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Lead Forming

We count with extensive tooling for a vast array of forming needs

  • Mid America is a true expert at converting through-hole devices to SMD.
  • A tremendous variety of through-hole forming options are available at Mid America.
  • We have machines and tooling from virtually all of the leading manufacturers in this category.

Our final inspection

Every part inspected is part of our three stage inspection process to ensure product quality in exceeding EIA Standards. All components are taped to the EIA Standard RS486 unless otherwise specified.


Normal turn around time is 3 working days. When needed, we will provide same day services without any additional charge.


What is Lead Forming?

Lead forming is a process used in electronic manufacturing to shape the leads of electronic components so that they can be easily mounted onto printed circuit boards (PCBs). The leads of electronic components are typically straight and need to be formed into a specific shape to fit into the mounting holes on a PCB.

How is manual Lead Forming done?

Lead forming can be done manually or with the help of automated machines. In manual lead forming, a technician uses a tool such as pliers to bend the leads to the required shape. This process can be time-consuming and may result in inconsistent lead shapes.

How is automated Lead Forming done?

Automated lead forming machines, on the other hand, can form leads quickly and accurately. These machines use various techniques such as bending, cutting, and trimming to shape the leads. Some machines can form leads at high speeds, making them ideal for large-scale production.

Why Is Lead Forming Used?

Lead forming is an important step in the manufacturing process because it ensures that electronic components are securely mounted onto PCBs. Poorly formed leads can cause connectivity issues, which can lead to product failure. Proper lead forming helps to ensure that electronic devices function reliably and efficiently.


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