By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Fluid Power Industrial Consortium March 31, 2017 Intercontinental Hotel Milwaukee Register Here NFPA is a supporting partner of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC), allowing NFPA member companies to participate in FPIC seminars at no cost. FPIC seminar topics are an ideal way to […]
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By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Technology Roadmap will begin its biennial update process at the NFPA Roadmap Committee meeting taking place during the April 4 – 6 CCEFP Industry University Summit at Texas A&M. The NFPA Technology Roadmap is a document that describes an industry-wide consensus regarding the pre-competitive research and development […]
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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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IFPE 2017 and its co-located partner, CONEXPO-CON/AGG, broke records March 7-11 in Las Vegas. The two shows spanned a record 2.8 million net square feet of exhibit space and featured a record 2,800-plus exhibitors. IFPE by itself featured more than 500 exhibitors in over 175,000 sq ft of exhibit space. Represented companies ranged from large, […]
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The deadline for students involved in the 2017 FIRST® Robotics Challenge to apply to the NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship is coming up May 1. Mentors and sponsoring companies are encouraged to inform their teams of the opportunity. The scholarship is a major part of the NFPA’s recently announced strategic alliance with FIRST. One high school senior will be awarded […]
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Daman Products Company held its seventh annual Fluid Power Action Challenge on March 3 at Bethel College. Jimtown Junior High took home not only the Overall Champion trophy, but also the Team Challenge Award. Other winning teams included: John J Young Middle School – Machine Design Award LaSalle – Portfolio Award Jackson – Teamwork Award […]
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The 2017 CCEFP Webinar Series continues next week on Wednesday, March 29, 2017 at 1:00pm EST/ 12:00pm CST. Topics will include the Simulation, Rheology and Efficiency of Polymer Enhanced Fluids project, which is one of the recently funded research projects. Brian Steward of Iowa State will also be presenting his “Developing Test Methods for Magnetic Filtration” project. Registration is required to […]
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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 Sun Hydraulics Corporation. Sun Hydraulics Corporation announced the appointment of certain members of its global leadership team as corporate officers earlier this month. The appointed officers are: […]
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By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The world of fluid power came together at a unique event held in conjunction with the recent IFPE trade show in Las Vegas, Nevada. The 2017 World Fluid Power Summit, hosted by the National Fluid Power Association, brought representatives from 13 countries around the world to present and share […]
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NFPA, CCEFP, and several industry supporters visited Capitol Hill on February 27-28, 2017 to promote the proposed Commercial Off-Road Vehicle R&D Program through the Vehicle Technology Office within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). This program is important to the fluid power industry because: The commercial off-road market consumes 8% of total transportation energy, which […]
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