Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic Actuators

Lead Researcher: Jonathon Slightam, Prof. Mark Nagurka (PI)

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Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic Actuator Project Moves Toward Lower Energy Consumption

The fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power (CCEFP) have continued to progress, and all ten of the newly funded projects were presented at the CCEFP Industry-University Summit in April 2017. The Efficient, Integrated,…

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Fluid Power Research Update: Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic Actuators Webcast

We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding. One such project is the Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic…

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Fluid Power Research Update: Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic Actuators at FPIRC16

We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding. One such project is the Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic…

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New Fluid Power Research: Efficient, Integrated, Freeform Flexible Hydraulic Actuators

We’ve written before about the fluid power research projects coming out of the Center for Compact and Efficient Fluid Power. Ten new research projects have recently been selected for funding, and a number of these new projects were presented at…

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Jonathan Slightam

Researcher Profile

Jonathon Slightam received a bachelor’s degree in mechanical engineering and master’s degree in engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering in 2012 and 2014, respectively. He is currently a mechanical engineering Ph.D. student at Marquette University in Milwaukee, WI. While at MSOE, He was a research assistant in the Rapid Prototyping Research laboratory and had the opportunity to serve as an engineering intern at Parker Hannifin’s hydraulic cartridge systems group in Lincolnshire, IL. He also interned at Milwaukee Tool, conducting work on modeling and controls for hydraulic applications. He is currently working on project 16MA1 as a research assistant in… Read More →