[Noisebridge-discuss] SMT stencils with new Vinyl cutter?

Casey Callendrello c1 at caseyc.net
Mon Mar 11 23:48:47 UTC 2013


The Silhouette Cameo seems to have a maximum pressure of 210g - while 
our cutter claims 600g of pressure. I wasn't able to find great 
specifications for the Cameo.  So it should work just fine, but I'm not 
sure. We're cutting 3mil vinyl with absolutely no trouble.

The one we have is the 
- the 50"


On 3/11/13 4:38 PM, Taylor Alexander wrote:
> Just saw an article on Hackaday about cutting PCB stencils with a 
> little hobby cutter, but the writer suggested that a "normal" vinyl 
> cutter (like this 
> <http://www.uscutter.com/USCutter-MH-Series-Vinyl-Cutter-w-Sure-Cuts-A-Lot-Pro-Design-Cut-Software>, 
> and I think like the new one we got) might work better. Anyone have an 
> idea if this new cutter could cut 4mil mylar for fine pitch SMT parts? 
> If the answer is "maybe" I might investigate (thought I rarely have 
> time to visit the city), or if anyone else wants to investigate, I can 
> provide sample PCB stencil files to play with in whatever format.
> Original article:
> http://www.hackeda.com/blog/start-printing-pcb-stencils-for-about-200/
> -Taylor
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