This spring, the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) received a teaching grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The purpose of the grant was to help the Rearin’ Raiders team improve the design and functionality of the 2011 model of their Electrohydraulic Performance Puller (EHPP), and then bring the tractor to the ASABE International...

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by Eric Lanke, CEO Eighth 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...

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NFPA Foundation Donor Impact Report
A re-recording of the presentation given at the 2014 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, describing the publication of the Foundation's new Donor Impact Report and the launch of its new annual giving society. A copy of the Donor Impact Report can be accessed here. Watch the video below: [youtube id="2DV7xH8KlPo" width="620" height="360"]
Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference
[dropcap]M[/dropcap]anufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from around the nation will convene at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, from October 13-16 for the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14), an extended series of educational events hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The event will feature collaborative technical breakout sessions, networking opportunities, tours of...

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NFPA 2014 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference
Thank You to all attendees and sponsors for making the 2014 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) a huge success. This year’s event drew our second highest attendance total of 317, which further illustrates the value and importance of the information attendees receive from this conference. This year’s conference offered hard data, critical insight and opportunities...

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MAPI April
A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA's membership in MAPI. Issues in Brief Igniting a Passion for Manufacturing: Q&A With Sylvia Wetzel Bison Gear & Engineering takes a holistic approach to closing the skills gap, and Chief Learning Officer Sylvia Wetzel is indispensable in this endeavor. In this interview,...

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International Fluid Power Summit at IFPE 2014
NFPA members have come to rely on NFPA for data and information on the health and growth of the U.S. fluid power industry—but one area that we receive increasing requests for is information on what’s going on in other fluid power markets around the globe. Our Global Market Reports and Forecasts are a great resource...

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NFPA member news
Freudenberg Sealing Technologies, of the Freudenberg Group,  announced its acquisition of Tobul Accumulator, Inc., effective July 31, 2014.  Tobul is a family-owned company that was established in 1980 by Jim Tobul. “Becoming a part of the Freudenberg Group is decisive for our future development,” stresses Tobul. Full press release   Kaman Corporation today announced effective...

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NFPA is Addressing the Needs of the Fluid Power Industry   by William G. Gorski CFO, Bimba Manufacturing Company In June of this year, the NFPA Board of Directors held its annual strategic retreat where we talked about many of the challenges faced by the fluid power industry and what NFPA is and should do...

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