Press-fit fixtures are specialized fixtures used in electronics manufacturing to provide alignment and support to the circuit boards while inserting press fit connectors. Without a well-designed press fixture, the PCBs and/or the connectors can be damaged due to the insertion force necessary to press the connectors into the PCBs.
Press fit fixtures are typically made of materials that are able to withstand the high pressures and corrosive effects of the press-fit process. The choice of material will depend on a variety of factors, including the specific application and the types of components and PCBs being used.
Common materials used to make press-fit fixtures include:
Most of our fixtures are made out aluminum.