Tag Archives: emerging technologies

Vanderbilt University The Future of Pneumatics
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO It was my great pleasure to help staff the first-ever “Future of Pneumatics” exhibit at the new PACK EXPO East trade show a few weeks ago in February 2015. With our exhibit partners Vanderbilt University and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), NFPA made a dramatic...

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ORNL Manufacturing Demonstration Facility
by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I got a good look at some possible additive manufacturing applications for fluid power on my recent tour of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) for additive manufacturing at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. Our friends at the CCEFP helped arrange the tour on the tail end of the...

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additive manufacturing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I’ve been asked that question more than once in the past few months, mostly by NFPA members who are beginning to examine the emerging technology of additive manufacturing and make the determination for themselves. In case you’re not familiar with the term, additive manufacturing is more commonly known as 3D...

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FIRST_fluid-power_robot
By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Had to share one more picture from my recent tour of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) for additive manufacturing at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. As I’ve mentioned before, our friends at the CCEFP helped arrange the tour on the tail end of the Fluid Power Innovation and...

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