Use the Silhouette Cameo to Fab Homemade Solder Stencils @silhouetteam
Mike Tsao brought some of his WebLights to life using a technique inspired by Cathy Saxton that utilizes the Silhouette Cameo cutting machine to produce solder paste spreading templates for surface-mount PCBs:
I used 4 mil mylar for the stencil material. This required a blade depth of 3 rather than the 1 that Cathy recommended. It’s possible that 2 would work, but I didn’t notice any scoring on the mat.
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