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Russell Poppe

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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Clean vs no clean solder process within electronics manufacturing

The IPC, which was founded in 1957 as the Institute for Printed Circuits, is the trade association r...

What information do I need to outsource a box build assembly?

Outsourcing an electronic printed circuit board assembly (PCBA) is usually a simple and well defined...

What's the solution to the UK manufacturing productivity puzzle?

Day to day productivity is vital to the success of any manufacturer. And the manufacturing industry ...

The no-nonsense guide to Lean Manufacturing terms

Lean manufacturing principles and some of the tools that go with them can seem a bit daunting. All o...

What do SMT component shortages mean for design and manufacturing engineers

Much has been written about the increasing shortages of multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCC), surfa...

Industry 4.0 concerns

The fastest way for manufacturers to achieve growth in a new world of industrial connectivity is to ...

Why Automated Optical Inspection is a must-have for PCB production

Automated Optical Inspection (AOI) is the automated visual inspection of a Printed Circuit Board (PC...

Should you be outsourcing product design?

Many Original Electronics Manufacturers (OEMs) choose to outsource manufacturing to an Electronics M...

What does Digital Twinning mean for manufacturing?

A world where the digital and physical are interconnected is quickly becoming the norm for the manuf...