Jon Minnick
Editorial Content Director

Jon has worked in B2B publishing for over 11 years previously covering the professional home remodeling and surgical products industries and is now focused on manufacturing. 

Leap Motion unveiled a headset called Project North Star that promises to blend the real and digital worlds.
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4.18.2018
2:14pm
The new process, called Laser Wire Direct Closeout, was successfully test fired for more than 1,040 seconds.
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4.4.2018
10:00am
Plastic trash is becoming a big problem on land and sea and a company has found a new use for the plastic waste it’s been scooping up in the canals of...
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3.21.2018
2:18pm
In an effort to help solve the over-use of ecological resources, the ecomotive team at the Eindhoven University of Technology in the Netherlands have built...
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3.7.2018
1:36pm
Chinese startup Ehang is showing what its Ehang 184 drone is made of by releasing test flight footage with people onboard.
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2.14.2018
11:13am
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Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in January, and the overall economy grew for the 105th consecutive month, say the nation’s supply...
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2.1.2018
12:15pm
As we await the arrival of mass-produced self-driving cars, we're seeing more semi-autonomous driving assisting technologies in the works.
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1.9.2018
10:30am
Researchers believe these robots could be used for surgical devices, exoskeletons or deep sea operations.
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12.6.2017
10:47am
It uses about one-tenth the cost of more sophisticated systems such as fingerprint-reading and iris-recognition.
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11.8.2017
11:09am
The unmanned 28-foot aircraft contains a helium-filled envelope that gives the craft the buoyancy of a blimp.
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10.11.2017
12:07pm
There’s a finite amount of room on board space flights, so overpacking for a long haul isn’t exactly an option.
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9.13.2017
10:18am
In this episode, depth-sensing IR cameras and graphene-fed spiders spin super silk.
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8.22.2017
10:45am
In this episode, an ultra-thin material to capture human movement energy and harnessing the power of the dragonfly.
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8.1.2017
10:39am
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In this episode, Google Glass makes a return and a new material for super-fast jets.
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7.26.2017
10:32am
Manufacturers expect investments in smart factories will drive a 27 percent increase in operational efficiency over the next five years.
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6.22.2017
11:44am
In this episode, a self-driving commuting concept and making more resilient concrete from used tires.
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6.20.2017
10:24am
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in May, and the overall economy grew for the 96th consecutive month.
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6.8.2017
12:17pm
In this episode, Microsoft researches augment reality eyeglasses and a designing more nimble robots.
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6.6.2017
10:51am
In this episode, powering your world with a truly smart flower and robots becoming teachers.
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5.18.2017
11:57am
In this episode, a water-repellent materials that sheds like a snake and recyclable carbon fiber.
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5.9.2017
10:34am
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in April, and the overall economy grew for the 95th consecutive month.
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5.4.2017
10:55am
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In this episode, robots take on the housing market and a new process to make renewable plastic.
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5.2.2017
11:04am
In this episode, an electric transport vehicle for people with reduced mobility and Tarzan the robot.
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4.25.2017
10:22am
In this episode, turning ocean plastic into diesel fuel and a vertical takeoff plane prototype takes flight.
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4.11.2017
10:45am
In this episode, superhuman color vision glasses and magnetically controlled soft robots.
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4.4.2017
10:22am
In this episode, a nanofiber filter that filters out more than smog and Google sniffs out methane leaks.
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3.28.2017
10:43am
John McNeely took a few minutes to talk about the current state of cyberattacks and what manufacturers should be aware of.
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3.23.2017
12:05pm
Economic activity in the manufacturing sector expanded in February, and the overall economy grew for the 93rd consecutive month.
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3.9.2017
9:19am
In this episode, the world’s first ridable hoverbike takes flight and windows that double as solar panels.
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2.28.2017
10:57am
In this episode, a bi-pedal delivery service robot and creating tires from grass and trees.
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2.23.2017
10:50am
When comparing month over month, December 2016 orders were up 20.6 percent compared to November 2016 and factory production was up in January.
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2.23.2017
10:03am
In this episode, reinforcing graphene foam for super strength and creating thermally conductive rubber.
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2.21.2017
12:41pm
Here’s a look at two monthly reports — one that tracks manufacturing technology orders and another that looks at economic activity in the manufacturing sector.
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2.8.2017
4:35pm
In this episode, a wind turbine inspired by hummingbird wings and designing a different kind of smart glasses.
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1.31.2017
10:47am
In this episode, a laser deflector shield concept and controlling a robot with your brain.
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1.24.2017
11:31am
In this episode, analyzing the world around us with a smartphone and a look at the thinnest electrical wire possible.
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1.10.2017
10:25am
In this episode, VW's Dynamic Road Sign Display and a walking robotic mech suit.
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1.5.2017
3:01pm
In this episode, a Star Trek-inspired medical device and a graphene putty that isn’t so silly.
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12.20.2016
10:36am
In this episode, turning nuclear waste into diamond batteries and using nylon to produce artificial muscles.
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12.6.2016
10:35am