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Equipment for laser cut stencil production

Dimitry

#19484

Equipment for laser cut stencil production | 12 April, 2002

Hi! I investigate possibility of manufacturing laser cut stencils. May be someone knows about equipment suppliers for such production (lasers, e.c.t.)? Thank you in advance for your help!

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#19498

Equipment for laser cut stencil production | 12 April, 2002

Some suppliers of stencil cutting machines are: * Lumonics, 130 Lombard St, Oxnard, CA 93030 805.485.5559 fax3335 http://www.lumonics.com

* Directed Light 633 River Oaks Pkwy San Jose, CA 95134 800-468-2326 408-321-8500 fax 8466 http://www.directedlight.com David Knox * LPKF Laser & Electronics 28220 SW Boberg Rd OR 97070 800-345-LPKF 503-454-4200 Fax (503) 682-7151 info@lpkfcadcam.com

A source of supplies is: Four Points PO Box 1530 North Falmouth, MA 02556-1530 508-563-9852 Fax: 5248 http://www.smtstencilsupply.com/

In order to make your own stencils, you either: * Need to fab about 30 stencils per day ... OR * Be very wealthy

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Dimitry

#19501

Equipment for laser cut stencil production | 13 April, 2002

Thank you Dave! Very usefull information, very detailed. Thanks once again! Dmitry

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#19503

Equipment for laser cut stencil production | 14 April, 2002

I assume you're looking at stencil fab equipment because you need 'faster turns' than you can get from available stencil suppliers. While you're assessing this, consider other alternatives, such as: * Dispensing paste. [A very funny SMTNetter, living in the GREAT Northwest installed a dispenser recently. Search the fine SMTnet Archives for contact information. I'm sure he has some good stories that he'd share with you.] * Use screens that you can develop in-house. [Admittedly this is not a good approach for many fine pitch boards. But for other products, hey why not?] * Conversing with your current supplier to determine steps the two of you can take that will reduce your turns. * Finding an alternate supplier that can meet your needs.

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