Stencil Thickness Calculator for known Aperture Diameters for different Stencil Types

Aperture Diameter in Mils
22 mils 18 mils 16 mils 14 mils 12 mils 10 mils

AREA RATIO
E-FAB 0.55 0.55 0.55 0.55 0.55 0.55 LASER CUT 0.66 0.66 0.66 0.66 0.66 0.66

LARGEST STENCIL THICKNESS THAT WILL PROVIDE GOOD RELEASE OF SOLDER PASTE E-FAB Stencil 10 8 7 6 5 4 Laser Cut Stencil 8 7 6 5 4 4

Note: 1. All the Aperture Diameters and Stencil thicknesses are rounded off to the whole numbers. 2. Save this file in your computer directory so you can save any input data. 3. Enter the aperture width. 4. The calculated stencil thickness will appear in the columns on the right.

Area Ratio Calculator (For nominal Aperture Diameters and Stencil Thickness)
Ball Pad Pad Diameter in Diameter in Dimension mm mm in Mils 0.75 0.6 0.5 0.45 0.4 0.3 0.55 0.45 0.4 0.35 0.3 0.25 22 18 16 14 12 10 Aperture Diameter in Mils 22 18 16 14 12 10 Stencil Thickness in Mils 10 8 8 7 7 6 6 5 5 5 4 4 AREA RATIO (Calculated) 0.55 0.66 0.55 0.66 0.55 0.66 0.55 0.66 0.55 0.66 0.55 0.66 Desirable AR : >0.55 for E-FAB Stencils and >0.66 for Lasercut Stencils Comments

Note: 1. All the Aperture Diameters and Stencil thicknesses are rounded off to the whole numbers. 2. Save this file in your computer directory so you can save any input data. 3. Enter the Aperture Diameter. 4. The calculated Area Ratios will appear in the column on the right. 5. The Ball Diameters and the recommended land pattern diameters are taken from Vern Solzburg's article (http://pcdandf.com/cms/images/stories/mag/0405/0405solberg.pdf)

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