How to Assemble Triangle Series Metal Dome on PCB (2)

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Question # 2: If soldering triangle dome is not recommended, then is there any better method to fix it?

Best Tech Answer:Of course. There’re three methods to make it:

A) For the triangle metal dome with leg, you can insert the leg directly to the PCB, and then curve the leg at back side, make sure it could buckle the PCB. That’s the common way.

Triangle metal dome with leg on PCB

Triangle metal dome with leg on PCB

But to be noted that the assembly speed is slow. So you need to calculate how much you need to pay for extra human handling fee.

To have two location holes on the PCB and choose the different leg length in accordance with thickness of PCB are two important things should be considered during your design.

PCB with triangle metal dome

PCB with triangle metal dome

Normally thickness of PCB which will use triangle metal dome are 0.6mm, 0.8mm, 1.0mm, 1.2mm, 1.6mm, 2.0mm, and the leg length of our triangle metal dome are 0.8mm, 1.5mm, 3.0mm, and a special one: 2.4mm. You need to choose a longer leg to insert into PCB and bend it. For examples, if you use 1.6mm dome, then our 3.0mm leg will be fine.

B) Directly using the adhesive tape to stick on the metal dome on PCB.

It will save little time compare with insert leg into hole of PCB (method 1).

But the stickiness of common transparent adhesive tape is not so well, metal dome was intended to be shifted or peeled off.

Also thickness of adhesive tape is too thin compare with height of metal dome, it’ll cause uneven of whole products, and too many bubble between PCB and adhesive tape.

C) Using metal dome array.

Triangle metal dome array on PCB

Triangle metal dome array on PCB

This is the most convenient and precision assembly method. Although the price is a little higher than other two methods mentioned before, but you will save a lot of time on inserting leg into hole of PCB or put adhesive tape on PCB, you only need to peel off dome array from liner paper and put whole products on PCB. In a word, this will increase assembly efficiency, precision (avoid potential alignment problem), and then reduce whole price.

According to different request of clicking feeling, you could use circle/triangle/four leg metal dome. If you want to get more information, please kindly visit our website for reference: http://www.metal-domes.com/cn/product-dome-array.htm

Ok, my friend, now do you have a idea to design and assemble your PCB with triangle metal dome? J

Let me know if you want to know more information on installing triangle metal dome, I will be happy to answer you anytime. We, Best Technology, are always be your best partner in metal dome and metal dome array in China.

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