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Fluid Power Industrial Consortium (FPIC)

The new Fluid Power Industrial Consortium at MSOE provides educational and networking opportunities for members of the fluid power industry in a non-compete environment. Membership benefits include:

  • Access to the latest technology advances in fluid power vetted for no-sales pitch
  • Presentations focusing on the latest technological advances that can be applied immediately to overcome fluid power challenges
  • Opportunity to educate employees on current advances within the fluid power industry
  • Association and networking with diverse industries
  • Interaction with the students, engineers, and researchers in MSOE’s Fluid Power Institute™
  • Member discount for professional education training

OEMs, manufacturers, SMEs, distributors and more are encouraged to join. In addition, the National Fluid Power Association (NFPA) is a supporting partner of the FPIC. Membership in the FPIC is a benefit of NFPA membership, and member companies are able to participate without charge in the quarterly seminars.

Seminars

msoeSeminar topics are focused on addressing the needs of the NFPA Technology and Fluid Power Manufacturing Roadmaps, including, but not limited to

  • Coatings
  • Micro-machining
  • Composites and engineered plastics
  • Sintered metals
  • Additive manufacturing
  • Batch-free heat treating
  • Robotics
  • Hybrid manufacturing
  • Metrology
  • In-process sensing, feedback, and control

For an annual membership fee of $2,000 (no charge for employees of NFPA member companies), a company may send up to four (4) of its employees to the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium’s quarterly half-day seminars.

2017 Seminar Dates

  • June 2
  • September 8
  • December 1

Seminar locations and agendas will be announced as each meeting draws near.

About the Fluid Power Institute™

Established in 1962, the Fluid Power Institute™ (FPI) at MSOE is a leader in fluid power education, motion control, research and evaluation, distinguishing itself as one of the nation’s foremost academic fluid power research laboratories. FPI developed the Fluid Power Industrial Consortium to further support its industrial partners.

For more details, contact:

Eric Lanke, NFPA President/CEO
(414) 778-3351
elanke@nfpa.com

Sheku Kamara, MSOE Dean of Applied Research
(414) 277-7416
kamara@msoe.edu

Tom Wanke, MSOE Director, Fluid Power Institute™
(414) 277-7191
wanke@msoe.edu

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