Wednesday, October 18, 2017

Visit Q Source at Today’s 2017 Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum

Once again, Q Source will be among the dozens of exhibitors at the annual Long Island SMTA Expo and Technical Forum being held today, Wednesday, October 18, 2017, at a new location: the Melville Marriott in Melville, NY. This expo continues to provide valuable information for the SMTA community and runs from 11:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Register at the event for FREE admission.

The SMTA Expo is a great opportunity to network with fellow colleagues and is focused on the needs and interests of process engineers, SMT machine operators/technicians, quality engineers, test and component engineers, and project managers. Attendees will also discover new products and resources and learn from the informative technical sessions. This year’s sessions include:
  • 11:30 a.m.: Automotive Flexible Hybrid Electronics, Assembly Challenges, and Solutions
  • 12:30 p.m.: Effect of Reflow Method on the Microstructure of Copper Pillar SnAg Solder Joints
  • 1:30 p.m.: X-Ray Capabilities and Considerations to Achieve Higher Yields
  • 2:30 p.m.: PCB Cleaning After Rework, Some Spots Clean Better Than Others
  • 3:30 p.m.: Selective Area Laser Reflow Fundamentals
Visit our table 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 extensive 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 16, 2017

Save 10% on QRP’s PDWS Low Heat Qualakote ESD Wave Solder Gloves All Week Long

Get an extra 10% off the Q Source price of QRP’s PDWS Low Heat Qualakote ESD Wave Solder Gloves. To take advantage of this discount, just add eligible gloves to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, October 16, 2017, through Friday, October 20, 2017.

QRP’s PDWS Gloves are extra thick for thermal protection, are knitted from nylon carbon yarn, and feature nitrile-dipped palms for extra toughness. These gloves are great for industrial applications including electronics, manufacturing, assembly, inspection, packaging, and light industrial. See the individual product pages for more info.

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Thursday, October 12, 2017

The Social Rewind for October 12, 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: In Agilent Technologies’ post, we learn how olive oil may influence aging.

Can robots and humans be friends? RobotNext’s post looks at how “emotional” robots are making these relationships more possible.

What if your home or car windows could regulate temperature based on the season? The National Nuclear Security Administration looks at a collaboration between Sandia Labs and IR Dynamics to create adaptive nanoparticle film to do such a thing.

In another example of the application of 3D printing and healthcare, 3D Printing Industry posted about how lifelike 3D-printed backbone replicas are being used to train future surgeons.

How do you make a screwdriver float in the air? Check out this Make: post for the gravity-defying answer.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about a new Bevco promo on their BREVA V7 Value-Line Poly 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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Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Hot Air Rework vs. Desoldering Stations: Which One Should You Choose?

Hot Air Rework Stations
There are a few key differences between hot air rework stations and desoldering stations. First, and most notable, is the size of the two different stations. The hot air stations tend to be much larger than the desoldering stations. Thus, to work with hot air, you will need to bring the defective parts to the station. In comparison, the desoldering station can be brought to the parts, which offers much more flexibility. Another noticeable difference between the two stations is their price tag. A hot air station will often carry a heftier price tag because it includes more features and extras than desoldering stations. The key is to find the specific tool that is best for your application needs. Choosing the right tool for the job will save you countless time and money in the long run.

A hot air rework station has many benefits. Because it uses hot air, the station is great for very quick and easy jobs where, perhaps, just one component needs to be removed from a printed circuit board (PCB). The opposite is also true, adding a single part to a PCB is also extremely simple by utilizing hot air to quickly and efficiently return the board to working order. This tool can also be used to fit heat shrink onto wires making it an extremely versatile device.

Desoldering Stations
A desoldering station also offers many benefits for specific applications. These stations provide a great deal of precision with their many features. Their compact size allows these stations to be much more mobile and makes for easier clean up at the end of a job. The simplicity of a desoldering station also makes it an asset to some. Why pay for all the bells and whistles when you only need the device for its basic uses? Desoldering Stations help make reworking PCBs an easier task.

Both types of rework stations offer a variety of benefits and shortfalls. By doing your research you can discover which device fits best in your specific day-to-day needs.

QSource.com offers a wide selection of Hot Air Rework Stations from JBC Tools and Weller®. In addition, we have a variety of nozzles & tips and pencils & handpieces.

Our Desoldering & Rework Stations include models from Hakko, JBC, Metcal, and Weller. We also offer a myriad of accessories and related products such as desoldering braid & desoldering wick, irons & handpieces, and desoldering pumps & solder suckers.

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Monday, October 9, 2017

Save Shipping on This Incredibly Useful Spudger Soldering Tool from SCS

Get Free Freight* on SCS’ Nylon Spudger Soldering Tool. To take advantage of this discount, just add a spudger(s) to your shopping cart. Our Free Freight promo is valid Monday, October 9, 2017, through Friday, October 13, 2017. * Free standard shipping in the contiguous United States.

This spudger tool is made of ultra-strong 33% glass-filled nylon plastic and is suitable for use around ESD-sensitive items. Use this spudger for forming leads or probing parts, spudging solder joints flat, and more. Visit the product page for further information.

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Click here to shop for SCS Spudgers. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.

Friday, October 6, 2017

Save an Extra 10% off Bevco BREVA V7 Value-Line Poly Series Chairs


Our newest Bevco promo saves you an extra 10% off the Q Source price of BREVA Value-Line Poly V7 Series Ergonomic Pneumatic Chairs. These economical chairs are produced with the same quality as all Bevco products. This limited-time offer runs October 1st through October 31st, 2017.

Promo-eligible chairs are polyurethane in a black color with the following model differences:
  • Bevco V7507HC-BK - 22.25"-32" - Hard Floor Casters
  • Bevco V7507CC-BK - 22.25"-32" - Carpet Casters
  • Bevco V7507MG-BK - 21.25"-32" - Mushroom Glides
  • Bevco V7307HC-BK - 19"-26.75" - Hard Floor Casters
  • Bevco V7307CC-BK - 19"-26.75" - Carpet Casters
  • Bevco V7307MG-BK - 18"-25.75" - Mushroom Glides
  • Bevco V7007HC-BK - 16"-21" - Hard Floor Casters
  • Bevco V7007CC-BK - 16"-21" - Carpet Casters
  • Bevco V7007MG-BK - 15"-20" - Mushroom Glides
All of these BREVA ergonomic chairs include the following features and benefits:
  • LEED certified
  • Ergonomic waterfall seat for improved leg circulation
  • Tilt back with adjustable tension control
  • Easy-to-use pneumatic seat height adjustment
  • Contoured back with durable scuff resistant back pan
  • Requires a #2 Philips screwdriver for assembly (not included)
  • Resists stains and damage caused by punctures, grease, water, and chemicals
In addition to these common features, here’s a closer look at other common specifications:
  • 300-lb. weight capacity
  • 360-degree swivel
  • Standards/approvals: Meets the flame-retardant standards of California Technical Bulletin #117 and meets applicable ANSI/BIFMA X5.1 standards for quality, durability & safety
  • Compliances: LEED-CI 4.5 Standards for very low emissions of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
  • Warranty: 3 years on all components
Please visit our Bevco BREVA Series Value-Line Poly V7 Series Ergonomic Pneumatic Chairs promo page to take advantage of our limited-time savings. You may also contact us by phone (800-966-6020), email, or via our Web site. Please note: This program runs until October 31, 2017.

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Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Social Rewind for October 5, 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: TerraCycle’s post tells us about the Great Green Wall; a wall of trees being planted across the southern edge of Africa’s Sahara Desert.

This 3M post offers up a combining of science and fashion design, as it looks at how designers are creating new apparel using retroreflective materials.

Here's a helpful post of interest to model railroad hobbyists: Xuron Corp. shows you how to cut model railroad track.

If you’re in the food production industry, this Puritan post on the importance of food safety staff is a must-read.

This Laughing Squid post presents an illustrated Periodic Table that shows how the elements interact with our daily lives.

And we close out this week’s column with our post about the Q Source Clearance Center.

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, October 2, 2017

Flux Removers, General-Purpose Cleaners & Wipes, Oh, My! Save on In-Stock MicroCare Items

Get an extra 10% off the Q Source price of select, in-stock MicroCare products. To take advantage of this discount, just add an eligible MicroCare item to your shopping cart. Our Featured Product promo is valid Monday, October 2, 2017, through Friday, October 6, 2017.

Eligible items include no-clean flux remover, stencil cleaners, contact cleaners, dust removers, presaturated wipes, and more. Please visit the individual product page for each dispenser for more details.

Follow our Free Freight and Featured Product selections at our Q Source Resource Blog, by subscribing to our email newsletter, or on our social media accounts. We’d appreciate if you could 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 MicroCare products. For further questions, call us (800-966-6020), or send us an email. Please note: This promo is valid only at QSource.com.