Monday, June 27, 2016

The Social Rewind for June 27, 2016

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: Do you dare read this Fashion Seal HC’s post about America’s 25 least healthy cities?

Audiophiles take note, ACL Staticide shared this Vinyl Me, Please post about how to avoid static electricity’s impact on your records audio quality.

Have you heard about Industry 4.0? JBC Soldering Tools’ post examines this next-gen manufacturing standard.

It’s vacation time…will you be taking one? Workrite Ergonomics shared this post that reveals that American workers left more than half of their vacation days unused last year.

If you work in an industry where allergen control and FSMA compliance is vital, you’ll want to check out this Puritan post.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about SCS’ new air ionizers.

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 and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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Friday, June 24, 2016

Get Extra Savings on Excelta’s Precision Lazer Line Cutters through Sunday

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Monday, June 20, 2016

The Social Rewind for June 20, 2016

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: Agilent Technologies tells of E. Cuyler Hammond and how his studies linked cigarettes and lung cancer.

This Robotics Plaza post looks at Chinese startup, Horizon Robotics, and their goal of building cutting-edge AI on smart devices.

Learn from this 3D Printing Industry post, about how Made in Space’s Additive Manufacturing Facility on the International Space Station has produced its first tool, a simple wrench.

Ever hear of a farm in a box? Tektronix’ post about portable, shipping container farms reveals the future of farming.

EE Times’ post examines this cool chart of cosmic exploration. Check out the trajectories of every man-made explorer to escape Earth’s orbit.

And we close out this week’s column with our blog about Vision Engineering’s new Electronics Academy Webinar Series.

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 and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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Friday, June 17, 2016

Save on Essentra Porous Technologies Wipes Through Sunday

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Essentra’s wipes are perfect for a variety of cleaning applications. Featuring excellent absorbent properties, these wipes are used by professionals as an economical solution in a number of industries.

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Tuesday, June 14, 2016

Vision Engineering’s 3-Part Electronics Academy Webinar Series Begins Thursday

Starting this Thursday, June 16, 2016, our friends at Vision Engineering will be presenting their three-part Electronics Academy Webinar Series. This FREE series will be hosted by industry expert, Bob Willis.

Bob will provide an in-depth look at the topic of PCB/SMT assembly and the challenges of attaining Zero Defect Manufacture. Sharing his expertise and indispensable insight, Bob’s tips will help you recognize and comprehend common causes of solder joint failure.

SOLDER JOINT INSPECTION

This Thursday, the series kicks off with the Solder Joint Inspection & Process Defects Webinar. This hour-long session begins at 9:30 EST, and focuses on inspecting conventional and surface mount solder joints in relation to industry standards such as IPC 610 and IPC J-STD-001. Bob will also present a few of the most common joint failures and how to address them.

COUNTERFEIT COMPONENT INSPECTION

The second Webinar in the series, Counterfeit Component Inspection & Detection, begins at 9:30 a.m. EST on Wednesday, June 29th, 2016. This time around, Bob will examine the importance of first-level component inspection, how to test for counterfeit components, and the importance of photographic documentation to identify and avoid expensive mistakes.

CONFORMAL COATING INSPECTION

The current series will wrap up on Thursday, July 21st, 2016, with the Conformal Coating Inspection & Coating Faults Webinar. Also beginning at 9:30 a.m. EST, this session looks at the application of, and issues pertaining to, conformal coating. Bob will discuss the inspection of coatings, creating inspection standards, and how to correct common process defects.

Visit Vision Engineering’s Electronics Academy Webinar Series page to register today.


ALL ABOUT BOB

Bob Willis is a world-renowned surface mount and area array technology expert. For thirty years, he has trained and consulted electronics production staff and engineers around the world. Bob is a Fellow of the Institute Circuit Technology, an NVQ Assessor, Member of the SMART Group Technical Committee, Member of the Institute of Quality Assurance, and Society of Environmental Test Engineers.

Bob Willis

ERGONOMIC INSPECTION EXPERTS

Vision Engineering’s ergonomic inspection solutions are widely used for optical inspection applications by electronics manufacturers around the world. Using Vision’s technology, manufacturers improve their successes, save money, and achieve better quality control.

Q Source has been an official Vision Engineering distributor since 2007. Shop our Vision Engineering Department at QSource.com for dozens of microscopes, inspection systems, and related accessories. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.

 

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