A standoff is a common type of positioning hardware that provides spacing, alignment, and support for various applications such as circuit boards, doors, and panels. Standoffs come in a variety of sizes, shapes, and materials. The type of standoff you choose depends on the specific needs of the project. Magnetic standoffs are preferable for the most efficient assembly. Instead of twisting or screwing like their non-magnetic counterparts, the pieces lock together through magnetism.

Magnetic standoffs can be useful in multiple industries, including:

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing
  • Automotive
  • Medical/healthcare
  • Heavy equipment
  • Defense
  • Aerospace

No matter the industry or application, Rayco Fixture provides the quality components and fixtures you need to get the job done.

Magnetic Standoffs vs. Nonmagnetic Materials

The first step to determining whether a standoff is magnetic or not is looking at its material:

  • Nonmagnetic materials: Brass, plastic, nylon, and pure aluminum.
  • Magnetic materials: Metal alloys containing iron. This may include some stainless steel and aluminum alloys.

Deciding which type of standoff is best for an application depends on the preferred assembly method. Certain fixtures are designed best for standoffs with screwing mechanisms, while other assemblies are easier to complete with magnetic materials.

Other Considerations When Selecting Magnetic Standoffs

Of course, there are plenty of other attributes to think about when shopping for a standoff.

  • Shapes (round, square, hex)
  • Diameter of the outer body
  • Thread size
  • Body length
  • Thread type (male or female threads)
  • Knurling or swaging for a sturdier grip

Rayco Fixture carries all kinds of standoffs for any use imaginable.

Custom Fixtures With Magnetic Standoffs

Although we carry a wide variety of standoffs and fixtures, we realize that some projects require custom design. Rayco Fixture has an in-house design and engineering team to handle one-of-a-kind projects. We work closely with clients to create custom magnetic standoffs that surpass expectations.

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