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 Sep 10, 2014

3-D Printing Steals the Show: Notes from IMTS 2014

The hardcore industrial crowd at this hardcore industrial tradeshow isn't here to kick the tires and check out 3-D printed doodads. They want to see....More
in Technology Trends Sep 08, 2014

Notes from IMTS 2014: In the Mood for Investment

The massive crowd at IMTS this year isn't here just to browse the latest technology. They're here to buy it....More
Google Glass
in Technology Trends Aug 13, 2014

Distracted Manufacturing: GM Takes Google Glass for a Spin

GM is testing Google Glass on the factory floor. But is the risk worth the potential?....More
english racing 3d printed engine
in Technology Trends Jul 21, 2014

3-D Printing the Impossible: 21st Century Manufacturing Demands 21st Century Tools

When your outdated techniques can't handle a new job, it's time to get a new tool....More
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in Technology Trends Jun 18, 2014

Manufacturing Rules the National Day of Making

President Obama calls for all makers – from students to 'innovators powering the renaissance in American manufacturing' – to come together in the....More
in Technology Trends May 02, 2014

3-D Printing a Better Home

For anyone holding out for a real 3-D printing revolution, the wait may be over....More
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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