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More than 100 engineering students in three fluid power classes at Purdue University heard from engineers from NFPA member, HYDAC, late last year. Mostly juniors and seniors who are about to embark on their careers, the students learned about HYDAC and the work they do. They also heard from a recent Purdue University graduate, who now works at HYDAC, about the typical tasks and projects an engineer develops.
Purdue’s strong connection to the fluid power industry is reflected in its status as a Power Partner University. To be a Power Partner University, a school must meet the following criteria:
- Host a Meet the Students/Industry Connection Event
- Participate in the Speaker’s Bureau program
- Participate in the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge
- Have a Fluid Power Club
- Teach the nine core fluid power competencies
NFPA works with our university partners to coordinate and support Power Partner activities. Their robust fluid power programming means their students are excellent candidates for openings in many member companies. If you are interested in participating in future events, please reach out to Mary Pluta at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) has entered into a partnership agreement with UKI Media & Events to convene and co-locate an advanced hydraulics conference for off-highway vehicle and fluid power engineers at iVT EXPO, to be held August 21-22, 2024, in Chicago, IL. iVT EXPO is an annual exposition for the off-highway vehicle design…
There is still time to register for April’s Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Final Competitions. We need industry attendees to judge all aspects of the final competitions: the races, final presentations and vehicle design reviews. Industry attendees also participate in exclusive networking opportunities to recruit the next generation of talented engineers. Please register by March 1st.…
A new series of quarterly forecast updates from Oxford Economics is now available on the NFPA website at Global Industry Forecasts. These reports cover the global economy, as well as regional and country developments, and some detailed global industry forecasts. Oxford predicts a slow first half of 2024 with US industrial output being particularly stagnate.…