Scott Francis Contributing Editor


Scott Francis, the editor of Products Finishing, has edited for  CompositesWorldWriter's DigestHOWPopular Woodworking and has authored books on a range of topics. He is the author of Monster Spotter's Guide to North America (HOW Books 2007) and co-author of The Unofficial Hobbit Handbook (Writer's Digest, 2012) and OMG! I Forgot the Card (HOW Books, 2014).

Scott has a bachelor’s degree in writing and editing and a minor in biology from Western Carolina University.




Are You Ready for Next-Gen Aerospace Manufacturing?

By: Scott Francis

In light of this week’s Paris Air Show, we’re preparing for the next generation of commercial aircraft programs with a new special edition collaboration from Modern Machine Shop, Additive Manufacturing and CompositesWorld.

The IMTS Balloon Gets Around

By: Scott Francis

Where oh where has the IMTS balloon been? Find out if it blew through your hometown on its way to the big show.

Qube Five-Axis Debuts by Machining a 1970 Porsche 9117k

By: Scott Francis

Demonstration will feature the Qube machining a 1970 Porsche 9117k replica.

What to Do When You’re Not at IMTS

By: Scott Francis

Welcome to Chicago. There’s so much to see, learn and experience at IMTS 2018, but hopefully you’ve also carved out some time to enjoy the city. Here are a few possibilities for your Chicago bucket list.

Take Time to Grab a Bite

By: Scott Francis

Some great restaurants are only a few steps from McCormick Place.

Want Early Access to the IMTS 2018 Show Floor? Check Out These Two New Sections

By: Scott Francis

This year, IMTS features expanded exhibit space in the East and West Buildings. Level 2 of the East Building and the West Building Annex open at 8:30 a.m., allowing early bird attendees to beat the crowds. 

A Night on the Town

By: Scott Francis

While in Chicago for IMTS 2018, check out these nearby destinations for music, cocktails and fun.

10 Things to Do in Chicago

By: Scott Francis

When the show closes for the day, make the most of your time in the Windy City. At the very least, add number 10 to your IMTS bucket list.