Accurate production of printed circuit boards (PCBs) requires precise stencils. Whether you need step-down or step-up areas or want a specific thickness for standoffs, connectors, thru-hole components, or areas that need increased paste volume and deposit, our solutions can help. We deliver high quality, reliable products that are backed by our extensive industry experience and custom-built to fit your specific needs.
Used to repair printed circuit boards (PCBs), rework stencils promote accuracy and speed during this process. When components of a PCB must be removed and re-soldered, a rework stencil can be used to work with only the component footprints that are placed on the board, hand-printing them to deposit solder where needed.
This common, low-cost option offers size flexibility. The frame type and size will depend on the type of printer you’re using.
Large format frames can be used to manufacture LED lighting or anything with large panels of circuitry.
When floor space is crucial, consider a space-saving option. These frames occupy half the floor storage room as a standard thickness frame, and the thinner frames attach to a master adapter to create a regular-size stencil.
Often cheaper than a mounted stencil with a frame, frameless options are space-saving alternatives, taking up a fraction of the storage area. QTS and Apshen foil pair with specific master frames.
QTS frames reduce the storage space needed on the production floor and eliminate frame recycling as well as the associated internal documentation. Starting at a lower base price than other options, this frame also reduces shipping costs on outbound foils.
When you invest in one Apshen foil, you can use multiple foils. This offers more space-saving efficiency than conventional framed stencils.
Standard cast stencils are popular options that offer a variety of sizes at a low cost. The best size and frame type for your project will vary depending on the type of printer you use.
Our fiber optic lasers for SMT stencils feature a 20um beam size. This means that with the appropriate materials, we can resolve apertures that push the envelope on area and aspect ratios.
The premium stencil option is Datum Tension, which is comprised of a finer grain structure for extremely smooth sidewalls and is ideal for miniaturized or high-density boards.
PhD ensures exceptionally flat stencils with excellent paste release properties and consists of a uniform structure for repeatability and process control. Datum PhD exhibits low residual stress making it resistive to heat distortion and is our default material.