Self-Clinching Micro Pins for Use in Compact Electronic Assemblies
Fri, 04/02/2010 - 6:58am
Penn Engineering’s PEM® self-clinching micro pins introduce ideal hardware for positioning and alignment applications in compact electronic assemblies. These micro pins can serve as practical, cost-effective, and permanently secure solutions enabling quicker assembly of devices ranging from hand-held consumer electronics to medical equipment, among others. PEM Type MPP™ micro pins are available with diameters as small as 1mm/.040” and in lengths as short as 2mm/.080”. They can be installed permanently into stainless steel or other sheet materials as thin as 0.5mm/.020” with hardness up to HRB 92 (Rockwell “B” scale) or up to HB 195 (Brinell). The micro pins clinch permanently into place by simply pressing them into a properly sized mounting hole using a punch and anvil. Their chamfered end allows for easy mating-hole alignment and, upon installation, the pin’s head mounts flush with the host panel to promote a smooth and clean appearance for the assembly.