2017 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) August 15 – 16, 2017 Golf and welcome reception August 14 Westin Chicago North Shore Wheeling, Illinois The 2017 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of industry experts, and, as always, registration is open to everyone in the fluid power supply chain—NFPA members and non-members […]
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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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By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Technology Roadmap is a document that describes an industry-wide consensus regarding the pre-competitive research and development needs associated with improving the design and function of fluid power components and systems. It is used by the NFPA and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) […]
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The latest Minneapolis Regional Meeting was held April 11 at the Brooklyn Park, Minnesota location of Hennepin Technical College (HTC). The meeting drew about 45 people, with a mix of NFPA member manufacturers, distributors, and suppliers, as well as some prospective members and fluid power instructors from HTC. John Stenz of Force America and the NFPA […]
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The May 1st NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship application deadline is looming, but there is still time to volunteer to help review applications and make the final award decision. Here is what’s needed: Who: Fluid power professionals who want to help the next generation of engineers What: Review scholarship applications, screen applicants, and help decide on a winner […]
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The 2017 CCEFP Webinar Series continues next week on Wednesday, April 26, 2017 at 1:00pm EST/ 12:00pm CST. Topics will include the Portable Pneumatically Powered Orthoses project, which is one of the recently funded research projects. Mike Gust will also present a recap of Project AME. Registration is required to attend this free webinar. Interested NFPA members should sign up for the Webinar Series […]
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The fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) have continued to progress, and all ten of the newly funded projects were presented at the CCEFP Industry-University Summit in April 2017. The Free Piston Engine Based Off-Road Vehicles project was presented by Keyan Liu, a research assistant at the […]
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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 AVENTICS Corporation. AVENTICS Corporation recently announced its acquisition of Bowling Green, Kentucky-based Vector Horizon Technology LLC (VHtek). The move will expand the business beyond pneumatic components and […]
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Chris Steele, ITR Economics Thursday, May 25, 10:00 am CST Free to NFPA members! Chris Steele, an economist with ITR Economics, will help listeners gain critical insight into the economic risks and opportunities facing their organization during these uncertain economic conditions. This webinar will provide insights into the latest economic developments and future trends for the […]
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By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO On March 31, 2017, I had the privilege of attending the first seminar of MSOE’s new Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC). Through a quarterly series of half-day seminars on the latest fluid power technology advances with immediate implementation, FPIC provides a platform for fluid power OEMs, manufacturers, SMEs, […]
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