Wednesday | 05 April, 2017 | 10:40 am

Running smoothly

FFJ 0417 face squareFace Time - Precision lubrication ensures productive equipment and a safer shop, says Unist Inc. Territory Sales Manager Kyle Billin

Wednesday | 05 April, 2017 | 10:35 am

Positive Outlook

From the Publisher - U.S. companies added more new positions to their payrolls in February than they had in nearly three years, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics reported.

Wednesday | 08 March, 2017 | 9:52 am

Labor’s value

gretchen-homepage-home.jpgFrom the Senior Editor - Work is available but, in certain sectors, those positions remain unfilled because of a lack of qualified candidates. The proverbial skills gap rears its head again.

Smoothing the sharp

FFJ 0317 guest square Guest Editorial - Whether by hand or machine, deburring can be costly when not factored into the manufacturing process early on


Tuesday | 14 February, 2017 | 1:19 pm


From the Publisher - When you look at the numbers for U.S. manufacturing, it’s a bit of a conundrum.

Alloying adventures

FFJ 1116 guest square Guest Editorial - Engineers continually find new uses for metals worked since ancient history.


Wednesday | 11 January, 2017 | 10:57 am

A fresh start

gretchen-homepage-home.jpgFrom the Senior Editor - While combing the booths at Fabtech in Las Vegas this past November in the wake of the presidential election, there was a definite buzz in the air.

Wednesday | 07 December, 2016 | 2:21 pm


From the Publisher - Some of the most interesting articles FFJournal has produced over the years have focused on organizations, companies and individuals in the industry that have worked tirelessly to keep American manufacturing alive, while helping to prepare our next generation’s workforce.

A strong bond

FFJ 1116 guest squareGuest Editorial - Successfully creating metal-plastic hybrid components means knowing the benefits and challenges attachment methods may present.

Monday | 07 November, 2016 | 3:11 pm

Layer by layer

FFJ 1116 face squareFace Time - 3D printing changes how manufacturers engineer and produce parts, says Trumpf Inc.’s Frank Geyer.

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