A day in the life of the stencil machine @adafruit #ManufacturingMonday (video)
It’s Manufacturing Monday at Adafruit!
The stencil machine has an essential role in our cadre of robotic helpers – it’s the first step in a PCB’s journey towards becoming a finished product and allows us to apply solder paste to bare PCBs with 0.01mm accuracy! A stencil is used to precisely apply solder paste to boards as they pass through, moving on to the pick-n-place where they will be populated with components.
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