New self clinching fastener technology

At Milcom Supply we are home to all kinds of hard to find fasteners. We love everything about fasteners and are experts on thousands of kinds. We read an article recently about a new design of fastener made by Pen Engineering that is very fascinating and something that could be very useful in many of your home or work related projects. Check it out.

PennEngineering®’s new PEM® VariMountT
fastening system utilizes self-clinching technology and a round steel
or stainless steel base plate that makes for easy assembly when mounting
onto any rigid material or panel, including composites, plastics, and
metals. The pre-installed PEM fastener is permanently attached to the
base plate, allowing for security without additional welding. The size
of the radial holes in the base plates are designed to
accept universally standard diameters of rivets, self-clinching
fasteners, and loose hardware including nuts, bolts and screws. The
assembly can then be fastened or bonded to assorted panel types in a
variety of ways:

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Mounting methods with PEM® VariMountT fastening system:

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Features include:

  • Base plate provides generous footprint for surface or mold-in mounting.
  • Radial holes in base plates encapsulate adhesives or molded plastics.
  • Radial holes accept standard sized rivet diameters.
  • Radial holes accept standard sized self-clinching fasteners.
  • Assemblies can be mounted on front or through back of panels.
  • Self-clinching fastener technology permanently holds fastener to base plate.
  • A variety of fasteners are available.

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Women in the fastener industry

many technical and engineering jobs there is a very noticeable lack of
women in the workforce. The same goes for the fastener industry. There
is a new program that is hoping to rectify this and we are very excited
about it. We could always use more women in the field and this is a
great way for women to get the training they need to enter into this
exciting line of work!



Women in the Fastener Industry (WIFI) is
a non-profit organization that provides mentoring, networking and
educational opportunities for women employed in the industrial fastener
industry. Through donations and corporate sponsorships they fund their scholarships and networking events. 

Women in the Fastener Industry invites all
women who are employed in the industrial fastener industry to join them
as a professional network, representing fastener women everywhere. As a
member of WIFI, you will become an advocate for other women within the
fastener industry, assisting with referrals, mentoring and professional
support in addition to having access to networking and educational


Why should you consider joining? Here are some of the great benefits to a membership:



When joining WIFI, you will become eligible for one of the available scholarships:

    • The Ann Wolz Bisgyer Scholarship pays tuition to the Fastener Training Institute, the premier educational institute in the fastener industry.
    • The Edith Cameron Scholarship provides
      funds to travel and attend the annual National Industrial Fastener
      & Mill Supply Expo in Las Vegas, the largest convention in the
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