ISO/TC 131 Meetings in San Antonio
Along with performing systematic reviews on existing fluid power related ISO Standards, The U. S. Technical Advisory Group (TAG) has been working on a number of ISO draft International Standards projects related to contamination control, pneumatic control products and sealing devices: ISO 21018-4 - Hydraulic fluid power — Monitoring the level of particulate contamination in...

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additive manufacturing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I’ve been asked that question more than once in the past few months, mostly by NFPA members who are beginning to examine the emerging technology of additive manufacturing and make the determination for themselves. In case you’re not familiar with the term, additive manufacturing is more commonly known as 3D...

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FIRST_fluid-power_robot
By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Had to share one more picture from my recent tour of the Manufacturing Demonstration Facility (MDF) for additive manufacturing at the Oak Ridge National Laboratory in Tennessee. As I’ve mentioned before, our friends at the CCEFP helped arrange the tour on the tail end of the Fluid Power Innovation and...

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BoyScouts_Fluid_Power_merit_badge
Are you a Boy Scout or a parent of a Boy Scout or Cub Scout? If you are, please help NFPA and IFPS to get a Hydraulics and Pneumatics merit badge approved by the Boy Scouts of America. Register for the Scouting Research Panel and VOTE YES when the interest survey is sent! For more...

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FPIRC 2014 ASME/BATH Symposium
By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO The biennial ASME/Bath Symposium on Fluid Power & Motion Control will be held in Chicago, October 12-14, 2015, and they just released their Call for Papers. They welcome submissions from industry, as will the 2015 Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference that will be held in conjunction with the ASME/Bath...

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James Van de Ven
  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO [dropcap]I[/dropcap]’ve written before about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)—the network of fluid power research laboratories, academic faculty, graduate and undergraduate students at seven universities—that is making a difference when it comes to preparing a better educated workforce for the fluid power industry. The CCEFP has...

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Pack Expo
by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO Like almost any trade show, this past November’s PACK-EXPO show in Chicago was full of many interesting sights and sounds. Unfortunately, as I walked the show floor, I heard the distinctive whirr of servo motors far more than the hiss of pneumatic actuation. When I looked more closely, I saw...

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NFPA Member Company News
Hydradyne, LLC named David Parks Company President in the 4th quarter of 2014. Mr. Parks, formerly in the position of Executive Vice President, has 36 years of fluid power experience and has been employed with Hydradyne for the past 34 years. Read more...   NFPA member profiles appearing in the Trade Press Has your company been...

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T-Lon Open House with Governor Scott Walker
NFPA Company Profiles for NFPA News With NFPA membership at an all-time high, publishing a short profile of an NFPA member each week is one way for us to highlight the diversity and strength of our industry. Today’s company is T-Lon Products, Inc. T-Lon Products, Inc. is a fabricator and finisher of PTFE and PEEK based...

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IFPS-certification
In a competitive market, success depends on persuading potential clients that your company can do it better and more cost-effectively than anyone else. You have plenty of experience, good references and a solid reputation, but there’s only one way to ensure that potential clients will know that you are among the elite in your industry:...

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