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NFPA Fluid Power Challenge
First's. The first time you rode your bike without training wheels, the first time you spoke in front of a large audience, your first year away from home at college. Many times, First's are not completely successful. That is not the case with the inaugural NFPA Fluid Power Challenge hosted at Joliet Junior College by Caterpillar, Inc.,...

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Students learn about fluid power through NFPA Foundation funded projects
The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded six teaching grants. The projects will begin in January 2015, and give a number of students opportunities to learn about and study fluid power: At Western New England University, a senior mechanical engineering student is involved in the design and modeling of the Development of Servo-Pneumatic Experimental...

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New Faces in Fluid Power - Jose_Garcia
  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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Students meet local manufacturers and learn firsthand about fluid power career opportunities
On December 2, the Waukesha County Business Alliance invited NFPA staff to attend their Schools2Skills™ program. The program provided high school students with an opportunity to visit local manufacturers, tour their facilities and learn about career opportunities. The tour concluded at Waukesha County Technical College where students learned about educational programs available for these types...

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Free Piston Engine Pump...a revolutionary technology that directly converts fuel into hydraulic flow thus dramatically reducing size while increasing overall efficiency
The Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) invites you to the inaugural Industry Engagement Committee (IEC) Summit at the Georgia Institute of Technology, February 2 - 4, 2015, to help influence the direction of U.S. academic fluid power research, meet one-on-one with faculty and students, and network with your colleagues in the industry. All...

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  By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO I hope everyone saw the recent post from NFPA Board Chair Bill Gorski about the outcomes of the recent NFPA Board of Directors meeting in Milwaukee. (if not, go here). One thing Bill didn’t talk about was the fact that, as part of its meeting, the Board visited and...

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My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Milwaukee WI Bradley Tech High School
On December 11, Milwaukee Public Schools held a My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Bradley Tech High School that focused on STEM Careers – concentrating on Manufacturing and Engineering. NFPA members, Loretta Krenitsky of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and I served as career coaches during the workshop. We were assigned 6-7 freshman high...

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Young engineers innovating fluid power applications
    by William G. Gorski CFO, Bimba Manufacturing Company A few months ago, following the NFPA Board’s strategic planning session, I wrote about a new strategy agenda that was being formed to help address the needs of the fluid power industry. As I wrote then, NFPA’s three strategic priorities: Inclusiveness: Serving as a forum...

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FP Challenge Best Machine Thank You Letter Team
It is great to hear that the work you are doing makes a difference. I received the letter below from Bill Parks, President of Deltrol Fluid Products. Deltrol hosts a Fluid Power Challenge at Harper College in Palatine, IL. He received a thank you letter from four girls who participated in their recent Fluid Power...

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Industrial application olive oil bottles
Promoting the technological advancement of fluid power is one of NFPA’s key strategic priorities. As part of that effort, the NFPA Board of Directors has set an objective to create the web’s authoritative source of information about fluid power in customer markets, drive customers to it, and connect them to NFPA members. In 2015 the...

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