Monday | 15 May, 2017 | 1:40 pm


From the Senior Contributing Editor - There is a fascinating background to our cover feature on the fabrication of Ford Motor Co.’s aluminum-intensive F-150 pickup truck, which introduced light metals to the mass market.

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.

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.

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.

Monday | 07 November, 2016 | 3:08 pm

Legacy by fire

gretchen-homepage-home.jpgFrom the Senior Editor - Earning a living can mean something completely different depending on who you talk to. Whether it’s just to get by and hold on until retirement, or make it until the kids are through school, or as a way to define someone’s purpose in life, a job isn’t always “just a job.”

Friday | 07 October, 2016 | 10:29 am

Precious cargo

gretchen-homepage-home.jpgFrom the Senior Editor - In a matter of nine months, 3D-metal-printed parts went from prototype to flight critical.

Wednesday | 07 September, 2016 | 12:48 pm

Farewell to ‘The Chief’

From the Publisher - My Dad started his 62-year publishing career with Steel magazine at Penton Publishing in 1954.

Monday | 08 August, 2016 | 1:47 pm

Web meets print

From the Publisher - FFJournal combines its magazine and website.

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