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iPhoneX Teardown Summary

The iPhone X has a 5.65-inch OLED Multi-Touch display with an aluminum frame. The Aluminum frame has plastic molded into specific areas to provide mounting surfaces and support for internal components. From the outside of the device only two screws are visible on either side of the charging port. Various Fasteners in the assembly can be replaced with TackPins, Clamp disk fasteners, or microPEM® screws.
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

PennEngineering® can provide all off these screws with different design solutions.
PEM has license with TORX ®, TORX PLUS®, MICROSTIX® driver and self-tapping thread
patents such as TAPTITE, FASTITE, REMFORM and REMFORM F.

TackPin® Fasteners

TackPin fasteners can be used where a thin sheet is joined to a ductile metal and serviceability is not needed.
The tack pin provides a fast permanent joint and provides a cost savings as well as reduces the overall head height of the fastener.

 

ClampDisk™ Press-on Fasteners

The clamp disk provides a fast and simple way of joining two sheets together.
The clamp disk is a removable part which provides a clamping load thanks to the downward
facing flanges along its perimeter. This could be used to replace many welded nut and screw
assemblies within this device.


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