The Q Source Resource Blog


3/6/2020 11:26 AM

Cleanrooms are controlled, contaminant-free environments used in industries such as biotechnology, pharmaceutical research, medical-device production, and other critical-process manufacturing in which airborne particulates and chemical vapors can compromise operations. Q Source is a global distributor of...
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3/5/2020 11:54 AM

There’s some common advice our parents might have shared early on that can see us through — and help avoid — many repair projects: you’ve got to take good care of your things.So simple, yet so true. And...
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3/4/2020 5:34 PM
Stormy weather can cause lightning and thunder which are considered Electrostatic discharge (ESD) events on a grand scale.  These events are colorful and dramatic, but are not the forms of static electricity that we are focusing on here. The...
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3/4/2020 5:00 PM
There are certainly some similarities between electrostatic-sensitive devices (ESDs) and anti-static materials, chief among them the fact that they are both designed to prevent electrostatic discharges for the purposes of protection, typically when working with highly sensitive materials...
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3/4/2020 9:11 AM
A trusty tool to have among your soldering supplies is tip tinner, which will help to remove oxide buildup and keep your soldering tip clean and functioning at peak performance.
With prolonged use, soldering tips will eventually start to...
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1/7/2020 1:47 PM
Making Repetitive Orders Easy
Replenishment orders take up valuable time and come more frequently than most of us would like. They can be especially tedious when your order varies so little you've memorized the part numbers your...
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12/5/2019 10:09 AM
Innovative Automation
Innovation is the process of introducing a new idea, while automation creates a process that will function without direct human intervention. Until recently those processes would been separate. Innovate, then Automate. Consider the way we get our...
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10/14/2019 2:42 PM
IMPROVING PRODUCTIVITY WITH ADVANCED METROLOGY SYSTEMS
The overall goal of lean manufacturing is to minimize waste and improve productivity whilst maintaining exceptional value for the customer. A significant part of this process is an effective quality control system, which...
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10/3/2019 12:31 AM
WHAT TO CONSIDER WHEN BUYING A STEREO MICROSCOPE

A stereo microscope is the preferred tool of choice for an extremely varied range of general and precision magnification tasks, typically in the 2x - 100x magnification range, but could be...
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9/30/2019 12:43 PM
ADDING TO THE 3D ARSENAL IN ADDITIVE MANUFACTURING
3D technology is a cornerstone of additive manufacturing, whether it’s 3D software creating files to guide the manufacturing process or 3D printers producing a product component. The DRV-Z1 now...
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7/11/2019 9:32 AM
We continue our look at the features and benefits of having a QSource.com account, this time we're focusing on tracking your orders and accessing your recent Web orders.
The Track My Order section has a search field...
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7/3/2019 12:55 PM
Have a safe and fun Independence Day! Enjoy the BBQ, fireworks, and great friends and family. Celebrate our great country and relax on a hot summer day.
Our Q Source office will be closed on Thursday, July 4th and...
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6/26/2019 12:48 PM
Originally posted as The Cause for ESD Wastebaskets by Transforming Technologies - Re-posted here, including slight edits, with permissionWhy is there a need for ESD wastebaskets? A fair question. The need may not exist if the basket permanently stays underneath...
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6/21/2019 10:54 AM
We recently added hundreds (with hundreds more to come) of Brady products to our Brady Department on QSource.com. Check them out to discover a wide selection of signs, arc flash labels, self-adhesive pipe markers, lockout items, and much...
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6/18/2019 4:20 PM
by ASG-Jergens, reprinted with slight editsASG’s Guest Blog provides tips for properly tightening threaded fasteners
Do you work with threaded fasteners? If so, you know that it's extremely important to know the torque requirements. When you...
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6/18/2019 11:23 AM
There are less than two weeks left in our Atrix Omega Cordless Immediate Containtment Vacuum FREE BATTERY promo! Don't get left in the dust (or other hazardous particulates) and miss your chance to get an additional vacuum battery for...
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6/13/2019 9:50 AM
Do you remember the year 1984? We sure do! Prince rocked the radio. Ghostbusters ruled the silver screen. And on June 13th of that year, Q Source, Inc. (then known as Q Electronics) opened for business. We've been...
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6/12/2019 11:48 AM
Continuing our look at the features and benefits of having a QSource.com account, this time we're focusing on the miscellaneous Web site features available to our customers. Read on to learn about:
Account Contact InformationOrder TemplatesOrder UploaderQuick...
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6/4/2019 5:19 PM
The newest manufacturer added to QSource.com, Simonds Inc., has been a global leader in designing and manufacturing cutting and crimping tools since 1967. If you don't find the Simonds tools you need on our site, please contact us...
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6/3/2019 11:21 AM
When you create an account at QSource.com, you can access a variety of helpful tools. Our focus today is on the Shopping Tools section. Click on My Account to access the full menu of options. Please note: You must...
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5/29/2019 12:13 PM
Atrix’ new Omega Cordless Immediate Containment Vacuum offers 190 watts of cleaning power with low-noise output (67 decibels). This portable, industrial VACO22VDC ULPA vacuum provides immediate containment for hazardous particulate applications, self-storage, a contained accessories area, built-in...
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5/28/2019 11:22 AM
We wanted to bring to the attention of our SMT/soldering customers, an informative local workshop being held next week. The Long Island SMTA chapter will be hosting a "'Deadly Sins' of SMT" Assembly workshop on June 5, 2019 at...
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5/17/2019 4:02 PM
In this "On the Bench" Series classic video, Peter Indigro of Unitron sat down with us to demonstrate the correct way to properly focus a typical stereo microscope. Using Unitron's ergonomic Z10 Series, Peter talks about the extreme importance...
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5/16/2019 12:06 PM
by Bevco Precision ManufacturingOur Guest Blog from our friends at Bevco, focuses on the health and financial benefits of providing your employees with quality ergonomic seating.
The statistics are everywhere. For example, a report from the N.C. Department...
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5/14/2019 10:19 AM
A few years back, we told you about a couple of free and unique how-to soldering resources. Here's a quick update on these cool, fun comic book style tutorials: "Soldering Is Easy" and "SMT Soldering - It's Easier...
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5/9/2019 11:16 AM
by Fritz Maskrey, Vice President, Business Development, TechNiGlove International
TechNiGlove’s Fritz Maskrey looks at the allergic reaction that’s come to be known as a “nitrile allergy.”

In the disposable glove world, the topic of allergies...
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5/6/2019 11:42 AM
We've added two new ACL Staticide products and have worked with them to bring our Q Source customers two new exclusive promos. The ACL 8020 IPA Clean Swabs get Free Ground Shipping and the ACL 8696 Urethane Conformal Coating...
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4/29/2019 12:46 PM
Our latest Q Source exclusive promo saves you freight costs on select Transforming Technologies Rubber ESD Table Mats. Get Free Ground Shipping through July 31, 2019. This Free Shipping offer is available in the 48 contiguous states and will be...
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4/29/2019 9:54 AM
If you have a customer account on QSource.com, make sure to check out the My Account page. My Account provides you with a number of useful tools that can be accessed by either clicking on the My Account tab...
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4/18/2019 10:21 AM
We're finally ready (and super excited) to reveal a new customer service tool, our first-ever...Q Source Mobile App for iOS and Android devices.
Now you can access the same great features from our QSource.com Web...
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4/11/2019 10:53 AM
Now through April 15, 2019, save an extra 10% and get Free Ground Shipping on Transforming Technologies StaticCare™ GL2500 Series ESD Cut-Resistant Gloves with our Q Source exclusive promo. These quality, durable gloves are available in uncoated, finger-tip...
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4/9/2019 1:07 PM
Bevco's ErgoLux, ErgoLux Jr., Versa, and Maintenance Repair backless stools provide the all-around reliability and quality that you've come to expect from their ergonomic seating products. By offering great warranties, meeting industry standards, and being highly customizable...
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4/9/2019 10:35 AM
QSource.com Web accounts are easy to create and offer a variety of benefits. Read on for details, or if you're eager to get started, click on "My Account" above.
From the our homepage, click on "Click Here...
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3/29/2019 9:42 AM
Save on Freight!

Our latest Q Source exclusive promo offers Free Ground Shipping on Quantum Storage Systems products. When you add a minimum of $250 of Quantum Storage Systems products to your cart, and use Coupon Code: QuantumFreeShip...
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3/22/2019 12:55 PM
Static Solutions’ Q Source Resource Guest Blog offers a solution to the electrostatic discharge that is common (and potentially dangerous) this time of year.
As the seasons change from warm to cold, so too can the risk of static...
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3/20/2019 12:55 PM
by Craig Zander, Transforming TechnologiesCraig’s latest Q Source Resource Guest Blog looks at how a Walking Voltage Test reveals how well your ESD flooring & footwear system is working.
The ESD flooring and footwear system is an effective...
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3/15/2019 3:05 PM

Creating a Web account on QSource.com is quick, easy, and full of benefits. Read on for more details, or if you're eager to get started, head over to our site and click on "My Account."   From...
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2/27/2019 10:19 AM
The JBC NASE-1C NANO Premium Series ESD-Safe 120V Digital Soldering Station was designed for micro soldering and desoldering of small-size components like 0201 & 0402 chips, etc. This complete station includes the Nano Soldering Iron NT205-A...
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2/19/2019 10:42 AM

The Simco-Ion Top Gun 3 Ionizing Blow-Off Gun Provides Efficient Cleaning & Rapid Static Discharge
The Simco 4006599 Top Gun™3 Ionizing Blow-off Gun is a high-reliability ionizing air gun for a variety of...
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12/13/2018 4:34 PM
Static Solutions
Static Solutions’ Guest Blog offers a solution to the electrostatic discharge that is common (and potentially dangerous) this time of year. As the seasons change from warm to cold, so too can the risk of static. Typically...
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11/13/2018 8:57 AM
< by Fritz Maskrey, Vice President, Business Development, TechNiGlove InternationalTechNiGlove’s Fritz Maskrey looks at the allergic reaction that’s come to be known as a “nitrile allergy.” When one thinks of allergies in the disposable glove world, the words...
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7/23/2018 11:19 AM
by ASG-Jergens, ASG’s Guest Blog provides tips for properly tightening threaded fasteners One of the most important facets of working with threaded fasteners is knowing the torque requirements. Once you know the torque that you need to apply...
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6/15/2018 12:56 PM
ASG’s Guest Blog offers a solution to avoiding work-related repetitive stress injuries, cutting costs, and boosting productivity OSHA has cited that work-related musculoskeletal disorders or ergonomic injuries have direct costs of “$15 to $20 billion per year...
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