Machine Design

Hardware for Electronics and PCBs

The circuit and chips designs usually receive the lion’s share of attention in prototypes of electronics products. Fastening and connecting hardware is often selected more because it’s handy than because it’s the best choice. As a result, many prototypes and even final products suffer failures due to poor selection of such common items as screws, standoffs, bushings, and nuts. Here’s a look at some of that hardware and some tips for getting the most out of them.

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