- PCB Services
How to order a stencil.
We offer two stencil options: eC-stencils and custom stencils. Both are laser-cut from 130 micron stainless steel.
The stencils that fit our eC-stencil-mate and eC-stencil-fix are called eC-stencils and are produced with special tooling holes according to the unique eC-registration-system. The eC-registration-system is a simple pin registration system offering high accuracy and an ease of use.
To accommodate the tooling holes required on the PCB to fit the eC-registration system, the PCBs need a border and must be ordered in a panel. For single circuits, order them as a 1-up panel.
To order, click Panel and enter the panelisation required and save the panel specification. Enter any other options required and then tick "Need a PCB and stencil for the eC-registration system?". Click “Calculate”. You will then see the prices for the PCBs and for the top and bottom stencils. Select the price you require and add the Top, Bottom, and eC-stencil-fix as required. We will automatically add the correct tooling holes for registration. Attach the data and add to basket or place order.
A custom stencil is made from your paste layer. You can define online the borders you require on each side (minimum 20 mm). Any tooling holes required must be defined in your paste layer.
To order, enter the board details as required and click Calculate. Do not tick "Need a PCB and stencil for the eC-registration system?". You will then see the prices for the PCBs and top and bottom standard stencils. Change the borders if required and the prices will be recalculated automatically. Upload your data and add to basket or place order. If you supplied a paste layer with the PCB we will use that to make the stencil. Otherwise we will build a paste layer from the surface-mount pads. If you want tooling holes or fiducials in the stencil you must include these in the paste layer.
Customer specific stencil
This tool allows you to order a stencil independent of a PCB order placed with Eurocircuits. It can be useful if you forgot to order your stencil when you ordered the boards, or if you want to have custom tooling holes in the border. These are not provided if you order stencils with the boards)