Manufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from around the nation will convene in Chicago, IL, from October 14-16 for the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2015 (FPIRC), an extended series of educational events hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) and sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA).
In addition to collaborative technical breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and tours of national research laboratories, keynote presentations provide another opportunity for attendees to learn more about what’s happening in the fluid power industry. This year’s presentations are:
- Roadmapping & Future Needs of Industry: An overview of the the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC) collaboration to address manufacturing challenges in this technology. FPAMC’s goal is to create a sustaining industry-led consortium of experts from academia, industry and government labs to advance fluid-power manufacturing in the United States through technology road-mapping for the next generation of hydraulic and pneumatic fluid power components and systems.
- Organized Innovation: Ed Frauenheim is an author, speaker and director of global research at the Great Place to Work Institute. Ed is co-author of Organized Innovation: A Blueprint for Renewing America’s Prosperity (Oxford University Press, 2014). The book, which profiles the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power as well as other Engineering Research Centers, argues that America’s approach to technology development in recent decades has been disorganized to a fault, and that a new, more coordinated method is needed. All attendees will receive a complimentary copy of Mr. Frauenheim’s book.
Act now to get the reduced conference registration rate. Early Bird Registration for FPIRC ends August 15, 2015.