Tag Archives: engineering

2014 STEM Leadership Forum
NFPA exhibited at the 2014 STEM Leadership Forum entitled "Confronting the 'New' American Dilemma" at Johnson Controls in Glendale, WI.  The "New" American Dilemma is characterized by the persistently low number of African American, American Indian, and Latino young women and men who pursue STEM study and careers in engineering. The goal is to bring...

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IFPE FLUID POWER ZONE
at the inaugural Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA NA) trade show and conference co-located with IMTS at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL from September 8-13, 2014 Building off the success of IFPE Fluid Power Zone's debut at Industrial Automation North America (IANA) 2012, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) has again partnered with Hannover Fairs USA (HFUSA)...

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Industrial Robots
Sixth 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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CCEFP_mtgs
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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Chattanooga_State Community College
Chattanooga State Community College in Chattanooga, Tennessee was recently featured in a blog in Bloomberg BusinessWeek. The blog highlights the hydraulics program at Chattanooga State, and points out the importance of local employers working together with community colleges to produce a skilled workforce for the future. Click here to read the blog. Alro Steel -...

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CCEFP_GA_tech_Mark_Elton
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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Purdue Spring Fest
Children and adults of all ages learned about different kinds of science, art and other topics while having a good time on Purdue University's campus with this year's Spring Fest the weekend of April 12-13, 2014. The free family-friendly event is a mix of entertainment and education. The 35 scheduled activities, included hands-on mini-excavators, cow...

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pneumatic system
The second edition of the International Standard for assessing the reliability of pneumatic pressure regulators, ISO 19973-4:2014, was published in March 2014. The standard provides test procedures for assessing the reliability of pneumatic pressure regulators by testing, using the general test conditions and calculation method from ISO 19973-1. ISO 19973-4 applies to manually adjustable and...

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NCFP 2014 Proceedings Flash Drive
The 2014 Proceedings of the 52nd National Conference on Fluid Power (NCFP) are now available. The technical papers were presented during IFPE 2014 in Las Vegas, Nevada on March 5-7. With an emphasis on “green,” they contain improved and new concepts for basic design, application and system management of fluid power and power transmission. There...

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fluid power students keep learning
Lynn Beyer, NFPA Workforce Manager, visited Steffen Middle School in Mequon, Wisconsin. Eighth grade students there had participated in the NFPA Fluid Power Challenge at the Milwaukee School of Engineering in December of 2013. After that, teacher Charles Bradley conducted a classroom event at Steffen. He instructed his students to determine what, if any, modifications...

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