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Xiaomi Air 12 Notebook Teardown Summary

Xiaomi Air 12 Notebook has ultra-thin, full-metal design, edge to edge glass coverage, a sleek appearance, lite up keyboard, and ultra-light weight design featuring the latest hardware. The Notebook is extremely portable.
Below are certain alternatives featuring several PEM® fasteners that can help achieve better functionality and cost savings.

Alternative PEM® Solutions:
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microPEM® Screws

As an alternative approach, all of the micro screws can be replaced by PennEngineering® manufactured
micro screws. PEM has license with MicroStix®, Torx® and Torx Plus® driver and self-tapping thread patent
as like TAPTITE®, FASTITE®, REMFORM® and REMFORM F® with different design solutions.

TackSert® Pin

All of the M1 screws that are used to fix & connect the keyboard with the main aluminum chassis body
can be replaced with PennEngineering® TKA™/TK4™ microPEM® TackSert® Pins. Press in installation
will be quicker than regular turn-in with screws. The specific part is ideal to replace fasteners in applications
where disassembly is not required.

TackPin® Fasteners

The M1 screws that are used to fix & connect the keyboard with the main aluminum chassis body
can also be replaced with PennEngineering® TA™/T4™ microPEM® TackPin® Fasteners. The solution enables
sheet-to-sheet attachment, replacing costly screw installation in applications where disassembly is not required.

TackScrew™ Fasteners

Another option to replace the M1 screws that are used to fix & connect the keyboard with the main aluminum
chassis body is the PennEngineering® TS4™ microPEM® TackScrew™ Fastener. The solution enables cost effective
sheet-to-sheet attachment by simply pressing into place and can be removed by simply unscrewing, similar
to original threaded fasteners.

PEM® microClip™ Fasteners

The micro Clip™ Fastener can replace a threaded hole and screw, thus eliminating the need for loose hardware,
while providing a permanent press in solution with clamp load.
The micro Clip™ Fastener also eliminates the need for tapped holes, or mating clinch hardware.

MSIA™ microPEM® Inserts For Plastic

The Micro Molded-in Nut can be replaced by Type MSIB™ microPEM® Brass Inserts from PennEngineering®.
The parts provide reusable metal threads to attach plastics securely in compact electronic assemblies.
The inserts install permanently where designed into ABS, polycarbonate, and other plastic substrates by
pressing them into the host material using ultrasonic equipment or thermal press. The new MSIA series
made of Aluminum alloy with different sizes and types offer a light weight, lead-free alternative.

MSO4™ Self-Clinching microPEM® Standoffs

The micro Standoffs can be replaced by PEM® Type MSO4™ microPEM® Standoffs. The parts enable
components to be mounted and/or spaced in compact electronic assemblies, especially suiting applications
where space may be extremely limited for attachment hardware. PennEngineering® can also offer MSO4s with
different sizes and types to meet the application requirement.

SMTSO™ Surface Mount microPEM® Nut

The M1.4 SMT micro nut can be replaced by PEM® micro-SMTSO surface mount fasteners.
With micro-SMTSOs from PennEngineering® customer can benefit from all the advantages of SMT technology
even with the smallest components. Made of tin-plated steel, SMTSO can be soldered together with other
components using the reflow process. The miniature nuts are available in thread sizes M1 to M1.6 and in lengths from 1 to 3 mm.

MPP™ Self-Clinching microPEM® Locating Pin

The Φ1.90 X 3.4 Guide Pin can be replaced by MPP™ microPEM® Self-clinching Pins.
Ideal for micro positioning and alignment applications, the Self-clinching Pins from PennEngineering®
can provide the MPPs with different sizes and types to meet the application requirement.


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