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PSM International presents patented TRI-STEP? Insert at SAE Show - May, 2012

PSM International attended the recent SAE trade show in Detroit, and presented our complete range of fastening solutions to the many automotive visitors in attendance, including key engineers from Tier 1 automotive companies.   PSM’s fastening solutions for automotive applications include both self-clinching and FLANGEFORM fasteners for metal applications, along with brass inserts, compression limiters, and PSM’s patented TRI-STEP Insert for injection-molded plastics. 

 

Made in aluminum or brass, the TRI-STEP Insert is designed for heat or ultrasonic installation into thermoplastic materials.  The design incorporates two diameters of opposing helical knurls along with a series of annular vanes.  TRI-STEP includes a high-strength oversized design as well as a thin walled design.  TRI-STEP provides the benefits of high performance, excellent location, large bearing surface, weight reduction, reduced insertion time, and low in-place cost.

 

According to Nick Price, PSM Managing Director – North America, "From the standpoint of customer benefit, the TRI-STEP represents one of the most compelling breakthroughs in insert technology in decades.  With the TRI-STEP, we're not just selling a product, we're helping our customers reduce cost and improve their manufacturing process.  That is truly a rewarding proposition and a win-win for both parties."

 

Please contact PSM for further information on the Tri-Step Insert or other automotive fastening solutions.