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CCEFP Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC14) Recap

CCEFP's FPIRC14 a huge success  By Mike Gust CCEFP The 2014 CCEFP Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC14) was held last week at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee. By all accounts it was a huge success! Attendance was nearly double from previous annual meetings with almost two hundred participants…half of which were from industry. This annual three-day event […]

Brain Surgery Through the Cheek?

MRI-compatible pneumatically powered robot for epilepsy brain surgery Vanderbilt University  By Mike Gust CCEFP The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is not only pursuing research to improve existing fluid power applications, it is also exploring applications entirely new to the world as well. One excellent example of such research is Vanderbilt University’s MRI-compatible, steerable-needle medical robotic device that is pneumatically powered. […]

Don’t Miss NFPA’s Economic Update Webinar

Economic_Update_WebinarRegister TODAY for the Economic Update Webinar Thursday, October 30th, 10:00 am Central NO CHARGE to NFPA Members! Presented by Jim Chappelow, Institute for Trend Research (ITR)   The NFPA Economic Update webinar will help members gain critical insight into the economic risks and opportunities facing their organization. Mr. Chappelow will provide insights into the […]

Overview of NFPA’s Strategy, Programs and Objectives

NFPA Fluid Power ChallengeA re-recording of the presentation NFPA CEO Eric Lanke gave at the annual conference of the Canadian Fluid Power Association on October 2, 2014. It contains an overview of NFPA’s strategy, programs and objectives, and suggests areas for the two organizations to partner on. Watch the video below:  

SOFP Industry Opinion: Slow Start Leading To Positive Gains

NFPAs State of the Fluid Power Industry SurveyNFPA’s recent release of the September 2014 State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey (SOFP), an electronic opinion-based survey that is conducted amongst our manufacturer membership on a monthly basis, revealed that while our industry has grown compared to last year, participants foresee a flat 4th quarter making way for positive gains next year. In […]

NFPA Member News

NFPA member newsHAWE Hydraulics North America announced the appointment of Chadwick Tuttle as their new General Manager and CEO. Mr. Tuttle brings extensive experience in international fluid handling. Prior to HAWE Chad held high responsibility positions in ITT Gould Pumps and Clyde Union Pumps. Parker Hannifin Corporation announced that its Board of Directors increased the company’s regular […]

NFPA Company Profile: Motion Controls, LLC.

NFPA membership connectionsIntroducing NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News A short profile of an NFPA Member is a new feature for the NFPA News.  NFPA membership is at an all-time high and this is just one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s Company is Motion Controls, LLC. Based in Hartford, […]

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

newsKennametal, Inc. Irwin, PA – Kennametal Inc. is a supplier of tooling, engineered components and advanced materials consumed in production processes. It provides customers application knowledge and advanced technology for a variety of application demands. Kennametal Inc. employes 14,000 people in over 60 countries worldwide. Kennametal’s wholly-owned subsidiary, Extrude Hone is a global supplier of […]

MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

MAPI Economic RoundtableA weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Bring a Global Perspective to Your Next Meeting Our economists will be crossing the country and an ocean this fall for speaking engagements at corporate meetings and industry events, including with Kaman Corp. and the Aspen […]

Member Visit Reinforces Changes in the Fluid Power Supply Chain

Dave Redfield, the president and co-owner of Fordsell Machine Productsl l By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Earlier this year, while in the Detroit area for an NFPA Regional Meeting, I had the opportunity to swing by and visit with NFPA Supplier Member Fordsell Machine Products. Dave Redfield, the president and co-owner of Fordsell, is a former Chair of the NFPA Supplier Council, so it […]

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