HOME  |  NEWS  |  BLOGS  |  MESSAGES  |  FEATURES  |  VIDEOS  |  WEBINARS  |  INDUSTRIES  |  FOCUS ON FUNDAMENTALS
  |  REGISTER  |  LOGIN  |  HELP
Blogs
Engineering Materials
Fasteners, Adhesives Hold Things Together at MD&M West
2/28/2014

< Previous   Image 2 of 3      Next >

The M1500 Micro Fastener System automatically installs microPEM TackSerts and TackPins, as well as micro rivets, and other micro fasteners.
  (Source: DWFritz)
The M1500 Micro Fastener System automatically installs microPEM TackSerts and TackPins, as well as micro rivets, and other micro fasteners.
(Source: DWFritz)

< Previous   Image 2 of 3      Next >

Return to Article

View Comments: Oldest First|Newest First|Threaded View
Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Innovative designs and versatile materials
Ann R. Thryft   2/28/2014 12:52:46 PM
NO RATINGS
The microPEM pins are so tiny you can barely see them with the naked eye, at least with my eyes unaided by glasses. The sample Penn gives out is so small and lightweight--2 super thin 1.5in diameter disks fastened together--it kept flying out of the pocket in my notebook (not a computer, an actual paper device I use to take notes on). I was also impressed by the many uses of silicone for adhesives, coatings, and other apps: it's a truly versatile material.

bobjengr
User Rank
Platinum
Re: Innovative designs and versatile materials
bobjengr   3/3/2014 5:21:55 PM
NO RATINGS
Ann--I have used Penn fasteners and can "testify" they really do a great job depending upon the application.  The micro-devices are ideal for the applications you mention in your post.  I was very surprised at the shear and tensile some designs can tolerate.   I'm really sorry I missed the show.  Certainly seems like a great experience and I look forward to other posts you make relative to your visit. 

Ann R. Thryft
User Rank
Blogger
Re: Innovative designs and versatile materials
Ann R. Thryft   3/4/2014 1:32:30 PM
NO RATINGS
Thanks for that input, bobjengr. I've done several posts from that show, as have the rest of us who went. Here are my others:
igus plastic bearings
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=271925
3D printing
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=271813
Baxter Robot
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=271846
SABIC's carbon composites for medical devices
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=271732
Disease-fighting materials
http://www.designnews.com/author.asp?section_id=1392&doc_id=271712

Partner Zone
More Blogs from Engineering Materials
The grab bag of plastic and rubber materials featured in this new product slideshow are aimed at lighting applications or automotive uses. The rest are for a wide variety of industries, including aerospace, oil & gas, RF and radar, automotive, building materials, and more.
A new 3D printer that prints fully functional electronics -- like quadcopters -- will be available later this year from Voxel8, brainchild of Harvard prof Jennifer A. Lewis.
Many of the new adhesives we're featuring in this slideshow are for use in automotive and other transportation applications. The rest of these new products are for a wide variety of applications including aviation, aerospace, electrical motors, electronics, industrial, and semiconductors.
A Columbia University team working on molecular-scale nano-robots with moving parts has run into wear-and-tear issues. They've become the first team to observe in detail and quantify this process, and are devising coping strategies by observing how living cells prevent aging.
Many of the new materials on display at MD&M West were developed to be strong, tough replacements for metal parts in different kinds of medical equipment: IV poles, connectors for medical devices, medical device trays, and torque-applying instruments for orthopedic surgery. Others are made for close contact with patients.
Design News Webinar Series
2/25/2015 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
12/11/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
12/10/2014 8:00 a.m. California / 11:00 a.m. New York
11/19/2014 11:00 a.m. California / 2:00 p.m. New York
Quick Poll
The Continuing Education Center offers engineers an entirely new way to get the education they need to formulate next-generation solutions.
Mar 9 - 13, Implementing Motor Control Designs with MCUs and FPGAs: An Introduction and Update
SEMESTERS: 1  |  2  |  3  |  4  |  5  |  67


Focus on Fundamentals consists of 45-minute on-line classes that cover a host of technologies. You learn without leaving the comfort of your desk. All classes are taught by subject-matter experts and all are archived. So if you can't attend live, attend at your convenience.
Learn More   |   Login   |   Archived Classes
Twitter Feed
Design News Twitter Feed
Like Us on Facebook

Sponsored Content

Technology Marketplace

Copyright © 2015 UBM Canon, A UBM company, All rights reserved. Privacy Policy | Terms of Service