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A Standoff, also known as a Threaded Standoff, is a threaded fastener with a circular body. These being Male-Female, Female-Female, and Male-Male. Standoffs are typically circular, hexagonal (hex), or with a square-shaped body depending on the material and size. The materials that they are usually formed from are:

  • Aluminum
  • Nylon
  • Brass
  • Stainless steel or steel

How do Standoffs work?

Threaded Standoffs are more commonly used in electronics, they are used to raise printed circuit boards above a surface. The insulating parts of a Standoff prevent electrical shorts by acting as a spacer and ensuring that the two components do not touch each other.

Types of Standoff

Female-Female –  The female-female standoff has internal threads.

Female-Male – The female-male threaded standoff has external threads.

Male-Male – Suitable for a variety of applications, usually do not require any assembly or other equipment, and are the perfect for use when high mechanical strength is required. They act as a sturdy insulated spacer.

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