Fluid Power Journal

Fluid Power Industry Reviews, Selects Research Projects for CCEFP

One of the most common questions I get about the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is how they pick which research projects to fund. It’s …

CCEFP Forms A Stronger Partnership with Industry

It’s hard to believe that the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) is in its tenth year. It’s been a decade of rapid growth, and CCEFP is …

Is Additive Manufacturing an Opportunity or a Threat for the Fluid Power Industry?

By Eric Lanke, NFPA CEO I’ve been asked that question more than once in the past few months, mostly by NFPA members who are beginning to examine the emerging …

CCEFP Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC14) Recap

The 2014 CCEFP Fluid Power Innovation and Research Conference (FPIRC14) was held October 13-16, 2014 at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn. By all …

CCEFP IAB Meetings Allow Industry to Recruit Capable Students

By Eric Lanke, CEO, NFPA, elanke@nfpa.com Earlier this year, I attended a meeting of the Industry Advisory Board (IAB) of the Center for Compact and Efficient …

MOOCs and the Future of Fluid Power Education

Fluid power is an important enabling technology for mechanical, agricultural, and aerospace engineering. These disciplines graduate over 20,000 engineers a …

Sustaining a National Research Program for Fluid Power

In my last Notable Works column two years ago, I highlighted the energy-saving potential of fluid power. The data for that column came from a draft of a …

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