Static electricity is not a friend to PCB (printed circuit board) manufacturers. Static can cause component failures and a host of other issues. Products that are “ESD Safe”, meaning they will not generate charge, are a requirement for PCB manufacturers as part of an comprehensive ESD program.
Not long ago I read an article about the health benefits associated with having a hobby – something that helps take your mind from the everyday stresses of life and allows for relaxation and fun. So, I decided to rekindle one of my childhood obsessions and attempt to re-learn crochet and the art of the granny square. With the help of YouTube and some great blog sites, I was cranking out the squares in no time. The simple rhythm of the stitches is hypnotic and it truly does bring a sense of calm and relaxation (unless the cat decides to grab the skein of yarn and run around the house).
“The cutting edges don’t line up, is this tool defective” ? This is the single most frequently asked question (with regard to our Cutters). The answer is, No, this tool is just as it should be and the benefit is in the results.
When you see that the cutting edges don’t align perfectly, what you are noticing is Xuron Corp.’s Micro-Shear® blade bypass cutting method. Rather than two sharp edges meeting perfectly, our cutting edges are designed so that one slightly bypasses the other for a shearing type of cut. This graphic that is printed on our packaging sleeve illustrates how it works:
Not to say that any of you, our wonderful customers don’t treat your Xuron® tools like gold and take the very best care of them, but sometimes it’s nice to share a few tips for care and maintenance:
When I first heard that the HMA (Hobby Manufacturer’s Association) was moving the annual iHobby Expo from Chicago (Rosemont), Illinois to Cleveland, Ohio, I was, to say the least underwhelmed. That feeling, however, lasted about 5 minutes. I had to put aside my “creature of habit” attitude and realize that a new venue is good for everyone — especially the consumers in the Cleveland area that will have the opportunity to experience this event and meet with major hobby product manufacturers (like Xuron Corp)!