Tag Archives: manufacturing roadmap

March 2 FPIC seminar
The March 2 Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar drew in a record-breaking 66 fluid power academics and professionals to learn about the use of smart technologies in fluid power components and systems. The presentations covered an array of use cases, including smart sensors and transducers as well as IO-Link technology. The examples that were...

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Manufacturing Roadmap workshop
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Improving fluid power manufacturing and the use of fluid power in manufacturing are key strategies of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). In support of these strategies, the CCEFP secured funding to develop a comprehensive roadmap for fluid power manufacturing. Over the past year, the CCEFP...

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Manufacturing Roadmap workshop
  by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The second workshop of the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC) was held in March 2016, and continued to make progress on the creation of a detailed manufacturing roadmap for the fluid power industry. An earlier workshop had identified eight technology areas for further exploration, and the second workshop...

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NFPA member news
by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO   Back in May I participated in a workshop on Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing, hosted by the University of Minnesota and funded by the Manufacturing Machines and Equipment (MME) Division of the National Science Foundation (NSF). The objective of the workshop was to bring together experts from industry, academia, and...

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NFPA Member News
The rapid advance of new manufacturing technologies, such as additive and hybrid manufacturing, provides exciting opportunities to improve the performance, reliability and cost of many products.  The fluid power industry is actively working to adopt many of these advanced manufacturing technologies into their products.  The University of Minnesota and the Center for Compact and Efficient...

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Roadmapping workshop
Established by a planning grant the University of Minnesota received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology's Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia Program, the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC) is set to hold its second roadmapping workshop in Atlanta on March 30 & 31, 2016. FPAMC is inviting interested parties, especially those with significant experience in fluid power manufacturing, to participate in...

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