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Seventh in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power technologies, and partly education-focused,...

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I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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August  11-13, 2014 Westin Chicago North Shore, Wheeling, IL Take advantage of “Early Bird” registration rates by July 11th REGISTER TODAY! The 2014 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference schedule is packed with an outstanding lineup of industry experts. IEOC favorites Alan Beaulieu, Eli Lustgarten and John Walker return with engaging presentations. We also have some...

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Faces_of_Fluid_Power_Meghan_Miller
I’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has created a 500% increase in the...

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NFPA Fluid Power Career Video
One of the students who worked on an NFPA Education and Technology Foundation-funded project wrote a blog which is featured in Design News. In his blog, Ian Meissner, a student at Lawrence Technological University, talks about the fluid-powered gantry crane and his plans to pursue a career in industrial engineering. To read Ian's blog, click here....

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On June 6, Milwaukee Public Schools held a My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Washington High School that focused on STEM Careers – concentrating on Manufacturing and Engineering. NFPA members, Henry Guenther of Hartmann Controls, Inc., Jamie Mui of T-Lon Products, Inc., Loretta Krenitsky of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and Erica Kent, a...

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ASSOFLUID, the Italian Association of Manufacturing and Trading Companies in Fluid Power Equipment and Components announced its new president is Domenico Di Monte, Marketing Manager of Camozzi Spa in Brescia. Di Monte, also vice president economics of CETOP (European Fluid Power Committee) replaces Amadio Bolzani, and will hold a three-year term. Dr. Bolzani was a...

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Fabco-Air Inc. Gainesville, FL - Fabco-Air has been manufacturing pneumatic products since 1958. Products include pancake cylinders, tie-rod cylinders, multipower cylinders, extruded body and ISO cylinders, rotary actuators, FRL's, slides and magnetically coupled rodless cylinders. Member since 6/18/2014.
2014 STEM Leadership Forum
NFPA exhibited at the 2014 STEM Leadership Forum entitled "Confronting the 'New' American Dilemma" at Johnson Controls in Glendale, WI.  The "New" American Dilemma is characterized by the persistently low number of African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men who pursue STEM study and careers in engineering. The goal is to bring...

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A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Investment Medicine for a Struggling Economy The U.S. is still in a post-crisis era and economic growth has been persistently sluggish. Recent data make the case for bolstering R&D spending and business capital spending, thereby addressing...

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