Stainless Steel Stencils – Prototype (up to 17″ x 17″ x .004″)
We are providing stainless steel stencils up to 17″ x 17″ x .004″ in size that are to be used in the production of prototype and short run printed circuit board designs with surface mount components. All stencils will be a minimum size of 4″x4″ and will have a 1″ border surrounding all SMT pads or the pcb outline of your board if it is provided. If you have a unique frame configuration please specify this to us in the notes section when you send your files and we will size the stencil appropriately.
If you are placing an order for multiple stencils, we ask that you please add an item to your shopping cart for each stencil. When you do this you will need to add the appropriate size details and the individual .zip file containing the required gerber files (paste and outline) for the item.
TURN TIMES/SHIPPING – Typically 5-7 Business Days
Submit your order and your stencil will typically ship within 5-7 business. We are able to provide this service by “panelizing” multiple designs into a single panel and processing them at once. This service is similar to other batch services that are commonly used for pcbs.
TURN TIMES/SHIPPING – Same Day
If you need your stencils fast we are now offering a same day shipping option direct from our CM for an additional $75. You will need to choose UPS shipping for this option.
PRICING – Based on Area + Shipping
We understand that research and development of prototype designs can be expensive and have streamlined our order process to provide you with the lowest cost and highest quality stainless steel stencils available.
CAPABILITIES – BGA, DFN, TQFP, ETC
We have upgraded our laser capability to a system that uses advanced fibre laser technology and a precision gantry setup to handle any SMD stencil package. Your stencil will undergo review by engineers in a two-step review process. We will review your design and let you know if there are any problems before cutting. Homebasing, windowing, and pad swell will be performed by our engineers to ensure your stencil will work reliably for your prototype pcb.
FILE REQUIREMENTS – GERBER (RS274X) format
We require that RS-274X gerber files include the board outline and cream/paste layers. For each stencil order please place all files in a single .zip file with no subdirectories.
FILE SUBMISSION – FILE UPLOAD AT CHECKOUT
File submission is completed at the time of checkout. This is not a rigid requirement and if you would rather us preview your designs before submitting payment please go ahead and email them to firstname.lastname@example.org with your questions.