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Industry Mentors Key to Vehicle Challenge Success

Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors.  The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge strives to promote original thinking in a competitive setting by combining two technology platforms that are not normally associated with…
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Member News: Gus Ramirez, Founder and Chairman of HUSCO, inducted into Georgia Tech Hall of Fame

NFPA member news is designed to inform members of key industry updates in quick, bite-sized posts that provide only the most important information. This week’s update comes from HUSCO. HUSCO recently announced that Agustin “Gus” Ramirez was inducted into the Georgia Tech College of Engineering Hall of Fame late April. Ramirez received both his Bachelor’s…
NFPA membership connections

NFPA Welcomes New Member: Mapal Inc.

Mapal is a cutting tool manufacturer. Producing PCD, CBN, and Solid Carbide tools for manufacturing. World headquarters is located in Aalen Germany with multiple facilities worldwide including two in the US at Port Huron, Mi., and Fountain Inn, Sc. Mapal is the world leader and produces more PCD tools than any other company worldwide. Having…

NFPA Shipments and Orders Hit All-Time High

In the most recent edition of NFPA’s Confidential Shipment Statistics (CSS), members collectively reported the highest value of shipments and orders in the history of the program. Seasonally, March is the strongest month of the year which plays a part in the high numbers. However, despite lingering supply chain problems, fluid power shipments and orders…

Iowa State University, Cleveland State University Overall Champions of 2022 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Events

Iowa State University and Cleveland State University took Overall Champion in the 2022 Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge events hosted by Danfoss Power Solutions and Norgren. This year’s program held two separate Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge competitions in an effort to reach more students and industry members. The events took place April 20-22 and April 27-29,…

Michigan Students Experience Fluid Power at New Fast Track Hub

NFPA member company, Master Pneumatic, organized its sixth annual Fluid Power Action Challenge at Macomb Community College in Warren, MI. Since January 2022, nearly 250 middle school students from the Warren Consolidated School District’s Middle School Mathematics Science Technology Center prepared for this year’s STEM competition to create a machine that uses fluid power to…

Fluid Power Action Challenge at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy

Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge 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. This spring, 60 high school juniors and seniors at St. Augustine Preparatory Academy took part in a classroom Fluid Power Action Challenge…

Engage Your Customers in the IFPE 2023 Trip Giveaway Program

March 14-18, 2023 Las Vegas, Nevada As many of you know, the 2023 IFPE Exhibitor registration is now open. This year, two special contestants will be rewarded with an IFPE ticket, an official show backpack and $500 towards the trip. Entries for this sweepstake started on May 2, 2022, and will be accepted until 11:59 p.m.…

NFPA Executive Leadership Program Set to Provide Tools for Success

A few seats remain in the 2022/24 cohort of the NFPA Executive Leadership Program Registration is open for the 2022/24 cohort of the NFPA Executive Leadership Program, presented in collaboration with the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University, and program cadence and session topics are now available. “I use the majority of the learned topics…
NFPA Chicago Regional Meeting discussion about workforce development and hiring

Advanced Pneumatic Solutions for Packaging and Processing Technology – Virtual Event

June 2nd, 2022 | 8:00am– 12:00pm (Central)Virtual Delivery There is still time to register for the June NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference. The upcoming conference will take place June 2nd, 2022, in NFPA’s online networking platform and will be held jointly with the Association for Packaging and Processing Technology. The conference focus is “Advanced Pneumatic Solutions for…
industry trends, industry update

Latest Industry Trends Data Now Available

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…

Episode 73: Innovative Hydraulic Applications in Aerospace

This episode features Tim Olthoff, the Chief Engineer for Parker Hannifin Aerospace in their Hydraulic Systems Division. We invited Tim into our forum to learn about some innovative applications of hydraulics in the aerospace market.  Listen to Podcast Here This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry forward.…