Monday, June 26, 2017

Shipping ESD-Sensitive Components? Get Extra Savings on These CCI Shipping Boxes

Save an extra 5% off the Q Source price on CCI’s ESD Shipping Boxes w/Foam. Get this discount when you add an eligible box to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, June 26, 2017 and runs through Friday, June 30, 2017.

These ESD Shipping Boxes (w/foam) provide inexpensive, ESD-safe, protection for static-sensitive, fragile components. Eligible boxes are available I number of sizes and shapes and span many popular CCI product lines. Please see the individual product page for further details.

Follow our regular Free Freight and Featured Product selections on our Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Please help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for CCI ESD Shipping Boxes w/Foam. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, June 30, 2017.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Free Ships on These JBC Tips

Get Free Freight on select JBC Soldering Tips (Cartridges). Get this discount when you add an eligible tip to your shopping cart. These popular tips are in stock and ready-to-ship. Our Free Freight promo is valid Monday, June 19, 2017 and runs through Friday, June 23, 2017.

Free-shipping-eligible tips are available in a number of cartridge sizes and types with various tip shapes including conical, chisel, curved micro tweezers, spade, and sloped. They are for use with a range of JBC Soldering tools such as the NANO Premium Series Digital Soldering Station, PA Series Micro-Tweezers, DR Series Desoldering Iron, and others. Please visit the individual product pages for more detailed information.

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Click here to shop for JBC Soldering Tips. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, June 23, 2017.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

The Social Rewind for June 14, 2017

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: Four girls, 4 days, 0 emissions. TE Connectivity’s post tells about the first ever girls-only world record attempt in an electric car.

The folks over at JBC Soldering know about the importance of solder and their post offers advice about choosing the right one for all of your soldering projects.

WATCH. That’s the word and acronym that Wearwell presents in their helpful post about how to select new matting or flooring.

Dead men may tell no tales, but Agilent Technologies’ post shows mummies do speak when scientists extract DNA from mummified remains.

Do you love tools? Do you love music? Then this Laughing Squid post about a musician who plays tool songs using actual tools is a must see.

And we close out this week’s column with a Guest Blog post about ESD Wastebaskets.

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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Monday, June 12, 2017

Attention Stereo Microscope Users: Save 20% on This Popular Unitron LED Ring Light

Save 20% off the MSRP of Unitron’s 15854 LED Ring Light. Get this discount when you add the Unitron 15854 to your shopping cart. This popular ring light is in stock and ready-to-ship. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, June 12, 2017 and runs through Friday, June 16, 2017.

This popular Unitron LED Ring Light fits just about any stereo microscope with a diameter of 60 mm or less. It features a 10-step variable light intensity, sectional light, 72 LED bulbs, and a color temperature of 6400 K. For further details please see the 15854 product page.

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Wednesday, June 7, 2017

The Social Rewind for June 7, 2017

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: Weller shared this excellent post that recommends Maker Faires for exposing kids to robotics, circuitry, and computer hardware.

3M’s post teaches us about Evaptainers and how they’re helping to eliminate food waste in the developing world.

If you’re designing the perfect laboratory workstation, this post by Treston USA is a must read.

Puritan shared this enlightening piece about how researchers have cut DNA separation time down to minutes by using a special glass microchip.

If humanity wants to explore deep space, they’ll need the NASA research into radiation shields discussed in this post from 3D Printing Industry.

And we close out this week’s column with a post about QSource.com’s new Engagement Bar.

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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Tuesday, June 6, 2017

Yes, You Do Need an ESD Wastebasket

Originally posted as The Cause for ESD Wastebaskets by Transforming Technologies - Re-posted here, including slight edits, with permission

It is fair to wonder why there is a need for ESD wastebaskets. If the basket resides underneath a workstation, and stays there permanently, the need may not exist.

 However, there are a number of circumstances when the wastebasket could present a significant hazard to electronic products. The following are just a few examples of potentially risky scenarios:

Worksurface Cleaning: An operator lifts the wastebasket to the edge of the workstation to collect the debris being removed. Should a static-sensitive product be present on the worksurface and not contained in a shielding container, there is a good opportunity for exposure to electrostatic fields that exceed safe limits.

Lead Trimming/Board Cleaning Operations: When trimming component leads or using aerosol cleaners on PCBs (Printed Circuit Boards), some operators will hold the PCB over a wastebasket to catch the clippings or solvent run-off. Many times, the PCB will be placed well into the waste container to assure catching the unwanted materials. This operation puts PCBs and ESD-sensitive devices very close to potentially significant electrostatic fields.

Aisle Proximity: Some wastebaskets have been observed in close proximity to production floor aisles, where product transfer carts pass or may be parked. ANSI/ESD S2020 requires items that generate 2,000 volts or more (measured at 1” from the item) be kept at least 12” from ESD-sensitive devices. Using ESD wastebaskets eliminates the risk of carts being parked next to static-generating baskets.

While company ESD policies may prohibit some of the actions mentioned above, it does not mean that they will not occur from time to time. ESD wastebaskets provide assurance that the wastebasket will never be an ESD threat to your product.

Transforming Technologies offers ESD wastebaskets in static-dissipative polypropylene and in stainless steel for cleanroom operations. If a liner is to be used for easier maintenance, Transforming Technologies offers them in both conductive and static dissipative.

Please visit QSource.com for further information about these Transforming Technologies products:

28-Quart, Black ESD-Safe Waste Basket (WBAS 28)
  • Material: Carbon-loaded, black conductive Polypropylene
  • Point-to-Point Resistance RP: 104- 105 W
  • Height: 15"
  • Opening: 13.5" x 9.5"
22-Gallon, Black ESD-Safe Waste Basket (WBAS90)
  • Weight: 7.5 lb.
  • Dimensions: 30" x 20" x 11"
  • Material: Carbon-loaded, black conductive polypropylene
  • Resistance - RTP: 104 - 105
  • Marking: Yellow ESD symbol
44-Gallon, Black ESD-Safe Waste Basket (WBAS180)
  • Weight: 13 lb.
  • Dimensions: 31" x 24" x 24"
  • Material: Carbon-loaded, black conductive polypropylene
  • Resistance - RTP: 104 - 105
  • Marking: Yellow ESD symbol
2-Mil, 7-10 Gallon Pink Dissipative Anti-Static Trash Liners (WBASLP)
  • Basic Material: Single layer of non-amine polyethylene
  • Size: 24" x 24"
  • Tensile Strength: 2,000 to 3,000 PSI
  • Tearing Strength: 65- to 450-lb. per square inch
  • Surface Resistivity: ‹ or equal to 1011 ohms/sq.
  • Static Decay Rate: 5 kV - 0 volts ‹ 2 seconds per
  • Shelf Life: Permanently anti-static under normal storage conditions
3 Mil, 7-10 Gallon Black Conductive Trash Liners (WBASLB)
  • Basic Material: Single layer of non-amine polyethylene
  • Size: 24" x 24"
  • Tensile Strength: > 2,000 PSI
  • Tearing Strength: > 400-lb. per inch
  • Surface Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 ohms/sq
  • Volume Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 ohms/cm
  • Shelf Life: Permanently anti-static under normal storage conditions
22-Gallon, Black Conductive ESD Trash Can Liners (WBAS22LB)
  • Basic Material: Single layer of non-amine polyethylene
  • Thickness: 3 mil
  • Size: 24" x 24"
  • Volume: 7-10 gallon (28-40 quart)
  • Tensile Strength: > 2000 PSI
  • Tearing Strength: > 400-lb. per inch
  • Surface Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/sq
  • Volume Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/cm
  • Shelf Life: Permanently anti-static under normal storage conditions
22-Gallon, Pink Dissipative ESD Trash Can Liner (WBAS22LP)
  • Basic Material: Single layer of non-amine polyethylene
  • Thickness: 3 mil
  • Size: 24" x 24"
  • Volume: 7-10 gallon (28-40 quart)
  • Tensile Strength: > 2000 PSI
  • Tearing Strength: > 400-lb. per inch
  • Surface Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/sq
  • Volume Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/cm
  • Shelf Life: Permanently anti-static under normal storage conditions
44-Gallon, Black Conductive ESD Trash Can Liner (WBAS44LB)
  • Basic Material: Single layer of non-amine polyethylene
  • Thickness: 3 mil
  • Size: 24" x 24"
  • Volume: 7-10 gallon (28-40 quart)
  • Tensile Strength: > 2000 PSI
  • Tearing Strength: > 400-lb. per inch
  • Surface Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/sq
  • Volume Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/cm
  • Shelf Life: Permanently anti-static under normal storage conditions
44-Gallon, Pink Dissipative ESD Trash Can Liner (WBAS44LP)
  • Basic Material: Single layer of non-amine polyethylene
  • Thickness: 3 mil
  • Size: 24" x 24"
  • Volume: 7-10 gallon (28-40 quart)
  • Tensile Strength: > 2000 PSI
  • Tearing Strength: > 400-lb. per inch
  • Surface Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/sq
  • Volume Resistivity: ‹ 30,000 OHMS/cm
  • Shelf Life: Permanently anti-static under normal storage conditions
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Monday, June 5, 2017

Steady Now: Save 10% on PanaVise Vises All Week Long!

Save an extra 10% off the Q Source price on PanaVise Vises. Get this discount when you add an eligible vise to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, June 5, 2017 and runs through Friday, June 9, 2017.

Promo-eligible vises include models perfect for use in electronics & PCBs, hobbies, arts & crafts, jewelry & model making, small home/light duty repairs, workbench environments, and more. Please visit the individual product pages for each vise for more detailed information.

Follow our regular Free Freight and Featured Product selections on our Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Please help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for eligible vises. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, June 9, 2017.

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

The Social Rewind for May 31, 2017

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: We’ve all heard about the amazing things that 3D printing can accomplish, but this post from Tektronix presents a new 4D printing method that allows for the printing of flat components that can be folded into 3D objects at a later time.

This cool post from Valutek looks at how 4th graders are learning about human biology by wearing and marking up white, disposable coveralls with all of the body’s systems.

Agilent Technologies’ post examines how new technologies like PCR (polymerase chain reaction) and Real-time PCR (also known as quantitative or qPCR), can help forensic investigators deal with degraded DNA.

The National Nuclear Security Administration posted about their Super Truck team’s research that could potentially save 21 billion gallons of diesel fuel and 210 million tons of reduced carbon dioxide emissions for the trucking industry.

Laughing Squid’s post answers a question we’ve had for a long time: Why do airplanes still fly at the same speeds they did in the 1960s?

And we close out this week’s column with a blog post about our ACL Premium ESD Paints promo.

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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Monday, May 29, 2017

Got Tools? You Need One of These Waterloo Tool Chests

Save an extra 5% off the Q Source price on Waterloo Tool Chests. Get this discount when you add an eligible tool chest to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, May 29, 2017 and runs through Friday, June 2, 2017.

Available in red or black and offering two to ten drawers, eligible chests feature double-wall construction, various locking and latch systems, sturdy drawers, non-slip liners, and limited warranties. Visit the individual product pages for more detailed information.

Follow our regular Free Freight and Featured Product selections on our Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Please help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for eligible tool chests. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, June 2, 2017.

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Get Extra Savings & a Free Giveaway When You Buy ACL Premium ESD Paints

If you’re looking to ESD protect your workplace floor, or to reapply an ESD coating you previously applied, we have an awesome special offer on ACL Staticide Premium ESD Paints. Now through July 31st, 2017, get a Free gallon of ACL’s 4030-1 Neutralizer/Cleaner when you buy either two gallons or one 5-gallon pail of their 5700 Series Premium ESD Paint. Plus, when you combine that offer with the purchase of the ACL 395 Resistivity Meter, you’ll get 10% off the meter.


ACL’s 5700 Series Premium ESD Paints offer a reliable static control solution that is more economical than ESD epoxy or ESD tile. These convenient paints provide consistent static protection for interior concrete floors and are perfect for use in electronics manufacturing, assembly, and other ESD-protected areas. You’ll find these paints easy to apply and maintain with a rich viscosity that ensures even distribution of conductive material. Click here for a product data sheet.

The ACL Staticide 4030-1 Neutralizer/Cleaner is a ready-to-use, low-foaming multi-purpose maintenance cleaner that is non-toxic, biodegradable, and environmentally friendly. It will not degrade the anti-static properties of an environment (such as a ESD-painted floors), and it has a neutral formula that allows it to safely be used in environments with septic and sewage systems. Click here for a product data sheet.

Perfect for static testing floor finishes and paints (along with mats, wrist straps, smocks, bags, and containers), the ACL Staticide 395 Resistivity Meter features a modern design and sophisticated circuitry to provide high accuracy. Great for use in manufacturing and research departments, the 395 Meter has an easy-to-read, color-coded LED scale that will give half decade measurements to provide a close indication to actual value. Click here for a product data sheet.

Please visit our ACL ESD Premium Paint promo page to purchase your paint(s) or for further info about our exclusive promo. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.

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Monday, May 22, 2017

The Social Rewind for May 22, 2017

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: Whether you’re soldering for a hobby or as a profession, the info in this Weller post about choosing the right solder is a good reference.

In another hot reference post, Master Appliance’s post provides some basic tips for using a heat gun.

Wearwell’s post offers a selection of tips for workplace housekeeping to prevent injuries, make a good first impression, and improve productivity.

Are you confused about cleanroom classifications? This detailed piece shared by Puritan will enlighten you.

This amazing 3D Printing Industry post says that women facing fertility problems may soon be helped by 3D-printed ovaries.

And we close out this week’s column with an email post about our wide selections of products available 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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Lighting for Less - Extra Savings on Daylight Task Lights

Save an extra 5% off the Q Source price on Daylight Task Lights. Get this discount when you add an eligible task light to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, May 22, 2017 and runs through Friday, May 26, 2017.

Eligible Daylight Task Lights include Slimline LED lamps, artist lamps, hobby lamps, and more. Please visit the individual product pages for more detailed specs and features.

Follow our regular Free Freight and Featured Product selections on our Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Please help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for eligible Daylight Task Lights. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, May 26, 2017.

Monday, May 15, 2017

The Social Rewind for May 15, 2017

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: Workrite Ergonomics shared this post that says that luck may not be so dumb.

JBC Soldering’s post examines the discovery of a new transparent thin film material that could mean major breakthroughs for electronics and solar cells.

Before we forget, check out this Agilent Technologies post that looks at how our well-being may be protected by forgetting certain things.

If you’re into electric cars and also the concept of self-driving vehicles, this TE Connectivity post theorizes that the future of the electric car is autonomous.

For all of you math geeks out there, Laughing Squid shared this awesome map of mathematics.

And we close out this week’s column with a blog post about the new Bevco: Dura 7000 Series Chairs.

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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Save on Dozens of Eclipse Tool Kits for a Variety of Applications & Repairs

Save an extra 10% off the Q Source price on Eclipse Tool Kits. Get this discount when you add an eligible tool kit to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, May 15, 2017 and runs through Friday, May 19, 2017.

Our exclusive Featured Product Sale offers additional savings on numerous kits from leading manufacturer, Eclipse Tools. Eligible products include technician’s kits, electronics kits, Apple, PC & video game repair kits; cell phone repair kits, and dozens more. Visit our Featured Product promo page for the complete selection.

Follow our regular Free Freight and Featured Product selections on our Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Please help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for eligible Eclipse Tool Kits. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, May 19, 2017.

Friday, May 12, 2017

Dura 7000 Series Chairs Now Offer a Larger Weight Capacity

If you’re shopping for ergonomic chairs and need to consider weight capacity, please head over to QSource.com’s Bevco Dura 7000 Series Chairs Department. We think Bevco’s upgraded 7000 Series lineup may be just what you need.


These popular, durable chairs are more rugged and robust with improvements that include:
  • Higher 350-lb. Weight Capacity
  • Stronger Bushings
  • Available 20” Adjustable Chrome Flat Footrings
In addition to these upgrades, Bevco’s Dura Chairs feature a polyurethane that is impervious to water, oil, and most chemicals; are made to meet ANSI/BIFMA standards, and are GREENGUARD GOLD certified. Plus, they come standard with Bevco’s 12-year warranty.

Available in standard and cleanroom versions, these chairs offer a variety of options for use in schools, labs, and other industrial environments. And, as with all of Bevco’s chair lines, the Dura 7000 Series allows you to create the exact chair to meet your needs.

Please visit our Bevco Dura 7000 Series page to purchase your chairs. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.

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Tuesday, May 9, 2017

The Social Rewind for May 9, 2017

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: Tektronix always has the coolest stories about new technology and this week they offer a post about the potential use of 3D liquid crystals for creating quantum computers.

Wearwell’s post focuses on the importance of proper ergonomic surfaces to improve worker health and productivity and to reduce absenteeism.

Hey dads, find out who joins Netflix in 3M’s post of the 50 best places to work for new fathers.

Zebra Technologies posted a piece about what the future holds for using RFID transmitters to track NFL player performance.

3D Printing Industry presents another post about the promising use of 3D printing to save lives. In this case, the creation of an artificial pancreas for type 1 diabetes patients.

And we close out this week’s column with a post about our new ACL Staticide ESD Premium Paints promotion.

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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Monday, May 8, 2017

Save on Treston Electric Workbenches w/Our Featured Product Sale

Save an extra 5% on Treston Electric Workbenches
Save an extra 5% off the Q Source price on Treston’s Electric Workbenches. Get this week-long discount when you add an eligible workbench to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, May 8, 2017 and runs through Friday, May 12, 2017.

Eligible workbenches include ESD and non-ESD laminate worksurfaces, with or without an LMT Frame, and with or without a single bay upright module. For complete details, please see the individual product pages for these workbenches.

Follow our regular Free Freight and Featured Product selections on our Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Please help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for eligible Treston Electric Workbenches. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, May 12, 2017.

Wednesday, May 3, 2017

The Social Rewind for May 3, 2017

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: We hope this post won’t be one of the surprising reasons, listed in this post from Workrite Ergonomics, of why you have a headache.

Puritan’s post looks at the tools of boxing and MMA’s often overlooked “cutman” in the corner.

How does studying the big help us learn about the very small? This National Nuclear Security Administration post shows how cosmology is now helping us understand quantum mechanics.

Agilent Technologies’ post gets us, in a roundabout way, to a very interesting revelation of how scientists are using DNA as a new outlet for information storage.

Here’s a do-it-yourself post from Instructables that demonstrates how to build your own soldering microscope using a Raspberry Pi Zero W and a camera module.

And we close out this week’s column with our post announcing the extension of our popular Static Solutions Free Shipping promotion.

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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Monday, April 24, 2017

The Social Rewind for April 24, 2017

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: Lean processes and policies have found their way into many industries. Treston USA’s post focuses on a key question of whether Six Sigma should be implemented in electronics manufacturing plants.

The experts at JBC Soldering Tools shared these valuable soldering safety tips. A must-read before your next project.

Here's a cool post from 3D Printing Industry about how UK researchers have developed “smart bandages” that can track how well a wound is healing.

It's NFL Draft season and Zebra Technologies’ post presents a story about how player tracking sensors and their related data are who your team will select.

For those of you who are REALLY particular about your coffee, Laughing Squid shared this story about a Japanese vending machine that gives you a live view of your coffee being brewed.

And we close out this week’s column with our blog about an awesome new Free Shipping offer on Quantum Storage Systems 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 and if you would share this column with your friends and colleagues.


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Thursday, April 20, 2017

The Social Rewind for April 20, 2017

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: Grab your tools! It’s that do-it-yourself time of year and 3M’s post offers safety tips for your next DIY project.

Are you slouching as you read this? Then you need to read Workrite Ergonomics’ post about the importance of good posture at work.

Many people around the world depend on the desalination of water. Tektronix’ post looks at how researchers have created a better way of turning salt water into clean drinking water using graphene.

Agilent Technologies’ sobering post delves into the question: Humans vs. spiders…who wins?

So, you’ve got a big hole in a drywall? We’re not asking questions, just recommending you check out this post from Instructables about how to patch large holes.

And we close out this week’s column with our email post about our new Treston Buy 4, Get 1 Free promo.

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.


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.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

All Quantum Storage Systems Products Ship Free at Q Source

QSource.com offers more than 800 top-quality Quantum Storage Systems products and now you can get Free Shipping on all of them. Shop for bins, totes, conductive storage, accessories and more with this new offer from Quantum and Q Source.



When you shop for Quantum Storage Systems products at QSource.com you’ll get standard UPS Ground shipping for Free. Hard to beat a deal that saves you shipping fees on great storage products.

Please visit our Quantum Storage Systems page to purchase your bins, totes, and more. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.

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Monday, April 17, 2017

Get an Extra 10% off ACL Staticide Meters All Week Long w/Our Featured Product Sale

Save an extra 10% off the Q Source price on ACL Staticide Meters. Get this week-long discount when you add an eligible meter to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, April 17, 2017 and runs through Friday, April 21, 2017.

Eligible products include static locators, electrostatic field meters, megohmmeters, and surface resistivity meters from ACL. This promo features devices for measuring surface resistivity, resistance, temperature, and humidity for flooring and work surfaces.

Follow our regular Free Freight and Featured Product selections on our Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Please help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for eligible ACL Meters. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, April 21, 2017.

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Stock up & Save: Get 5 Treston LED Lights for the Price of 4

Now through June 30, 2017, get a Free Treston LED Light w/the purchase of four. Your Free light is added to your cart automatically when you add four eligible lights.

This Q Source limited-time promo is valid on eligible Treston high-efficiency, dual-intensity LED lights. These long-lasting light fixtures are available in a number of sizes and models.

Please visit our Treston (formerly Sovella) Buy 4, Get 1 Free promo page to purchase your LED lights or for further info about our special deal. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site.


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Monday, April 10, 2017

Get Free Shipping All Week Long on These Lindstrom Cutters and Pliers

Save shipping costs on select in-stock Lindstrom Cutters & Pliers. Get Free Standard UPS Ground Shipping in the US when you add an eligible tool to your shopping cart. Our Free Freight Friday (FFF) promo is valid Monday, April 10, 2017 and runs through Friday, April 14, 2017.

Eligible tools include cutters and pliers from the Supreme, 80, and RX Series; a selection of ESD-safe and standard models, various cutting gauge capacities, and various cutting types, head shapes, and lengths. Please visit the product pages for more detailed information.

Follow our regular Free Freight and Featured Product selections on our Q Source Resource Blog, via our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. Please help us spread the word about these great money-saving opportunities by sharing these offers with your friends and colleagues.

Click here to shop for eligible Lindstrom tools. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com and expires on Friday, April 14, 2017.

Wednesday, April 5, 2017

How to Protect Outdoor Composite Decking from Electrostatic Discharge (ESD)

Re-posted, with slight edits, with permission from ACL Staticide

Home owners invest thousands of dollars every year on home upgrades. A common upgrade on an American home is the addition of an outdoor deck for enjoying leisurely time with family and friends.

Outdoor decks are easy to build and maintain, but one commonly overlooked factor is that new decks made from plastic composite material generate static electricity. Static electricity on decks can occur when dry climate and low-level humid air combine with dust particles that lay on deck surfaces. This potentially dangerous static electricity becomes a nuisance through the first years, unless the deck is treated with a topical anti-static solution.

As an alternative to wood, insulating materials such as plastic composites are often used in these decks. The peculiarity about insulating materials is that they hold in electro-static charge, until electrons get excited by friction, and static is then transferred onto another object.

Typically, the manner in which a person walks, e.g., scuffing and friction of the shoes against the floor, or the action of brushing against furniture, even sitting and rising from seats, are ways in which people on decks get electrostatically charged. If a body becomes charged, it is only a matter of time until it discharges onto a grounded source such as a railing, a door knob, or another body as they come in contact. An electrostatic discharge (ESD) on a person may range from a mild to very painful shock.

One solution for this potential nuisance, ACL’s Heavy-Duty Staticide® is used as a maintenance product for eliminating static from composite decking. This product is a non-toxic, topical anti-stat that leaves behind a surface-active residual substance that washes away with water. Since this product is not a permanent coating, reapplications are advised after weather conditions such as rain or snow.

Because static generated from composite materials decreases as the material ages, the recommended product application is regularly throughout the first year, and periodically after that, if necessary. For further information about this product, please visit QSource.com.

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Monday, April 3, 2017

The Social Rewind for April 3, 2017

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: Tektronix has this cool post about a new liquid chemical that can store and transport solar energy on demand.

JBC Soldering shared this interesting piece about how researchers have potentially discovered a new way to cool tiny chips for smartphones, computer, and more: graphene.

If you have employees who are on their feet all day, you may want to check out Wearwell’s blog post about how anti-fatigue mats can reduce pain and stress while increasing productivity.

Spooky particles? Yep, that’s the topic of this NIST post that focuses on the “spooky” actions of particles of light AND particles of matter.

If you read this Laughing Squid post, you must be very, very smart. Okay, maybe not, but false correlation is exactly what this post is about.

And we close out this week’s column with our email post entitled: How Well Is Your ESD Flooring and Footwear System Working?

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.


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.