Monday | 15 May, 2017 | 2:00 pm

Digital margin

FFJ 0517 face squareFace Time - Manufacturers can reap up to a tenfold return in efficiency and stronger, more predictable profits, says Lauri Klaus, founder and CEO of KeyedIn Solutions

Welding fume control

FFJ 0517 guest square Guest Editorial - How to choose between an ambient system and a source capture system


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 | 10:40 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.

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