CCEFP Summit Scheduled for October in Madison

CCEFP Summit

Save the date for the next Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) Summit, scheduled for October 22-24, 2019 at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. The Summit will cover the latest breakthroughs in fluid power research, including projects supported by the NFPA Research Supplements. Attendees will learn about innovations in energy conversion, storage, fluid power…

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Fluid Power Research Update: High Pressure Compliant Material Development

We’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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Advancing Hydraulics Research for Off-Highway Vehicles

NFPA Member News

By Eric Lanke NFPA CEO   A recent NFPA Board meeting was held in Washington, DC, which gave me the opportunity to participate in several meetings at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), each focused on engaging that agency in the support of fluid power research. One particularly noteworthy meeting was with the Vehicles Technology…

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Fluid Power Student Profile: Dorian Davis

We’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 percent increase in…

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CCEFP Researcher Explores Commercialization Opportunity with Military Contractor

NFPA Member news

By Brad Bohmann, CCEFP Sustainability Director On May 28, the University of Minnesota hosted a visit from Arnie Johnson, Chief Technology Officer at L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems. Mr. Johnson, a UMN graduate, met with Prof. Zongxuan Sun, CCEFP Deputy Co-Director, and other CCEFP staff members to discuss potential future research collaboration. L-3 Combat Propulsion Systems…

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