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. 

When you hear the words “soft robot” you probably don’t think “lifting power” but that’s exactly what cheap artificial muscles can do thanks to researchers...
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12.5.2017
2:58pm
This week's Manufacturing Minute episode takes a look at a new biometric ID system.
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11.8.2017
7:16am
If you ever wondered what you would get from crossing a plane with a blimp, the answer is a Plimp and it’s now a real thing from Seattle-based manufacturer,...
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10.11.2017
7:30am
In this latest Manufacturing Minute episode, Jon Minnick discusses a new method of making 3D printable plastics, using microorganisms such as human waste.
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9.13.2017
9:30am
In this latest Manufacturing Minute Episode, we discuss the discovery of a new surface for ships that prevents buildup of barnacles, mussels and seaweeds, as...
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
8.29.2017
10:26am
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In this Manufacturing Minute episode, Depth-Sensing IR Cameras and Graphene-Fed Spiders Spin Super Silk.
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8.22.2017
10:16am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, propelling satellites with teaspoons of water and a spit activated battery
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8.15.2017
10:10am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, creating cheaper, greener biofuels from recycled aluminum foil and a look at smart underwear.
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8.8.2017
10:41am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, an ultra-thin material to capture human movement energy and driving with dragonfly vision.
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8.1.2017
10:09am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, Google Glass makes a return and a new material for super-fast jets.
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7.26.2017
10:13am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, building artificial floating islands and a chairless chair.
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7.18.2017
10:11am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a tiny one-legged robot and cabin-less tractor trailers.
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7.11.2017
10:27am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, Elon Musk has exciting news about his Boring company and Airbus designs another helicopter with wings.
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6.27.2017
9:51am
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In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a self-driving commuting concept and making more resilient concrete from used tires.
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6.20.2017
10:16am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, another flying car prototype and a continuous 3D printer.
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6.15.2017
10:11am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, Microsoft researches augment reality eyeglasses and a designing more nimble robots.
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6.6.2017
9:58am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a road to ease electric vehicle range anxiety and a luxury vehicle with falconers in mind.
by Abbey Dean
5.23.2017
10:22am
In this episode of Manufacturing Minute, powering your world with a truly smart flower and robots becoming teachers.
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
5.19.2017
9:20am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a water-repellant material that sheds like a snake and recyclable carbon fiber.
by Andy Szal
5.9.2017
10:13am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, robots take on the housing market and a new process to make renewable plastic.
by Andy Szal
5.2.2017
10:55am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, an electric transport vehicle for people with reduced mobility and Tarzan the robot.
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
4.25.2017
9:55am
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In this Manufacturing Minute episode, Boeing considers 3D printed titanium parts for its Dreamliner and a hydrophobic material.
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
4.18.2017
3:06pm
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, turning ocean plastic into diesel fuel and a vertical takeoff plane prototype takes flight.
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
4.11.2017
10:07am
In this episode, we examine superhuman color vision glasses and magnetically controlled soft robots.
by Andy Szal
4.4.2017
10:07am
In this episode, we examine a nanofiber filter that filters out more than smog, and Google sniffs out methane leaks.
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
3.28.2017
10:29am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a super clean way to produce hydrogen and edible robots.
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
3.21.2017
9:17am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, Volkswagen unveils an all-autonomous concept vehicle and a solar rooftop for your EV.
by Abbey Dean
3.14.2017
9:41am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a look at Ford’s autonomous delivery drones concept and a robot that phenotypes crops.
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
3.7.2017
9:46am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, the world’s first ridable hoverbike takes flight and windows that double as solar panels.
by Andy Szal
2.28.2017
10:20am
In this episode, we discuss reinforcing graphene foam for super strength, and creating thermally conductive rubber.
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
2.21.2017
11:05am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a lightweight exoskeleton for the masses and DARPA’s plans to pluck drones out of the sky.
by Abbey Dean
2.14.2017
10:31am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, AT&T announces plans to test an ultra-fast wireless broadband and a squishy new robot that’s invisible underwater.
by Abbey Dean
2.7.2017
9:57am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, a wind turbine inspired by hummingbird wings and designing a different kind of smart glasses.
by Andy Szal
1.31.2017
9:54am
In this episode of Manufacturing Minute, a laser deflector shield concept and controlling a robot with your brain.
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
1.24.2017
9:21am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, 3D-printed rocket fuel and autonomous trucks hit the streets of Singapore.
by Abbey Dean
1.18.2017
8:37am
In this episode of Manufacturing Minute, analyzing the world around us with a smartphone and electrical wires made from diamond bits.
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
1.10.2017
9:45am
In this episode of Manufacturing Minute, Volkswagen’s Dynamic Road Sign Display and a robotic mech suit.
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
1.5.2017
10:25am
In this episode of Manufacturing Minute, a Star Trek inspired medical device and graphene putty that isn’t so silly.
by Rachelle Blair-Frasier
12.20.2016
9:47am
In this Manufacturing Minute episode, achieving night vision with nanocrystals and a look at John Deere’s electric tractor concept.
by Abbey Dean
12.13.2016
10:01am