Share Your Expertise on the Fluid Power Forum Podcast

Fluid Power Forum Podcast

NFPA is now in its third year of producing our podcast, Fluid Power Forum. The podcast (which you can listen to here) aims to showcase the crucial role of hydraulics and pneumatics in our world. We’re now looking for NFPA members who are interested in being interviewed about the implementation of their company’s products. The podcast…

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Midway Reviews Underway

Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

Programs like the Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. The NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Design and Specification Midway Reviews are underway this December and January. The reviews…

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Fluid Power Action Challenge Expands in Florida

FL. TSA Fluid Power Action Challenge

Programs like the Fluid Power Action Challenge are made possible in part by the generous support of industry volunteers as well as NFPA Education and Technology Foundation and Pascal Society donors. Support these efforts by making a donation. In an effort to increase the number of middle schools the Fluid Power Action Challenge can be offered to, NFPA worked…

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2019 Vehicle Challenge Students Win Major College Award

After this year’s NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge, the Director of Senior Design at Cleveland State University (CSU) followed up to share that out of the 75 projects on display at Cleveland State’s 2019 Senior Design Symposium and poster competition, this year’s Cleveland State Vehicle Challenge team won! Seven industry reps representing each of the…

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Robotics Challenge Competition Strengthens Workforce Strategy

NFPA’s 2018 Robotics Challenge Scholarship winner, Jacob Barnes, is diving into college life at California Polytechnic State University (Cal Poly). I caught up with him a few weeks ago and this is what he had to say about his activities so far: “Things are going great here at Cal Poly. It’s about a month into our…

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Cross Manufacturing Exhibits for 5K Students at Career Expo

Back in November, Cross Manufacturing attended the Career / Post-Secondary Expo in Hutchinson, Kansas. The organizers of the expo encouraged exhibitors to provide an interactive experience for the over 5,000 students who registered for the event. Cross Manufacturing accepted the challenge and delivered insight into the fluid power industry by allowing students to assemble a hydraulic…

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The Value of Apprenticeships

Participant in apprenticeships program

Preparing students for real-life work while they’re still in school can be tough, but apprenticeship programs have proven effective in helping to fill this gap. One such program is the Youth Apprenticeships program through Milwaukee Public Schools, which offers statewide school-to-work opportunities. In a recent information session for industry representatives, a panel of speakers shared…

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