Category Archives: NFPA Events

Constituents in the Fluid Power Supply Chain
In a continuing effort to connect people in the fluid power supply chain, to advance our industry and your business, NFPA’s 2015 Annual Conference will feature a Networking Council Breakfast on Friday, March 13th at 7:00 am that offers the entire membership an opportunity to experience NFPA’s constituency groups first hand. Join us and take...

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2014 Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Mark your calendars. The next Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC) will be held October 14-16, 2015, at the Radisson Blu in downtown Chicago. FPIRC, co-sponsored by NFPA and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power, is the premier conference for fluid power industry and academic research...

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Fluid Power Challenge program at Joliet Junior College (JJC)
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Lynn Beyer has already written about how successful the first-ever Fluid Power Challenge program at Joliet Junior College (JJC) was. But I thought I would share some of my own experiences there, since I attended the event in person. By the way, thanks to NFPA members Caterpillar and Industrial...

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Fluid Power Challenge Veterans Continue to Shine
In the last quarter of 2014, some of NFPA’s Fluid Power Challenge veterans continued to help get students interested in fluid power. In Deltrol Fluid Product’s sixth year of hosting the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge, seventy-four teams participated in two events last October and November. That is 296 students learning about fluid power, teamwork and...

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Vanderbilt University The Future of Pneumatics
Unique university partnerships connect today’s packaging professionals with those of tomorrow As millennials enter the manufacturing workforce, work style differences with their older colleagues seem to attract more attention than the innovation strides that these young professionals and students are making. That won’t be true at PACK EXPO East (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia; Feb. 16-18,...

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IFPE show floor with attendees
    March 7-11, 2017 Las Vegas Convention Center Las Vegas, NV   Priority assignment for exhibit space at IFPE 2017 will begin April 1, 2015. NFPA members receive a substantial savings on IFPE space. The deadline for the priority assignment process is August 15, 2015. Exhibitors submitting applications after the August 15 deadline will...

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Milwaukee Regional Meeting
NFPA will be on the road again this spring hosting regional meetings in both the Detroit and Minneapolis areas. Plus, both locations will feature additional fluid power activities beyond our meeting times. As always, NFPA Regional Meetings are free and open to members and non-members alike. First up is the Detroit Regional Meeting featuring a...

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future of the distribution channel
Several times in recent years, NFPA’s Distributor Council has discussed the need for an overview of the differences in perspective manufacturers and distributors tend to have, how the differences stem from fundamental differences in their place in the supply chain and the way their businesses need to operate, and how this affects their business relationships....

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additive manufacturing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I’ve been asked that question more than once in the past few months, mostly by NFPA members who are beginning to examine the emerging technology of additive manufacturing and make the determination for themselves. In case you’re not familiar with the term, additive manufacturing is more commonly known as 3D...

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FPIRC 2014 ASME/BATH Symposium
By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO The biennial ASME/Bath Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control will be held in Chicago, October 12-14, 2015, and they just released their Call for Papers. They welcome submissions from industry, as will the 2015 Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference that will be held in conjunction with the ASME/Bath...

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