Gaurav Singh
We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding. One student benefiting from the funding is Gaurav Singh, a student at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign who is working on the Portable Pneumatically Powered...

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Registration for IMTS 2014 is now OPEN. Planning on walking the show?  Join the IFPE Fluid Power Zone exhibitors in the East Hall at McCormick Place in Chicago, Ill., Sept. 8-13, to see the latest in industrial automation solutions to their manufacturing technology needs. The 2014 IFPE Fluid Power Zone will be hosted by NFPA...

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Harvester
Third 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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MAPI Summit
The Manufacturers Alliance for Productivity & Innovation (MAPI) has extended a special invitation, along with a special discount, to CEOs and senior executives of NFPA manufacturing members to attend the MAPI Executive Summit being held May 15-16 in Chicago. The event will feature case studies from companies like Siemens, Parker Hannifin, Johnson Controls, and Caterpillar,...

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Georgia Tech fluid power research
by Mike Gust, CCEFP Industry Liaison Officer Perhaps the most frequent feedback we get from our industry contacts at the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power is the widespread need for increased fluid power education. Last month I talked about the Fluid Power Scholars Internship Program and how easy it is for your company...

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University of Minnesota hydrostatic wind turbine
Students at the University of Minnesota have developed a hydrostatic transmission for a wind turbine that will provide renewable energy for third-world communities. The project was funded by a teaching grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, along with support from the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) and Innovative Engineers. A...

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Matt Alagna Thomas Magnete
On February 17, 2014, Mathew Alagna, CEO of Thomas Magnete USA LLC in Brookfield, WI spoke to students in grade 6 through seniors in high school at Engineering Career Night at Wauwatosa West High School. Matt talked about his education and career, their customer base, mechanical and electrical engineering and what a typical day at...

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John Thornton, President of GS Hydraulics in Mukwonago
On February 24, 2014, John Thornton, President of GS Hydraulics in Mukwonago, WI spoke to forty sophomores, juniors and seniors at New Berlin West Middle/High School. These students had just started classes in fluid power. John talked about the basics of  hydraulics/fluid power, engineering careers and salaries, and showed videos of how hydraulics is used....

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A monthly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief China's Economic Reform Proposals Have Strategic Implications for Multinationals China's new leaders recently revealed their economic reform agenda for the coming decade, and proposals cover the financial system, fiscal and tax policy, state-owned enterprises, urbanization...

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