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Russell Poppe

After an early career designing electronics for engine control systems and hand held computers, Russell qualified as a Chartered Engineer and has spent the last 20 years in various production and engineering management roles within the Electronics Manufacturing Services industry.

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Industry 4.0: 9 key points electronics manufacturers must not ignore

The Fourth Industrial Revolution is nothing if not massive and complicated. There is a huge amount o...

11 points to consider when buying selective soldering equipment

In previous blog posts, we've looked at the pros and cons of selective and wave soldering. Both tech...

Industry 4.0 and the circular economy

There has been much written recently about Industry 4.0, and rightly so as it's a huge and far-reach...

Understanding how EMS companies view capital investment decisions

One of the great benefits of outsourcing your manufacturing is that it can largely remove the need t...

The importance of electrical safety testing in manufacturing

Electrical safety testing is an essential step in the manufacturing process for any product that use...

Why functional testing should not be your go-to test strategy

As an original equipment manufacturer (OEM), testing is absolutely critical to everything you do. Th...

What is stress screening and how do electronics manufacturers use it?

In a previous post, we discussed soak testing, a form of performance testing that is used in electro...

How soak testing is used in electronics manufacturing

In recent blog posts, we have discussed two test methods for printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs...

How to get the best results using flying probe test

Even the most competent of manufacturers can make mistakes during the build process; the nature of m...