(Issued 3/3/10)


New 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. The pins can be installed automatically to speed production and eliminate any need to handle the small parts.

These RoHS-compliant micro pins are manufactured from precipitation-hardened stainless steel and offer excellent corrosion resistance.

Detailed specifications (Bulletin MPP) and free part drawings (PEM CAD Library) can be accessed at www.pemnet.com

Contact Michael J. Rossi, PennEngineering®
5190 Old Easton Road, Danboro
PA 18916-1000 USA
Phones: 800-237-4736 (toll-free in the U.S.) or 215-766-8853
Fax: 215-766-0143
Web site: www.pemnet.com