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Until “monoblocks” came along, GE’s “self-lubricating” Delrin was the only plastic material for keyboard swap plungers that might withstand the beating over tens of hundreds of thousands of cycles of lifetime use. Greasing or oiling swap plungers was undesirable because it might appeal to dust over time which might ultimately have an effect on the feel and even bind the key switches (though keyboard manufacturers would sometimes sneak this into their keyboards, particularly if they might not management the tolerances of the key plungers and housings nicely enough to have a smooth key depression feel or forestall binding). But Delrin was only obtainable in black and white, and was not suitable for keytops (too soft), so keytops use ABS plastic. Keytops are an important component of keyboards. In the start, keyboard keytops had a “dish form” on prime, like typewriters before them.

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