Electronics Forum | Tue Sep 16 21:52:19 EDT 2008 | rayjr1491
10x16 by 5 mil stencil gives me a area ratio of .615 unless I am calculating incorrectly. I will try and attach some images tomorrow. By reducing the Y direction my area ratio s below .6 and I thought this was not advisable. Your help is muc appreci
Electronics Forum | Wed Nov 19 13:16:07 EST 2008 | floydf
Hi, we are a low volume high mix contract shop. My boss wants me to investigate getting the necessary equipment to make our own stencils. Would anyone know a good source for this type of equipment? Or any thoughts about getting into this process. Tha
Electronics Forum | Thu Nov 20 10:59:39 EST 2008 | elias67
Don't forget the value of being able to blame everything from bridging, solder balls,tombstoneing , traffic jams, the price of gas, the demise of the american auto industry and everything else on your stencil supplier. That would now be you!
Electronics Forum | Fri Jul 24 02:57:05 EDT 2009 | fede
I use Center Edge, and adjust stencil offset. It's very easy, you just have to give it the PCBs width. An other advantage is that If your PCB has scrap strips, and you lose them, or PCB changes, you can print it anyway.
Electronics Forum | Thu Aug 20 13:01:40 EDT 2009 | bman
When I've seen white strands in the solder on SMT boards, it's been fibers from stencil wipes that stuck to the stencil, then transfered to the board when it was printed. I'm not sure why this would only happen with fine pitch components though.