Is there a surface-mount component I can put on a pad, that simply has another pad on top that I can solder something on to?
We found that edge-mounting a TO-Can package to a PCB will really save a lot on manufacturing. However, it comes with fairly long through-hole pins that are taking up too much space. We could trim the pins, but then we cant bend them enough to reach the pads on our 0.062" PCB. We can't make the PCB thicker because we're also end-mounting a connector that constrains the PCB thickness.
Someone here had the idea of using high-resistance SMD resistors. That could work but it seems like you wouldn't get much soldering area on top.
Mechanical strength should not be an issue since the whole assembly will be overmolded and encased in plastic.
I looked through what seemed like hundreds of right-angle receptacles, etc. to do the job, but couldn't find anything.
It needs to raise it 1.5-2mm above the PCB surface.
Any suggestions or solutions would be appreciated!