Benefits of Stencil Cutting with Laser

Laser processing of stencils for printed circuit board manufacturing offers a variety of advantages that clearly separate the technology from alternative processes such as etching.

Why use the laser to produce stencils?

The laser process provides several advantages over alternative stencil production processes, such as etching. For instance, it delivers outstanding precision, excellent and consistent quality, as well as uncomplicated and environmentally friendly production. A wide range of requirements, such as material thicknesses and aperture sizes, can be easily implemented with the appropriate system from the portfolio.

In particular, the combination of these advantages has led to a worldwide spread of the technology and an undisputed market leadership.

 Benefits of stencils cutting with LPKF laser


When it comes to the production of stencils, the laser convinces with a multitude of advantages:
Highest precision

A slightly conical opening to the laser exit side as well as smooth walls and low edge roughness ensure maximum stencil quality and optimal paste release behavior.

Outstanding quality

A slightly conical opening to the laser exit side as well as smooth walls and low edge roughness ensure maximum stencil quality and optimal paste release behavior.

Steady process quality

Very high repeatability and virtually wear-free processing of the laser enable stencil production at the highest and very consistent quality level.

Unique Selling Propositions of the StencilLaser by LPKF

LPKF offers customers a number of unique selling points (USPs) with its innovative solutions and machines for stencil production. These ensure maximum efficiency and quality beyond the competition and the process.

Technology Pioneer:

LPKF was the first company to use lasers to process stencils and its 30 years of experience in the StencilLaser sector have given it a wealth of in-depth know-how. As a result, the laser processes, different applications, as well as the potential of the technology are well known. Based on this knowledge and the continous exchange with its customers, LPKF is constantly developing its systems further and in this way expanding its competitive edge.

Market leadership:

LPKF is the market leader in StencilLaser systems and has already installed several hundred systems in the field. Therefore, LPKF is well aware of the increasing customer needs and changing technological constraints, which are taken into account in the continuous further development and new development of systems.

The suitability and quality of the systems are also proven by numerous applications for a wide range of stencil applications.


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