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2021 IEOC Offers Sought-After Networking Opportunities

2021 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC)August 16 – 18, 2021Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort & Conference CenterRegister Today Registration for the 2021 Industry & Economic Outlook Conference (IEOC) is open, and the conference agenda includes a variety of networking opportunities to help you make quality connections with attendees from across the fluid power supply chain. Here…
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Fluid Power Forum Explores Influence of Contamination Standards on Hydraulic Systems

Episode 49 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Ivan Sheffield of Des-Case and Barry Verdegan of 11171 Solutions LLC. Listen below to hear about the influence of ISO particle-counting contamination standards on the performance and longevity of hydraulic systems. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and…
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Contribute Your Engineering Expertise on Behalf of the Industry

INFLUENCE the global conversation in the standards development process.DISCOVER breakthroughs in fluid power technology.ENGAGE with important fluid power stakeholders and decision makers.JOIN the U.S. Technical Advisory Group to Technical Committee 131 – Fluid Power Systems As the International Standards Organization (ISO) secretariat for Technical Committee (TC 131) – Fluid power, NFPA coordinates standardization work, both internationally at the ISO…

Purdue University Brings Students to NFPA Members

Programs like the Power Partner University 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. As NFPA’s first named Power Partner, Purdue University has consistently participated in all educational activities associated with the…

Registration Now Open for the 2021 IEOC

August 16 – 18, 2021Hilton Chicago/Oak Brook Hills Resort, Oak Brook, ILLearn More | Register | Book Your Hotel Room The Industry & Economic Outlook Conference is making its return to an in-person format with an outstanding 2021 lineup of industry experts and exclusive opportunities to network in a reopening world. As always, registration is open to everyone in the fluid power supply…
Economic Update Webinar

May 2021 Economic Update Webinar Recording Available

The recent NFPA Economic Update Webinar featuring Jim Meil offered attendees a number of insights about current and future trends in the U.S. and global economy, the short-term outlook for the fluid power industry, and what to expect from a number of the industry’s most popular customer markets. According to the analysis presented, 2021 is…
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Fluid Power Experts Continue Standards Development Virtually in 2021

ISO and Technical Advisory Group committee meetings continue to be held virtually this year. The TC 131 spring meetings wrapped up with 10 working groups (representing over 100 fluid power engineers from Italy, Sweden, France, Germany, Turkey, United Kingdom, Japan, Sweden, China, Portugal, and the United States) coming together to further the advancement of ISO…
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Meet a Fluid Power Scholarship Winner—Jacob Powers

Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarships 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 has awarded fourteen $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Jacob…

Last Chance: Registration Closes Soon for June 3 Virtual NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference

June 2021 Virtual NFPA/FPIC Quarterly ConferenceJune 3, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 11:45 AM (Central Time)Register Here by May 31 Advance your industry visibility and connections at the June 3 NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference featuring advanced software and smart tools for fluid power component and system design, simulation and optimization. The event will be presented in a virtual format by NFPA and…
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Fluid Power Forum Discusses Improved Milwaukee Infrastructure With Hydraulic Bridge Upgrade

Episode 48 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Jim Hoenle of MFP Automation Engineering. Listen below to hear about his team’s rehabilitation of a hydraulic bridge in Milwaukee and what it takes to lift a million pounds of concrete and steel straight into the air. This fluid power…
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Industry Trends Data Shows Strong Rebound Has Begun

As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and…

Increased Engagement in Industry Presentations for University Students

Programs like the NFPA Speakers Bureau 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 goal of all of our workforce programs is to help increase the number of students educated in fluid power and connect them…