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Latex Gloves – Are You Allergic?


Many industrial manufacturing environments require workers to wear protective gloves, including during electronics and medical device production and assembly. Latex gloves not only protect workers from harmful chemicals but also protect products from worker contact and contamination during manufacturing Read more

ST 925 SMT Rework System–Three favorites combined into one nice savings


Save a few steps--and some money--with the Pace 925 SMT Rework System Pace has introduced a new low-cost “combination” system ideal for surface mount technology (SMT) rework. It’s worth adding up the savings by comparing the a la carte prices Read more

Metcal’s CV-5200 Connection Validation Soldering Station Changes Everything


You may or may not have heard about Metcal’s new soldering station, the CV-5200. The evolutionary tool removes much of the reliance on visual inspection of hand-soldered joints and adds a second, more technology-driven method for validating a successful Read more

Industry Roundup: Our Top 5 News Story Picks

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We make it easy to keep your finger on the pulse of the industry – because we’re always on the lookout for useful tips and information that we can pass your way. Read on for a few of our top stories and videos of the month – and be sure to check back soon for more.  

How Clean is Clean?For more than 40 years, the electronics industry has been looking for ways to answer a single common question: How clean is clean?

3D Printed Contact Lens Merges Plastics and Active ElectronicsResearchers have embedded miniature light-emitting diodes into a standard contact lens to project colored beams of light.

Meeting Modern Drug Production ChallengesModern medicinal therapies have undergone rapid improvement but face many regulatory pressures and cost challenges.

Who’s Tracking You on Your Smart Phone?Discover who is interested in your personal data, how they can access it, and the best ways to safeguard your information.

Intel Announces IoT PlatformIntroducing the Intel IoT Platform, an end-to-end reference model developed to ensure enhanced security and simplified connectivity for the Internet of Things (IoT).

 

 


Industry Roundup: Our Top 5 News Picks of the Month

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At All-Spec, we’re always on the lookout for industry articles and useful information to share in our monthly Industry Roundup. Read on to discover a few of the best videos and articles we’ve found over the past few weeks.

Working Safely in the Cleanroom
Learn more about establishing a successful quality and safety culture using defined procedures and protocols based on Federal regulations, industry standards, and best management practices.

6 Ways 3D Printing Is Transforming Lean Manufacturing
Discover why 3d printing has the capacity to reduce waste, save time and thus save money and in a sector, which is constantly being challenged in those areas.

Excess Flux Residue after Hand Soldering
One company observes an excessive amount of flux after hand soldering terminals using flux cored wire solder. Is there something wrong with their manual soldering operation?

Controlled Environment Cleaning Cost Checklist
Many factors contribute to cleaning system selection. Learn more about planning a process that is safe, sustainable, and affordable. This checklist can help you plan your expenses.

Protect Your Online Privacy Using These Nine Free Tools
Discover added privacy and safety online using these nine free tools to help protect your sensitive data and maximize anonymity.

 


ABS vs PLA Plastic Filament – 3 Big Differences for Your 3D Printer

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The 3D printing revolution is here to stay, and now two of the mostly commonly used printing filaments are available directly from All-Spec. There are pros and cons to each, so read on to learn which material works best for your application.

Accuracy: While both options have the capacity to create highly accurate parts, ABS may tend towards curling upwards and curved edges, whereas PLA demonstrates less part warping.

Performance & Humidity: Long-term exposure will cause ABS to bubble from the printing nozzle, negatively impacting both accuracy and quality. PLA also tends to bubble, and it may experience discoloration and reduction in properties.

Smell: While ABS typically emits the unmistakable smell of hot plastic, PLA is a derivative of sugar and consequently tends toward a semi-sweet baking smell.

From strength and flexibility to high temperature resistance, ABS is often the preferred material for use with professional applications. On the other hand, those who print for decorative purposes or as a general hobby may enjoy the range of color and plant-based origins of PLA. Whatever your requirements, you’ll find both options right here, at lower prices every day.

 


Industry Roundup: Our Top 5 News Story Picks

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We’re always keeping an eye out for useful tips and helpful industry information that we can pass along to you. Read on to discover a few of the best videos and articles we’ve found this month.

Saving Energy in Cleanrooms
Learn more about energy consumption and power requirements in the cleanroom, and discover how you could save money without sacrificing productivity.  

Sources of ESD in a Production LineAre you unknowingly at risk? This publication offers a brief overview of potential ESD sources in a SMT production line.

Electronic Brain by 2023Personnel on European Union (EU)’s Human Brain Project promises an artificial brain by 2023 at the annual HBP Summit at the University of Heidelberg in Germany.

Smartwatch Roundup 101: Everything to Know about SmartwatchesDiscover an additive manufacturing method to control the structure and properties of metal components.


All-Spec Is Now a Google Trusted Store

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All-Spec has just been selected to join the ranks of Google Trusted Stores, a unique program designed to help you identify online merchants who consistently offer a great shopping experience for their customers. Our new status even allows you to opt for purchase protection from Google, a free service that offers you up to $1,000 of added assurance. The Google Trusted store badge is awarded only to e-commerce sites which have a demonstrated track record of timely shipping and excellent customer service, so even new customers can shop with confidence.

To learn more, visit http://www.google.com/trustedstores/