Making the transition to to surface mount fasteners reduces hardware requirements and simplifies installation.
Surface mount fastening technology has come a long way with more fastener types and functions. Regardless of type, surface mount fasteners will install permanently onto a printed circuit board using existing production infrastructure. By surface mounting a fastener to a board, designers can achieve significant cost savings without compromising the performance of a design. Fasteners fed on a tape and reel, assembled with pick-and-place equipment, and reflowed alongside other electronic components ultimately offer the potential to save handling time and money and reduce the possibility of board quality failures, which sometimes can occur as an offshoot of working with other kinds of hardware.