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Electroformed Stencils

Stentech is at the forefront of the next generation of stencils, Electroformed Stencils, with more than ten years of research and development. Stentech has now been manufacturing quality Electroformed Stencils for over five years for our North American Customers.

Stentech, with its special processes and increased capacity can now produce and deliver an Electroformed Stencil within 48 hours anywhere in North America.

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)


Our Clients Say...

"Stentech service and customer focus are unparalleled. Very fast turnarounds, even when rushed, and prices that are very competitive.Your ability to solve our cutting plate problems (CNC milling services) was impressive. Thank you for being so courteous even when we are often very demanding."
- R. Doucet,
Process Engineer, CAE Inc.

"Stentech has a history of quick turnaround and dependable quality. They have always been helpful with diligent and professional service on special requests such as rush orders, custom stencil framing, reframing, and special designs for glue printing or pin through paste applications. We love doing business with Stentech."
- Christian Morining. M.Sc.A., President, Optimont inc.

You guys couldn't serve us any better than you have. Excellent work every time!
- Bill Dampier, Suntron Corp.

I'm happy to tell you that your service thus far has been excellent. The quality of your stencils have helped tighten our processes and your turnaround time has kept our customers happy. Overall, the experience has exceeded our expectations. Keep up the good work.
- Tom Ferrin, Techfabrik, Inc.
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