Standoffs are a type of threaded separator with a defined length. Standoffs typically help raise one assembly above another. They are critical in providing space between parts and housings and are frequently used in applications that require PCB mounting or stacking. Standoffs are most commonly male-female with threading on the male end and on the inside of the female end, which allows the components to be joined together. However, standoffs are also available as both female-female and male-male.
MW Components offers a variety of standoffs including motherboard standoffs, MBS standoffs, laptop and computer standoffs, and others.
We also offer CAD files for stock and standard standoffs for download in our Shop Online section.
We stock various standard lengths, diameters, and thread varieties made from several materials; however, if you require a custom fastener, we are happy to assist you in developing a suitable component for your application. For your convenience in customization, we also offer over 40 metallic finishes and optional design and tooling assistance.
Our standoffs are available in round, hex (for wrench tightening), and square styles with regular and swaged ends in both standard and Metric dimensions. Swages include plain and knurled shanks and front, back, or front and back-faced knurls.
For information on swage standoff installation, reference our Swage Standoff Installation Guide.
- 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 product for your application or end-use.
- 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 below:
- 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.