New PEM® SMTSK™ unthreaded standoffs from PennEngineering® permanently surface mount on printed circuit boards to enable quick attachment and removal of stacked components without requiring screws or tools. Their unique barrel design allows for a stacked board or panel to be slipped easily into place and then detached by simply sliding the component sideways and lifting it off. These standoffs will effectively serve to attach and space components either horizontally or vertically using minimal hardware and fewer assembly operations. Continue reading
Cambridge, Massachusetts (January 25, 2019)
Onshape, the next-generation cloud CAD and data management platform that speeds up product development, has partnered with PennEngineering, a global leader in the fastening industry, to include PEM® hardware as a built-in standard for its 3D CAD models. Onshape will initially include PEM® brand self-clinching nuts and self-clinching standoffs, and plans to add additional PennEngineering products to its Standard Content library in the future. Continue reading
DANBORO, PA, December 13, 2018 – PennEngineering, a global leader in the fastening industry, today announced its Danboro, Pennsylvania facility is operational following a fire that occurred at the plant on December 12, 2018.
PennEngineering’s safety procedures and emergency response personnel were immediately deployed, and as a result, there were no injuries from the incident. The fire which began at 1:30pm EDT was contained at approximately 2:30pm.
PEM® self-clinching SH™ nuts and HFLH™ studs from PennEngineering® can successfully install in high-strength thin steel sheets to provide permanent threads for mating hardware in automotive component attachment applications. Continue reading
New PEM® PreTect™ thread masking plugs from PennEngineering® will protect internal threads of self-clinching nuts and standoffs during paint and powder coating processes. The pre-installed silicone masking plugs – supplied already in place – have been designed for self-clinching blind standoffs, thru-hole standoffs, and nuts in thread sizes #4-40 to ¼-20 and M3 to M6. Plugs can be augmented for thru-hole fastener types with a specially engineered stretched polyester film offering thread protection on the side opposite the plug. Plugs and film can be removed easily using a fine tip tool when processes are completed.
All self-clinching fasteners provide permanent and reusable load-bearing threads in metal sheets too thin to be tapped or where extruded or stamped threads would be impractical. Usually installed during the fabrication process – before an assembly would undergo painting or powder coating – self-clinching fasteners become integral components. The new plugs and film ensure that paints or powder coatings will not impact the thread integrity of installed fasteners as assemblies move through production.
The plugs and film can reduce labor requirements by eliminating any need to manually mask fastener threads in advance of coating processes or subsequently clean contaminated threads. They have been engineered to withstand temperatures up to 482ºF and 250ºC and fasteners with the feature can be installed automatically to achieve additional production economies.
Detailed specifications, drawings and 3D models of fasteners with plugs and film, and performance data (Bulletin STP) can be viewed and downloaded for free at www.pemnet.com.
SI® inserts from PennEngineering® permanently install in plastic assemblies to provide durable and reusable metal threads for mating hardware and allow for repeated disassembly and re-attachment whenever required. By promoting quick and easy access to an assembly, SI inserts offer highly practical joining solutions in contrast to fixed and unyielding methods, such as adhesives or rivets. Continue reading