BandEtch™ Technology is a unique and innovative concept for the design of metal mask stencils for surface mount assembly.
BandEtch™ stencils have a set cost that is not dependant on aperture count. Therefore a stencil with several thousand cuts can be manufactured at a fraction of the cost of the same stencil cut by laser, yet RETAIN THE SAME QUALITY!
Unlike conventional chemical etching, BandEtch™ Technology solves the problems normally encountered with chemical milling, such as uneven aperture walls and poor paste release. Band Software™, which was specifically developed for this process, translates conventional GERBER data to banded GERBER (see fig. 1). This allows BandEtched™ stencils to retain the high quality and smooth walls you cannot find with conventional etching.
Band Software™ is also versatile and optional tapered side walls for enhanced paste deposition as well as many other aperture designs can easily be made.
For more information on BandEtch™ Stencils, please feel free to contact Beam On Technology.
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