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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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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our...

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photo contest
The annual Fluid Power Professionals' Day photo contest, run by the International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) and Fluid Power Journal, is underway, and this year a video contest has been added to the mix. Both contests run from January 1 through March 31, 2019, and the winners will be announced on June 19 in honor...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our...

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Collaboration
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO NFPA’s partnership with the Heroes MAKE America (HMA) program of The Manufacturing Institute continues to provide resumes of program graduates, all of whom have received training for production floor jobs in manufacturing and are looking to work in designated communities around the country. The most recent list of HMA...

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Advanced Sealing Technologies FPIC
The December 7 Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar, brought together over 60 fluid power professionals for a half day of networking and presentations about advanced sealing technologies at the InterContinental Milwaukee. The morning seminar presentations covered an array of subtopics about maximizing sealing performance, including and overview of the link between friction and leakage, the benefits...

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Internet of Things / IoT Committee
The NFPA Internet of Things Committee held a conference call December 12 to discuss the results of the recent survey of members concerning IoT capabilities and what the results mean for plans going forward. The conclusions they made, based in part on the survey, are that: There’s an opportunity for the Committee to create a...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the October 2018 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at the University of Minnesota. This is one of the meetings this fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In our...

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Collaboration
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO One of the greatest strengths that NFPA has is its network of dedicated volunteers from our member companies that participate on our committees. These volunteers provide the critical expertise that is needed to help NFPA to stay on track with its mission and ultimately achieve its goals. All the...

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