Stentech

One of the major suppliers of stencils and pallets to the SMT industry. Stentech offers Electroformed and laser cut stencils, pallets and fixtures.

Manufacturer of Assembly Material, Repair/Rework, Screen Printing, Test Services, Service Provider

Electroform Stencils are our specialty.

Stentech is a leading-edge company with the latest in stencil technology. With seven manufacturing facilities and over 130 dedicated and quality driven team members across North America, Stentech once again is ready to "raise the bar" in Quality, Delivery and Service.

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)

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Emulsion Screens

Although emulsion screens are one of the oldest forms of printing, they remain the most versatile to this day. Emulsion screens are made from a frame. Mesh is stretched onto this frame, and the mesh is then imaged ready for printing. ...

Printing

PCB Inspection Templates

Inspection templates enhance the visual inspection process by guiding the operator's eye to a specific location on the board to check for the presence and correctness of components. Stentech uses state-of-the-art laser machinery to...

Inspection

Pressfit Fixtures

Pressfit fixtures are used to support products during the insertion or assembly process. During this operation, a considerable amount of force is required to insert the connector into the board. Stentech's design allows for c...

Board Handling - Storage

Vacuum Support Plates

Stentech's Vacuum Plates provide support for the circuit board during the assembly process. Because we now manufacture highly complex and dense boards, this has become critical to avoid warping, sagging, and bending of the board. ...

Board Handling - Storage

Surface Mount Process Carriers

Surface Mount Process Carriers are engineered to completely fixture a circuit board during the overall assembly process. These carriers are made of high-temperature semi-conductive composite materials, used from start to finish in the assembly pro...

Board Handling - Storage

Selective Wave Pallets

Stentech has advanced capabilities in machining and drilling composite materials. Stentech can provide a wide range of manufacturing solutions for wave solder pallets that are custom-engineered and manufactured to each client's specifications....

Board Handling - Pallets, Carriers, Fixtures

Selective Wave Pallets

Solder Paste Stencil Frames

Stentech's frame-manufacturing department can make any shape and size according to our customers' needs. Frames can be made of aluminium, steel, plastic and most any kind of material. Frames can be cast, formed, welded, screwed, and/or bol...

Solder Paste Stencils

SMT Stencil Rolls

Stentech has its very own high quality stencil rolls, designed for use in SMT (Surface Mount Technology) and screen printing lines. These rolls are designed to keep stencil apertures clear of paste residues during the automatic screen printing pro...

Solder Paste Stencils

SMT Stencil Rolls

SMT Mini Stencils / PCB Rework Stencils

Stentech produces mini stencils; small stencils that are used mainly for BGA re-work. Mini stencils are designed to deposit precise amounts of solder paste for single BGA footprints on loaded PCBs. These precision stencils mimic the footprint and ...

Solder Paste Stencils

SMT Mini Stencils / PCB Rework Stencils

SMT Step Stencils

Stentech has the technical ability to manufacture step stencils in both single process and dual process. Today's complex PCBs with the various components require different solder paste volumes. Stentech has the technical expertise to optimize ...

Solder Paste Stencils

SMT Step Stencils

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StenTech acquires A & F Fixture Products, Inc.

Jun 03, 2008 | StenTech is pleased to announce its acquisition of A & F Fixture Products, Inc. located in Salem, New Hampshire. Together, we have been working to ensure a smooth transition and have relocated A & F Fixtures into a larger facility to accommodate expected growth.

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