In April, the Workforce team traveled to Houston and St. Louis to promote the NFPA Robotics Challenge FIRST® Scholarship, a merit-based $40K scholarship that will be awarded to a high school senior who uses fluid power in his or her 2017 FIRST Robotics Competition robot. This year, the competition theme was Steamworks. Teams were tasked with creating a robot...

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Teams of college students from across the country gathered in Ames, Iowa last week to compete against each other with the fluid-powered bicycles they had designed and built for the The Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. NFPA member, Danfoss, hosted the event at their headquarters building and test track. Seven university teams competed, including Cal Poly...

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72 students on 19 teams filled the gymnasium at Waukesha Community Technical College to compete against their peers in the Fluid Power Action Challenge, sponsored by Price Engineering and Eaton Corporation. But this competition day went a step further. In addition to the competition, FORCE America and Waukesha County DPW coordinated to display a municipal...

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36 High School students from South Milwaukee High School spent half-a-day at Poclain Hydraulics. Students had the opportunity to learn more about the companies, its employees, and the Fluid Power industry as a potential career. Some students in the crowd were already accepted to local colleges and universities to study for a career engineering; other...

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On Wednesday January 4, 2017, 8th grade students from surrounding schools met at Alexandria Technical & Community College to take part in the NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge. On Workshop Day, the students spent time learning about fluid power and building a model with a set of materials provided to them in their kit. They...

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Jerling Junior High School, after being awarded with an NFPA Grant of $1,400, organized and hosted their first Fluid Power Action Challenge within their school. The Workshop and Challenge Days were held at the Orland Park Civic Center with the help of Orland Park’s Mayor, Dan McLaughlin. Other support came from our very own member...

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Manufacturing Day℠ is a celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This year, MFG Day was celebrated on Friday, October 7. Avanti Engineering, Inc., Daman Products Company, Inc., JEM Technical Marketing Company, Aggressive Hydraulics and Airline Hydraulics Corporation, all NFPA member companies, participated in the event. Visit our Facebook page and...

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Compact, precise, energy efficient...and really cool. Hydraulics are used in roller-coasters, robots and in 40 foot high Giant Elephant Machines like the one above. All of these things going for it AND a lot of fun, creative and collaborative careers. Interested in how this works? Start learning more about hydraulics and pneumatics.
  by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   Every year since launching our own Fluid Power Challenge Program in the United States, NFPA has gone on to sponsor one of the teams that compete in the original Canadian Fluid Power Challenge, hosted and organized by the Canadian Fluid Power Association (CFPA). This year’s “NFPA” team was...

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