IEOC Networking
2019 NFPA Annual Conference March 5-7, 2019 Montage Laguna Beach, Laguna Beach, California There’s still time to sign up for the 2019 Annual Conference optional events! In addition to providing an excuse to get out of the hotel and explore the area, these events also allow you to build your network in a more casual...

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Heroes MAKE America in Fort Hood
As a sponsor of The Manufacturing Institute’s Heroes Make America (HMA) program, the National Fluid Power Association and its members are invited to the HMA Fort Riley Networking Event on February 6, 2019. Heroes MAKE America is a 10-week career skills training program that arms transitioning service members with the industry-specific skills and certifications necessary to...

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The NFPA Robotics Challenge is a scholarship program that supports of the missions of FIRST® Robotics and the National Robotics League (NRL). NFPA offers one merit-based scholarship for $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years) to a high school senior who participates as part of a 2019 FIRST® Robotics or NRL Competition Team. This scholarship may be used to study engineering...

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Stats Fact of the Week
Stats Fact of the Week: Week of January 14, 2019 NFPA’s November 2018 Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS) report, a monthly source of fluid power shipment and order data trends often used to benchmark company performance, maintains the tradition of “The November Slump.” Some trends come, and some trends go, but the one industry trend you...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Brandon Waltz. He is enrolled in the Mechatronics AAS Program at Minnesota West Community and Technical College in Granite Falls, Minnesota. We asked Brandon about winning the scholarship . . ....

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CCEFP Webinar
The 2018-19 CCEFP Webinar Series is underway and covers a number of fluid power research projects supported by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation Research Supplements. The next episode, taking place January 23 at 12 pm CST, will feature the State of the CCEFP, presented by CCEFP Director Prof. Zongxuan Sun at the University of Minnesota. The...

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NFPA membership connections
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Fluid Power Instructor Search
NFPA works with a growing number of schools, educators, and students across the country to help grow fluid power education and workforce development. One of our partners, Alexandria Technical & Community College, is looking for a full-time fluid power instructor to teach courses in the mechatronics program of the manufacturing division of the college. In addition...

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fluid power standardization
Standardization development continues in the field of fluid power systems and components. TC 131, the technical committee directly responsible for fluid power, has 229 published ISO standards to date. There are 35 standards currently under development. The following ISO standards were recently published: Subcommittee 4 – Connectors ISO 6150:2018 Pneumatic fluid power — Cylindrical quick-action...

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NFPA Education and Technology Foundation
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation recently awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Katherine Larson. She is working on a double major in Industrial Technology and Agricultural Systems Technology, as well as a Safety Certification, at Iowa State University in Ames, Iowa. We asked...

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