I have a small circuit board that has no mounting holes but does provide unpopulated test point pads. Is there any option for machine screws or standoffs that I could solder into these for mounting the board?

  • \$\begingroup\$ Ah you mean like that. \$\endgroup\$ – Kaz May 22 '13 at 8:55
  • \$\begingroup\$ Why not foam tape pads? \$\endgroup\$ – Passerby May 22 '13 at 9:49
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    \$\begingroup\$ @Passerby: No reason per se, I'm just curious. \$\endgroup\$ – Ignacio Vazquez-Abrams May 22 '13 at 9:52

Surface mount, reflow solderable stand-offs are available, for low mechanical stress applications.

See for instance the PEM ReelFast SMT product range. They offer spacers, nuts and snap fasteners in a range of sizes. These do not require plated through holes.

The parts come in the reel with removable Kapton patches on top, covering the holes, for vacuum pick-up, so they can be used for pick-and-place assembly as well.


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