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2015 Treasurer’s Report Shows Strong Financial Performance and Increasing Member Services

3d_pie_956x450  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I re-recorded the presentation our Treasurer, Tricia Fulton of Sun Hydraulics, gave at the NFPA Annual Meeting on March 12, 2015, at the Grand Del Mar Resort in San Diego, California, on the assumption that NFPA members not able to attend the event would be interested in hearing about […]

“Future of Pneumatics” Showcases Emerging Technologies at PACK EXPO East

Vanderbilt University The Future of Pneumatics  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO It was my great pleasure to help staff the first-ever “Future of Pneumatics” exhibit at the new PACK EXPO East trade show a few weeks ago in February 2015. With our exhibit partners Vanderbilt University and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), NFPA made a dramatic […]

NFPA Celebrates 50-year Members at Annual Conference

Recap_OptimizedAn important and rewarding part of the 2015 NFPA Annual Meeting, held as part of the NFPA Annual Conference on March 13, was recognizing three member companies who reached 50 years of continuous NFPA membership in 2015.   The following companies joined the Association in 1965:   Bimba Manufacturing Company, Master Pneumatic-Detroit, and Trelleborg Sealing Solutions.  Accepting the […]

IFPS offers a variety of OEM/end-user and industry education programs

IFPS-certificationAs part of our mission to build and connect our members to an educated workforce, NFPA partners with other organizations—like the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS)—to make it easier for member companies to train and assess their employees.  Through its multifaceted work in education, training, and certification, IFPS strengthens and advances professional careers in the […]

Standards Development Activity for March 2015

Standards DevelopmentThe U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) to ISO/TC 131- fluid power systems has been working on a number of projects in March. Following is a sampling of current projects underway in the committees: Published Standard ISO 18413:2015 – Hydraulic fluid power — Cleanliness of components — Inspection document and principles related to contaminant extraction and […]

Fluid Power Research Update: Two-Degree-of-Freedom, Magnetic-Resonance-Compatible Pneumatic Stepper Module

NFPA member newsBy David Comber, Vanderbilt University, originally run in CCEFP Newsblast CCEFP Research Project 2G: Fluid Powered Surgery and Rehabilitation via Compact Integrated Systems Research Project Leaders: Prof. Eric Barth, Vanderbilt University. Prof. Robert Webster, Vanderbilt University, Prof. Jun Ueda, Georgia Institute of Technology, Vito Gervasi, R&D Manager, Rapid Prototyping Center, Milwaukee School of Engineering Fluid power […]

FPIRC Video Showcases Conference’s Fluid Power Panel Discussion

FPIRCEarlier this month, the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power posted a video from the inaugural FPIRC, which was hosted at Vanderbilt University, in October 2014.  If you missed it, you can watch the film showcases the panel on public-private partnerships in innovation, research to marketplace opportunities, and the need for an educated workforce. FPIRC15 is expected […]

2015 Annual Conference Is a Huge Success

AC15FeaturedThe 2015 NFPA Annual Conference was a huge success. The record-breaking 198 attendees and 80 guests attended committee meetings, group discussions, networking activities, and speaker presentations, March 11-13, at San Diego’s Grand Del Mar Resort. While many of the attendees were interested to hear about how the NFPA has helped support fluid power education, the speakers […]

Deadline Looming for Fluid Power Professionals’ Day Photo Contest

Fluid Power Professionals Day Photo ContestThe International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has dedicated June 19 as “Fluid Power Professionals’ Day” to recognize those who work in the fluid power industry. And, in celebration of Fluid Power Professionals’ Day, IFPS and the Fluid Power Journal are hosting their second annual fluid power photo contest, with prizes for first, second and third […]

NFPA Member News – March 19, 2015

NFPA Member newsDaman Products announced that industry veteran, Gordon Weiler—with more than 27 years of industry experience—has been promoted to Vice President of Sales. “It is with great pleasure that we announce the promotion of Gordon to this important expanded role,” stated Larry Davis, President and Chief Executive Officer of Daman. NFPA Members Receive Manufacturing Institute STEP Award for […]

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