FPIC Seminar Covers Application & Advantages for Smart Technologies

March 2 FPIC seminar

The March 2 Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC) seminar drew in a record-breaking 66 fluid power academics and professionals to learn about the use of smart technologies in fluid power components and systems. The presentations covered an array of use cases, including smart sensors and transducers as well as IO-Link technology. The examples that were…

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Second Workshop Advances Fluid Power Manufacturing Roadmap

Manufacturing Roadmap workshop

  by Eric Lanke NFPA President/CEO The second workshop of the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC) was held in March 2016, and continued to make progress on the creation of a detailed manufacturing roadmap for the fluid power industry. An earlier workshop had identified eight technology areas for further exploration, and the second workshop…

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Industry Invited to NSF Workshop on Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing

NFPA Member News

The rapid advance of new manufacturing technologies, such as additive and hybrid manufacturing, provides exciting opportunities to improve the performance, reliability and cost of many products.  The fluid power industry is actively working to adopt many of these advanced manufacturing technologies into their products.  The University of Minnesota and the Center for Compact and Efficient…

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Second Fluid Power Manufacturing Roadmapping Workshop Date Set

Roadmapping workshop

Established by a planning grant the University of Minnesota received from the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s Advanced Manufacturing Technology Consortia Program, the Fluid Power Advanced Manufacturing Consortium (FPAMC) is set to hold its second roadmapping workshop in Atlanta on March 30 & 31, 2016. FPAMC is inviting interested parties, especially those with significant experience in fluid power manufacturing, to participate in…

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