A floating turbine that avoids migratory bird patterns, NIMBY activists, and state jurisdictions, according to American Offshore Energy. The Pennsylvania-based company says its vertical-axis wind turbine (VAWT) uses tension and compression design principles, which allow a stiff, lightweight, fixed-wing-composite structure that can be scaled to huge sizes, and could one day bring consistent renewable energy to coastal cities.
12/01/2013 - A Wind Energy Plan That Fits America’s Resources
The U.S. lags far behind Europe in offshore wind power production due in part to deep-water challenges. Using floating vertical axis wind turbines and energy storage could be the nation’s best means to resolve technical and investment issues and launch the fledgling sector.
11/13/2012 - New Way Announces Acquisition of Patent
New Way® Air Bearings announced that it has acquired ownership United States Patent #6781684, titled ‘Workpiece Levitation Using Alternating Positive and Negative Pressure Flows.' This patent was originally filed by Donald Ekhoff on November 7, 2000, and complements New Way's own innovation in the field.
New Way announced that founder, chairman, and CTO Drew Devitt will be presenting new technology for precision film handling in printed electronics applications at the Association of International Metallizers, Coaters and Laminators (AIMCAL) Europe Conferences, June 10-15, in Prague, Czech Republic.
05/22/2012 - Devitt to Speak at EUSPEN Conference
New Way® Air Bearings announced that founder, chairman, and CTO Drew Devitt will be presenting during the Precision Bearing Advancements Workshop at the 12th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology Conference (EUSPEN) held this year in Nacka Strand, Sweden.
09/21/2011 - New Way Announces Air Bearings 101 Webcast
New Way® Air Bearings announced that it would host ‘Air Bearings 101' - a webcast for collegiate mechanical engineering students - on Tuesday, Sept. 27, 2011. The webcast will cover air bearings and the fundamentals of frictionless motion, and was created specifically for an academic audience, although content is appropriate for anyone new to air bearings.
06/30/2011 - New Way Issued Patent for Air Bar Concept
New Way® Air Bearings announced that it has been issued United States Patent No. 7,908,885-B2 for its ‘Non-Contact Porous Air Bearing and Glass Flattening Device.' This new technology resolves the issue of inherent glass thickness variations by presenting the flattest possible glass surface to the process during Flat Panel Display manufacturing.
06/29/2011 - Nick Hackett Appointed to DVIRC Board
The Delaware Valley Industrial Resource Center (DVIRC), an economic development organization committed to assisting small and medium-sized manufacturing enterprises in the Philadelphia region compete and grow in the global economy, is pleased to announce the additions of Lisa McLemore and New Way's Nick Hackett to its Board of Directors.
05/12/2011 - New Way Air Bearings Launches Drew's Views Blog
New Way® Air Bearings launches "Drew's Views," the company's official blog, featuring posts by founder, chairman and chief technology officer Drew Devitt. This bi-weekly online publication will provide 24 ‘views' per year - short essays covering a range of subjects surrounding frictionless motion.
10/06/2010 - Pass-Through Vacuum Chamber Ready for Integration
The New Way Air Bearings® Pass-Through Vacuum Chamber prototype has been lab tested and is ready for alpha integration into a Novacentrix® PulseForge® 3100 Photonic CuringTM Tool to prove viability for printed electronics applications. Prototype development has been made possible by a contract award from the FlexTech Alliance.