Stencil Thickness
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Stencil Thickness

The following table is a rule of thumb for selecting a stencil thickness. The smallest component will determine which foil to choose.

Footprint Thickness (mils)
0201s 4
0402s 5
0603s 6
0805s 7 to 8
Pitched devices
.4mm (.016") 5
.5mm (.020")  6
.635mm (.025")  6 to 7
.8mm (.032") 7
1mm (.040") 7
1.27mm (.050" ) 8


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