>>>> -D
>>>> 
>>>> 
>>>>> On Jan 13, 2020, at 6:35 PM, Curt Raymond via Mercedes <
>>>> mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> I've often thought about getting a printer but I've got no skilz on the
>>>> design side making it fairly impractical. Our house is so small it'd be
>>>> inconvenient too ASFAIK prints easily run into tens of hours...
>>>>> -Curt
>>>>> 
>>>>>  On Monday, January 13, 2020, 4:11:32 PM EST, Curley McLain via
>>>> Mercedes <mercedes@okiebenz.com> wrote:
>>>>> 
>>>>> here's a printer for $200.  You can create the file, then go inta biz,
>>>>> 
>>>> 
>> https://www.monoprice.com/product?p_id=40108&cl=res&utm_source=200109_email_seg&utm_medium=email&utm_content=cadet_button&utm_campaign=200110_cadet_comingsoon&deliveryName=DM7722
>>>>>> Curt Raymond via Mercedes <mailto:mercedes@okiebenz.com>
>>>>>> January 13, 2020 at 9:09 AM
>>>>>> I'd have thought somebody would have already designed one but a search
>>>>>> on Thingverse came up negative...
>>>>>> -Curt
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> On Sunday, January 12, 2020, 1:58:21 PM EST, fmiser <fmi...@gmail.com
>>> 
>>>>>> wrote:
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> 
>>>>>> What about 3D print?  Not as elegant, for sure.  But easy and
>>>>>> effective.
>>>>> 
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