Laser cut stencil production

Rolling Meadows, Ill. – BEST Inc. announces the release of SMT metal stencil fabrication capability. In conjunction with long-time metal stencil fabricator, MRC, Fremont, Calif., BEST will be servicing Midwest clients with metal stencil requirements.

The new venture, MRC Midwest, will be producing metal stencils in a variety of configurations, including framed and frameless stencils as well as rework and component stencils. The most common 29 in. x 29 in., 20 in. x 20 in., and 36 in. x29 in. dimensioned stencils will be available on a quick turn basis.

Stencils will be made using a high end LPKF brand laser that has a very accurate cutting tolerance (1/4 of a mil), very tight beam width (1 mil) and a very stable table to make sure that the apertures drilled are accurate. Backup machines will ensure consistency of supply from the other MRC locations.

These stencils will be made from the PHD, which is flatter than traditional grades of stainless steel, thereby resulting in better print and alignment quality for the user. The smaller grain size of this material allows for the higher energy absorption to be achieved, meaning stencils have a longer life in addition to better release characteristics as the aperture walls are smoother.

"This is a natural progression of our stencil capability and we are fortunate to be partnered with such a seasoned SMT stencil producer," claims Katy Radcliff, product line manager of BEST Inc.

MRC manufactures laser-cut stencils, tooling and fixtures for PCB assembly and is also a provider of tape and reel services. Stencils are manufactured using state-of-the-art LPKF laser cutting machines at locations in California (Fremont), Texas (Dallas), and India (Bangalore). MRC Midwest will be its fourth location to serve customers in the Midwest region.

BEST is a supplier of PCB rework and repair services serving communications, computer, industrial, automotive, avionic and military accounts. In addition, the company is a master IPC-certified training center, certifying students and instructors in J-STD-001, IPC-610 and IPC 7711 and 7721 material.

Get All the Industrial Laser Solutions News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to Industrial Laser Solutions Magazine or email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now
ILS Blogs
David Belforte
David Beleforte

Let's grow LME

Mon Apr 22 08:51:00 CDT 2013

Looked at manufacturing lately?

Wed Mar 20 09:57:00 CDT 2013

Industrial laser market meets forecast

Fri Mar 08 10:59:00 CST 2013

Photonics West features ultra-fast and fiber lasers

Mon Feb 18 13:31:00 CST 2013

Follow us at Join us on

Twitter - Industrial Laser Solutions

PRESS RELEASES

Replacement lenses from II-VI Infrared eliminate need for beam centering

II-VI Infrared, the world leader in CO2 laser optics, is now providing replacement Trumpf Cut Len...

See Article Archive

View Industrial Laser Solutions past articles.

  •  
  •  
  •  
Copyright © 2007-2016. PennWell Corporation, Tulsa, OK. All Rights Reserved.PRIVACY POLICY | TERMS AND CONDITIONS