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fluid power scholarships

NFPA Fluid Power Scholarship Application Now Available

Programs like the Fluid Power Scholarship 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 provides $2,000 Fluid Power Scholarships to help students enrolled in high schools,…
fluid power challenge grants

Fluid Power Action Challenge Grants Continue to Support Fluid Power Education

Fluid Power Action Challenge Grants are awarded each year to help facilitate hydraulic and pneumatics instruction at middle and high schools across the country and have continued to do so regardless of whether instruction is happening in-classroom or virtually. To date, during the 2020 – 2021 fiscal year, NFPA has awarded over $10,000.00 to schools throughout the…
NFPA Member Company News

Member News: Motion Industries Launches Rebrand

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 Motion Industries. Motion Industries recently announced the rollout of its rebrand. The rollout includes a change in brand name under which it will operate, which is now…
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Explore Speaker Lineup for NFPA’s 2021 Annual Conference

2021 NFPA Annual Conference  February 24-26, 2021 Virtual & In-Person Options Available Learn More | Register  NFPA’s upcoming 2021 Annual Conference will feature a lineup of expert speakers dedicated to sharing valuable insights and information with attendees. Ranging in topics from geopolitical events to economic updates, attendees can expect the presentations to provide exclusive content that can’t be found anywhere…
NFPA/FPIC Regional Conference

Register Now for the March NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference

March 2021 NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference March 4, 2021 | 8:00 AM – 11:50 AM (Central Time) Virtual Delivery Register Now It’s time to register for the virtual March 4 NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference. The upcoming conference will take place March 4, 2021 and be focused on Advanced Technologies for Improving Pneumatic Systems Efficiency and will provide the insights…

NFPA Roadmap Committee Meets, Discusses Customer Drivers, Launches New Survey

  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO Eighty-eight members of the NFPA Roadmap Committee met virtually on January 21, 2021, to review the results of a recent survey NFPA conducted on technology drivers in the twenty largest fluid power customer markets. The survey received responses from 113 individuals across the fluid power supply chain, including many…
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Fluid Power Forum Discusses New Servo Pump for Soft Robotics

Episode 40 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Dr. Eric Barth, an associate professor of Mechanical Engineering at Vanderbilt University. Listen below to hear about his new servo pump, developed to advance hydraulically actuated soft robotics technology. Listen to the Podcast This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people,…
Future Leaders Webinar

Future Leaders Network Adds Exclusive Events to Annual Conference Schedule

2021 NFPA Annual Conference  February 24-26, 2021 Virtual & In-Person Options Available Learn More | Register  Underlining the key benefits of NFPA’s Future Leaders Network, the 2021 Annual Conference will offer lots of great opportunities for education and networking, plus some fun! On Wednesday, February 24, the Future Leaders will convene virtually for a short meeting featuring Paul Cooke, formerly Regional President…
Stats Deep Dive

Discovering the Capacity Utilization Index

What you should know: CU data can predict turning points in general manufacturing trends, anticipate price inflation and foresee supply bottlenecks. CU data is included in NFPA’s Trends in Capacity Utilization. CU data is a strong economic indicator for fluid power. CU has an 91.8% correlation with Total Fluid Power Shipments. Capacity utilization index (CU),…

Pascal Society Council Gets Connected

As many of you know, the Pascal Society is the annual giving society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation—a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, charitable organization dedicated to meeting the workforce development needs of the U.S. fluid power industry. Without donations from Pascal members, NFPA would not be able to fund all of our workforce programs that help…

2021 Fluid Power Professional’s Day Photo Contest Open

The 2021 Fluid Power Professional’s Day Photo Contest is officially open. This annual contest is run by the International Fluid Power Society and Fluid Power Journal, and the deadline for submissions is March 31. There will be a one week voting period for People’s Choice Winner after March 31, and there will be three winners for each category. This year’s categories include…
NFPA Member Company News

Member News: Kraft Fluid Systems Appoints New Leadership

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 Kraft Fluid Systems. Kraft Fluid Systems recently announced the promotion of Scott Durand to president and Melissa Book to chief financial officer. Durand joined Kraft in 2001…