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PennEngineering® Earns Spot in Inaugural Class of Fastener Innovation Awards from Worldwide Fastener Sources

On the strength of PennEngineering®’s dedication to innovating through ongoing research and design, global fastening technology expert Worldwide Fastener Sources has recognized industry leader PennEngineering® with a Fastener Innovation Award for its excellence in new product development.

Worldwide Fastener Sources President Mark McGuire said criteria for the recognition included continuous improvement with innovative solutions for fastening applications. A driving force in the evaluation process was that fasteners be innovative in assemblies today and that they will become tomorrow’s standard.

“There are thousands of types of fasteners,” McGuire says. “We want to recognize companies that are innovating fastening throughout numerous applications and industries globally.”

Worldwide Fastener Sources bestowed the award for the first time in 2019. Nine companies, including PennEngineering®, received the recognition and earned a spot in the first class of honorees.

“We are honored by this recognition from Worldwide Fastener Sources,” says Brian Bentrim, VP, New Product Development and Product Engineering at PennEngineering®. “This award indicates that the industry recognizes the need for ongoing investment in research and development. Through our dedication to innovating fastener technology, Penn Engineering is able develop fastening technologies that don’t just meet specific needs but are also strong, light and easy to install.”

New microPEM® ClampDisk® Fastener Offers Innovative Alternative to Traditional Automotive & Consumer Electronics Assemblies

DANBORO, Pa., October 21, 2019 ( – Global industry leader PennEngineering has announced the launch of the new microPEM® ClampDisk® Press-on Fastener. Designed as a unique alternative in assemblies for the automotive electronics and consumer electronics markets, the ClampDisk® micro fastener delivers a fast, simple way to achieve sheet-to-sheet clamped attachment while replacing the use of standard screws, nuts, and adhesives.

This innovative technology reduces the risk of installation issues that are often experienced during the assembly process when traditional fasteners are used. The most common challenges that can be eliminated or reduced by using ClampDisk® include over installation, cross-threading, stripped screw heads, broken screws, and damaged product.

More about the microPEM®ClampDisk® Press-on Fastener:
Ideal for micro/targeted applications in automotive electronics and consumer electronics assemblies:
· First micro fastener of its kind on the market at this size/shape
· Installs onto a pin or cast post
· Used for sheet-to-sheet attachment
· Part provides a clamping load from the flexing of its downward facing flanges located along part’s perimeter
· Can be used to replace a number of welded screw, nut, or adhesive assemblies
· Can be easily removed with a sharp-edged tool
· Compatible with multiple materials
· Rapid, easy installation – axial installation force
· Tamper-resistant design

View an animated demo of the ClampDisk® product.

About PennEngineering
Since 1942, PennEngineering has enjoyed a sustained reputation as the global leader in the fastening industry. The company’s leading brand, PEM® and microPEM® fasteners are considered the premier product in the thin sheet fastening industry, while 6 additional respected brands support our expansive capabilities:; Haeger® hardware insertion machines; PROFIL®specialty fasteners; ATLAS® brand rivet nuts; PennAuto™ high-strength fastener solutions; SI® brand inserts and Heyco® molded and stamped products.
PennEngineering’s steadfast commitment to engineering expertise and global innovation ensures that we continue to grow our portfolio with technologies and solutions that allow our customers to not only keep pace with marketplace challenges – but exceed them.

Join Us at Fabtech 2021

Join PennEngineering® and Haeger® at FABTECH 2021 – North America’s largest metal forming, fabricating, welding and finishing event. Our team of industry experts will be on hand to share the latest innovations from PEM® Fasteners and Haeger® Insertion Machines – your Total System Solution.



Date: September 13-16

Location: McCormick Place, Chicago, IL

Booth #: A3108
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