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NFPA Fluid Power Vehicle Competition Pairs Industry Mentors with University Students

The NFPA’s Fluid Power Association Vehicle competition challenges college engineering students to redesign traditional bicycle by using hydraulics as mode of power transmission. The industry mentors are paired with students participating in the challenge for helping them take their designs. Mentors help with things such as vehicle designs and schematics, component selection, assembly questions...

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FAMTEN Program Creates Pathway Between Industry Partners and Students

The NFPA’s Fluid Power and Applied Mechatronics Training and Employment Network development pathway builds connection between local technical colleges, industry partners and high school teachers. The program covers multiple education levels that includes community-wide Fluid power action challenge event, equipping local high schools with fluid power training equipment and a hub school with...

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NFPA Annual Conference 2019 Focuses on Networking and Education

The NFPA Annual Conference 2019 will be held at Montage Laguna Beach in Laguna Beach, California on March 5-7. The participants of the conference include leaders from the fluid power industry. The conference includes sessions from Fred Harburg, Barry Lawrence and Jeremy Drury. The session are on diverse topics like how to maximize their leadership impact through authenticity and how to use of...

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NFPA Announces Jacob Barnes as the Winner of 2018 Robotics Challenge Scholarship

The National Fluid Power Association’s 2018 Robotic Challenge Scholarship has gone to Jacob Barnes of Orcutt, California. The scholarship program awards $40,000 ($10,000 per year for four years) to high school senior who participates in FIRST® Robotics or National Robotics League Competition Team. NFPA received 105 applications for this scholarship that helps in creating awareness in high...

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Fluid Power Industry Products Shipments Increased by 7.8%

National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) released latest industry reports helps allow members to understand trends and anticipate change with trend graphs and data analysis for fluid power products. The report shows an increase of shipments when compared with February 2017 and February 2018. The charts are prepared by taking information from more than 85 manufacturers of fluid power products.

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NFPA Members elected Board of Directors for 2018-19 year.

NFPA’s 2018 Annual Business Meeting was held during February 20-22 Annual Conference in Orlando, Florida. During this meeting the members elected its board of directors for the 2018-19 fiscal year. Under executive committee following members were elected - Jon Goreham (Chair), John Stenz (Vice Chair), Ray Chambers (Treasurer), Jeff Hand (Secretary) and Marc Weston (Past Chair). Each of the...

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NFPA's Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge 2017-18 will be held in April.

Fluid Power Vehicle Challenge Final Competition Event is being conducted on April 12-13 at Danfoss in Ames, Iowa. On April 12 teams will present and demonstrates safe function of vehicles Final competition will take place on April 13 and includes three judged races such as Sprint Race, Challenge Race and Endurance Challenge Race. The event will also consist of nightly networking events, final...

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NFPA publishes annual U.S. Fluid Power Industry report.

According to Annual Report on the U.S. Fluid Power Industry, fluid power is a workhorse of the U.S. economy—a crosscutting technology of choice for dozens of industries and hundreds of applications. In 2015, the manufacture of fluid power components was a $19.3 billion industry. It is estimated that 846 companies in the U.S. employ more than 72,500 people in the manufacture of fluid power...

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NFPA releases FPIRC technical program details.

Official topics for the 2016 Fluid Power Innovation & Research Conference technical program have been announced. On October 10, program will include Breakout 1: Fluids & Lubrication and Breakout 2: Modeling & Control Systems. October 11 will feature Panel 1: Role of Start-Ups in a Healthy Industry and Panel 2: External Technology Trends. On October 12, program will cover Breakout 3: Mobile...

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