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PennEngineering® Wins Preliminary Injunction Against Three Patent and Trademark Infringers

DANBORO, PA, USA, June 2, 2016 – PennEngineering® has obtained a preliminary injunction against three patent and trademark infringers (collectively “Pemco”): Pemco Hardware Inc., Dongguan Fenggang Pemco Hardware Factory, and Shenzhen Pemco Fastening Systems Co., Ltd. (China). In addition to being restrained from commercializing the infringing products and being ordered to remove the infringing content from its website, Pemco was ordered to transfer ownership of multiple infringing domain names to PennEngineering. As a result, Pemco shut down its entire U.S.-based website.
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Type MSIB™ microPEM® Brass Inserts Provide Reusable Metal Threads to Attach Plastics Securely in Compact Electronic Assemblies

Type MSIB™ microPEM® brass inserts from PennEngineering® provide reusable metal threads to attach plastics securely in compact electronic assemblies. Their unique symmetrical shape will accommodate either straight or tapered holes and eliminates any need for orientation of the inserts during installation. 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. Upon installation, they will not loosen or fall out.
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New PEM® Type SMPP™ Self-Clinching Nuts Install with Minimal Footprint in Ultra-Thin Stainless Steel Sheets

New PEM® Type SMPP™ self-clinching nuts from PennEngineering® install permanently in ultra-thin stainless steel sheets and provide dimensionally ideal solutions for stainless assemblies where space for attachment hardware may be limited. A minimal footprint resulting from an overall low-profile design combines low height (.065” / 1.4mm) and small diameter (.220” / 5.6mm) with close-to-edge mounting capabilities for installation in stainless steel sheets as thin as .025” / 0.64mm. Their corrosion resistance will be similar to 300 Series stainless steel.

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PennEngineering® Launches Newly Designed Website With Enhanced Capabilities

PennEngineering® has launched a newly designed website ( introducing enhanced capabilities, unprecedented functionality, and simplified search tools and links enabling user-friendly access to the Company’s entire line of fastener products, installation technologies, and engineering and technical support. The site ultimately serves as a comprehensive fastening resource center providing attachment and assembly solutions for diverse industries worldwide, including general and consumer electronics, computer, data/telecom, medical, automotive, marine, aerospace/aircraft, and general industrial and manufacturing.
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Type MPP™ microPEM® Self-Clinching Pins For Compact Electronics Provide Reliable Solutions For Micro Positioning And Alignment Applications

Type MPP™ microPEM® self-clinching pins from PennEngineering® provide reliable solutions for demanding micro positioning and alignment applications in compact electronic assemblies. These pins clinch permanently where designed into stainless or other metal sheets as thin as 0.5mm / .020”. The chamfered end of the pin enables easy mating-hole alignment and the head of the installed pin will be flush in the host sheet to present a smooth and clean appearance. They can be installed automatically to streamline production and eliminate issues associated with handling of small parts.
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SI® Threaded Metal Inserts For Permanent Installation In Plastic Materials Enable Quick Access To Assemblies Whenever Required

SI® threaded inserts from PennEngineering® provide durable and reusable metal threads in plastic materials to accept mating hardware and subsequently allow for access to an assembly whenever required. Unlike fixed and unyielding joining methods, such as adhesives or rivets, the inserts ultimately offer the capability to disassemble and re-attach plastic components easily and quickly without damaging the threads, compromising attachment integrity, or otherwise adversely impacting an assembly. Brass, stainless steel, and aluminum types are available as standard.
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New PEM® Flush-Head Studs with X-Press™ Threads Uniquely Designed For Quick Mating With Plastic Fasteners

New PEM® self-clinching flush-head studs integrating unique X-Press™ threads enable quick mating with push-on plastic nuts, wire tie products, or other plastic fasteners in thin metal assemblies. Their coarse thread design – larger threads relative to the stud’s diameter – reduces assembly time by allowing for easy mating of plastic parts and promotes especially high retention force of the stud upon installation. The thread design additionally accommodates paints and coatings without compromising fastener performance in service.

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PennEngineering® (Danboro, PA, USA) has entered into a license agreement with EJOT® GmbH & Co. KG, Industrial Fastener Division (Bad Laasphe, Germany) covering EJOT® PT® and Delta PT® screws for plastic applications. The agreement allows PennEngineering to use EJOT® technical information, patent rights, and trademarks in connection with the manufacture and sale of PT® and Delta PT® screw products.

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New PEM® Reelfast® Surface Mount Spring-Loaded Captive Panel Screws Install Precisely and Permanently where Designed on Printed Circuit Boards

New PEM® ReelFast® surface mount spring-loaded captive panel screws (Type SMTPFLSM™) from PennEngineering® install precisely and permanently where designed on printed circuit boards to provide secure attachment and allow for subsequent access whenever necessary.  These all-metal captive screw assemblies mount in one piece on boards using the pick-and-place method and will install in the same manner and at the same time as other surface mount components prior to the automated reflow solder process.  The captive screw technology eliminates issues and risks associated with the handling, installing, and potential loosening of standard screws and can be easily actuated with the combination Torx®/slot drive.

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