Author Topic: What type or wire is used in making Mechanical Keyboard Switch springs?  (Read 7517 times)

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Offline kolektador

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 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.
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does not retain the spring shape

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

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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.