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Design Basics


It may not be everything you need to know about air bearings, but you'll find a quick, concise overview here. More than enough to get you started; probably enough to take you through the completion of your application. If you don't find here, please don't hesitate to ask. All it takes is a quick call to New Way Technical Support.


Air Bearing Basics

Air Bearings provide new options for designers to push the envelope on precision, high speed, and high acceleration applications, while avoiding the traditional bearing-related problems of friction, wear, and lubricants.

Porous Media Technology

The ideal air bearing would provide equal pressure distribution across the entire bearing face, and damp the flow of air into the gap at the same time. This design ideal is achieved by New Way® porous media air bearings.


Technology Comparisons

Porous media air bearings are a disruptive technology. They provide advantages that traditional rolling element bearings, or even conventional orifice air bearings, simply cannot. Make the comparison for yourself here.