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What type or wire is used in making Mechanical Keyboard Switch springs?


 I am trying to create my own mechanical switch springs. I have tried using dental stainless steel wire but the problem is it does not retain the spring shape as well as actual mechanical switch springs. I want to know what kind of wire was used on mechanical switch springs.


--- Quote from: kolektador on Thu, 08 June 2023, 09:20:23 ---
does not retain the spring shape

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I am no metallurgist, but I think that shape retention may depend on specific heating and cooling processes.

Spring wire of various gauges is easily found for sale just about everywhere, including Amazon.

There are lots of YouTube videos showing various methods of winding coil springs.


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