PCB Stencils

PCB Stencils: Frameless SMT

Frameless PCB stencils are designed to work with stencil tensioning systems and are optimum for short runs, prototyping and hand printing on Printed Circuit Boards (PCBs). The PCB stencil’s smooth aperture walls work well for ultra fine pitches, micro BGAs, and small bottom-terminated components. Frameless PCB stencils mount directly into a frame system without the need for glue or mesh.

Additional advantages:

  • Apply continuous, uniform tension in all directions
  • Requires less storage space
  • Eliminates materials waste
  • Cost-effective and environmentally safe alternative to framed PCB stencils
  • Optimum solder paste placement and volume control

PCB Stencils: Framed SMT

Framed or “glue-in” PCB stencils, are designed for high-volume screen printing. They are permanently mounted inside the frame using a mesh border to evenly stretch the foil taut. Like the frameless PCB stencils, these also have smooth aperture walls that work well for ultra fine pitches and micro BGAs.

  • Very clean laser-cut apertures
  • Excellent print performance
  • Non-removable non-fading fiducial
  • Resistant to extreme wear
  • Optimum solder paste placement and volume control
  • Electropolish and Nanocoating available!
DMI’s PCB stencils deliver superior quality and performance with a standard 24-hr turn time.