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Space Sales Open for IFPE 2023

IFPE 2023 is slated for March 14 -18, 2023 in Las Vegas, Nevada and will again serve as a platform for highlighting fluid power in front of potential customers. Space sales are officially open, and companies planning to exhibit can now fill out the online space application and submit their deposit. Applications with deposits received…

Full Agenda for June NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference Available

June 2021 Virtual NFPA/FPIC Quarterly ConferenceJune 3, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM (Central Time)Register Here by May 31 A full agenda for the June 3 Virtual NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference on Advanced Software and Smart Tools for Fluid Power Component and System Design, Simulation and Optimization is now available. The conference, which will take place online via the…

16 Countries Present Fluid Power Market Trends at Fluid Power Summit

Fluid power-focused organizations from across the globe came together in late April for the virtually held Fluid Power Summit, hosted by the VDMA. Twenty-seven representatives from 16 countries – Belgium, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Japan, the Netherlands, Poland, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Taiwan, Turkey, United Kingdom, and the United States – participated and shared information…

Roundtable Discussion: Recruiting and Retaining Talent from the Military Veteran Community

NFPA’s partnership with the Heroes MAKE America (HMA) program of The Manufacturing Institute (MI) continues to open the doors for NFPA members to program graduates, all of whom have received training for production floor jobs in manufacturing and are looking to work in designated communities around the country. NFPA members have access to these candidates because of NFPA’s financial…
Economic Update Webinar

Registration Open for May 27 Economic Update Webinar

NFPA Economic Update WebinarFeaturing Jim Meil, ACT ResearchThursday, May 27th, 10:00 am CentralRegistration Open NO CHARGE to NFPA Members! Jim Meil, Industry Analyst with ACT Research, as well as a popular fluid power economist, will help members gain critical insight into the economic risks and opportunities facing their organizations during these uncertain economic conditions. This webinar…
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Fluid Power Forum Explores Capabilities of Agricultural Cobot Designed with Hydraulic Harvesting System

Episode 46 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Stavros Vougioukas and Dennis Sadowski of UC Davis. Listen below to hear about their hydraulically actuated agricultural cobot which improves fruit harvesting efficiency by automatically raising and lowering human pickers. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique…
New Market Information Website Launched

NFPA Market Reports Cover Your Market Data Needs

NFPA’s Market Information resources provide NFPA members insights year-round but can be particularly useful as companies plan their next steps. Reports and programs to pay special attention to as we navigate current economic conditions include: NFPA Forecast Report: U.S. Customer Markets – (Available free to all members) Look three years into the future of the industry…

NFPA to Award Research Supplements

Programs like the NFPA Research Supplement Program are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation is working to increase the number of university students educated in fluid power,…
NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference

Register Today for the June NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference

June 2021 Virtual NFPA/FPIC Quarterly ConferenceJune 3, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM (Central Time)Register Here  Registration is now open for the June 3 NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference that will feature content covering Advanced Software and Smart Tools for Fluid Power Component and System Design, Simulation and Optimization. The conference will be presented in a virtual format by NFPA and MSOE’s Fluid Power…

Fast Stats Feature: State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey

NFPA’s State of the Fluid Power Industry Survey (SOFP) is a monthly seven-question, opinion-based survey that examines responses from fluid power industry peers on orders, shipments, hiring plans and inventory levels to gauge the change in the monthly, quarterly and annual state of our industry compared to previous benchmarks and predictions.  The latest survey revealed over…
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NFPA Helps to Build an Educated Workforce

By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO One of NFPA’s core strategic objectives is to help increase the number of technical college and university students educated in fluid power and connect them to careers in the fluid power industry. There are a lot of ways for members to get engaged in our programs dedicated to advancing this…

Cleveland State University, Michigan Technological University Overall Champions of 2021 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Events

Michigan Technological University and Cleveland State University took Overall Champion in the 2021 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge events hosted by Norgren and Danfoss Power Solutions. This year’s program expanded to support two separate Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge competitions in an effort to reach more students and industry members. The events took place virtually April 7-9…