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As the Internet of Things connects machines and automates processes, resulting data will reveal insights, boost revenues.


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Industry News

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  • Welding realities

    From the Editor - April is National Welding Month, a chance for the industry to highlight the work welders do in every sector where joining metal is needed.

  • Industrial internet of things

    From the Editor - In every issue of FFJournal, we strive to answer the question: What’s the next big thing in metal fabrication?

  • The spirit of Detroit

    From the Editor - There has never been a shortage of big talk in Washington, D.C., about renewed investment in rail to spur regional transportation.

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