Friday, October 28, 2016

Prevent Expensive Static Damage w/Transforming Technologies ESD-Safe Office Supplies

Save an extra 10% off the Q Source price of Transforming Technologies ESD-Safe Office Supplies. Our FPF102816 Coupon Code is auto applied when you add an eligible office supply product to your shopping cart. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, October 28, 2016 through Sunday, October 30, 2016 and the code is unlimited use.

This selection of ESD-Safe Office Supplies from Transforming Technology, includes ESD-safe ball-point pens, sheet protectors, trash can liners, and a stainless steel cleanroom waste basket. Don’t let non-ESD-safe versions of these common office items be the cause of expensive static damage in your work environment.

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Click here to shop, or 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 October 30, 2016.

Tuesday, October 25, 2016

The Social Rewind for October 25, 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: Can computers diagnose cancer in humans? Fashion Seal HC’s post tells about how IBM’s supercomputer, Watson, has a 90% success rate doing just that.

Jergens post comes with a sense of urgency for the manufacturing industry: An estimated 2 million jobs, in that sector, will go unfilled if more youth don’t pursue a STEM education.

How do you feel about the current adult coloring book fad? Workrite Ergonomics’ post looks at the stress relieving aspects of coloring for grown-ups.

Another post with an urgent message, Agilent Technologies presents a World Health Organization report that 92% of the world now breathes polluted air.

Is it language or a valid concern? EE Times’ post examines Germany’s efforts to block Tesla from using the terms “autopilot,” “self-driving,” and “automated” in their automobile advertising.

And we close out this week’s column with our blog announcing our exhibit at the 2016 Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum.

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, October 21, 2016

Save an Extra 10% on Bevco Lexington V4 Value Line Chairs

Save an extra 10% off the Q Source Price of Bevco’s Lexington V4 Series Value-Line Chairs. Our FPF102116 Coupon Code is auto applied when you add an eligible chair to your shopping cart. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, October 21, 2016 through Sunday, October 23, 2016 and the code is unlimited use.

These Lexington V4 Series upholstered chairs offer quality at a low cost. Easy to assemble, Bevco’s V4 line complies with ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 standards.

Follow our weekly FPF selection on The Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Please help us spread the word about Featured Product Friday by sharing the FPF code with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop, or 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 October 23, 2016.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

Visit Q Source at the Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum 2016

Q Source will be among the dozens of exhibitors at the annual Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum being held Wednesday, October 26, 2016, at the Hyatt Regency Long Island in Hauppauge, NY. This valuable resource for the SMTA community runs from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and offers FREE registration at the event.

The SMTA Expo is focused on the needs and interests of process engineers, SMT machine operators/technicians, quality engineers, test and component engineers, and project managers. This is a great opportunity to network with fellow colleagues, discover new products and resources, and attend the informative technical sessions. This year’s sessions include:
  • Understanding PCB Design & Material Warpage Challenges by Eric Moen, Akrometrix - 11:30AM - 1:00PM in Salon H
  • Use of Sprayed and Baked On Nano-Coated Stencils to Improve Solder Paste Printing by Fred Cox, MET - 11:30AM -1:00PM in Salon F
  • Introduction to Latest in X-Ray and AOI Inspection Technology by John Travis, Nordson Dage - 2:00PM - 3:30PM in Salon H
  • Conformal Coating Over No Clean Flux by Kevin Pigeon, Aim - 2:00PM - 3:30PM in Salon F
Come visit us at this excellent SMTA show to learn how Q Source can help with your industry needs. For more info about the Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum please visit their Web site. For info about Q Source, or to purchase products from our wide online selection, please check out QSource.com. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020) or email.

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Monday, October 17, 2016

The Social Rewind for October 17, 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: TE Connectivity’s retweet of President Obama’s push for Mars exploration is a must-read.

Valutek’s post looks at the history of cleanrooms and asks if it’s time to change the way they work.

Check out Tektronix’ post for exciting news regarding a new ultra-high-speed wireless communication network that uses terahertz frequencies to achieve data rates up to 100 Gbit/s.

After reading 3M’s post, we’re very impressed by 12-year-old Sophia Tomov’s algorithm to stop adverse reactions to presciptions drugs.

Puritan’s post sure knows how to get our attention: Beer and biotechnology.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about Q Source’s VP being interviewed at the 2016 Costa Rica Life Sciences Forum.

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, October 14, 2016

Save thru Sunday on Lgi Cleanroom Labels w/Our Q Source Exclusive Promo

Save an extra 15% off the MSRP of Lgi Cleanroom Labels. Our FPF101416 Coupon Code is auto applied when you add an eligible cleanroom label to your shopping cart. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, October 14, 2016 through Sunday, October 16, 2016 and the code is unlimited use.

These Lgi labels are for use in clean or sterile cleanroom, harsh, or deep-freeze environments. Depending on the label, they can withstand moisture, chemical exposure, extreme temperatures, and are easy to use while wearing gloves.

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Click here to shop, or 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 October 16, 2016.

Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Q Source VP Interviewed at the 2016 Costa Rica Life Sciences Forum

The Costa Rica Life Sciences Forum 2016 is being held this week in San Jose, Costa Rica. Q Source’s Vice President, Gus Lugten, was part of an interview filmed at the forum and posted on the CINDE (Costa Rican Investment Promotion Agency) YouTube Channel.

Lugten commented on the high level of education in Costa Rica, the impressive lineup of companies present in the country, and Q Source’s role in providing solutions to the challenges those companies face:



CINDE is a private, non profit investment services organization that has attracted more than 250 high-tech companies to Costa Rica over the past 32 years. Costa Rica is the second largest medical device exporter in Latin America and the Life Sciences Forum is their dedicated MedTech event for the Life Sciences sector in the region. The 2016 Life Sciences Forum event is the third edition of this gathering of reps from leading manufacturers, researchers, consultants, and government officials focused on the latest advances and achievements in this sector.

Q Source, Inc., formed in 1984, is a distributor supplier of products addressing the commercial industrial assembly and production environments. Most notably working with the Electronic and Pharmaceutical Industrial sectors, our product supply offering is now utilized in almost all industrial type manufacturing.

For more information about Q Source please contact us via our Web site, phone (800-966-6020), or by email.

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Monday, October 10, 2016

The Social Rewind for October 10, 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’ post speaks of stinky, singing comets. Need we say more?

Leica Microsystems retweeted this really cool focus on the history of microscopes.

For those of us who work at a desk all day, this post from Workrite Ergonomics offers handy tips on creating a more ergonomic environment.

The National Nuclear Security Administration posted about a Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory scientist’s efforts at splitting hairs to create a new forensic-based identification process.

We’ve read about precious examples of 3D printing and the space program, this post from 3D Printing Industry examines how four non-SpaceX enterprises are using 3D printing to reach space.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about the addition of Lgi Cleanroom Labels to QSource.com.

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, October 7, 2016

Lgi Cleanroom Labels Added to QSource.com

QSource.com has recently added Lgi Cleanroom Labels to our Labeling & Identification offerings. Lgi, known for their CleanMark® labels, are innovative experts in label manufacturing and print technology.

Lgi CleanMark labels can be customized for size and used with either direct thermal or thermal transfer printers. They’re built to withstand extreme hot or cold temperatures, harsh chemical solvents, and physical abrasion. They feature the ability to indicate sterilization processes, such as autoclaving; may be pre-sterilized, and will not contaminate clean or sterile environments with particulates, outgassing, or microbes. CleanMark labels will firmly adhere to or easily peel from challenging surfaces.

Lgi’s CleanMark line of labels are easy-to-move, can be printed on with cleanroom pens or by any standard thermal transfer printer, and includes:
  • CleanMark Labels
  • CleanMark EZ-Peel Cleanroom Labels
  • CleanMark Printers & Ribbons
  • CleanMark Autoclave Labels
  • CleanMark Cryogenic Labels
  • CleanMark High Temperature Labels
As mentioned, Lgi’s CleanMark labels can be customized for size, adhesion, type, and removability. If you have specific requirements, please contact one of our cleanroom specialist for further assistance by calling 800-966-6020. Please consider the following when requesting a customized label:
  • For what cleanroom classification will your labels be used?
  • Is pre-sterilization required?
  • Are extreme temperatures a possibility?
  • Will there be chemical or solvent or exposure?
  • Do you need your labels to cycle through changing environments?
  • What type of surface will your labels adhere to (flat, cylindrical, conical, material, etc.)?
  • Do you need permanent or removable labels?
  • Do you need blank or pre-printed labels?
  • What type of printer (thermal transfer, direct thermal, or Laser) will be used?
To purchase your Lgi cleanroom labels, or for further information about custom labels, please visit our Lgi Department today. You may also contact us via our Web site, phone (800-966-6020), or by email.

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Get 7% off Sovella’s Electric Adjustable-Height Workbenches thru Sunday

Save an extra 7% off the Q Source price of Sovella’s Electric Adjustable-Height Workbenches. Our FPF100716 Coupon Code is auto applied when you add an eligible workbench to your shopping cart. This Featured Product Friday (FPF) promo is valid from today, October 7, 2016 through Sunday, October 9, 2016 and the code is unlimited use.

Sovella’s light-duty, motorized workbenches offer ergonomic versatility for many environments including light industrial, laboratory, light assembly, quality control, packing and technical offices. These adjustable-height models meet ergonomic standards for both seated and standing positions.

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Tuesday, October 4, 2016

The Social Rewind for October 4, 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: A little music to start the week, more specifically, Weller’s post about the world’s first computer music recording inspired by Alan Turing’s pioneering work with computers.

Our friends at Metcal posted this really handy infographic about soldering tip care. Definitely worth checking out if you’re a pro or a hobbyist.

Interested in workplace safety? This Brady post about slips, trips, and falls in the workplace offers valuable information about the potential dangers and costs of such accidents and what you can do to avoid them.

We offer our congratulations to TE Connectivity and urge you to read this amazing post about one of their ships saving 14 fishermen in the Arabian Sea.

Most of you probably already heard about Elon Musk’s Mars plans, but in case you didn’t, check out Laughing Squid’s post about SpaceX’s plan to colonize Mars.

And we close out this week’s column with our reminder to check out Q Source’s Clearance Center at QSource.com.

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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