These masks are laser cut from a high temperature polymer film. Using the customer’s marked up GERBER data and a “to be repaired” PCB, the mask files are generated. These stencils are then used by aligning them and placing them over the area, replacement mask squeegeed through the designed openings and cured. Upon removal and cleaning, the repaired area is inspected. The polymer StencilMask™
BEST can accept customer GERBER other file formats for creation of these masks. StencilMask™
“These custom solder mask repair stencils, developed as a technique in our services area, are now ready for our product customers who want to save lots of time and have repeatable, high quality solder mask repair,” remarked Katy Radcliff, product line manager of Best Inc.
About Business Electronics Soldering Technologies (BEST)
Headquartered in Rolling Meadows, Illinois BEST is a supplier of PCB rework and repair services serving communications, computer, industrial, automotive, avionic and military accounts. In addition BEST is a master IPC-certified training center certifying students and instructors in J-STD-001, IPC-610 and IPC 7711 and 7721 material.
Katy Radcliff Product Manager, BEST Inc