What is a Standoff?
A Standoff, formally known as a Threaded Standoff is a threaded component with a circular body, and is available in a variety of combinations. These being Male-Female, Female-Female and Male-Male. Standoffs are typically circular, hexagonal (hex) or with a square shaped body depending on the material and size. The materials that they are usually formed from are:
• Aluminium
• Nylon
• Brass
• Stainless steel or steel

How do Standoffs work?
Threaded Standoffs are more commonly used in electronics, they are used to raise printed circuit boards above a surface. The insulating parts of a Standoff prevent electrical shorts through acting as a spacer and ensuring that the two components do not touch each other.

Types of Standoff
Female-Female - Standoffs are available in both standard and swaged configurations. Swaged standoffs have one end that has been swaged (shaped by a device known as a swage) which looks like the male end of a female-male standoff. The main difference between the swaged female-female standoff and female-male standoffs is that the former has internal threads.
Female-Male - Unlike its female-female counterpart, the female-male threaded standoff has external threads. Most are hex shaped so that they can be easily tightened with a wrench.
Male-Male - These are suitable for a wide range of applications, usually do not require any assembly equipment and are the perfect solution for use when high mechanical strength is required because they act as a sturdy insulated spacer.

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Description Price Body Length Thread Size Gender Type Material Body Shape Stud Length Thread Size A Thread Size B Hex Size Across Flat Hole Depth Outside Diameter Finish
RS Stock No. 105-8224
Mfr. Part No.304318040050
1 Bag of 50
18mm M3 x M3 Male/Female Brass Hex 8mm M3 M3 5mm 10mm - Nickel Plated
RS Stock No. 205-2961
Mfr. Part No.971300151
Each (In a Pack of 10)
30 M2.5 Female/Male Steel Hex - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-1965
Mfr. Part No.971080244
1 Box of 4000
8mm M2 x M2 Male/Female Brass Hex 6mm M2 M2 4mm 6mm - Nickel Plated
RS Stock No. 176-8045
Mfr. Part No.971250321
Each (In a Box of 600)
25mm M3 Male/Female Steel Hex - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 161-3563
Mfr. Part No.R30-1001202
Each (In a Pack of 100)
12mm M3 x 0.5 Female/Female Brass Hex - - - - - - -
RS Stock No. 184-2452
Mfr. Part No.970320365
Each (In a Pack of 5)
32mm M3 Female/Female Polyamide Hex - M3 M3 6mm 10mm - -
RS Stock No. 184-2447
Mfr. Part No.971050365
Each (In a Pack of 10)
5mm M3 Male/Female Polyamide Hex 8mm M3 M3 6mm 3mm - -