Stentech

One of the major suppliers of stencils and pallets to the SMT industry. Stentech offers Electroformed and laser cut stencils, pallets and fixtures.

Consultant / Service Provider, Manufacturer

Electroform Stencils are our specialty.

Stentech is a leading-edge company with the latest in stencil technology. With seven manufacturing facilities and over 130 dedicated and quality driven team members across North America, Stentech once again is ready to "raise the bar" in Quality, Delivery and Service.

Why Electroformed Stencils?

  • The smooth trapezoidal sidewalls of an electroformed stencil allow for better paste release compared to polished laser or etched stencils. Electroform stencils provide fine and ultra-fine pitch apertures with paste transfer efficiencies at 95% and above, while minimizing bridging.
  • Since the process occurs at an atomic scale, the aperture tolerances are in the micron range. Typically, +/- 10 microns (.0004") are achieved.
  • Electroform foils are harder than full hard stainless steel of comparable thickness, providing for longer stencil life (hardness 500 Hv and greater). This durability is advantageous for high-volume runs.
  • Nickel has a lower coefficient of friction compared to stainless steel, which allows for a better roll of the solder paste and decreases wear on squeegee blades.
  • Allows for thinner stencils due to the increase in paste transfer efficiencies.
  • Can mean an increase in production yields due to lower numbers of re-works.
  • Stencils and foils can be produced in a non-standard thickness, if required, as well as step up, step down, and recessed areas (i.e. 2.4, 4.2, 5.7 etc)
  • Large aperture counts can be completed faster and more efficiently with an electroform stencil due to the electroform process itself. This allows for a denser image area without any distortion due to heat transfer caused by laser cutting. (pad count: 1 to unlimited)

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Emulsion Screens

Although emulsion screens are one of the oldest forms of printing, they remain the most versatile to this day. Emulsion screens are made from a frame. Mesh is stretched onto this frame, and the mesh is then imaged ready for printing....

Printing

PCB Inspection Templates

Inspection templates enhance the visual inspection process by guiding the operator's eye to a specific location on the board to check for the presence and correctness of components. Stentech uses state-of-the-art laser machinery to...

Inspection

Pressfit Fixtures

Pressfit fixtures are used to support products during the insertion or assembly process. During this operation, a considerable amount of force is required to insert the connector into the board. Stentech's design allows for c...

Board Handling - Storage

Vacuum Support Plates

Stentech's Vacuum Plates provide support for the circuit board during the assembly process. Because we now manufacture highly complex and dense boards, this has become critical to avoid warping, sagging, and bending of the board....

Board Handling - Storage

Surface Mount Process Carriers

Surface Mount Process Carriers are engineered to completely fixture a circuit board during the overall assembly process. These carriers are made of high-temperature semi-conductive composite materials, used from start to finish in the assembly pro...

Board Handling - Storage

Selective Wave Pallets

Stentech has advanced capabilities in machining and drilling composite materials. Stentech can provide a wide range of manufacturing solutions for wave solder pallets that are custom-engineered and manufactured to each client's specifications....

Board Handling - Pallets, Carriers, Fixtures

Selective Wave Pallets

Solder Paste Stencil Frames

Stentech's frame-manufacturing department can make any shape and size according to our customers' needs. Frames can be made of aluminium, steel, plastic and most any kind of material. Frames can be cast, formed, welded, screwed, and/or bol...

Solder Paste Stencils

SMT Stencil Rolls

Stentech has its very own high quality stencil rolls, designed for use in SMT (Surface Mount Technology) and screen printing lines. These rolls are designed to keep stencil apertures clear of paste residues during the automatic screen printing pro...

Solder Paste Stencils

SMT Stencil Rolls

SMT Mini Stencils / PCB Rework Stencils

Stentech produces mini stencils; small stencils that are used mainly for BGA re-work. Mini stencils are designed to deposit precise amounts of solder paste for single BGA footprints on loaded PCBs. These precision stencils mimic the footprint and...

Solder Paste Stencils

SMT Mini Stencils / PCB Rework Stencils

SMT Step Stencils

Stentech has the technical ability to manufacture step stencils in both single process and dual process. Today's complex PCBs with the various components require different solder paste volumes. Stentech has the technical expertise to optimize...

Solder Paste Stencils

SMT Step Stencils

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StenTech Expands Sales Representation to Enhance Service in SoCal / Arizona / Southern Nevada Territory

Jul 08, 2024 | StenTech® Inc. is pleased to announce the appointment of SilvaCo as its new sales representative partner for the Southern California, Southern Nevada and Arizona territories. With three decades of experience serving the SMT industry, SilvaCo brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise. StenTech looks forward to collaborating with the SilvaCo team to provide customers in these regions with exceptional service and products.

StenTech BluPrint™ PVD Surface Treatment showcased at SMTA Querétaro Expo & Tech Forum

Jun 10, 2024 | StenTech® Inc. is excited to announce its participation at the SMTA Querétaro Expo & Tech Forum on Thursday, June 6, 2024. The company's local team in Mexico will be present to discuss the advanced StenTech BluPrint™ PVD (Physical Vapor Deposited) Surface Treatment, engineered to enhance SMT processes, improve stencil performance and longevity, and streamline production.

StenTech Expands Sales Representation to Enhance Service in Critical Industry Territories

May 06, 2024 | StenTech® Inc. is thrilled to announce the expansion of its sales representation with the addition of three industry-leading firms: TECHNICA, COPE, and EMC3. This strategic expansion will bolster StenTech's ability to serve key territories across the United States with world-class expertise and support.

StenTech to Showcase Innovative Stencil, Tooling, and Parts Solutions at SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum

Mar 18, 2024 | StenTech® Inc. is excited to announce its participation in the upcoming SMTA Dallas Expo & Tech Forum, scheduled to take place on March 19, 2024, at the Plano Event Center. As a trusted partner in delivering cutting-edge solutions for leading electronic manufacturers, StenTech will be exhibiting its innovative stencil, tooling, and parts solutions that empower customer success.

StenTech to Unveil Cutting-Edge StenTech BluPrint™ CVD Surface Treatment at 2024 IPC APEX EXPO

Mar 18, 2024 | StenTech® Inc. will introduce the new StenTech BluPrint™ Chemical Vapor Deposited (CVD) Surface Treatment at the 2024 IPC APEX EXPO. This groundbreaking technology, designed to enhance SMT processes with unparalleled benefits for stencil performance, longevity, and overall assembly quality, will be showcased for the first time in Booth 1608 from April 9-11, 2024 at the Anaheim Convention Center in California.

StenTech Honored by 2024 NPI Awards for New Cutting-Edge Chemical Vapor Deposition Surface Treatment for SMT Stencils!

Mar 11, 2024 | StenTech® Inc. is proud to announce that it has been honored with a prestigious CIRCUITS ASSEMBLY 2024 NPI (New Product Introduction) Award in the category of Screen/Stencil Printing Peripherals/Consumables for its groundbreaking innovation - the StenTech BluPrint™ CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposited) Surface Treatment. Engineered to elevate Surface Mount Technology (SMT) processes, this advanced coating offers a comprehensive set of benefits that collectively contribute to improved stencil performance, longevity, and the overall quality of the SMT assembly process, streamlining production.

StenTech's Photo Stencil Specialized Products Division Facility Update Completed!

Mar 04, 2024 | StenTech® Inc. has completed a major technology update to their Photo Stencil Specialized Products Division in Golden, Colorado. The phase-one overhaul included upgrades to key areas, including imaging, chemical plating, metrologymetrology, and chemical coating, along with refreshed offices and board room.

StenTech Introduces Exclusive Cutting-Edge Chemical Vapor Deposition Surface Treatment for SMT Stencils

Feb 12, 2024 | StenTech® Inc. unveils its latest innovation in stencil coating technology – the all-new StenTech BluPrint™ CVD (Chemical Vapor Deposited) Surface Treatment. Engineered to elevate the Surface Mount Technology (SMT) processes, this advanced coating offers a comprehensive set of benefits that collectively contribute to improved stencil performance, longevity, and the overall quality of the SMT assembly process streamlining production.

StenTech Ramps Up Parts Division with Extended Capabilities Now in US & Canada.

Jan 29, 2024 | StenTech® Inc. is excited to announce the expansion of its Parts Division in the United States and Canada. Specializing in laser cut and chemically etched precision metal parts, StenTech ensures that every component produced meets the exact specifications of each project. From initial prototypes to full-scale production, clients can rely on StenTech's expert manufacturing, engineering, and support teams.

StenTech Opens New Facility in Clearwater to Service the Expansive Florida SMT Market

Jan 22, 2024 | StenTech® Inc is delighted to announce the official launch of its new establishment in Clearwater, Florida. The facility will continue to produce SMT stencils and, starting from February, will also offer customers StenTech's Advanced Nano coating. This revolutionary coating, known for its exceptional quality, transforms SMT stencil technology. Unlike traditional stencils, the Advanced Nano coating is exclusively applied to the underside and inside of the stencil apertures, leaving the squeegee side uncoated, and provides same day turnaround, which means rapid delivery that is unmatched in the industry. Visit advanced nano web page: (https://www.stentech.com/products/advanced-nano)

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