Tag Archives: innovation

CCEFP Summit
The next CCEFP Summit will take place at the University of Minnesota, October 16-18, 2018. Registration closes September 28, 2018. Attendees will get the latest developments in fluid power research, including from the projects recently awarded research supplements from the NFPA Foundation. Presentation topics include: energy conversion, storage, fluid power components, surface modification, and more. This Summit will...

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NFPA membership continues to grow
You've probably heard of the Internet of Things...but do you know what it will mean for fluid power in coming years?  Machine connectivity and data flow via the web could have wide-ranging effects on products, systems, service, as well as customer expectations. NFPA commissioned a survey-based study by IHS Markit to take a look at several key...

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FPIRC16
Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference 2016 (FPIRC16) October 10-12 Minneapolis, MN Co-sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP)    In addition to FPIRC's collaborative technical breakout sessions, networking opportunities, and local industry and laboratory tours, keynote presentations provide another opportunity for attendees to learn...

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FPIRC16
October 10-12, 2016 Hyatt Regency Minneapolis in Minnesota The Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC), co-sponsored by the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), is the premier conference for fluid power industry and academic research in North America. Conference presenters include industry practitioners and leaders,...

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IFPE 2017
The student engineering team from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign won the cab design contest for the 3-D printed excavator to be put on display at IFPE and CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas next March. The team was one of many from across the country to submit a futuristic cab and human machine interface design....

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Hosted by NFPA within the Motion, Drive & Automation North America (MDA NA) and Industrial Automation North America (IANA) shows, the IFPE Fluid Power Zone will once again be the fluid power hub during the International Manufacturing Technology Show (IMTS) 2016, September 12-17, 2016. The IFPE Fluid Power Zone will showcase new and recently launched fluid...

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additive manufacturing at Oak Ridge National Laboratory
  by Eric Lanke NFPA CEO The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), in partnership with the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), is seeking participants in an industry coalition to help drive the growth of human scale fluid power systems research in the United States. We’re defining “human scale” fluid power systems as...

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FPIRC Poster Show
The Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference, FPIRC, held October 14 – 16 in Chicago, had a record number of international attendees from industry, research faculty, students and the media.   The event featured technical breakout sessions on advanced fluid power research, a keynote talk on organized innovation, tours of local engineering and national laboratories and...

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Visitors to Future of Pneumatics at PACK EXPO Las Vegas
What happens in Vegas doesn't necessarily need to stay in Vegas.  The word is out - NFPA, Vanderbilt University, and the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) made a second appearance this year before the advanced processing and packaging machine builders  - this time in the central hall of the Las Vegas Convention. Last week,...

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Education Roadmap road to horizon
By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO   A new publication, the 2015 NFPA Technology Roadmap: Improving the Design and Function of Fluid Power Components and Systems, has been published by the National Fluid Power Association. Copies can be downloaded after a brief registration process from the following website: http://www.nfpa.com/aboutnfpa/technology-roadmap_2015.aspx  The NFPA Technology Roadmap is a document that...

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