Burning a Cherry MX Switch


This is oddly satisfying

Im in fear

Ha. What did these poor switches do to you?

Wow, the way the stem just burns up whilst the housing takes less damage is quite satisfying. :smiley:

yes, but why

Hi! Burning switch parts may seem like pointless destruction on the surface, but it can be an aspect of keyboard science! The “burn test” is a standard way of identifying plastics. Here is a nice flow chart on the subject:

As you can see from the video, this stem burns the way you would expect POM to burn, while the switch top behaves like nylon.

I’m mainly just getting some first-hand experience with how different types of plastics burn, since it’s a useful test to identify them. And also shitposting.

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