Gonazar’s PCB stencil jig: My solution to making a PCB stencil jig. I need this to do a run of ~30 small boards I got from DirtyPCB who also provided me with the stencil. However, I know that I’m going to be making more later with a new revision so I wanted a jig that I […]
Juan Chong has posted a detailed tutorial on how to cut out solder stencils for both ExpressPCB and EagleCAD designs on a laser cutter: In this post I’ll be going over how to cut out solder stencils for both ExpressPCB and EagleCAD designs on a laser cutter. I recently had a need to create some stencils […]
cmiyc wrote this Instructable: Polyimide (Kapton) PCB solder paste stencil Creating a solder paste stencil for a toaster reflow oven or hot plate is simple when you have access to a laser cutter. I used the Laser Cutter at my local TechShop to create this and other PCB stencils. This Instructable assumes you have created a PCB […]
2blmaster shares his experience cutting a stencil with gerber2graphtec using the Silhouette Cameo: I just received my Silhouette Cameo after I got excited reading *this* thread :) I use it together with the great gerber2graphtec tool In principle it works as expected and according to what is promised here :) But trying to print “large” […]
Taylan tweeted: First board manufactured using [a laser cut solder] stencil.
Sjaak shared his experiment using two L-shaped pieces of tape as a solder paste stencil. After he applied the solder paste he separated some of it using a knife. as expected to much paste was applied as the opening was the size of the chip. I expect better result if the opening was the same […]
erdabyz has been playing with different DIY soldering paste stencils: I’ve always wanted to make my own soldering paste stencils. Some days ago I tried a method which should theoretically work, and it somehow did. I spreaded a coat of soldermasking ink (the only photosensitive, acid resistant thing that I have) to a piece of […]