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MicroPEM TackSert pins: Alternative to Screws in Compact Electronics

Tue, 03/04/2014 - 1:45pm
WDD Staff

New microPEM TackSert pins from PennEngineering (Danboro, PA) introduce reliable fastener solutions to attach top panels securely to a base panel or chassis in compact electronic assemblies. These pins provide practical alternatives to micro screws by eliminating the typically costly issues associated with threaded hardware (including inserts, tapping, cross threading, torque control, and vibration back out). They will attach top panels (of any material as thin as 0.2mm / .008”) to base panels or chassis manufactured from common magnesium die-cast materials (such as AZ91D) or plastics (such as ABS). Features include:

  • A unique diagonal knurl: effectively holds the top panel to a base panel or chassis by broaching into the base panel/chassis using a simple press-in action without heat or ultrasonics.
  • A tapered tip: assists in location and a firm interference fit eliminates hole-tolerance issues.
  • RoHS-compliance and available in a variety of lengths.

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