STANDARD INSERT(reg) threaded inserts deliver high pullout and torsional resistances and are for use in brittle materials unable to accept stress levels produced by thread-forming screws. Applications include computers and terminal boards, automotive components, electronic equipment, and aerospace and communications equipment. Wall chart incorporates actual parts and the reverse side describes how these brass, stainless steel, and aluminum inserts meet assembly requirements in ultrasonic, molded-in, and press-in applications.
Penn Engineering & Mfg. Corp., 5190 Old Easton Rd., Danboro, PA 18916, FAX (215) 766-0143.
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