Monday, July 27, 2015

The Social Rewind for July 27, 2015

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week’s column: Are repair crews still filling in winter potholes on your local streets? This Elkay Plastics post looks at VolkerWessels plans for creating recycled plastic roads that will be more durable and outlast the usual asphalt we’re used to.

American Hakko is good at getting people excited about soldering, but their latest post might even get your mouth watering, too. Circuitry Snacks look like a fun way to combine food with a love of electronics: That’s a tasty looking PCB!

Not sure what this 3D Printing Industry post says about the times we live in, but we’re hoping The Smithsonian’s Kickstarter campaign to 3D scan Neil Armstrong’s iconic space suit (Reboot the Suit) is a resounding success.

The Smithsonian is hitting up Kickstarter to 3D scan Neil's suit. #3dprinting

Posted by 3D Printing Industry on Monday, July 20, 2015

In another national museum related post, the Edison Awards shared this one about a new, exciting exhibition called, “Inventing America” that’s now showing at the National Museum of American History.

Are bionic industrial workers far off? This post by MAKE looks at Ekso Bionics new Industrial Exoskeleton, which allows workers to manipulate heavy or awkward machinery with ease.

And we close out this week’s column with our look at our blog post about our in-stock, ready-to-ship AIM Solder products.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared your interesting posts with us.


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Friday, July 24, 2015

Get Lindstrom’s 8142 Ultra-Flush Cutters for Just $45 – Now Thru Sunday

Save $23 off the MSRP on Lindstrom’s 80-Series ESD-Safe Small Head Ultra-Flush 4.33" L Cutters w/18-38 Gauge Cutting Capacity (Part Number 8142) when you use our FPF072415 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, July 24, 2015 through Sunday, July 26, 2015.

The Lindstrom 8142 Cutters offer unsurpassed cutting capacity covering a wide range of wire dimensions and types. Usually listed at $68.00 (MSRP), you’ll get this item with our FPF code savings for just $45.00. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends and colleagues.

Each week, we promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, and via our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to subscribe to those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please help us spread the word about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on July 26, 2015.

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Don’t Let a Solder Shortage Stop Production: Shop QSource.com for Ready-to-Ship AIM Solder

If you’ve run out of solder, or want to stock up to avoid work-stopping solder shortages, visit QSource.com for a selection of in-stock, ready-to-ship, low-cost AIM Solder products. These select AIM Solder items are competitively priced to save you money and, even more importantly, stocked and ready to fill your order immediately.

Choose from a variety of high-quality AIM Solder spools or a 2.5-lb. bar. Spool choices include AIM’s 14054 SAC305 Lead-Free Flux Glow Core No-Clean 0.020", 14048 SAC305 Lead-Free Flux Glow Core No-Clean 0.032", 13951 SAC305 Lead-Free Water-Soluble WS482 Cored 0.02", 13949 SAC305 Lead-Free Water-Soluble WS482 Cored 0.032", 13283 Sn63/Pb37 Flux Glow Core No-Clean 0.020", and 13426 Sn63/Pb37 Flux Glow Core No-Clean 0.032". Our bar solder offering is AIM’s 5202 SN100C® Lead-Free 2.5-lb Bar. Features of these select products include excellent wetting, high purity, reduced drossing, wide process windows, and saponifier cleaning (please see the individual product pages for details).

Place your order at our AIM Solder In-Stock, Ready-to-Ship page. Most orders processed before 3:00 p.m. EST will ship same-day. For additional information or questions about AIM Solder, you may contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site. While at our Web site, you may also want to check out our complete line of other AIM Solder products.


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Monday, July 20, 2015

The Social Rewind for July 20, 2015

Are you subscribed to multiple social media networks like we are? Do you find it difficult it to keep up with all of the updates from the people you follow? Do you feel like you’re missing a lot of good information?

“The Social Rewind,” is a weekly compilation of what we thought were the most interesting, funny, or informational social media posts of the previous week. Q Source follows a variety of really fascinating companies and individuals on Twitter, Facebook & Google+ and we want to share the best of what they have to say.

Leading off this week’s column: If a machine replaced your doctor, how would you feel? This Fashion Seal HC post asked if technological advances are taking away the human factor in healthcare.

In case you were wondering, Weller’s post explains the differences between welding, brazing, and soldering.

Did you know that kilogram scales are calibrated against a 125-year-old piece of metal kept in a Paris vault? NIST’s post looks at efforts to redefine the kilogram.

What does it mean to redefine the kilogram? Find out on today's broadcast of Science Friday, featuring NIST's Jon Pratt.

Posted by National Institute of Standards and Technology on Friday, July 17, 2015

Do you consider texting slang and other modern changes to be an affront to the English language? If so, this Laughing Squid post of an animated history of how English has evolved might enlighten you.

Sometimes you just need to look up at the sky for a little inspiration. This EE Times post directs us to photographer Shane Black’s amazingly beautiful time-lapse photography of the night sky.

And we close out this week’s column with a look at this email blast about our FREE shipping offer on Quantum’s conductive bins and totes.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We enjoy bringing you this weekly column and hope you liked reading the Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared your interesting posts with us.


If there's topic you'd like to see us write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you’d share our blog posts with your friends and colleagues and leave us your questions or comments, when applicable.

For additional Q Source news, product information, reviews, how-to articles, and special offers please subscribe to our email newsletter and to The Q Source Resource Blog.

Friday, July 17, 2015

ACL’s SpecMat-H Series Mats: Big Savings, Free Goodies

Save 35% off the MSRP on ACL Staticide’s SpecMat-H Series Pre-Cut Vinyl ESD Table Mats (see Web site for part numbers) when you use our FPF071715 Coupon Code. In addition to these excellent savings, you’ll get a FREE two-ounce sample of ACL’s 6001 Staticide Mat Cleaner and two 10-mm ground snaps. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, July 17, 2015 through Sunday, July 19, 2015.

ACL’s SpecMat-H Series Mats are made of Single-layer, ESD-safe thermoplastic vinyl material for use at bench tops. Their anti-static properties can’t be worn away through wear or out gassing and the mats are resistant to solder, heat, and most solvents. Our Featured Product Friday promo gives you a 35% saving off the regular MSRP price. While this is a 3-day limited-time price, the coupon is unlimited. Use the code as many times as you like while it is valid—and please feel free to share the code with your friends and colleagues.

Each week, we promote our FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, and via our social media accounts. We encourage our valued customers to subscribe to those resources and to visit QSource.com on a regular basis for the latest FPF offers (look out for our FPF logo). Please help us spread the word about Featured Product Friday.

For further questions about Featured Product Friday, please read our informational blog post, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on July 19, 2015.