Jeff Kerns

Technical Editor, Design, Engineering & Sourcing Group

Studying mechanical engineering at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), he worked in the Polymer Research Lab. Utilizing RIT’s co-op program Jeff worked for two aerospace companies focusing on drafting, quality, and manufacturing for aerospace fasteners and metallurgy. He also studied abroad living in Dubrovnik, Croatia. After college, he became a commissioning engineer, traveling the world working on precision rotary equipment. Then he attended a few masters courses at the local college, and helped an automation company build equipment.

Growing up in Lancaster County, PA he always liked to tinker, build, and invent. He is ecstatic to be at Machine Design Magazine in New York City and looks forward to producing valuable information in the mechanical industry. 

Posts by Jeff Kerns

Should Robots that Displace Workers Be Taxed?

Bill Gates made quite a stir recently when he said we should tax robots that replace workers. As technology grows at an ever-increasing pace, could....More

Do Mechanical Engineers Need Programming to Survive?

Education is generally not moving quickly enough to keep up with technology. While materials and processes may not change as quickly, the machines....More

Jamie Hyneman “Busts” into the Pacific Design Show

From “Robot Wars” to “MythBusters” and beyond, Jamie Hyneman lives to build....More

The World of Design & Manufacturing Under One Roof

Highlights of the Pacific Design....More

4 Steps for a More Intelligent Future

I recently read an article by David Hopkins titled, “How a TV Sitcom Triggered the Downfall of Western Civilization.” In the article....More

Checking Out the Forbes 30 under 30

Every year Forbes publishes its 30 people under 30 years of age in manufacturing and industry who are making some big moves....More

Is NASA a Waste of Money?

Between 2005 and 2011, the U.S. could have funded one-third of NASA’s budget with unused gift cards....More

Handmade Geek Gifts for the Holidays

It’s that time of year again. Holiday products are in the stores and commercials are starting to appear, and soon everyone will be asking what you....More

Gearing Up for Pack Expo 2016

From advanced machine vision to adhesives for labeling, Pack Expo will provide information for all types of manufacturing needs....More

Science and Art, Two Worlds Apart

How can education bring together two fields that have been traditionally treated as polar opposites?....More

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