Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Stop Searching, Start Watching: Subscribe to Q Source's YouTube Channel Today!

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Searching for a good resource for informational and industrial product-related videos? Then subscribe to Q Source's YouTube channel and search no further.

Our YouTube channel features product previews/reviews, informational/how-to videos, demonstrations, and our exclusive "On the Bench" video series. A few of our most recent videos included a look at Lindstrom's Rx 8140 RX-Series Ergonomic Cutters; an overview of R&R Lotion's ESD-Safe, Static Dissipative Bottles & Dispensers; and a product demonstration of 3M's Model 724 Constant ESD Workstation Monitor.

We currently feature more than twenty videos on our channel and that number is growing on a regular basis. Future videos will include a series examining some of Excelta's most popular tools.

So why miss out on all the action? It's very easy to subscribe. Just visit the Q Source YouTube channel, click on the "Subscribe" button at the top of the page, and choose if you want to be emailed each time we add a new video. That's all you have to do to ensure that you'll have access to our latest videos the second they're uploaded. Subscribe today!

Wednesday, May 9, 2012

Brady Launches "Lean Visual Blog"

Brady Worldwide (Brady) has launched a new Lean-related blog. The Lean Visual Blog features articles about 5S, TPM, safety, and more.

Launch content includes "Lean Visuals—An Introduction," which is an excellent article by Rick Ruzga (a Brady Lean Services Engagement Manager). Another valuable offering is the list of Lean Visual Resources—a reference section that is sure to continue to grow.

According to Brady, the Lean Visual Blog will be updated with new content every Monday. If you're involved with Lean or Lean Services, we're sure you'll want to add the Lean Visual Blog to your blogroll right away (and, of course, The Q Source Resource...if you haven't already).

For Brady Lean products, printers, signs & labels, and more, please visit the Brady Department at If the Brady product you need isn't available on our Web site, or if you need further information about Brady products, please contact us via phone (800-966-6020) or email and our helpful experts will be happy to assist you.

Friday, May 4, 2012

3M Wins Two 2012 Edison Awards

3M3M announced Monday that two of their products were honored with Silver 2012 Edison Awards. The 3M™ Kind Removal Silicone Tape and the 3M Aerobic Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria with 3M™ Petrifilm™ Aerobic Count Plate were recognized for innovation in the Lifestyle & Social Impact and Science/Medical categories, respectively.

The Edison Awards celebrate American innovation in product design and are named for inventor Thomas Alva Edison. This year's winners were announced at The Edison Best Products Award Gala in New York City on April 26.
Edison Awards
The 3M Kind Removal Silicone Tape is a next-generation, repositionable medical tape that integrates 3M's adhesive technology with a silicone base to provide a tape that is easily secured, but also easily removed…thus creating a more comfortable experience for patients.

3M's Aerobic Procedure for Lactic Acid Bacteria was developed as a testing method by 3M Food Safety working with its food-processing customers. The procedure is a simple way to test food and environmental samples for concentrations of lactic acid bacteria, which can affect the shelf life, as well as the flavor and color of products.

3M is fundamentally a science-based company. They produce thousands of imaginative products, and are a leader in scores of markets—from health care and highway safety to office products and abrasives and adhesives. Q Source, Inc. has been a distributor of 3M products since 2003.

Q Source’s 3M Department features an extensive selection of Tapes, Grounding products, Chemicals & Cleaners, Labels, and more. If the quality 3M item you're looking for isn't on our site, please contact us via phone (800-966-6020) or email and our expert associates will be happy to find it for you.

Thursday, May 3, 2012

The EEV Blog's Soldering Tutorial Video, Part 3: Wrapping it All Up with Surface Mount Soldering

Dave Jones is back again in the Electronics Engineering Video Blog's EEVblog #186 – Soldering Tutorial Part 3 – Surface Mount video. In this final installment of the three-part soldering tutorial, Jones demonstrates several surface mount soldering techniques in an informative video that flows quickly—despite its almost 40-minute run time.

Jones wants you to know that surface mount soldering is "an absolute piece of cake." To that end, he uses the basic tools and techniques from the first two tutorial videos to easily complete several surface mount component soldering jobs.

The new techniques featured in Part 3 include drag soldering, tack & reflow, and the use of solder paste with a hot air gun. Jones uses these techniques to solder an 0603 resistor, an 8-pin ICU, an 0.65 mm component, an 0.5 mm pitch PIC24 microchip quad flat pack, and a high thermal capacity d-pack.

Throughout the video you learn about using flux pens (Jones likes to say, "FLUX IS EVERYTHING!"), soldering paste, hot air guns, and different kinds of soldering tips. When the video is over, you've been presented with so much helpful information that you truly feel ready to go and solder with confidence.

So, if you haven't watched Part 1 or Part 2 of the EEV Blog's Soldering Tutorial, please go check them out. We're sure they'll have you soldering like a pro in no time.