Hardware Insertion Services

PEM Insertion machines are excellent tools for providing short cycle timing and increased productivity in assembly lines.
Midland Metal Products offers a wide range of PEM insertion and fabrication services.

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Do your company’s products need hardware insertion manufacturing, design, or implementation for your metal products? Call (773) 927-5700 for metal design and manufacturing services from Midland Metal Products.

Creating quality metal products requires various considerations and structural components. Not only do companies selling products that use metal components need to consider design and manufacturing, but they also need to ensure that their products remain safe and functional. However, most companies utilizing metal components in their products don’t have a core competency in designing, manufacturing, and implementing these pieces.

Sheet metal products are an example of metalwork that requires extra fortification. Hardware insertion provides additional structural support and durability for your sheet metal products. Pieces like clinch nuts, threaded studs, and high-strength fasteners strengthen load-bearing sheet metal products and protect against damage.

Finding a company with a state-of-the-art hardware insertion press is crucial to ensuring the structural integrity of your metal products. Midland Metal Products has capabilities to service metal products from various industries and provide adequate hardware insertion services. Our hardware insertion technicians expertly integrate necessary hardware into your products from design to final touches.

List of Products Designed By Us

Our expert metalworking designers and manufacturing professionals create various pieces for hardware insertion that can strengthen sheet metal products. Furthermore, we can custom design and fit these pieces to your product’s specifications.

Some of our popular hardware insertion products include:

  • Specialty technical fasteners
  • Clinch nuts
  • Panel fasteners
  • High-strength fasteners
  • Threaded

Additionally, our services offer an ideal structural solution for products in many industries. Some of the top industries we serve are companies in commercial and residential construction, engineering, aerospace, education, manufacturing, furniture, appliances, telecommunications, and so much more. Consider Midland Metal Products your one-stop shop for effective metalworking services.

Services Under Hardware Insertion

Hardware insertion is not as simple as nailing or screwing two parts together. Instead, this process requires a hardware insertion press that can provide the compression necessary to attach hardware to flat metal surfaces.

While many hardware pieces have large bases that help anchor them to the engineered fasteners, sheet metal requires compression forces to fuse with its hardware. Experts need to operate the equipment used for hardware insertion. However, this machinery is the first step in creating structurally sound and fully finished metal products.

Additional services provided by Midland Metal Products can help finish your sheet metal designs. After hardware insertion, take advantage of laser cutting, powder coating, tube fabrication, welding, and more to complete your metal products. Our expert technicians provide comprehensive services to address any of your metalworking needs.

Our Equipment Used

Hardware insertion is a specialized task that requires specific equipment for successful execution. At Midland Metal Products, our professionals use updated, state-of-the-art machinery and technology to perform hardware insertions and finishes. This equipment and hardware insertion strengthens sheet metal products.

Our PEM insertion machines are the primary tool we utilize for hardware insertion. However, additional services like laser cutting use advanced technology such as CO2, fiber, and crystal laser cutters. Midland Metal Products offers advanced capabilities and precise results with our incomparable technological capacity.

Hardware Insertion Manufacturing and Design Services From Midland Metal Products

As a triple-threat metal services firm, Midland Metal Products can provide unparalleled design, manufacturing, and finishing work for most industries. Our experienced technicians understand how best to implement hardware into sheet metal structures to increase durability, strength, and longevity. Work with Midland Metal Products to receive the highest-quality customer service and comprehensive guidance on how metalworking can improve your products.

For more information on hardware insertion and to schedule a design consultation for your products, call (773) 927-5700 and work with Midland Metal Products today!



PEM fasteners are a type of fastener that uses a threaded stud on one side and a tapped hole on the other. The stud is inserted into the hole and then turned, which causes the threads to engage and hold the two pieces together.

PEM fasteners are often used in applications with limited space or where traditional screws or bolts would be too bulky or would not fit properly. They are also commonly used in aerospace and automotive applications because of their strength and durability.

We can insert all types of hardware into sheet metal parts. We have various inserts available, including screws, bolts, and rivets. We also have a wide range of materials available to meet your needs, including steel, aluminum, brass, and more.

Midland Metal Products is the perfect supplier for you if you’re looking for high-quality hardware inserts for your sheet metal parts. We have over 99 years of experience in the industry, and we’re dedicated to providing our customers with the best products possible.

Our company has a three-step process for providing hardware insertion services. First, we will work with you to identify the specific hardware that needs to be inserted into your system. Second, we will develop a plan for inserting that hardware into your system to ensure that it is done in a way that does not disrupt your operations. And third, we will execute the plan and ensure that the hardware is integrated correctly into your system.

We see a few common errors in hardware insertion services. One of the most common is inserting the hardware into the wrong port. This can be prevented by verifying that you are inserting the hardware into the correct port before you begin the installation process.

Another common error is improperly connecting cables or not seating components correctly. This can be avoided by ensuring that all cables are connected properly and that all components are installed correctly before tightening screws or bolts.

Finally, incorrect or insufficient power can cause problems with hardware installation. Make sure to consult your device’s specifications to ensure that you are providing enough power for your device.

Here are some of the most common hardware and insertion services that our company provides:

  • Threaded inserts
  • Tapped inserts
  • PEM fasteners
  • Standoffs
  • Rivets
  • Metal spacers and standoffs
  • Bolts and screws

And many more!

Our quality assurance process for hardware insertion services begins with selecting qualified suppliers. All suppliers must meet our stringent requirements, which include having an ISO 9001:2015 certification. In addition, all incoming materials are inspected and approved by our team of experts before use in any manufacturing process.

Once the materials arrive at our facility, they are placed into quarantine and tested to ensure that they meet our strict quality standards. Only after passing these tests will the materials be released for use in the manufacturing process. Our team of experts monitors every step throughout the production process to ensure that the highest quality standards are maintained. And finally, all products are tested again before being packaged and shipped to our customers.

We have dedicated customer service professionals committed to understanding our customers’ needs and ensuring that our products and services meet their expectations.

In addition, Midland Metal Products regularly surveys our customers to get feedback on how we’re doing and to identify areas where we can improve. We also research customer needs and preferences to ensure that our products and services remain relevant and valuable to them.

We recognize that customer satisfaction is key to our success, and we will continue to work hard to ensure that our products and services exceed their expectations.

The most important factor when choosing a supplier for hardware and PEM insertion services is the quality of their products and services. You need to be sure that you are getting products and services that meet your exact specifications and that you can trust the supplier to deliver on time and within budget.

Other factors to consider are the supplier’s reputation, customer service standards, and ability to meet your unique needs. It’s also important to get quotes from several suppliers to compare prices and find the best deal.

Midland Metal Products distinguishes itself from other suppliers in the industry by its commitment to quality. We have a rigorous quality control process that starts with selecting raw materials and continues through the production process and final inspection. In addition, we are ISO 9001 certified, which means that our processes are constantly audited and improved to meet the highest standards. Finally, we have a dedicated customer service team available to answer any questions or address our customers’ concerns.

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