New technology could be key to making your mechanical keyboard look like it was created in the 1950s.
New research from the University of Bath has shown that a metal alloy known as pink is better than black to prevent oxidation.
In this case, that means the metal will not oxidise as it is exposed to the air.
It’s not the first time researchers have used the alloy, and it won’t be the last.
There are two key ingredients in the alloy that are important to making a good mechanical keyboard.
The first is copper, which provides the mechanical feel of a mechanical keyboard and makes the alloy’s weight more uniform.
The second is titanium, which allows the alloy to withstand high temperatures without corrosion.
This is a critical factor to making the alloy more durable.
The researchers have now found a way to convert copper into titanium, and have already applied for patents for this process.
“We’re at the point where we’re just beginning to work out how to convert the copper into Titanium.
It won’t come cheap,” says Professor Ian Smith from the School of Engineering.
The copper alloy The researchers tested a pink alloy made from a mixture of copper and titanium, known as “pink”.
They found that it was slightly less conductive than other metals, and less brittle than silver.
They also found that the alloy was better at resisting oxidation than silver or gold.
“In the past, we’ve known that a good metal alloy is one that has high thermal conductivity and resistance to oxidation,” Professor Smith says.
That means they don’t oxidise when exposed to heat. “
But this study is showing that these metals also have very good thermal conductivities.
That means they don’t oxidise when exposed to heat.
They’re very resistant to corrosion.”
In addition to improving the mechanical properties of the alloy itself, this research could help manufacturers improve their mechanical keyboards to meet consumer demand.
“The key point is that these alloy metals can withstand high temperature,” Professor Brown says.
It could be that this alloy has a low melting point, so that when you heat it up, the material becomes conductive and is less prone to cracking.
“Because the alloy is very conductive, you don’t have to worry about the metals breaking down as you do heat, which reduces the chance of cracking.”
The researchers believe the alloy could be used to make mechanical keyboards for desktops, tablets and mobile devices.
“It could be something like this that’s really good for laptops, tablets or mobile devices,” Professor David Smith says, “because we’re looking at making a laptop keyboard, and we’re not going to be able to make a tablet keyboard.”
Prof Brown says that the researchers have yet to apply for patents, but he hopes the research will attract more investors to the research.
“I think the commercialisation of this alloy is going to have a huge impact on the manufacturing industry,” he says.
He says that in the near future, the team hopes to use the alloy in computer keyboards that are already in the market.
“That’s going to help make a lot of devices that are really good, like this keyboard,” Prof Brown adds.
“And they’re going to come from China, so we’re really going to make sure that this is a technology that we can export to the rest of the world.”