Newbie level 2
I am needing a 14 mil spacer to be placed under a thru-hole part. As this is a low volume product I was thinking of trying to create a spacer using a SMT pad and solder paste with no part on it during heating. Once the paste melts it should create a dome. My question is how to calculate the size of pad needed to create a 14 mil spacer? Is it even possible? I believe the stencil is 5 mil, I am confirming this right now. If this cheap way does not work I will have to pay the extra cost to have the assembler added tape under the part before soldering.