They are reportedly ideal where space for fastening hardware is limited, and are RoHS compliant. The stainless standoffs have strong and reusable metal threads, providing secure attachment while permitting component disassembly. They are available in two lengths with #4-40 and M3 threads. The standoffs install flush in steel or aluminum sheets as thin as 0.037 in. with minimum centerline-to-edge distances of 0.126 in. Installed fasteners become a permanent part of the metal assembly, and mating hardware completes final component attachment.

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