MATERIALS: 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 inch and in lengths as short as 2mm/.080 inch. They can be installed permanently into stainless steel or other sheet materials as thin as 0.5mm/.020 inch 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.
-Edited by Kelsey Anderson