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Purdue Spring Fest
Children and adults of all ages learned about different kinds of science, art and other topics while having a good time on Purdue University's campus with this year's Spring Fest the weekend of April 12-13, 2014. The free family-friendly event is a mix of entertainment and education. The 35 scheduled activities, included hands-on mini-excavators, cow...

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NCFP 2014 Proceedings Flash Drive
The 2014 Proceedings of the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power (NCFP) are now available. The technical papers were presented during IFPE 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 5-7. With an emphasis on “green,” they contain improved and new concepts for basic design, application and system management of fluid power and power transmission. There...

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fluid power students keep learning
Lynn Beyer, NFPA Workforce Manager, visited Steffen Middle School in Mequon, Wisconsin. Eighth grade students there had participated in the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in December of 2013. After that, teacher Charles Bradley conducted a classroom event at Steffen. He instructed his students to determine what, if any, modifications...

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CCEFP Annual Meeting
The NSF Center for Compact and Efficient Power (CCEFP) and Vanderbilt University will host the most innovative minds in fluid power at its upcoming Annual Meeting in Nashville, Tennessee, October 13- 15, 2014. Join the CCEFP to learn the latest in creative solutions to overcome both hydraulic and pneumatic technical challenges. Meet one-on-one with fluid...

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NFPA Detroit Regional Meeting
Registration is open for the Detroit Regional Meeting in Troy, MI at the Somerset Inn. Always free and scheduled to fit within your busy workday.  Plus for 2014, we are excited to have David Littmann, formerly of Comerica Bank, back to present. Details and registration can be found here. For more information, contact Leslie Miller...

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BEST of Industry Awards
Congratulations to all recipients of Hydraulics & Pneumatics’ inaugural Best of Industry Awards presented at the 2014 IFPE show. These awards were created to recognize those in the industry that have done a great job evolving to help provide engineers with the critical information they need. New media have taken many forms, so they asked...

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Montanta State University Servo Arm
Last semester, students in the ETME 430 Fluid Power Systems Design class at Montana State University constructed three lab apparatus projects. The entire effort, Automation Lab Project, was made possible through a teaching grant from the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. With the funds, the school purchased a programmable logic controller (PLC), sensors and valves,...

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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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