The 2016 Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference is set to bridge the gap between industry and university resources and talent through its technical sessions, networking opportunities, laboratory tours, and panel discussions on the technologies and workforce skills needed to continue growing the fluid power industry. In addition to traditional networking opportunities during the course of the event, FPIRC also offers unique chances to interact with your new connections:
US Bank Vikings Stadium Reception, Dinner, and Tour – Monday, October 10, 6:00 – 9:00 PM
Join us for a 90-minute guided adventure at the U.S. Bank Stadium for a behind-the-scenes access to the new home of the Minnesota Vikings!
Exhibits Reception, Technical Poster Show, Hors d’oeuvres – Tuesday, October 11, 6:30 – 9:00 PM
Engage in casual, meaningful conversation with fluid power students and researchers while learning about the latest in creative solutions to overcome hydraulic and pneumatic technical challenges.
NinjaCommunications Workshop – Tuesday, October 11, 1:45 – 5:00 PM
Creating a clear, crisp, concise and compelling messages are the foundation of effective, persuasive communications. Experts will conduct a workshop on Masterful Messaging and Powerpoint Alchemy. With the right ingredients, you will learn to craft your presentations to potently transfer knowledge, influence attitudes, alter opinions and sway behaviors.
The latest data from the Bureau of Labor Statistics shows the Y/Y % change in fluid power equipment PPI starting to decline. The Y/Y % change appears to have peaked at 14.4% in July 2022, and now sits at 10.4%. The graph below shows this trend over time, and just how large the recent spike…
On Saturday, February 4, 2023, the NFPA teamed up with Triton College, Illinois’ NFPA Fast Track Hub, and BSA’s Pathway to Adventure Council – Portage Creek District, IL, to introduce Scouts (ages 12-14) to fluid power. Triton College hosted the event, which was led by Antigone Sharris, Chair and full-time faculty of Triton’s Engineering Technology…
Registration is now open to NFPA members for the 2023 NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge final competitions. With the support of NFPA Pascal Society donors, this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge program features two separate competitions with a new race at each event, 23 universities, and a lot of excitement. Now is the time for NFPA Foundation…