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PCB stencil | Full service

We provide a bureau-style laser stencil cutting service suitable for PCB production runs:

  • Full sized stainless steel stencils laser cut to fit frame tensioning systems (to be specified)
  • Solder stencils are supplied in card wallets with hanging hooks for storage
  • Optimised SMD apertures (if required)
  • Step & repeat as required
  • No limit on number of apertures
  • Text and tool numbers
  • Thickness options of 100, 127, & 150 microns
  • Fiducial markers
  • Tooling holes

PCB stencil | Express service

Express stencils are a low-cost option. They have no frame tensioning holes but are simply intended to be fixed over a PCB for manual solder paste printing. They are foil-type stencils and are priced according to the size of the PCB they fit. We offer thicknesses of 100, 127, & 150 microns.

Our half-day service requires orders and data to be with us before 9.00 am. We will then ship the completed product by the close of business on the same working day. This service is available on weekdays only.

Our 1-day service requires orders and data by 12.00 pm midday. Shipment will be made the next working day.

Our 2-day service requires orders and data by 12.00 pm midday. Shipment will be made within 2 working days.

Apart from general feature reduction of 5% from CAD layout data, no aperture editing is offered.


PCB stencil design | precision laser cutting

All steel stencils are cut on our precision laser stencil cutting machine. All our stencils are of the steel "shim" or "foil" type.

Please note that if laser cut stencils with frame mounting patterns are required, together with aperture editing suitable for production runs, you should not use the Express laser stencil service. In these instances, you should consider using our full service bureau-style laser stencil cutting service. We also regret that we cannot supply stencils mounted on fabric stretched over aluminium frames. Express stencils are shipped on the next working day following order placement. Express laser cut stencils are suitable for all component pitches down to 0.4mm (0.016") and all discrete components down to 0201s. The profile of the Express laser stencil is cut to the size of your PCB, with the addition of a plain border of at least 10 mm on all sides.

Please note that all Express stencils are supplied without any frame fixing holes or fiducials. It is assumed that paste data files will be 1:1 to your PCB pad data. Express laser stencils will be cut with standard feature reductions of 5% from your PCB layout data. If top and bottom stencils are required, request 2 stencils on the order form and pay the lot price for 2 stencils as quoted pads.

If your PCB has been ordered in a standard PCB Train step & repeat panel, then we will step single image paste data to the same pitch. We guarantee that the steel stencil will register perfectly with your PCB panel. When ordering such stencils, enter the overall "x" and "y" dimensions of the step & repeat panel in the Express stencil price calculator.

Technical requirements

  • Maximum stencil dimensions for this service: 350mm x 250mm
  • Maximum overall PCB or panel dimensions: 330mm x 230mm
  • Minimum selvedge allowance: 10mm all sides

Positional accuracy

  • Positional accuracy: +/- 12.5 micron
  • Aperture dimensional tolerance: 9 micron
  • Standard material thickness : 127 micron stainless steel
  • Repeatability : +/- 16 micron