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by Eric Lanke, CEO Eighth in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power...

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NFPA Foundation Donor Impact Report
A re-recording of the presentation given at the 2014 NFPA Industry and Economic Outlook Conference, describing the publication of the Foundation's new Donor Impact Report and the launch of its new annual giving society. A copy of the Donor Impact Report can be accessed here. Watch the video below: [youtube id="2DV7xH8KlPo" width="620" height="360"]
Free Piston Engine Pump...a revolutionary technology that directly converts fuel into hydraulic flow thus dramatically reducing size while increasing overall efficiency
by Mike Gust, CCEFP Industry Liaison Officer The mission of the CCEFP is to change the way fluid power is researched, applied and taught. The main method for accomplishing this is our pre-competitive fluid power research program. CCEFP students get excellent hands on training while completing their research project. What is meant by pre-competitive research?...

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Fluid Power Challenge Our Future
Wojanis Supply Co, Inc., held a Fluid Power Challenge event on April 25, 2014 at California University of Pennsylvania, with 22 teams competing. Kristine Coblitz from the Fluid Power Journal attended and interviewed NFPA member, Judy Wojanis, and others for her article, read the full story here. For more information on sponsoring, hosting, or learning...

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NFPA-funded Fluid Power Lab at Western Michigan University
NFPA staff members Eric Lanke, Leslie Miller and Eric Armstrong had the opportunity to visit Western Michigan University in Kalamazoo and see the new fluid power laboratory there. The lab was funded by a grant from the NFPA Education & Technology Foundation. Here’s a video of Dr. Alamgir Choudhury and graduate student Wallace W. Barasa...

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GADgET Girls Camp
GADgET Summer Camp (Girls Adventuring in Design, Engineering & Technology) was held at Triton College in River Grove, IL for two weeks in June. Twenty girls participated with ages ranging from twelve to sixteen years old. GADgET is designed to introduce female youth to the world of manufacturing through hands-on projects, site visits to manufacturing...

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Hydraulics install solar panels
Seventh in a series of articles describing NFPA’s actions focused on the development of a program within the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) that can fund and focus on energy efficiency improvements using fluid power technology. The envisioned program would be partly research-focused, helping to develop new energy efficient fluid power technologies, and partly education-focused,...

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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 created a 500% increase in the...

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Faces_of_Fluid_Power_Meghan_Miller
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 created a 500% increase in the...

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On June 6, Milwaukee Public Schools held a My Life! My Plan! Workshop at Washington High School that focused on STEM Careers – concentrating on Manufacturing and Engineering. NFPA members, Henry Guenther of Hartmann Controls, Inc., Jamie Mui of T-Lon Products, Inc., Loretta Krenitsky of the Milwaukee School of Engineering (MSOE) and Erica Kent, a...

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