Frameless SMT Stencils

Frameless 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 stencil’s smooth aperture walls work well for ultra fine pitches, micro BGAs, and small bottom-terminated components. Frameless 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 stencils
  • Optimum solder paste placement and volume control

Framed SMT Stencils

Framed or “glue-in” stencils, are designed for high-volume screen printing on PCBs. They are permanently mounted inside the frame using a mesh border to evenly stretch the foil taut. Like the frameless 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 stencils deliver superior quality and performance with a standard 24-hr turn time.