Friday, May 29, 2015

Save Over $60 on Steinel’s Professional Heat Gun Kit - 3 Days Only

Save 32% off the MSRP on Steinel’s HL 1810 S 3-Stage Professional Heat Gun w/General Purpose Accessory Kit (Q Source SKU: 34822-S047) when you use our FPF052915 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, May 29, 2015 through Sunday, May 31, 2015.

This pro-quality Steinel kit features a cool air stage and choice of 2 temperature settings for convenient hand-held or bench work in production and assembly line use. Regularly listed at $190.50, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $130.00. 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 May 29, 2015.

Wednesday, May 27, 2015

Our Daylight Magnifier Inventory Clearance Sale Ends in 5 Days – Act Now

There are only five days left to get an extra 10% off select Daylight Company Magnifiers via our Inventory Clearance Sale. These additional savings on four top-quality magnifying lamps expires May 31, 2015 (or while supplies last).

Choose from Daylight’s U22020-01 Ultra-Slim White Magnifying Lamp w/1.75x Magnification 7" Lens, U22080 Ultra-Slim White Magnifying Lamp XR with 1.75x Magnification 7" Lens, U25030 Slimline LED White Magnifying Lamp with 1.75x-2.25x Magnification 5" Lens, and UN1040 Naturalight White Table Magnifying Lamp with 4x Magnification. These stylish lamps are designed to allow detailed work, comfortable use, easy operation, and a reduction in squinting and headaches.

So, make sure you visit our Daylight Co. Magnifier Inventory Clearance Sale page at QSource.com in the next five days to buy an eligible lamp(s) and save an extra 10% off our already discounted prices. In addition, we offer a complete selection of Daylight products at our Daylight Company manufacturer page. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.

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Tuesday, May 26, 2015

The Social Rewind for May 26, 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: “Get your 3D printer running…” TE Connectivity shared this cool post about their fully functional 3D-printed motorcycle.

Elkay Plastics’ post of a Bloomberg Business article takes an interesting look at how Southern California ports are turning to automation and tech to combat slowdowns and lost market shares.

The thought of parachuting spiders is enough to make us want to climb back in bed and pull the covers up over our heads. But, Laboratory Equipment magazine’s post about baby spiders raining down on Southern Australia is still a pretty wild read.

Baby Spiders Rain Down on AustraliaIt sounds like something from a nightmare, or perhaps a divine punishment, but it...

Posted by Laboratory Equipment magazine on Monday, May 18, 2015

ThomasNet’s post about L’Oreal 3D printing its own human skin for cosmetic testing seems like another positive step toward safer, environmentally friendly methods for procedures including prescription drugs and toxicity.

Having already stopped animal testing in 2013, L'Oreal is now testing #cosmetics on 3D printed human skin. This new...

Posted by ThomasNet on Tuesday, May 19, 2015

A Mashable article about secret space planes and the scientific experiments they’ll perform while in orbit? We’re in!

And we close out this week’s column with our post about our latest email touting ASG’s “We Love the ‘90s” promotion.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us.

DON’T FORGET THE BEST OF LAST YEAR
Check out our selections for the Top Ten Posts of the column’s first year. Thank you for reading it and for your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column each week. We hope you’ll keep on reading and enjoying it every Monday.


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.

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Friday, May 22, 2015

Our FPF ACL ESD Locator Sale Helps You Find Static & Save Money

Save 17% off the MSRP on ACL Staticide’s Precision Electrostatic Locator w/Case (Q Source SKU: ACL-300B-A008) when you use our FPF052215 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, May 22, 2015 through Sunday, May 24, 2015.

This ACL Electrostatic Locator is an economic way to instantly measure static charges with an accurate hand-held device. Regularly listed at $440.00, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $365.00. 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 May 24, 2015.

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

The Social Rewind for May 19, 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, ever wonder what makes the Apple Watch “tick?” Conductive Containers shared this post by iFixit, who teamed up with Creative Electron to use x-rays for an inside look at Apple’s hot new product.

The world of “Star Trek” and “Star Wars” gets closer every day, as evidenced by this Tektronix post look at NASA’s “Impossible Engine.” Warp speed, anyone?

Looking like alien life forms or the formation of the universe, Laughing Squid’s post of footage of ink, oil, soap, and glitter moving and combining is just pure beautiful to look at.

Mesmerizing Footage That Captures Ink, Oil, Soap and Glitter as They Combine to Create Moving Beads of Color

Posted by Laughing Squid on Monday, May 11, 2015

NIST’s post makes us ask the question: Has the Japanese discovery of a new state of matter unveiled the holy grail of high-temperature superconductivity?

Lose your keys? Instructables posted about how that might be a thing of the past with the ability to save your key on a USB stick and 3D print it whenever you wanted. Of course, you need to make sure you don’t lose your USB drive, too.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about our Questions for Q-Bot column.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us.

DON’T FORGET THE BEST OF LAST YEAR
Check out our selections for the Top Ten Posts of the column’s first year. Thank you for reading it and for your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column each week. We hope you’ll keep on reading and enjoying it every Monday.


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.

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Friday, May 15, 2015

Get 18% Off MicroCare’s Multipurpose ScreenClean Wipes w/Our 3-Day Sale

Save 18% off the MSRP on a Tub of 100 MicroCare ScreenClean 8" x 5" Ink Remover Wipes (Q Source SKU: MCC-CDIW-M028) when you use our FPF051515 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, May 15, 2015 through Sunday, May 17, 2015.

These ScreenClean presaturated wipes are a perfect replacement for methylene chloride, acetone, or other ink removing solvents to safely clean inks and thick-film pastes. Regularly listed at $23.12, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $18.99. 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 May 17, 2015.

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

How Do You Entertain a Bored Robot?


Q-Bot is getting bored. And, trust us, you don’t want a bored robot hanging around your warehouse. We need some new Questions for Q-Bot…quickly!

It’s been a while since our last Questions for Q-Bot column, and with that in mind, here’s a brief run-down of previous answers provided by our wise and witty Q-Bot:

Questions for Q-Bot: Finger Cots – No, They're Not Tiny Hats for Your Fingers

Q-Bot addressed a customer’s curiosity about finger cots. A big thumbs up to this one…wait, is the thumb a finger?

Questions for Q-Bot: The Spudger – More Than Just a Pointy Stick

Q-Bot answered this sticky question about spudgers. A handy tool when your fingernail just won’t do.

Questions for Q-Bot: OSHA Updates MSDS to SDS

Q-Bot responded to this important hazardous materials-related question. OSHA drops an “M”; makes us all safer.

NIST Certification: Questions for Q-Bot

This standards-related question was right in Q-Bot’s wheelhouse. Now you've got the gist about NIST.

RoHS & RoHS Compliance: Questions for Q-Bot

Q-Bot offered a clean look at this toxin-related topic. RoHS aims to ensure our electronics (and robots?) won’t harm us.

To submit your "Question for Q-Bot," please contact Q-Bot via Twitter (@q_source), Facebook, or the "Contact Us" link on Q Source’s homepage.

Please share this blog post with your friends and colleagues via the social media links below. If you have questions or comments about anything on The Q Source Resource or QSource.com please leave us a message in the comments section. For additional Q Source product information, reviews, how-to articles, and special offers please subscribe to our email newsletter.

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Bevco’s Quick-Ship Program: 48-Hour Delivery on Select Chairs

You need ergonomic chairs and you need them fast. If this is your situation, we suggest Bevco Ergonomic Seating’s new 48-hour Quick Ship Program on select 7000 Series Chairs.


Order up to 15 of Bevco’s most popular 7000 Series chair configurations and get them delivered in just 48 hours. This convenient program on Bevco’s high-grade chairs runs now through August 31, 2015.

This Quick-Ship program is valid on select 7000 Series chairs and includes the following specifications:
  • Black only - offer not valid for other polyurethane colors
  • Options available: AA & AAE arms on tilt models
  • Hard-floor, carpet, and ESD casters
Visit our Bevco 7000 Series Quick-Ship Program page to purchase your chairs and take advantage of this 48-hour shipping promo (up to 15 chairs). For additional information or questions about this limited-time program, 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 Bevco 7000 Series Chairs FREE Casters promotion.

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Monday, May 11, 2015

The Social Rewind for May 11, 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, Popular Mechanics looks at a Polish architect’s proposal to build an incredible underwater tennis court off the coast of Dubai. This awesome creation would allow spectators to enjoy undersea life between watching the tennis match…no scuba gear required.

Robotic surgery is becoming a common tool of the medical industry. Automaton examines the potential security issues of a surgical robot being hacked.

3D Printing Industry presents yet another medical-related life-saving success for 3D printing: 3D-printed, patient-specific splints for infants born with defective airways.

Three infants are saved by patient-specific, 3D printed medical implants! #3dprinting

Posted by 3D Printing Industry on Monday, May 4, 2015

This explanatory post from Laboratory Equipment magazine, about how the hottest Dust Bowl years of 1934 and ’36 were linked to two hot spots in the oceans, could assist us in understanding and preparing for future Dust Bowl type situations.

Hottest Dust Bowl Years Linked to Warm OceansTwo ocean hot spots have been found to be the potential drivers of the...

Posted by Laboratory Equipment magazine on Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Mashable reported on the licensing of the first self-driving semi-trucks in the U.S. The trucks were manufactured by Daimler and are currently licensed for operation only in the state of Nevada.

And we close out this week’s column with our post announcing EasyBraid’s new Buy 3, Get 2 Free Soldering System promo.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us.

DON’T FORGET THE BEST OF LAST YEAR
Check out our selections for the Top Ten Posts of the column’s first year. Thank you for reading it and for your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column each week. We hope you’ll keep on reading and enjoying it every Monday.


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, May 8, 2015

Save Big w/Our 3-Day Sale on This EasyBraid Soldering Iron System

Save 21% off the MSRP on EasyBraid’s EB-5000S-1 Soldering Iron System 100-110 VAC Complete System (Q Source SKU: EB-5000S-1-E012) when you use our FPF050815 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, May 8, 2015 through Sunday, May 10, 2015.

This EasyBraid Soldering Iron System features technology designed to keep tip temperatures accurate and consistent based on characteristics of a metal losing its magnetic properties at specific temperatures. Regularly listed at $492.31, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $389.00. 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 May 10, 2015.

Wednesday, May 6, 2015

EasyBraid Limited Time Offer: Get 5 Stations for the Price of 3

Five NEW soldering station kits for the price of three? It’s true! Get 2 FREE EasyBraid EB-2000S-K Soldering Station Kits when you purchase 3. This limited time offer expires on June 30th, 2015.


The EB-2000S-K is a brand new soldering station based on Curie Heat Technology. This technology responds to the thermal needs of individual solder joints by fine-tuning the power immediately, thus meeting the precise requirements of the substrate components and solder materials.

Features of the EB-2000S-K:
  • Curie Heat Technology operating at 470 KHz
  • Maximum flexibility – can use any of the EK, EP, or ES Series
  • Extremely compact, weighs just 1.3 kilograms
  • Requires NO calibration or operator training
  • No additional coil assembly costs
The ESD-free, lead-free EasyBraid EB-2000S-K Kit (EK Series tips sold separately) includes the following: EB-2000PS Power Supply, SHH-4 Soldering Handpiece Holder, SHP-K Soldering Handpiece, RMP-1 Tip Removal Pad, BC-1 Brass Curls, SPG-1 Sulphide Free Sponge, CC-1 Connection Cable. System specifications are as follows:
  • Input Line Voltage: EB-2000PS – 100-240 VAC, 55W
  • Surface Resistivity: 105 – 109 Ω/sq.
  • Tip to Ground Potential: <2mV, true RMS 50-500Hz
  • Tip to Ground Resistance: <2 Ohms DC
  • Idle temperature Stability: +/- 1.1 °C (2 °F) in still air
  • Max Enclosure Temperature: 50 °C (122 °F)
  • Fuse: EB-2000PS – 250V 1A “Slo-Blo”
  • Output Power (Maximum): 50 Watts
  • Output Frequency: 470 KHz
  • Size (W x H x D): 110 mm x 155 mm x 92 mm
  • Input Line Frequency: 50/60Hz
Here’s how to take advantage of this FREE promo: Visit QSource.com to make your purchase and then download the redemption form from our site. Complete ALL FIELDS with your contact information. Send the completed form and a copy of the invoice to either sales@easybraidco.com or via fax to 952-929-2765.

Please note: Invoice must be dated between 4/1/15 and 6/30/15, redemptions must be postmarked within 30 days of the distributor invoice date, and customers are responsible for all shipping charges of the free soldering stations (must provide a UPS or FedEx account number).

For further information, you may contact Q Source by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.

If there's a product or topic you'd like to see The Q Source Resource write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you share this blog post with your friends and colleagues via the social media links below. If you have questions or comments about anything on The Q Source Resource or QSource.com please leave us a message in the comments section.

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Monday, May 4, 2015

The Social Rewind for May 4, 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, Fashion Seal HC’s post asks if we’re getting plenty of sleep, but still feeling tired in the morning. Well, come to think of it…Zzzzzzzzz.

Ever heard of Alphonse Bertillon? Agilent Technologies’ post looks at the criminal investigator that even Sherlock Holmes had to give a shout-out to.

Prototype Today’s post examines the first full-scale, copper 3D-printed rocket engine part created by NASA. Another important step in our future journey to Mars.

NASA Announces First Full-Scale Copper 3D Printed Rocket Engine Part - http://www.prototypetoday.com/nasa/nasa-announces-first-full-scale-copper-3d-printed-rocket-engine-part

Posted by Prototype Today on Monday, April 27, 2015

Whew, what’s that smell? Are you eating a Limburger Cheese sandwich again? Workrite Ergonomics’ post warns about the most offensive foods you can eat at your work desk.

"...Not only have open-plan offices left employees feeling stripped of their privacy and unable to dodge work, we’ve...

Posted by Workrite Ergonomics on Friday, May 1, 2015

MAKE Magazine’s post tells of a Spanish company that scanned and 3D-printed all 318 residents of a small Spanish village. Pretty cool, but we dare you to try doing that with even just one of New York City’s boroughs.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about ACL’s static-dissipative table mats.

There you have it…another quick look at a few of last week’s most interesting social media posts. We hope you enjoyed this week’s Social Rewind. We’d love it if you shared other interesting blog posts with us.

DON’T FORGET THE BEST OF LAST YEAR
Check out our selections for the Top Ten Posts of the column’s first year. Thank you for reading it and for your comments and suggestions. We enjoy bringing you this fun and informative column each week. We hope you’ll keep on reading and enjoying it every Monday.


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, May 1, 2015

Get FREE Shipping on Quantum Conductive Bins, Totes & Accessories

Now, here's a great deal: Get FREE shipping on Quantum Storage Systems Conductive Stack-and-Hang Bins and Dividable Totes. If you have storage needs for your sensitive components these Quantum products provide a durable, high-grade, economical solution.

This special FREE shipping offer includes more than 100 items that are ideal for storage or transportation. Quantum's Conductive Bins & Totes bins/totes feature:
  • Carbon-filled, copolymer polypropylene
  • Permanently conductive
  • Unaffected by washing with normal cleaners
  • Surface resistivity of <105 Ohms
In addition to the bins/totes, our FREE shipping promo includes select conductive:
  • Racks/Panels/Rail Systems
  • Short/Long/Conductive Dividers
  • Covers/Label Holders/Other Accessories
Visit our "Free Shipping on Quantum Storage Systems Conductive Bins & Dividable Totes" page to take advantage of this FREE shipping offer. For additional Quantum products, check out our Quantum Storage Systems page. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.

If there's a product or topic you'd like to see The Q Source Resource write about please let us know. We'd also appreciate if you share this blog post with your friends and colleagues via the social media links below. If you have questions or comments about anything on The Q Source Resource or QSource.com please leave us a message in the comments section.

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Protect Your Skin, While Saving Money w/Our R&R Lotion Sunscreen Promo

Save 38% off of MSRP on a case of 50 R&R Lotion SPF 30+ Fragrance Free Industrial Sunscreen Packs (Q Source SKU: ICSSP-30+FF-R007) when you use our FPF050115 Coupon Code. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, May 1, 2015 through Sunday, May 3, 2015.

R&R’s Industrial Sunscreen is perfect for the outside worker, reflects both UVB and UVA ultraviolet rays, is formulated with natural zinc oxide, and provides up to five hours of protection. Regularly listed at $73.00, but with our FPF code savings you’ll get it for just $44.99. 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 May 3, 2015.