Jeff Kerns

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. 

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Articles

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Check out some products that allow for cost-effective, easy integration of IIoT features.
These 3D Shoes Were Made for Walkin’
The last few years 3D-printed shoes have been everywhere from the runway to the locker room. This gallery shows off just a sampling of some of the creative shoes.
Pumps Just Try to Fit In 2
Close-coupled pumps help save alignment time and space in applications ranging from general pumping to deionized water.
STEM Education Is About Hands-On Experience 5
E.J. Daigle is the Dean of Robotics & Manufacturing at Dunwoody College of Technology in Minneapolis. The Robotics & Manufacturing Department includes two- and four-year degrees...
How Toys Might Save the World 1
We have to show kids that it’s fun to do STEM activities and build things before the world starts telling them that robots are too complex or math is too difficult for them to understand.
4 Common Production-Line Problems: How Can Modern Motors Help?
The evolving motor market is experiencing an upswing in servomotors, modular design, connectivity, and safety features.
Interview: The Automation Boom in Mexico 2
Jeff Burnstein, President of A3, says Mexico may be the next global player in the automation arena, but the international skills gap could be problematic.
What’s the Difference Between Weak and Strong AI?
The conversation about artificial intelligence is often met with scrutiny and confusion. This is largely because there is no concrete definition of AI. Personal assistants like Siri, Amazon’s Alexa...
4 Control Trends that You Can’t Ignore 1
As companies look to bring more manufacturing to the U.S. or keep work here, automation and robotics are increasingly being used in factories. This has accelerated the development and use of electronics...
Understanding the Shrinking Role of Ladder Logic 4
When learning ladder logic, I was told that some new PLC systems were moving to scripted programming languages. My instructor assured us that we would not need to know...
An Engineering Refresher: Mohr’s Circle and Where it Fits into CAD
Mohr’s circle may seem basic, but its theory is still alive inside advanced engineering software.
Clutch Adds Benefits to Outdoor Equipment
Although the GT1.5 Series PTO Clutch Brake by Ogura is used on a variety of outdoor power equipment, its primary use is on consumer lawn tractors...
3 New Technologies Changing IoT and Remote Power
Last year, Electronic Design and Machine Design partnered in a contest about which “STEM Starter” was the most influential toy for our audiences growing up....
IoT for the Home: HVAC, Outlets, and Lighting
The Internet of Things offers great promise in the industrial market, but can it effectively—and efficiently—be applied in homes?
Will Virtual Reality Replace the Desktop?
An investment in augmented and virtual technology is an investment in people.