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Peter Zelinski        

Co-host of The Cool Parts Show, Manufacturing Expert, 3D Printing Expert, Editor-In-Chief of Modern Machine Shop & Additive Manufacturing

Peter Zelinski is a YouTuber, podcaster, writer, editor and engineer who is an authority on the future of manufacturing. As the editor-in-chief of two publications focused on manufacturing technology, he routinely interviews manufacturers and tours manufacturing operations. One of the publications he leads is “Modern Machine Shop,” the premiere media outlet in North America covering industrial metalworking and CNC machining. In the nearly century-long history of this magazine, Pete is only the sixth person to serve as its lead editor, and his monthly column “The Z Axis” has appeared in its pages for over 20 years. The other publication he leads is one he helped to launch, “Additive Manufacturing,” which is devoted to the advance of industrial 3D printing.

Pete is perhaps best recognized as co-host of “The Cool Parts Show,” the YouTube series he helped to create that explores how 3D printing is changing manufacturing, along with fields including engineering, aviation, medicine, space technology and consumer products. The show has been honored with a national media award for Best Use of Video in a specialized field. Pete is also a podcaster, appearing on two podcasts: “AM Radio,” about the advance of additive manufacturing, and “Made in the USA,” about issues shaping U.S. manufacturing. In 2020, Pete served the U.S. Air Force as co-host of its inaugural Advanced Manufacturing Olympics, a week-long live-streamed event aimed at elevating manufacturing capabilities for military readiness and sustainment. Pete graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a degree in mechanical engineering, and he makes his home in Cincinnati, Ohio, with his wife Kaye and their two daughters.

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