Stencils Unlimited offers SMT inspection templates in a variety of materials and thicknesses. We use precision laser cutting technology to produce accurate openings for easy overlay on the assembled printed circuit boards.
SMT inspection templates are used to perform visual inspection of assembled PCBs. During inspection process, the template is place over the assembled board so the operator can focus their eyes on specific locations to identify missing or mis-aligned SMT and through-hole components.
We need PCB Gerber files to design SMT inspection templates. The following layers are required: Outline layer, soldermask layer, solder paste layer and silkscreen layer.
We can fabricate stainless steel SMT inspection templates using thicknesses between 0.002" and 0.020".
|Technology||Precision Laser Cutting|
|Materials||Stainless steel *|
|Lead time||24-48 hours|
|Material thicknesses||0.002" - 0.020" *|
|Minimum feature size||0.002" (50 um)|
|Aperture tolerance||Within .00025"|
*Other materials and thickness available upon request.
There are many forms of acceptable data. The following is a list of data formats that are acceptable for laser design files to be submitted in: Gerber, DXF, HP-GL, and HP-GL2 are the primary formats accepted. Please note that it is a good idea to include a PDF drawing of the data provided for reference. We can always send a check plot before proceeding to manufacture.