Jon Minnick
Editorial Content Director

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

Skin-applied electronics are the latest research craze, with most being pre-made and easily adhered to a user’s body.
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5.2.2018
1:32pm
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
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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
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
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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
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
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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
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