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.

Recent Posts

27 Jun, 2019 / Test

Which test is best for your PCBA assembly - ICT or Flying Probe?

In-Circuit Test (ICT) and Flying Probe are two of the most popular types of Automated Test ...

18 Jun, 2019 / EMS, Process Improvement

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 ...

11 Jun, 2019 / EMS, Outsourcing

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 ...

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 ...

19 Nov, 2018 / additive manufacturing

When is a part suitable for additive manufacturing?

If you have been lucky enough to attend a manufacturing or engineering trade show recently, you ...

05 Oct, 2018 / Manufacturing

Is there an alternative to these elusive MLCCs?

We all know that multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are becoming rarer than hens' teeth, and ...

18 Sep, 2018 / EMS, Process Improvement

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 ...

13 Sep, 2018 / Supply Chain

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), ...

15 May, 2018 / electronics manufacturing

Is your manufacturing ready for the Hermes Protocol?

It sounds like a new Frederick Forsyth thriller, so fans might be slightly disappointed to find the ...

Industry 4.0 concerns

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

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.

Recent Posts

18 Jun, 2019

Clean vs no clean solder process within electronics manufacturing

18 Jun, 2019

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 ...

Read More
11 Jun, 2019

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

11 Jun, 2019

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 process. Just hand ...

Read More
29 Nov, 2018

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

29 Nov, 2018

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 has historically ...

Read More
19 Nov, 2018

When is a part suitable for additive manufacturing?

19 Nov, 2018

When is a part suitable for additive manufacturing?

If you have been lucky enough to attend a manufacturing or engineering trade show recently, you will have noticed the ...

Read More
05 Oct, 2018

Is there an alternative to these elusive MLCCs?

05 Oct, 2018

Is there an alternative to these elusive MLCCs?

We all know that multi-layer ceramic capacitors (MLCCs) are becoming rarer than hens' teeth, and whilst procurement ...

Read More
18 Sep, 2018

The no-nonsense guide to Lean Manufacturing terms

18 Sep, 2018

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 of the Japanese ...

Read More
13 Sep, 2018

What do SMT component shortages mean for design and manufacturing engineers

13 Sep, 2018

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), surface mount (SMT) ...

Read More
15 May, 2018

Is your manufacturing ready for the Hermes Protocol?

15 May, 2018

Is your manufacturing ready for the Hermes Protocol?

It sounds like a new Frederick Forsyth thriller, so fans might be slightly disappointed to find the Hermes protocol ...

Read More
26 Apr, 2018

Industry 4.0 concerns

26 Apr, 2018

Industry 4.0 concerns

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

Read More

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