Thu, 04/29/2004 - 6:27am
PEM® self-clinching fasteners provide permanent load-bearing threads in metal sheets too thin to be tapped. These steel, stainless steel, or aluminum clinch fasteners can also serve as reliable alternatives to extruded or stamped threads. They are available in dozens of types and thousands of variations, including free-running, self-locking, floating, and blind hole types meeting unified, ISO, and MIL standards. PEM self-clinching fasteners can be installed permanently in metal sheets as thin as 0.02 in./0.51 mm and can eliminate a need for washers, lock washers, and nuts for final attachment of components.