This fall, NFPA is expanding the schedule of Regional Meetings to include Cleveland, adding this fluid power hub to the other four cities (Chicago, Detroit, Milwaukee, & Minneapolis) on the annual Regional Meeting calendar. The 2016 Cleveland Regional Meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 16, and will be held at The City Club in downtown […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I recently wrote about a trip to Washington, DC with our partners in the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) to discuss the form of a possible major new fluid power research program within the Vehicle Technologies Office of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). On that […]
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Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG Day) is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—which this year is October 7, 2016—any day can be a Manufacturing Day. It’s not too late to plan your MFG Day event! Companies and community organizations should plan […]
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Sixty-six member companies have already taken advantage of the Stats Toolkit Pro since its launch in June of this year. This cloud-based statistical toolkit replaced our popular Stats Toolkit Excel and has proven useful for members in their market data analyses. “In today’s fast-paced environment, vision into the metrics driving our business key,” Toolkit user Steve Matthew of […]
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A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief The New Normal Is Modest Growth Last month, Dan Meckstroth presented at the Industry & Economic Outlook Conference hosted by the National Fluid Power Association. He focused his presentation on the global manufacturing trends that are important to […]
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Based in Glendale Heights, IL, Avanti Engineering is a manufacturer of precision screw machine parts and CNC turned products including Swiss, multi-spindle screw machining, secondary operations, consulting, design & inventory management. Avanti Engineering is also very involved in promoting manufacturing through Manufacturing Day activities and speaking at local schools.
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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 Trelleborg Sealing Solutions. Trelleborg Sealing Solutions has announced its acquisition of Anderson Seal LLC, a privately owned US-based seal distributor. The acquisition is expected to help support […]
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The 2016 NFPA Milwaukee Regional Meeting, scheduled for Tuesday, September 27 at the Milwaukee School of Engineering, will feature two experts from the industry with experience and solid information regarding important challenges that fluid power users may encounter. “The Value of Leak Testing in Preventing Hydraulic Fluid Leaks” will be presented by Thomas Braun of Fastest, […]
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by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO In our attempt to raise the profile of the fluid power industry in the general public and public policy arena, NFPA has begun publishing an Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry, which broadly describes the size and economic impact of the industry and also explores the energy […]
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The full report – Hydraulic Components and IoT in Mobile Machinery – by IHS Markit, is now available to all members on the NFPA website at http://www.nfpa.com/fluidpower/customertrends-secure.aspx. The report was commissioned by NFPA to develop an understanding of the current state and expected evolution of IoT (Internet of Things) technology on hydraulics for mobile applications and […]
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