SMT Prototype Stencils are laser cut solder paste prototype stencils designed to work on their own for hand printing. These laser cut prototype stencils do not need to be permanently glued in a frame. These so-called frameless stencils are less expensive than framed stencils. They are well-suited for prototype assembly as the flaps keep the paste in a confined area and it makes it simpler to hold during the printing process.Shipment is 24 business hours from approval of checkplot.
These frameless SMT stencils are specifically designed for manually printing solder paste onto printed circuit boards.
Eliminates hand soldering of prototype circuit boards
Reduces prototype assembly time
Prototype Stencils are laser cut stencils custom-made for your own printed circuit boards using your Gerber or CAD files. These frameless solder paste stencils were specially designed for manual printing. Our prototype SMT metal stencils along with a properly sized squeegee blade will make your SMT printing job easier. Just use some blue painter tape to hold the stencil down. Ships with a squeegee sized for the stencil as well as board holders. Our stencils feature a money-back guarantee.
* Highest quality nickel-stainless ultra fine grain (See more info on the Tension(TM) material, which is our standard, here) smoother aperture walls and cleaner release characteristics. There is no need for nanocoating. This is a "nanocoatingless" high performance material.
* Clean Laser-Cut Apertures
* Excellent Print Performance
* SMT prototype printing stencils from BEST come with guidance and advise on printing issues. We are not just machinging holes in to metal rather we are there to solve your printing problems given our long experience in solving both rework and PCB assembly challenges. BEST has 10+ years of stencil design and fabrication experience. Call us. We will answer the phone and help you. We are NOT just a storefront on the internet.
To learn more about how exactly to assemble a PCBA using the SMT prototype printing process have a look here.
Tension(TM) is a trademark of Datum Inc.
Posted by Jack T on 14th Jan 2016
Seemless from submittal of order until we got stencil the next day for a proto
Posted by Susan F on 3rd Sep 2015
Called in the order and I had it the next AM on my dock
Posted by HGT on 22nd Jun 2015
No more needs to be said
Posted by Amannjee G on 4th Apr 2015
They were able to turn around the check plot in a few hours. Stencil arrived as promised. good quality product
Posted by Jason D on 23rd Dec 2013
I have used a few of these services. Thought I would try this one. It went smoothly
Posted by Jake K on 15th Nov 2013
Got them the files in the AM (Des Moines), they send CPlot by 1PM and had the stencil the next day. It was a simple transaction.
Posted by Jack F on 18th Oct 2013
This was the first time using an online service and I was skeptical. The service and turn around time were solid. No real difference between this and my local supplier who has been doing our stencils for years.
Posted by Nate W on 21st Sep 2013
Chris was a fun person to deal with. She kept me informed the whole time and followed up after shipment.