by: Envision Plastics and Design
Aluminum Composite Material Fabrication is Envision Plastics' newest service offering. With the expertise we have in NMR Technology and the equipment required to fabricate ACM, we are utilizing this material to make custom enclosures, panels, signage, trays, shelving, bins, housings, and other parts that lend themselves to the benefits of this unique aluminum/polyethylene hybrid material.
PEM Hardware Used with ACM
Because of the unique layering of aluminum and polyethylene with ACM Material, the use of some hardware is difficult or does not work at all. The reason being is that hardware does not have much to "grab" in the material once installed. What we found that works very well are select PEM blind standoffs. These would be:
CSOS (i.e. CSOS-632-4): Intended for thicker ACM sheet (at least .093), which allows the blind mounting
hole (CNC milled recess area) to be deeper at .075.
CSS (i.e. CSS-632-8): Intended for thinner sheet (at least .062), which allows the blind mounting hole to
be shallower at .043 deep.