I have referred in past posts to a presentation done at the National Fluid Power Association Annual Conference by Rob Atkinson of the Innovation, Technology, & Innovation Foundation. His presentation was both interesting and insightful. I have subsequently begun reading his book titled Innovation Economics: The Race for Global Advantage. If you are interested, you can find it on Amazon.
In the book, the author emphasizes the need for manufacturing technology and innovation in the US as a key to future economic growth. This is true for fluid power technology as we compete for applications in many areas
As I have stated in the past, this issue is being addressed by the work being done at the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. One of the universities involved in this work is the Milwaukee School of Engineering where our June Fluid Power Conference & Expo will be held. There will be innovative products on display and innovative ideas expressed from the podium. For more information, please visit our website where you can register for the event.
By the very nature of our business here at H&P, we present innovative fluid power ideas to our audience every month in our magazine and eNewsletters and regularly on our website In fact, we have a space prominently located on our homepage titled Latest Videos, Product Spotlights, and Innovations. The intention of this section is to display some of the more innovative new products available from fluid power component manufacturers.
Actually, innovation is apparent in our content througout the magazine, website, and eNewsletters. If you want to stay current on innovations, please subscribe to our magazine, visit our website, or subscribe to our eNewsletters.