StenTech is able to produce precision thin metal shielding, lids and fencing for all type of RF electronic applications with extremely tight manufacturing tolerances that fit in complicated component spaces.
Additionally, a wide range of designs and applications offering tight tolerances for many different materials and thicknesses are available through our chemical-etching processes.
StenTech’s Engineering Team includes some of the world’s foremost experts on laser and chemically etched parts. Our in-house tooling, CAD / CAM and laser plotting experts ensure precision part designs and tight tolerances are met. Whatever your challenges, such as demanding design specifications or selection of materials, members of our team are here to help you solve them. We consider ourselves to be an extension of your R&D team.
Our inspection teams have the knowledge and expertise to verify that your products are of the highest level of quality and functionality before they are shipped, saving time and frustration.
In the laser precision cutting world, tight tolerance is defined as the acceptable amount of variation when a part is being processed. Designs that call for precise dimensions require a machining process that can rise to the demands. StenTech has the most state-of-the-art laser cutting equipment to precisely and efficiently slice metals and other materials into virtually any desired shapes or sizes for the full range of manufacturing applications.
At StenTech we partner with LPKF laser systems, and their remarkable accuracy enable us to offer you tight tolerances as narrow as ±0.0005” and beyond on many designs.
While some other manufacturers offer those tolerances as well for standard dimensions, what sets StenTech apart is true position. If tight tolerance is not done correctly, parts and products will underperform or fail due to lack of true position considerations, leading to dissatisfied customers and profit loss.
StenTech works with your product design team to minimize the shrink and warp that can impact tight tolerance negatively. We consider the application environment, temperature, and material selection to best meet your manufacturer’s needs.
Few manufacturers will even mention tight tolerance to you, not only because they can’t hold it, they can’t even inspect for it.
StenTech uses specific tools for roughing and finishing. This allows the roughing tool to take the brunt of the wear, while the finishing tool is saved for the final passes. Our tooling choices allow us to ensure a repeatable process for creating accurate parts.
While tight tolerance may not have been important in the past, it’s vital in today’s manufacturing market. StenTech’s state-of-the-art performance in manufacturing helps you meet customers need for eliminating secondary operations, ease in procuring mating parts, and conversion of metal parts to plastic. All of this efficiency reduces cost.
• Laser cutting is the answer to the current and future wave of modern electronic and medical design.
• Due to the specificity of this type of manufacturing, we manufacture your parts to tight tolerances of ±0.001” and tighter?
• Cutting tolerances from ±0.15 mm. Cutting dimensions up to 1500 x 3000 mm.
Cutting thicknesses from 0.3 mm to 8 mm.
Chemical etching is a subtractive sheet metal machining process which uses chemical etchants to create complex and highly accurate precision components from almost any meta for a variety of applications in aerospace, military defense, medical, telecommunications, automotive, electronics, and more.
At StenTech we offer a highly cost-effective way to profile, shape and enhance parts for precision products and applications – with the accuracy, speed and unique properties that simply aren’t always possible with traditional such as stamping, and CNC machining techniques. These methods can sometimes negatively affect the metal’s integrity and compromise the performance of critical parts resulting in catastrophic failure.
• Rapid prototyping
• No tooling costs
• Precision engineered
• Large volumes
• Tight tolerances
• CAD / CAM in-house
• Wide variety of materials & finishes
• Tabbed in or individual pieces
• Burr free
• Long production life
“We have been doing business with StenTech for over 3 years and have never had a complaint. StenTech has always provided a quick and prompt on time delivery. The employees are always a pleasure to communicate with and their professionalism and quality-first mentality definitely carry over to their product. StenTech's knowledge of stencil technology and applications have helped us with DOE projects and provided ideas that have improved our processes. Their willingness to work with us and their quality has created a long lasting relationship.”
Circuit Technology Inc.
“ A+++ Excellence Service. Best overall service we have had when ordering any of StenTech product line over the past 5 years of dealing with them. Next day delivery on stencils, this is superior against other stencil houses I have ordered from.”
Assistant Engineering Mananger, BEI Electronics
“I would like to express what a great job StenTech in Austin has done for Silicon Hills Design over last few years. All stencils orders have been on time and some times I can get a stencil the same day. All the guys have performed detailed work and have been able to create paste layers when customers cannot provide them. We also started using StenTech SMT fixtures and we have been pleased with the quality of the work.”
Silicon Hills Design, Inc
“StenTech service and customer focus are unparalleled. Very fast turnarounds, even when rushed, and prices that are very competitive. Your ability to solve our cutting plate problems (CNC milling services) was impressive. Thank you for being so courteous even when we are often very demanding ”
Process Engineer, CAE Inc.
“StenTech has a history of quick turnaround and dependable quality. They have always been helpful with diligent and professional service on special requests such as rush orders, custom stencil framing, reframing, and special designs for glue printing or pin through paste applications. We love doing business with StenTech.”
M.Sc.A., President, Optimont Inc.
“I'm happy to tell you that your service thus far has been excellent. The quality of your stencils have helped tighten our processes and your turnaround time has kept our customers happy. Overall, the experience has exceeded our expectations. Keep up the good work”