Photo Stencil Sells Guadalajara, Mexico Laser Stencil Business to Management Team


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Photo Stencil, LLC, a leading full-service provider of high-performance stencils and tooling, announces that it has sold the Photo Stencil business in Guadalajara, Mexico to the facility's management team, Francisco Lujano and Armando Berumen. Photo Stencil's Mexico facility produces laser-cut stencils and will continue to sell both the laser-cut stencils they manufacture and electroform stencils that will be made by Photo Stencil in its new Golden, CO facility.

"This sale is in keeping with our strategy to concentrate on producing high-end stencils and stencils for the semiconductor industry," said Eric Weismann, CEO of Photo Stencil. "Today's technology is being driven by more complex and densely packed boards, smaller devices, and more challenging applications. Our laser direct imaging capabilities can create extremely accurate stencils for solder paste printing of PCBs and for high density interconnects, BGAs, CSPs, and flex circuits. And, we're about to move into our new manufacturing plant that's equipped with cleanrooms, R&D facilities, and is set to deploy the most advanced processes for producing exacting stencils."

"Demand for our laser-cut stencils has increased significantly," said Francisco Lujano, former GM and new owner of Photo Stencil's Mexico facility. "Our Mexico plant has the latest laser cutting equipment with automated optical inspection. Armando and I are excited about this new opportunity and will continue to produce the highest performing laser-cut stencils available."

About Photo Stencil

Photo Stencil, LLC provides high-performance stencils, squeegee blades, thick film and metal mask screens, and tooling for the surface mount technology (SMT) assembly, solar, and semiconductor industries and is ISO 9001:2008 certified. Its innovations include the patented AMTX E-FAB® electroformed stencils, high-performance, proprietary NicAlloy™, NicAlloy-XT™, laser-cut, and chemetch stencils, and patented electroformed E-Blade® squeegee blade. Stencil design support and customer-specific design libraries are also provided. Founded in 1979, Photo Stencil is headquartered in Colorado Springs.  

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