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Education Roadmap road to horizon
l l by Eric Lanke [dropcap]A[/dropcap] little while ago, NFPA Board Chair Bill Gorski wrote about the work he and the Board are doing to define a new strategy agenda for the association—one that better identifies specific outcomes NFPA will seek to achieve when tackling the challenges facing the fluid power industry. As part of...

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Today's Motor Vehicles
l l by Eric Lanke NFPA member GIE Media has launched a new magazine—Today’s Motor Vehicles—focused on advances in the motor vehicle market, and they are hoping to profile other NFPA members who are bringing innovative advances to motor vehicles in its pages. Here’s a message from the magazine’s editor, Robert Schoenberger: Dear NFPA members,...

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Strati-LocalMotors-3D-Printed-Car
  l l by Eric Lanke One of the biggest splashes at the recent IMTS show in Chicago was the 3D-printed car. In case you haven’t heard the news, the folks at Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL), Local Motors, and Cincinnati, Inc. worked together to create the additive manufacturing technology needed to 3D print a...

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World Standards Week
Standardization has long been an important engine for innovation and economic growth. As the world transitions to a truly global economy, standards have taken on special significance, helping to assure that organizations everywhere can compete on a level economic playing field. This year the U.S. will celebrate World Standards Day – Standards Level the Playing...

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Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference
October 13-16, 2014, Nashville, Tennessee Manufacturers, OEMs, researchers and media from around the nation will convene at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, TN, from October 13-16 for the Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2014 (FPIRC14), an extended series of educational events hosted by the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP). The event will feature collaborative technical breakout...

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CCEFP_Orthosis
  By Eric Lanke CEO, NFPA I’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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Fluid Power Challenge
The following is a letter from NFPA Board Member Larry Davis, President of Daman Products Company, Inc. sent to his community for support of the Fluid Power Challenge. It highlights the success and benefits of sponsoring an NFPA Fluid Power Challenge. It is reprinted here with permission. •  •  •  •  •  •  •  • ...

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CCEFP_Orthosis
By Mike Gust One of the many ways that the NFPA Foundation supports the workforce development needs of our industry is through its fluid power research grant award program. These awards are designed to connect graduate students from universities across the country to our industry through pre-competitive research targeting potential breakthrough technologies. I am pleased...

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Danfoss India and Eaton Teaching Fluid Power in India
On Pascal Day, June 19, the Fluid Power Society of India (FPSI) began teaching fluid power to 7th and 8th grade students in Pune, India. The curriculum they used was provided by NFPA and was from the Wauwatosa, Wisconsin School District. Danfoss India sponsored the hydraulic kits and Eaton volunteers participated. The group has held...

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2014-AEMC-National Summit
by Eric Lanke, CEO I’ve been posting some lately about NFPA’s efforts to develop a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology, including our involvement with The U.S. Council of Competitiveness and their partnership with the DOE, the American Energy & Manufacturing Competitiveness...

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