By Mike Gust
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is not only pursuing research to improve existing fluid power applications, it is also exploring applications entirely new to the world as well. One excellent example of such research is Vanderbilt University’s MRI-compatible, steerable-needle medical robotic device that is pneumatically powered. This research was recently featured in their university newsletter. To learn more click on the following link: https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2014/10/brain-surgery-through-the-cheek/
We all know that of the ways to get more fluid power-educated engineers is to increase their exposure to fluid power classes and concepts during their college careers. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded grants to university professors to develop new curricula that can be used at their universities but, just as importantly,…
NFPA’s Fluid Power Action Challenge attracts thousands of students across the US and Canada each year. Teams of students get the opportunity to build fluid power mechanical kits using balsawood and syringes. By using the How It Works website, NFPA hopes to encourage educators and event planners to set up Fluid Power Action Challenges within their communities.
Your company is a member of NFPA, and so are you… Learn about the services and benefits available to members. NFPA offers tours of member services including: Upcoming Networking Events Fluid Power Forum IFPE 2023 NFPA Leadership Network Executive Leadership Program Industry and Market Information Workforce Initiatives Standards Development Walkthroughs are offered virtually to all…