networking

Make new connections and reconnect with old ones at an upcoming NFPA event. As part of our mission to strengthen the fluid power industry, we aim to help NFPA members from across the supply chain connect with each other, OEMs and related technology partners. We’ve scheduled a number of upcoming events in the coming year…

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Bill Day of Womack

Programs like the NFPA Speaker’s Bureau 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. NFPA’s workforce programs aim to increase the number of students educated in fluid power and connect them to careers in the fluid power…

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Presented through a combined effort of NFPA and the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) of the Milwaukee School of Engineering, the virtual September NFPA/FPIC Quarterly Conference provided an engaging program to the conference’s growing audience. The event featured three industry speakers who used their knowledge and expertise to discuss advanced software solutions for machine control and reliability.…

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industry trends, industry update

As many of you may know, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is the leading source of hydraulic and pneumatic industry data. Members get and use our data in a variety of ways to run their businesses. Part of our market information services is providing overall industry trends. Here is the latest update: Hydraulic and…

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Episode 56 of Fluid Power Forum, NFPA’s fluid power industry-focused podcast, is now live. This episode features Doug Webster of Exotic Automation and Supply. Listen below to learn about the many (and sometimes surprising) benefits of hydraulic safety valves. This fluid power industry-focused podcast highlights the people, technologies and unique applications that are moving the industry forward. New…

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As part of our efforts to better connect talented students to the fluid power industry, we are now offering up to $5,000 to help support NFPA member company fluid power internship/co-op programs. NFPA members that apply for support will receive information on quality candidates for their open positions. The information is collected by NFPA staff in…

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Fluid Power Machinery

Looking for the latest data on our industry? NFPA’s new report, the U.S. Fluid Power Industry Brief, is available for free download by members and non-members. The Brief replaced NFPA’s Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry and will adopt a cadence of release every other year. The Brief is a tool that members…

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Part of NFPA’s mission is to provide opportunities and resources for its members to promote the unique strengths and inherent advantages offered by modern fluid power technology. To this end, a new education program strategy targeting trade shows in key customer markets is set to add to our existing menu of programs and help further…

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Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge

The 2021-2022 NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge is launching soon! We are expanding this program to include students from up to 21 geographically diverse universities, which will increase your company’s connection to the talent pool emerging from schools across the country. University teams are confirming their participation, and companies are already starting to claim their spots as judges,…

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2020 Annual Conference

2022 NFPA Annual Conference February 23-25, 2022 Arizona Biltmore Phoenix, AZ The 2022 NFPA Annual Conference is quickly approaching. Consistently one of the best industry networking events of the year, this conference attracts attendees from across the fluid power supply chain. The 2022 conference will take place February 23-25, 2022 at the Arizona Biltmore in Phoenix.…

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