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About FMA

FMA Headquarters in Elgin, IL


What is FMA?

The Fabricators & Manufacturers Association, International® (FMA) is a professional organization with more than 2,500 individual and company members.

Our mission: To advocate for the growth and sustainability of the North American metal processing, forming, and fabricating industries.

Founded in 1970, FMA brings metal fabricators and equipment manufacturers together through technology councils, educational programs, networking events, and FABTECH®, the industry’s leading trade show.

The official publications of FMA include – The FABRICATOR®, The Tube & Pipe Journal®, STAMPING Journal®, The WELDER™, The Fabricator® en Espanol, Canadian Metalworking, and Canadian Fabricating & Welding.

FMA’s charitable foundation, Nuts, Bolts & Thingamajigs®, provides grants to community and technical colleges to produce manufacturing summer camps for youth ages 12-16 to introduce them to manufacturing career options. The foundation provides scholarships for qualified students in post-secondary educational programs leading to careers in manufacturing as well.

FMA is also a co-founder of Manufacturing Day, a national movement dedicated to addressing common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what modern manufacturing is. Although this celebration officially occurs the first Friday in October, any day can be MFG Day.


Who Belongs to FMA?

FMA serves members involved in the following processes: bending, blanking, cutting, drawing, extruding, fastening, finishing, leveling, piercing, punching, roll forming, shearing, slitting, spinning, straightening, stamping, swaging, and welding. FMA also has two technology affiliates, the Tube & Pipe Association, International (TPA) which focuses on the unique needs of members involved in production and fabrication of welded and seamless pipe and tube and the Association of Steel Distributors (ASD) which serves professionals in the steel distribution industry. Membership spans the United States, Canada and Mexico, and reaches into more than 30 other countries.

Headquartered in a newly constructed office building in Elgin, Ill., FMA has a staff of more than 70 employees serving its members and the industry. FMA members are served at the volunteer level by the FMA Board of Directors, advisory boards, and technology councils.

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The FABRICATOR is North America’s leading magazine for the metal forming and fabricating industry. The magazine delivers the news, technical articles, and case histories that enable fabricators to do their jobs more efficiently. The FABRICATOR has served the industry since 1971.

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The WELDER, formerly known as Practical Welding Today, is a showcase of the real people who make the products we use and work with every day. This magazine has served the welding community in North America well for more than 20 years, and we intend to continue providing hands-on information, real-world applications, and down-to-earth advice for welders.

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The Tube & Pipe Journal

The Tube & Pipe Journal became the first magazine dedicated to serving the metal tube and pipe industry in 1990. Today, it remains the only North American publication devoted to this industry and it has become the most trusted source of information for tube and pipe professionals.

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The Additive Report

The Additive Report focuses on the next generation of manufacturing, the culmination of advanced control technology, design software, and material development. With this process, manufacturers can create a simple or complex geometric object layer-by-layer, fusing one layer to the other. Subscribers to The Additive Reportare using this technology to create tools, fixtures, and prototypes and to fulfill production orders. The publication delivers information detailing what additive manufacturing means to the modern manufacturing organization, as well as the latest industry news and technology developments.

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Canadian Metalworking / Canadian Fabricating & Welding

Canadian Metalworking/Canadian Fabricating & Welding is a trade publication that covers all aspects of the country’s metalworking, fabricating & welding industries. We strive to bring you the latest news, products, and insights to keep our readers aware of the latest industry trends.

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The Fabricator en Español

En asociación con la firma MR Technical Translations de México, FMA Communications ha introducido al mercado la edición en Español de la revista The FABRICATOR. Esta versión consiste del mismo tipo de artículos técnicos y sección de lanzamientos de nuevos productos que actualmente presentan el personal de primera categoría de FABRICATOR en Inglés.

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STAMPING Journal is the only industrial publication dedicated solely to serving the needs of the metal stamping market.

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Fabricating Update

E-mailed once a month, Fabricating Update alerts you to new content on This includes the latest industry articles, news and product information, FABTECH updates, special events and opportunities, and thoughts from Dan Davis, Editor in Chief of The FABRICATOR.

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Welding Wire

E-mailed bi-monthly, Welding Wire delivers the latest welding news and product information, articles of interest to welding professionals, FABTECH updates, news about welding conferences, and a column from Amanda Carlson, editor of Practical Welding Today.

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Tube Talk

E-mailed every month, Tube Talk delivers the latest tube and pipe producing and fabricating news and product information, articles of interest to tube and pipe industry professionals, FABTECH updates, news about tube and pipe conferences, and a column from Eric Lundin, editor of The Tube & Pipe Journal.

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Stamping News Brief

E-mailed every other month, Stamping News Briefdelivers the latest metal stamping-specific news, technical articles, product information, educational opportunities, job openings, and much more to your inbox.

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Canadian Metalworking eNews

The Canadian Metalworking e-newsletter covers machine tools, cutting tools, metals and quality and a wide range of industry sector news. It also includes new products, technology and event previews brought to you by Canadian Metalworking’s editor, Joe Thompson.

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Canadian Fabricating & Welding eNews

The Fabricating & Welding e-newsletter brings you the latest industry news including automotive, aerospace & defence, energy & resources, manufacturing, construction and transportation sectors. Read the latest company announcements, product releases and industry events brought to you by Canadian Fabricating & Welding’s editor, Rob Colman. The newsletter is e-mailed twice a month.

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The Fabricator en Español Newsletter

Enviado por correo electrónico trimestralmente, el Boletín Informativo de The FABRICATOR en Españolles lleva a las compañías mexicanas de fabricación y formado de metales los nuevos desarrollos en tecnología de manufactura y consejos de producción útiles para llevar a cabo sus operaciones de manera más eficiente.

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Additive eNews

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