Expansion Bay Developer Program

To enable creating new Expansion Bay Modules for Framework Laptop 16, we’ve published documentation and CAD.

To screw in the interposer cables we use, currently, a custom SMT Nut is needed. 2x are needed per board. We’re working to find an off the shelf solution, but in the meantime, you can request a cut tape section of nuts that you can either hand solder or have machine placed during SMT.

Quantities are limited, so we’ll be prioritizing applications that have electrical design progress. You can make a request through this application form.


What is the current plan for getting any kind of testing hardware to test designs?

+1, the custom nuts are good, but an empty shell + fxbeam connector would be great to verify manufactured hardware.