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Water Jet Stencil Cut

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GS

#36943

Water Jet Stencil Cut | 3 October, 2005

Hello,

I am looking for informations about water cut stencil process. Your experience,literatures,links,advices, etc,on this matter will be very appreciated.

Thank You

Regards............GS

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Carmichael

#36946

Water Jet Stencil Cut | 3 October, 2005

My findings were that it wasn't accurate enough to create the crisp aperatures needed for release. That was almost ten years ago when everyone was looking for an alternative to chem-etch however. Water guided laser also showed promise of doing this but it was not cost effective to buy the patented equipment. Now days laser cutting of masks and stencils is a very common practice and produces good results. Why would you want to use water jet anyway?

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Roland

#36947

Water Jet Stencil Cut | 3 October, 2005

There may be some helpful information for you in this .pdf since it includes materials and cutting tolerances:

http://www.orionind.com/Catalog%20Sheets/waterjet.pdf

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Rob

#36960

Water Jet Stencil Cut | 4 October, 2005

Am I doing my maths right? 0.005 inches is 0.127mm which is crap for a stencil. Our supplier (laser cut)has an aperture tolerance of 0.005mm (approx. 0.000197 inches).

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GS

#37007

Water Jet Stencil Cut | 7 October, 2005

Thanks everybody for your comments.

I am not going to move to stencil waterjet cut. But because recently talk to people who want to move in that way, so that's why I am trying to get infos as much as it possible in order to learn what does it mean a practice like that to make mask & stencil cut. So pls, if you have additional infos on the matter I will appreciate it. Tnks Regards......GS

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vev

#37032

Water Jet Stencil Cut | 9 October, 2005

There is a stencil cutting machine in the industry which utilizes a water jet to deliver a Laser beam for cutting stencils. There are no machines of this type in the states. The quality is no better than a Laser cut stencil using a good Laser System. LPKF is the best.

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