This question will probably be downvoted pretty quickly because it sounds like a shopping question, so let me start off by saying I am not looking for the lowest price, or even where to purchase this component. I would simply like to know if a manufacturer exists, and if not, what are my alternatives.
A project I am working on requires a slimline USB3.0 Type A socket with a height not in excess of 5mm. Standard USB sockets are about 5.7mm tall so I am looking to source the plastic insert of the socket and will fabricate the shielding myself as part of the device's enclosure.
Something similar to this but in a female version (just the blue part with the contacts)
I have searched Mouser, DigiKey, Element14, and Alibaba with no results.
I have considered using the PCB itself to form the contacts as I am aware this has been done successfully for Type A plugs (fig. 2), however for the socket I will need to source the 4 spring contacts used by the original USB standard (VBUS, D-, D+, and GND).
The contacts for StdA_SSRX-, StdA_SSRX+, GND_DRAIN, StdA_SSTX-, and StdA_SSTX+ could simply be pads on the PCB. USB2.0 Type A PCB Contacts http://www.theledart.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/TPP_5890.jpg
I can also use an existing USB3.0 Type A socket and peel away the metal shielding to leave only the plastic insert with the contacts, but if possible I would like to avoid this.