If you’ve never heard of The Edge Factor, it’s probably because the TV show isn’t actually on the air – yet.

But the show has been going strong online for over a year now. Jeremy Bout is the executive producer, writer and host. Bout says he got the idea for the show after working as a programmer at a manufacturing plant.

In the pilot episode for The Edge Factor, Bout explains

What I find incredible is that manufacturing is the backbone of our economy. And I don’t think anybody really understands what that means. I think it’s time we changed that.

The Edge Factor is full of dramatic shots, cool graphics and fast music. But can a TV show make manufacturing cool?

Bout seems willing to try. So far, The Edge Factor has a couple episodes online.

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A view inside a CNC machine, from The Edge Factor.

And there’s already a side project, called Reality Redesigned. It’s a competition where students can enter their designs to build a new kind of mountain bike. The competition has up to $40,000 in prize money, and eight online episodes hosted by Bout.

We’ve reached out to Bout to ask about the show, and what he hopes to accomplish. Right now, he and the production crew are in Whistler, British Columbia shooting a teaser for their next production.

While we wait to hear back, we want to know what you think of the show. Could a TV show change your perception of manufacturing? What are your ideas for future episodes?

Let us know in the comments.