Travis Hessman

Associate Editor , IndustryWeek

Focus: Manufacturing Technology & High-Tech Industries: Computer, Electronics, etc.


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Associate editor Travis Hessman examines trends in manufacturing technology, covering developments in automation, robotics, digital tools and emerging technologies. He also reports on the best practices of the most successful high tech companies, including computer, electronics and industrial machinery / equipment manufacturers.

 Travis returned to IndustryWeek in 2012 after working as an intern for the publication back in 2001 and later as a contributing writer.

Travis received his bachelor’s degree in English from Kent State University and his master’s in creative writing from the Northeast Ohio MFA consortium via Kent State. He is married and has a daughter.

Posts by Travis Hessman

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in Technology Trends Mar 27, 2014

The Robots are Coming!

Cyberdyne's debut on the Tokyo Stock Exchange sends a strong message to the industry and to the world: The robots are coming. Heck, they're already....More
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in Technology Trends Feb 13, 2014

Fear, Frenzy and the Birth of an Industry at GE's 3-D Printing Lab

There's a tsunami coming and the industry had better to learn to swim. Fast....More
in Technology Trends Jan 30, 2014

3-D Printing: In Search of the Real Thing

Whether it's ultra-detailed prototypes or industrial-strength finished parts, what professional 3-D printers need is something real and familiar,....More
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in Technology Trends Dec 17, 2013

The 3D Printing 360

After months of development, testing and coordinated efforts, we have officially launched a new newsletter aimed directly at 3-D printing and the....More
in Technology Trends Dec 10, 2013

Ford and Siemens: Googling the Future of Manufacturing

This is the future: a smooth synthesis between the physical and the virtual worlds—a seamless integration between things and information, between....More
in Technology Trends Dec 04, 2013

IRI Crowns its Technology Champion

IRI has spent the last six months examining all of the technologies, innovations and inventions developed over the past 75 years to determine which....More
in Technology Trends Dec 03, 2013

Happy 3-D Printing Day!

GE has officially dubbed Dec. 3, 3-D Printing Day to wrap up its yearlong additive manufacturing media blitz....More
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in Technology Trends Nov 13, 2013

Ringing in the Future

Surrounded by industry insiders and company executives, with all the pageantry of high finance historical firsts, Universal Robots' UR5 robot arm....More
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in Technology Trends Sep 19, 2013

Setting Some Standards for 3-D Printing

If the additive manufacturing industry is ever going to take off, it needs to do so on an even field, playing by the same rules as the rest of the....More
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in Technology Trends Sep 06, 2013

The Road to Failure: Nokia, Blackberry and... Apple?

To stay alive, to stay relevant, top companies have to continue to invest in groundbreaking, disruptive technologies – the same investments that got....More
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