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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

Product Selection Headquarters: Let Us Guide You to the Right Product

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Cleaners and Aerosols, ESD News, Green Initiative, Industry News, IT News, Magnifiers and Microscopes, New Products, Product Reviews, Soldering Tips and Tricks, Static Control Tips and Tricks, Tapes and Adhesives, Vendor News Leave a comment

Stop by our Product Selection Headquarters and discover a whole new way to choose the perfect product.  Using our interactive selection tools, you’ll easily navigate through our online portfolio – and quickly find the best option for your application.

We’ve simplified the selection process in two different ways – use our brand selection guides to compare products within a single brand, or browse through and compare an entire category of items. However you shop, you’re sure to find the right product, right away.

Visit our new Product Selection Headquarters today, and check back often – there are more selection guides to come.

Hisco Acquires STI Electronics Sales & Distribution

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, ESD News, Industry News, IT News, Vendor News Leave a comment

We’re excited to announce that on July 8, Hisco finalized its acquisition of the Sales and Distribution division of STI Electronics, Inc. STI is a provider of advanced engineering, analytic lab support, and training, service and distribution solutions throughout the electronics manufacturing industry. While the STI distribution facility in Madison, AL will now operate as a Hisco location, STI will continue to maintain their training, failure analysis, prototyping and PCB assembly services independently.

Bob Dill, President of Hisco Inc., says: “We are excited to acquire the STI Sales and Distribution division.  Their proven track record of customer service and quality products fits perfectly with the Hisco value proposition.  This acquisition enables us to further expand our signature fast, friendly service to customers in the Southeast.”

To learn more about the acquisition, visit

Industry Roundup: Our Top 5 News Picks of the Month

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Industry News, IT News, Technical Articles, Vendor News Leave a comment

Here at All-Spec, we’re always keeping an eye out for helpful tips and useful information that we can pass along to you in our monthly Industry Roundup. Read on for some of the best publications and most informative articles we’ve found during the past few weeks.

Solder Paste Ingredients vs. Performance: What’s the true impact of soldering paste ingredients on your assembly line? Download this free white paper and take a closer look at the potential effects.

Who Benefits from the Internet of Things? Expected to become a $46 billion industry by the end of 2014, electronic components manufacturers are seeing big potential in this evolving device market.

Big Cleaning Jobs vs. Small Cleaners: Considering a batch type washer over a traditional inline washing system? Download this free publication for a comparative look at the differences and benefits.

Should We Invest in 3D Optical Inspection for Solder Defects? Is soldering defect search and inspection costing you in overtime? A 3D automated optical inspection system may offer the solution.

3D Printing Industry Poised to Explode: Touted as an “overnight success 30 years in the making”, the 3D printer has arrived, and is poised for unprecedented success for the prototyping market and beyond.



What Could YOU Make? Quant 3D Printing Is Here

Posted on by Michelle R. in All-Spec News, Industry News, IT News, New Products, Videos Leave a comment

Quant 3D prototyping printers have arrived at All-Spec, and we’ve just finished our very first print project. For the sake of time and experimentation, we opted for the “Fast Print” setting during this initial round to reveal a functional new iPhone case in just over an hour. (For higher quality production, opt for “Normal” or Fine” print settings.)

Quant 3D printers make it easy and affordable to bring your ideas to life – they’re perfect for prototyping and manufacturing applications including architectural, automotive, industrial, medical and more. To get a better view of our first printing, check out the short Instagram video below – and get your new Quant 3D printer today at All-Spec.

Introducing Quant 3D: Affordable 3D Prototyping Printers

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Bring your ideas to life with a new, affordable 3D printer designed for prototyping and manufacturing applications ranging from architecture and automotive to medical, industrial and more. Quant 3D printers by OK International are engineered to transform complex schematic designs to a single, finely detailed model, at a price that won’t break your budget. So go ahead, join the revolution – Quant 3D is now available directly through All-Spec.