Category Archives: NFPA Events

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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Pack Expo
by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Like almost any trade show, this past November’s PACK-EXPO show in Chicago was full of many interesting sights and sounds. Unfortunately, as I walked the show floor, I heard the distinctive whirr of servo motors far more than the hiss of pneumatic actuation. When I looked more closely, I saw...

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Constituents in the Fluid Power Supply Chain
NFPA 2015 Annual Conference registration is on a record pace with a solid representation of fluid power industry expected to be on-hand. You may view an up-to-the-minute list of registrants here. However, The Grand Del Mar is currently sold out over March 11 & 12—the conference peak dates. We are in contact with the hotel...

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Milwaukee Regional Meeting
We are excited to announce the following dates and locations have been set for the NFPA 2015 Detroit and Minneapolis Regional Meetings. Both of these meetings will be held in conjunction with other fluid power events at their respective locations, giving attendees even more reason to attend. On March 26 at Macomb Community College, 44...

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NFPA committee meetings
NFPA’s new Membership Committee will help NFPA achieve our inclusive membership vision “in which manufacturers and distributors enjoy equal status as dues-paying, voting members, supported by substantial involvement from suppliers, educators and customers.” The NFPA Membership Committee is charged with helping NFPA achieve this vision by: Monitoring the extent to which membership is representative of...

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NFPA Fluid Power Challenge
First's. The first time you rode your bike without training wheels, the first time you spoke in front of a large audience, your first year away from home at college. Many times, First's are not completely successful. That is not the case with the inaugural NFPA Fluid Power Challenge hosted at Joliet Junior College by Caterpillar, Inc.,...

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IEC Summit
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) invites you to the inaugural Industry Engagement Committee (IEC) Summit at the Georgia Institute of Technology, February 2 - 4, 2015, to meet one-on-one with faculty and students and network with colleagues in the industry. NFPA members are encouraged to attend—please view the invitation video from...

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