NFPA News
[Updated 9:55 AM CT on March 19, 2020] View COVID-19 resources for NFPA members here. With the recent travel bans, event cancellations, and school closings, concerns about Coronavirus are top of mind for everyone. During this time of uncertainty, NFPA and its partners are monitoring developments and taking steps in accordance with CDC recommendations to ensure a...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
With the recent travel bans, event cancellations, and school closings, concerns about Coronavirus are top of mind for everyone. Due to circumstances surrounding some of our partner organizations, such as schools, a number of events organized or supported by NFPA have been affected. Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge To ensure that all of the participants, judges,...

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3D printing in fluid power
Episode 17 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Kirk Keithly of The ExOne Company, who talks about 3D printing applications as they relate to the fluid power industry. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies, and unique applications that are moving the industry forward. New episodes will be...

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March FPIC 2020
Presented through a combined effort of NFPA and the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the recent NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference held at Lawrence Technological University drew an audience of over 60 attendees and featured industry speakers on the advanced sensor technologies for fluid power systems. The Detroit program included presentations from: The...

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NFPA Board of Directors
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO   On February 10-11, 2020, the NFPA Board of Directors met in person to review the association’s progress on this year’s strategic objectives and to advance our agenda in three critical strategic areas: Effective Forum, Industry Statistics, and Educated Workforce. Effective Forum Our strategic objective here is for NFPA...

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industry trends, industry update
As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and...

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Hydraquip recently launched their first Fluid Power Action Challenge at The Colorado STEM Academy earlier this year. Eighteen students participated in this middle school competition. The goal of the Action Challenge is not only to introduce students to the concepts of engineering and learning by experimentation, but also to show them the value of teamwork...

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NFPA member news
NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week's update comes from Airline Hydraulics. Airline Hydraulics recently announced its acquisition of Trola-Dyne, Inc., a company focused on industrial lubrication, seal gas, and other fluid and gas handling systems and...

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Rod Seal Talk on Fluid Power Forum
Episode 16 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Chuck White of Hallite Seals, who has been studying the performance of rod seals in a variety of conditions, and plans to present some of his findings at IFPE 2020. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies, and unique applications that are...

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Stats Deep Dive
As the leading source of fluid power market information in the U.S., NFPA offers a variety of industry analysis and hard data to assist members in planning their next business move by providing them tools to understand trends and anticipate change within the industry and global marketplace. The range of resources available can be extremely...

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