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  • jwilson484 commented on Proto G's instructable How to Make a Metal Key With a 3D Printer6 months ago
    How to Make a Metal Key With a 3D Printer

    I totally agree with you that the title, "How to Make a Metal Key With a 3D Printer" is misleading. My first thought was, "Did he use some kind of metal filament in order to print a metal key?" Not saying he intentionally tried to mislead anyone, but it isn't what the title makes it appear to be. "How to make a digital backup copy of a key" would be much more relevant. But some people just can't handle a little constructive criticism very well. No reason to lash out because someone simply suggested the title was a bit misleading. I did waste a few minutes watching the video before figuring out exactly what the intended purpose of the printed key was for. Personally, I don't ever recall having any need for such a key, as I have always had a spare if I lost ...

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    I totally agree with you that the title, "How to Make a Metal Key With a 3D Printer" is misleading. My first thought was, "Did he use some kind of metal filament in order to print a metal key?" Not saying he intentionally tried to mislead anyone, but it isn't what the title makes it appear to be. "How to make a digital backup copy of a key" would be much more relevant. But some people just can't handle a little constructive criticism very well. No reason to lash out because someone simply suggested the title was a bit misleading. I did waste a few minutes watching the video before figuring out exactly what the intended purpose of the printed key was for. Personally, I don't ever recall having any need for such a key, as I have always had a spare if I lost or broke the original. But this would definitely be useful if you were a maintenance supervisor or held some other similar position that was responsible for making and issuing multiple keys to multiple users of a building. You would always have a digital copy on file to create new keys from.

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