March 2 FPIC seminar
Milwaukee Regional Meeting September 7, 2018 InterContinental Milwaukee Scheduled for Friday, September 7 at the InterContinental in downtown Milwaukee, the 2018 Milwaukee Regional Meeting is attracting registrants from all areas of the fluid power supply chain and is set to provide an excellent opportunity to network with peers over lunch. See who you and your colleagues could...

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fluid power standardization
Since 1969, NFPA has worked to foster cooperation among users and manufacturers by being involved in the development of fluid power ISO standards. NFPA holds the secretariat of ISO Technical Committee 131, fluid power systems, and is responsible for 225 published ISO standards, of which 44 projects are currently under development. One of the strengths...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awards grants to middle and high schools to facilitate hydraulics and pneumatics instruction. Grant awards defray the costs related to the educational aspects of the Fluid Power Action Challenge Program—either for the fluid power kits for classroom use or for participation in the Fluid Power Action Challenge event. Below...

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NFPA member news
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 ITT Inc. and Webtec. ITT Inc. recently announced that its Chief Executive Officer and President, Denise Ramos, will retire in early 2019. She will remain Chief Executive...

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IFPE 2020
The IFPE 2020 priority exhibit space sales deadline is August 15, 2018. If you haven’t done so already, now is the time to complete your space application. Past exhibitors receive the first opportunity to reserve space in 2020’s largest event for the fluid power industry. All you need to do is Complete the Exhibit Space Information Request...

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March 2 FPIC seminar
Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) September 7, 2018 InterContinental Milwaukee Milwaukee, WI Learn more about robotic automation for small batch manufacturing of fluid power components at the September 7 MSOE Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar at the InterContinental Milwaukee. This seminar is co-located with the NFPA Milwaukee Regional Meeting, which will take place after lunch. Separate registration...

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Spencer Tiegs headshot, winner of NFPA Robotics Scholarship
Last fall, I contacted Spencer Tiegs, the 2017 Robotics Challenge Scholarship winner, to find out if he had secured a summer internship. When I found out that he was currently searching for internship opportunities, I emailed all of our local Milwaukee area members and let them know. HUSCO replied and set up an interview with Spencer...

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MAPI_weekly_update
A round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI.  Issues in the Brief Transitioning to a Digital Supply Network In an increasingly digital world, surrounded by connected devices, manufacturers are recognizing the necessity and benefits of moving from a linear supply chain model to a flexible, digital supply network...

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NFPA News
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The NFPA Board of Directors met the week of June 18, 2018, for its annual strategic retreat. There they reviewed the program successes NFPA achieved in its 2017-18 fiscal year. In this post, I would like to share with our membership some of those successes, especially those associated with...

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