Spacers are unthreaded tube-like structures which are primarily used to separate assemblies from their housing or each other. Spacers are used for applications where tight tolerances are needed, like PCB mounting. In such applications, spacers allow for increased airflow and prevent potential electrical shortages by keeping components from touching one another. Since spacers are unthreaded, they’re usually paired with a bolt that passes through the spacer to fasten adjacent components.
Spacer styles available in our online store include self-locating, self-retaining stacking snap-in (including nylon), flat face no shank, front-mount, swage smooth shank standard, full knurl swage mount, and partial knurl swage mount. Metric is available for some styles.
CAD files for stock and standard spacers are also available in our online store.
If the spacer you require is not a stocked item or requires specialized materials, finishes, or secondary services, contact us for custom quote information, and we will be glad to assist you in developing the appropriate spacer. As an added convenience, we offer optional design, CAD, tooling, and related services to help you customize your component.
Our spacers are available in both standard and metric dimensions in round and hexagonal variations. We offer standard spaces which range in lengths from 3/32” to 2” with diameters from 1.8” to 1-1/2” with clearance holes anywhere from 0.064” to 1”.
In addition to standard configurations and sizes, we also carry swage spacers which will accommodate circuit boards and come in thicknesses ranging from 1/32” to ¼”.
View tolerance information below.
- Lengths up to 4”: +/-.005
- Lengths 4” to 6”: between +/-.005 and +/-.008 (depending on facility)
- Lengths over 6″: +/-.010
- Lengths up to and including 100 mm: +/-.13 mm
- Lengths from 100 mm to 150 mm: +/-.20 mm
- Lengths over 150 mm: +/-.25 mm
Tolerances for the outside diameters are +/-.005 in. (+/-.152 mm)
- For all lengths: +/-.010
- For the outside diameter: +/-.010
Related Manufacturing Services
In addition to standard engineering and manufacturing services, we offer various optional services to assist you in developing the best fastener for your application.
- CAD Modeling
MW specializes in custom component manufacturing; thus, we continue to add to our list of capabilities to offer our customers the best options for all fabrication processes. In this vein, we now offer over 40 metallic finishes and a variety of finishing services for our fastener products. Some examples of these services are:
- Cleaning & Polishing
- Coating & Dyeing
- Heat Treatments
- Hardening & Tempering
- Shot Peening
Our fasteners are produced from a variety of standard and specialty materials. Some examples of materials we commonly stock for this application are listed here. If you require custom materials or manufacturing processes, contact us for custom quote information.
- Phenolic (Linen & Paper)
- Polycarbonate (Lexan)
- Stainless Steel
Quality Standards & Certifications
At MW, we pride ourselves on creating quality products that meet or exceed industry standards. Not only do our facilities perform rigorous quality assurance testing to your specified ranges, but we also maintain several key certifications to ensure that only the best products are shipped to you.