Held at the beginning of February in Maui, Hawaii, the 2017 NFPA Annual Conference drew more than 200 overall attendees, with 78 member companies represented. Among the attendees were 21 who attended for the first time, and 18 from among NFPA’s Future Leaders group. The conference schedule included multiple networking opportunities, as well as insights […]
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By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation launched a new curriculum grant program this year that is providing awards to university engineering faculty to develop, replicate and disseminate high-quality, high-impact university-level fluid power curriculum. Now, halfway through our fiscal year, the first two awardees recently presented their progress on […]
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We are still looking for reviewers to help evaluate the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship applications. The streamlined review process will be done online, and we are expecting volunteers will spend about 10 hours total on reviewing. The process will take place during May and June 2017 and will include the initial application screening, additional screening of […]
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The 2017 CCEFP Webinar Series continues next week on Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at 1:00pm Eastern/ 12:00pm Central. Topics will include two or the recently funded research projects: the Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic Actuator project as well as the AC Hydraulic Pump/Motor project. Interested members should sign up for the Webinar Series by following this link. After registering, […]
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Collison-Goll has been providing custom machined products, built to customer specifications, for 70 years. From prototypes to PPAP to production, the company is committed to an effective, ongoing quality program encompassing all precision machine parts. With CNC and Swiss lathes, machining centers, 5 and 6-spindle automatic screw machines and hydromat rotary transfer machines, the company can […]
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NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week’s update comes from ITT Inc. ITT Inc. has completed its previously announced acquisition of Axtone, a manufacturer of components for railway and other harsh environment industrial markets. The components Axtone […]
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As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and Pneumatic […]
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The first of the NFPA 2017 Regional Meetings will be held Tuesday, April 11, in Minneapolis. We will again partner with Hennepin Technical College, which has one of the premier A.A.S. fluid power programs in the country. The Minneapolis Regional meeting will take place at the Brooklyn Park Campus and run from 11:00 am to […]
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2017 CCEFP Industry-University Summit April 4 – 6, 2017 Texas A&M University College Station, Texas Mark your calendars. The next CCEFP Industry-University Summit will be held at the George Bush Presidential Library and Museum at Texas A&M University in College Station, Texas. The Summit, co-sponsored by CCEFP and the NFPA, is a bi-annual meeting of the […]
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In 2015, South Central College in North Mankato, Minnesota received a $23,000 Fluid Power Lab Grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The school used the funds to purchase two cavitation simulators with accumulator modules. The new equipment was used during the recent fall semester by 34 students in the CMAE1526 course, part of […]
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