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NFPA Member News – March 12, 2015

Donaldson Company, Inc. announced that Tod Carpenter, 55, currently the Company’s Chief Operating Officer (COO), has been named President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO), effective April 1, 2015. As part of the CEO succession process developed by the Donaldson Board of Directors, current Chairman, President and CEO Bill Cook will remain Chairman of the Board. Cook, 61,…
NFPA membership continues to grow

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

Steelhead Composites Golden, CO – Steelhead Composites is an advanced manufacturing company specializing in lightweight bladder accumulators, mobile CNG fuel storage and transport as well as aluminum liners as lightweight, high-strength vessels. The company also offers technical services in vessel design, metal forming, filament winding, prototyping and custom high pressure vessel products. Member since 2/25/2015.
Fluid Power Research Webcast Series

Attend 2015 Fluid Power Research Webcasts

This series of bi-weekly webcasts highlights research progress and educational topics relevant to the fluid power industry. Produced by the [Engineering Research] Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), the Webcasts are held on Wednesday afternoons at 1:00 pm Eastern/12:00 pm Central. Here are the next seven on the schedule: 3/11/2015 ♦  Guest Speaker…

NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Introduces Students to Fluid Power – Video

The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge promotes fun, hands-on STEM education by challenging middle and high school students to design and build a fluid power mechanism to solve an engineering problem. Teachers are able to introduce practical math and science concepts in a creative environment that students love. NFPA members can get involved in this workforce development program by volunteering…

NFPA Fluid Power Challenge Introduces Students to Fluid Power – Video

The NFPA Fluid Power Challenge promotes fun, hands-on STEM education by challenging middle and high school students to design and build a fluid power mechanism to solve an engineering problem. Teachers are able to introduce practical math and science concepts in a creative environment that students love. NFPA members can get involved in this workforce development program by volunteering…
Variable speed hydraulic drive

NFPA Funded Study to Examine Hydraulics and Variable Speed Drive Technology Use in Industrial Automation

A couple years ago, in an effort to bring “voice of customer” information to our members, NFPA began funding a series of studies we began calling Customer Technology Trends reports. This year we’re focusing our attention on industrial hydraulics. We recently signed an agreement with IHS Global to conduct a study on the impact of…
Manufacturing Technology Machining

NFPA Launches Fluid Power Manufacturing Roadmap Project

By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO NFPA first published a Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry in 2009. The purpose of this Roadmap is to provide NFPA member companies and their research partners with an industry-wide consensus regarding the research and development needs of the fluid power industry. Since its publication in 2009, and a…
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MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief U.S. Trade Deficit in Manufactures, February 2015 The U.S. trade deficit in manufactures surged by $19 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 and the Chinese surplus rose by $35 billion. U.S. exports for the…
Membership continues to grow

NFPA Membership Continues to Grow

Weber-Hydraulik—Hyco Alabama, LLC Arab, AL – Weber-Hydraulik—Hyco Alabama, LLC, based in Arab, Alabama, is a manufacturer of hydraulic cylinders, valves, manifolds and electronic controls offering system engineering and design specific to customer requirements. They are a global supplier of hydraulic solutions. Member since 2/18/2015.
Variable speed hydraulic drive

NFPA Funded Study to Examine Hydraulics and Variable Speed Drive Technology Use in Industrial Automation

A couple years ago, in an effort to bring “voice of customer” information to our members, NFPA began funding a series of studies we began calling Customer Technology Trends reports. This year we’re focusing our attention on industrial hydraulics. We recently signed an agreement with IHS Global to conduct a study on the impact of…
Manufacturing Technology Machining

NFPA Launches Fluid Power Manufacturing Roadmap Project

By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO NFPA first published a Technology Roadmap for the Fluid Power Industry in 2009. The purpose of this Roadmap is to provide NFPA member companies and their research partners with an industry-wide consensus regarding the research and development needs of the fluid power industry. Since its publication in 2009, and a…
3D printed parts ORNL

MAPI – Manufacturers Alliance Economic News and Reports

A weekly round-up of the MAPI resources available to NFPA members through NFPA’s membership in MAPI. Issues in the Brief U.S. Trade Deficit in Manufactures, February 2015 The U.S. trade deficit in manufactures surged by $19 billion in the fourth quarter of 2014 and the Chinese surplus rose by $35 billion. U.S. exports for the…