Aluminum and Stainless Steel microPEM TackSert Pins

Aluminum and stainless steel microPEM® TackSert® pins from PennEngineering provide cost-effective alternatives to micro screws for attaching top panels to base panels or chassis in compact electronic assemblies.  They will attach top panels of any material to a base or chassis manufactured from common cast metals (such as magnesium and aluminum) or plastics (such as

SPIROL introduces molded-in aluminum threaded inserts for plastics

SPIROL is pleased to introduce a high performance line of Molded-in Inserts for Plastics manufactured from aluminum. The robust design of the Series 60 Blind-End and Series 61 Through-Hole Inserts consists of axial grooves to maximize torque resistance, balanced with radial undercuts to achieve high-pull out force. These Molded-in Inserts are designed to be placed

MW Industries acquired by American Securities

MW Industries, a provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, machined parts, and other precision components, and American Securities LLC, a leading private equity firm, have announced that MWI was acquired by affiliates of American Securities in partnership with MWI management on September 29, 2017. Headquartered in Rosemont, Ill., MWI serves more than 45,000 customers

Genstar Capital Sells MW Industries to American Securities

Genstar Capital, a middle-market private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the industrial technology, healthcare, financial services, and software industries, announced the sale of MW Industries, Inc., provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners and other precision components, to affiliates of American Securities LLC. During Genstar’s ownership, the firm meaningfully increased the

PEM® VariMount® Fastening System Enables Use of Self-Clinching Fasteners

The PEM® VariMount® fastening system from PennEngineering® enables the use of PEM® self-clinching fasteners for attachment applications in composites, plastics, metal, and any rigid material or panel. The system integrates a self-clinching nut, stud, or standoff pre-installed permanently into a steel or stainless steel base plate. The base plate with multiple radial holes effectively becomes

Room Temperature Curing Epoxy Features Low Thermal Resistance

Formulated for use in demanding thermal management applications, Master Bond EP30TC is a two component epoxy that contains a robust thermally conductive filler with very fine particle sizes. This NASA low outgassing certified system can be used for bonding, coating, sealing and encapsulating for the aerospace, electronic, optical and OEM industries. EP30TC exhibits a thermal

Accurate Screw Machine achieves AS9100 REV C Certification

New Jersey-based manufacturer demonstrates its continual dedication to producing the highest quality, custom hardware, fasteners and machined components for the aerospace market. CHICAGO, IL – Accurate Screw Machine (ASM), a division of MW Industries, Inc., is pleased to announce its achievement of AS9100 Rev. C certification for its Fairfield, New Jersey manufacturing plant. AS9100 registration

Surface mount fasteners go with the flow

by Leon M. Attarian, PennEngineering Switching to surface mount spacers reduces hardware requirements and simplifies installation. Application challenge: One of Penn Engineering’s manufacturing customers was constantly experiencing production delays for an application where printed circuit boards were mounted to daughter boards in a line card for optical fiber telecom equipment. Line cards are modular electronic

J.W. Winco Offers Stainless Steel Arched Pull Handles

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers GN 565.9 Stainless Steel Arched Pull Handles, Tapped or Thru Hole. These RoHS-compliant Arched Pull Handles are made of 304 stainless steel and feature a matte shot-blast finish. The modernly designed handles are suitable for door or drawer applications on medical,

4C Wing Knob Captive Screw from Southco

Southco, Inc., has recently expanded its captive hardware line with the addition of a captive screw that offers tool-free access. The new 4C Wing Knob Captive Screw enables quick-access fastening, and features an over-molded, distinctively contoured wing-style head design that can be used to designate access through an array of standard and custom color options.

New latches with gripping tray, lockable, in metric sizes

J.W. Winco has announced it now offers GN 115.10 Latches with Gripping Tray, Lockable, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant latches with gripping tray are used in applications that require a molded recess in addition to the latching mechanism, e.g. if operating elements are not allowed to protrude for reasons of space. A rotary movement (limited

Advanced epoxy adhesives revolutionize structural bonding

by Walter Brenner, PhD, Founder, Master Bond Inc. Structural polymers offer distinct advantages over traditional fastening methods. Here, we explore the cornerstones of successful structural bonding. Structural bonding is defined as the process of joining parts together using an adhesive as opposed to conventional mechanical fasteners or assembly methods such as soldering, brazing or welding.

Self-clinching nuts install with minimal footprint in stainless steel sheets

New PEM Type SMPP self-clinching nuts from PennEngineering install permanently in ultra-thin stainless steel sheets and provide dimensionally ideal solutions for stainless assemblies where space for attachment hardware may be limited. A minimal footprint resulting from an overall low-profile design combines low height (.065” / 1.4mm) and small diameter (.220” / 5.6mm) with close-to-edge mounting

Long hex key sets with ball end are color coded

J.W. Winco, Inc., a leading supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers No. 911LG-H100F Long Arm Hexagon Key Sets with Ball End (100 Degree Angle), in inch sizes. These RoHS-compliant hex keys feature color-coding that enables them to be found faster and reduces mix-up. 100° bend provides better screw access through reduced

New cutting edge bent shank tapper comes to Buckeye Fasteners

Buckeye Fasteners has added a Shimazu Bent Shank Tapper to their Cleveland, Ohio operation. Buckeye Fasteners, established in 1905, services the automotive, appliance, food equipment, medical, metalworking, and furniture industries. The new Shimazu machine will take the place of two older machines and is one of many initiatives Buckeye Fasteners is taking to provide cutting-edge

Cover caps work with angle brackets for profile systems

J.W. Winco, Inc., a supplier of standard industrial machine components, announced it now offers metric size GN 963 Cover Caps for GN 960 and 961 metric size Angle Brackets. These RoHS-compliant cover caps are suitable for use with GN 960 and GN 961 angle brackets for aluminum T-slot profile systems. After the angle brackets are

Two component strengthened epoxy offers chemical, abrasion and high temperature resistance

Featuring a silicon carbide filler, Master Bond Supreme 45HTQ-4 is a toughened epoxy for high performance bonding, sealing, coating and casting. This specialty system can be used for a wide variety of special industrial, aerospace, OEM and oil processing applications, especially in downhole situations. Supreme 45HTQ-4 has the unique combination of exceptional chemical, temperature and

Stainless steel clamping levers offer torque-free clamping

J.W. Winco, Inc. has announced it now offers GN 927.7 All Stainless Steel Clamping Levers with Eccentrical Cam, with Threaded Stud, in metric sizes. These RoHS-compliant levers are used for rapid clamping and releasing operations. In contrast to a clamping operation utilizing only threads and a lateral force, these levers permit torque-free clamping via a

Self clinching pins for compact electronics

Type MPP microPEM self-clinching pins from PennEngineering provide reliable solutions for demanding micro positioning and alignment applications in compact electronic assemblies. These pins clinch permanently where designed into stainless or other metal sheets as thin as 0.5mm / .020”. The chamfered end of the pin enables easy mating-hole alignment and the head of the installed

Epoxy for chip coating applications meets NASA low outgassing specifications

Formulated for many electronic applications, Master Bond Supreme 3HTND-2CCM is a multifunctional epoxy that is well suited for chip coating, glob top and die attach applications as well as for bonding, sealing and encapsulation. Since it is a one part system, it does not require mixing and has an “unlimited” working life at room temperature.

New compact, study latch clamps

J.W. Winco, Inc. has announced it now offers GN 854 Latch Clamps with Trigger Function, in metric sizes. The outstanding feature of these RoHS-compliant latch clamps is their highly robust, sturdy, and compact design, permitting their use under demanding conditions, e.g. exposure to high temperatures, dust, spray mist, etc. The specially designed catch allows the

MW Industries, Inc. announces acquisition of USA Fastener Group, Inc.

MW Industries, a leading provider of highly engineered springs, specialty fasteners, machined parts, and other precision components, announced today the acquisition of USA Fastener Group, Inc., an industry leading manufacturer of various fasteners, including studs, nuts and other precision machined parts. Located in Houston, TX, USA Fastener Group was established in 2002 and is recognized

Threaded metal inserts for permanent installation in plastic materials offer quick access to assemblies

SI threaded inserts from PennEngineering provide durable and reusable metal threads in plastic materials to accept mating hardware and subsequently allow for access to an assembly whenever required. Unlike fixed and unyielding joining methods, such as adhesives or rivets, the inserts ultimately offer the capability to disassemble and re-attach plastic components easily and quickly without

Non-yellowing UV curable system has superior abrasion resistance

Master Bond UV15X-6NM-2 is a one component UV curing urethane acrylate system formulated for a variety of bonding, sealing, coating and encapsulation applications. This moderate viscosity product features flexibility, toughness and abrasion resistance. It is widely used for fiber-optic, optical, electronic, semiconductor, microelectronic and laser applications. UV15X-6NM-2 features an elongation exceeding 200%, which contributes to

New surface mount fasteners offers reliable attachment solutions for printed circuit boards

The expanding line of PEM ReelFast surface mount fasteners from PennEngineering offers a variety of reliable attachment solutions for printed circuit board applications. Depending on type, the fasteners can be specified to mount, stack, or space boards; attach components to boards; create right-angle attachment points on boards; or enable repeated access without requiring loose screws.