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.
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.
PennEngineering® has launched a newly designed website (www.pemnet.com) 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.
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.
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.
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.