Think Inside the Box™

PEM® Fastening Solutions for Automotive Electronics

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Great ideas CAN happen when you Think Inside the Box

As electronics-based vehicle systems rise in number and complexity, attachment challenges are increasing in turn. And those challenges can be met if you Think Inside the Box™ with PEM® and microPEM® fastening solutions.

Our fasteners are engineered to help make your products better by reducing footprints, assembly time and weight. And our biggest wins come from thinking together with our customers to create the next great fastening solution for their specific application.

Learn more - Download our Automotive Electronics brochure, or view it online.

Think Clean.

To ensure the technical cleanliness of PEM® fasteners, our PEM® Clean Lab uses the most sophisticated cleaning and testing processes to meet today’s clean requirements.

Our state-of-the-art equipment tests for technical cleanliness in accordance with customer specifications and ISO 16232 and VDA 19 standards.

Learn more - Download our Technical Cleanliness brochure, or view it online.

"We use a thread forming screw in our current generation of cameras. The head diameter is 4mm by 1.5mm and screw length is 6mm. The size of the TackSert® fastener was critical due to the reduction of our new camera size, clamp force requirements, cleanliness (thread forming screw required lubricant coating), and cycle time."

- Valeo
EV Connector
EV Connector

Think Inside the Box™ with PEM® and microPEM® fasteners


TackSert® Pins

  • Alternative to micro screws to close boxes, eliminates many of the costs of threaded hardware
  • Simple, press-in installation. Does not require heat or ultrasonics
  • Appropriate for attaching top sheets to bases of cast aluminum, plastics such as ABS, or common magnesium die casting materials such as AZ91D
  • Top sheet can be any material
  • Ideal for circuit boards
  • For use in cases in which disassembly is unnecessary
B™ Self Clinching Blind Fasteners

B Self-clinching
Blind Fasteners

  • Ideal for use in electrification and busbar applications
  • Provide permanently mounted blind threads in metal sheets as thin as .040”/1mm
  • Provides barrier to protect threads against foreign matter
  • Limits screw penetration, protecting internal components from potential damage
  • Installed with any standard press applying a parallel squeezing force
  • Available on special order with free-running thread locking feature


THFE™ Heavy Duty Studs For Thin Sheets

THFEHeavy Duty Studs
For Thin Sheets

  • Ideal for use in electrification and busbar applications
  • Enlarged head diameter reduces stress on panel
  • Thicker head allows for larger hole in attached panels
  • Provide maximum pull through in sheets as thin as .031”/0.8mm
  • Clinch design provides high strength
  • Install permanently in metal sheets with any standard press applying a parallel squeezing force

Let's Think Together

Want to learn more about PEM® and microPEM® fastening solutions? Here are 3 ways to get started:

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Helpful Resources

Automotive Electronics Brochure

Download our Automotive Electronics Brochure

Learn how the innovative thinking behind our fasteners can move you forward.

Busbar case study graphic

See how a PEM® solution helped reduce space requirements for a new EV connector by 80%.

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Watch 3D animations of PEM® and microPEM® fasteners in action.

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