The PCB board is sent to a fabrication facility when stencil can be done using a high power laser cutting machine, at PCBasic, we create the stencil in-house ensuring high quality and high speed for our customers without the need to source the process to third parties. For PCB prototype assembly service, sometimes stencil is not required but at PCBasic in order to ensure quality and consistency, we always use Stencil whenever it is prototype PCB assembly or mass production. Once the PCB and stencil is ready, it’s technically ready to continue on to the next PCB assembly services but not before we confirm the quality of the solder paste that will be used in the manufacturing procedure, most PCB assembly companies will use lead-free solder paste in order to ensure compliance and safety but at PCBasic we take it one step further by using high-quality Japanese solder paste that most companies won’t dare to use, for us, quality and safety are above all.
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