While traditional micro screws can serve the general purpose of holding multiple components together, they can be an expensive option when considering the entire cost of your installation. Micro screws can also be a challenge to fit into smaller profiles and may increase the chance of failed performance within your application.
microPEM® solutions like TackPin® and TackSert® fasteners provide a better alternative by going above and beyond the ability of traditional micro screws:
Watch video comparing the microPEM® TackPin® Fastener to screw installation.
"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."
Alternative to using micro-screws, eliminating the need to tap or use threaded inserts.
Installation time to simply press the part in (1.5 seconds) is less than the time to thread a screw in, equals less total installed cost.
The Belleville-shaped head allows for stack-up tolerance relief in a design.
Lowers overall total installed costs from the elimination of cost of screw, patch to prevent loosening, threaded insert or tapped hole and driver bits and cost of rework due to cross-threading or driver bit “cam-out”.
Tack based solutions from the microPEM® family of fasteners not only save you time, money, and resources, they also enable applications above and beyond the ability of screws.
Want to make your product thinner? Lighter? More durable? TackSert® and TackPin® can turn those blue-sky desires into a practical-and profitable-reality.
Use the visual comparison tool on the left to explore just a few of the ways microPEM® tack solutions outperform micro screws.