NFPA Foundation Supports Chainless Challenge Team – Hands On Experience for Students

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded a teaching grant to support a team of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign compete in the Chainless Challenge

NFPA Education and Technology Foundation awarded a teaching grant to support a team of students at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign that exposed them to fluid power design, applications and technology through a capstone design project that required them to develop a fluid powered bicycle to compete in the Parker Hannifin sponsored Chainless Challenge.…

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NIST Funds a Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium

    by Brad Bohlmann CCEFP Sustainability Director The Regents of the University of Minnesota, in partnership with the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA), the Association for Manufacturing Technology (AMT), the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP), and the Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) will launch the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC)…

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NFPA, CCEFP and Vanderbilt Bring the Future of Pneumatics to Pack Expo East

Vanderbilt University The Future of Pneumatics

Unique university partnerships connect today’s packaging professionals with those of tomorrow As millennials enter the manufacturing workforce, work style differences with their older colleagues seem to attract more attention than the innovation strides that these young professionals and students are making. That won’t be true at PACK EXPO East (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia; Feb. 16-18,…

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NFPA, CCEFP and Vanderbilt Bring the Future of Pneumatics to Pack Expo East

Vanderbilt University The Future of Pneumatics

Unique university partnerships connect today’s packaging professionals with those of tomorrow As millennials enter the manufacturing workforce, work style differences with their older colleagues seem to attract more attention than the innovation strides that these young professionals and students are making. That won’t be true at PACK EXPO East (Pennsylvania Convention Center, Philadelphia; Feb. 16-18,…

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NFPA Teaching Grant recipient Georgia Tech’s Creative Decisions and Design course

Georgia Tech's ME2110: Creative Decisions and Design class

I recently visited the Georgia Institute of Technology to see first-hand how the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation teaching grant has inspired the increased use of pneumatic systems in the Creative Decisions and Design course. The grant has enabled the school to purchase additional components to accommodate the increased number of students enrolling in the…

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NFPA Funded Research Developing Contaminant Sensor – Iowa State Tech Brief

Iowa State Univ. Research Grant Project

Students at Iowa State University are working on a research project, Dielectric Spectroscopic Sensor Development for Hydraulic Fluid Contaminant Detection, funded by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The goal of the project is to develop a practical dielectric sensor for detecting contaminants in hydraulic fluids. The sensor was designed and fabricated to be low…

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NFPA Funded Research Developing Contaminant Sensor – Iowa State Tech Brief

Iowa State Univ. Research Grant Project

Students at Iowa State University are working on a research project, Dielectric Spectroscopic Sensor Development for Hydraulic Fluid Contaminant Detection, funded by the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation. The goal of the project is to develop a practical dielectric sensor for detecting contaminants in hydraulic fluids. The sensor was designed and fabricated to be low…

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Students Learn About Fluid Power Through NFPA Funded Projects

Students learn about fluid power through NFPA Foundation funded projects

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded six teaching grants. The projects will begin in January 2015, and give a number of students opportunities to learn about and study fluid power: At Western New England University, a senior mechanical engineering student is involved in the design and modeling of the Development of Servo-Pneumatic Experimental…

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Pascal Society Overview Video

The Pascal Society

The Pascal Society, the annual, charitable giving society of the NFPA Education and Technology Foundation, dedicated to meeting the technology and workforce needs of the U.S. fluid power industry, was first announced in August 2014 at NFPA’s Industry & Economic Outlook Conference. Named after Blaise Pascal, the French mathematician, physicist and inventor whose famous law…

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Teaching Grants Engage Students in Fluid Power

grants update

The NFPA Education and Technology Foundation has awarded six teaching grants that will begin in January 2015.  The objective of the  grants is to engage students in learning about fluid power, encourage teaching resources at 2-year colleges and 4-year universities, connect talented students to our industry and foster ongoing forums between educators and industry. The…

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