I would eliminate the 3D printing step for the molds. The 3D printing step is the "cheap, $20 solution" so that people can print something, if they want. For the molds, I already have components (Veer magnetic housing, Pre3 bezel, Pre3 back, Pre3 extended back) that I can lend. (I don't really have a Veer bezel, or Veer back, that can be sent off.) I recommend both options (mold, and 3D).
Originally Posted by Remy X
Hot damn! Now I want to machine a brushed aluminium bezel for mine!
Originally Posted by daexpression
I wouldn't do plastic with an aluminum powder coating, though. Likely to chip off very easily, and then look cheap.
FWIW, any of the CNC/custom suggestions are really going to just be that: custom. The best we can do is try to batch any orders. But... they will still likely be expensive.