Once I found out you can use solder paste to assembly at home I was shocked. Think about it, any hardware startup build a pcb, its cheap, then you get it and you want 5-10 copies, and you also have some parts that you can't assembly. What you do ? you go to assembly house. This will cost you between 300 -500$ for just 5-10 boards (stencil+assembly). If you have multiple iterations its expensive.
In my opinion its a big deal .
You can solve all of that and even make 100 pieces at home using stencil. So why it seems people are hiding this ?
After hours in
Mouser, seems that you can barely find a single product that can actually being shipped, the very few that are in there has 0 stock.
There is a lack of information and you can only find a few examples online.
There is almost no legitimate store that sells them, only from China.
What am I missing ? why is this not a huge big deal in the hardware world ?