Stencils, Micro Stencils, Screen-printing Stencils

Stencils are used for screen printing processes. Some of the screen printing applications are printed circuit boards (PCB) and surface mount technology (SMT). In the printed circuit board, semiconductor and solar industry screen-printing stencils are used to print the conductor tracks.

With the increasing requirements on precision and structure resolution, electroformed stencils become more and more important. They are characterized by vertical, burr-free edges, a long lifetime and good separation behavior.

The temicon technology enable cost-efficient production of two-layer Nickel stencils. The first layer shows the printing pattern while the second layer has a hole structure in order to press the paste into the printing structure. Compared to the classical polymer-mesh stencils the two-layer Nickel stencils have finest pattern features and are much more robust.