How the stencil machine applies solder paste to PCBs #ManufacturingMonday (video)
This is how we get solder onto our circuit boards at Adafruit! The solder starts as a gray paste with a soft-serve-like consistency, which is then forced through a stencil onto the bare PCB below.
The stencil machine is capable of high precision and excellent reliability, allowing us to be certain that each circuit board has good solder paste coverage before heading into the pick ‘n place machines to be loaded up with components.
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