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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Nolan Jones. He is attending Spokane Community College in Spokane, Washington, enrolled in the Hydraulic and Pneumatic Automation Technology program. We asked Nolan about winning the scholarship . . . What...

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Fluid Power Robotics Challenge
The NFPA recently opened applications for the fourth annual NFPA Robotics Challenge Scholarship. The $40,000 merit-based scholarship  ($10,000 per year for four years) will go to a high school senior who participates as part of a 2020 FIRST® Robotics or National Robotics League (NRL) Competition Team and uses fluid power in the competition robot. The scholarship...

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CCEFP Summit
  By Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO I recently attended the June 2019 Summit of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) at Purdue University. This was the second of two meetings in our last fiscal year where the fluid power research projects supported by our new NFPA Research Supplement Program were presented. In...

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The International Fluid Power Society (IFPS) has provided an objective, third-party assessment of skill levels and knowledge to thousands of fluid power professionals across the industry since 1960, which has made it the industry standard for the fluid power and motion controls industry certifications. These certifications help individuals and companies alike increase their credibility within...

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Manufacturing Day℠ (MFG Day) is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing meant to inspire the next generation of manufacturers. This year’s MFG Day will be Friday, October 4. Because of its alignment with our workforce development objectives, NFPA will again support events related to MFG Day through our own programs and by encouraging member companies...

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Collaboration
NFPA’s partnership with the Heroes MAKE America (HMA) program of The Manufacturing Institute continues to provide resumes of program graduates, all of whom have received training for production floor jobs in manufacturing and are looking to work in designated communities around the country. Maryland and Nebraska are new additions to the candidate pool, bringing the total number...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Maximus Addington. He is attending the University of Denver in Denver, Colorado this fall and is working on a degree in engineering. We asked Maximus about winning the scholarship . . ....

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This year marks the 11th year of the NFPA Fluid Power Action Challenge and together with NFPA, members, and educations partners, there have been over 100 events, introducing over 10,000 students to fluid power technology and careers in the industry. The Action Challenge is a design-and-build competition where students learn about hydraulic and pneumatic technologies,...

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The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded $2,000 scholarships to students pursuing fluid power technology fields of study. Here’s one of the winners, Brett Watson. He is the recipient of the Robert Mackey Memorial Award and is attending Spokane Community College in Spokane, Washington for an Associates in Applied Science degree in Hydraulic and Pneumatic...

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Komatsu hosted its second annual Fluid Power Action Challenge at the Rocky Grove Volunteer Fire Department. This year, the event tripled in size with 72 student competitors. In addition the Action Challenge activities, Famic Technology provided participating students with an interactive demonstration unit of a Komatsu excavator on both the workshop and challenge days. The...

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