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2017 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
    By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO During the last few weeks, I’ve had the pleasure of serving as a judge for the midway reports of the student teams competing in this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. The Vehicle Challenge is a competitive workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students as...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is based on an initiative pioneered by Parker Hannifin Corporation. This STEM competition challenges college engineering students to redesign a traditional bicycle using hydraulics as the mode of power transmission. This year, we have twelve university teams that will participate in the final competition, which will take place in April....

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is starting off with a bang this year! Thirteen university teams are registered to compete, including the University of Cincinnati, California Polytechnic State University, Illinois Institute of Technology, Murray State University, Purdue University, University of Minnesota, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, Western Michigan University, University of Akron, Cleveland State University,...

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CCEFP Webcast
The 2017 CCEFP Webinar Series continues next week on Wednesday, May 24, 2017 at 1:00pm EST/ 12:00pm CST. Topics will include the recent Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, which took place at Danfoss in Ames, Iowa. Celine Cabana of FD-Groups will also present "Co-Simulation: The Road to a More Precise Model." Registration is required to attend this free webinar. Interested...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is a workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students (through a senior capstone design project or extracurricularly) as they develop a fluid powered vehicle without the use of chains or belts. Nine teams are participating in the program -- they join us from California Polytechnic State...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
    by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Over the last few weeks, I’ve been participating and serving as a judge in the midway presentations of the nine university teams that are competing in this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge. The Vehicle Challenge is a workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO   Just had to share this tidbit from the pre-survey we’ve done of the undergraduate engineering students that are participating in the first NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge this year. The Vehicle Challenge is a workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students (through a senior capstone...

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
  by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO With the launch of the new academic year, I’m thrilled to announce the a total of nine university teams have registered to participate in NFPA’s first-ever Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge in April 2017. Final dates and venue are still to be determined. The Vehicle Challenge is a workforce development program...

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Chainless Challenge 2016
Recently, over 30 engineering undergraduates learned fluid power in the best possible way — by organized tinkering. If you haven't heard, the Parker Chainless Challenge is a fluid power workforce development program designed to support teams of undergraduate students as they develop a fluid powered vehicle without the use of chains or belts.  The NFPA...

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