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Industry Body of Knowledge

Progress isn't a point on a timeline, it's more like a wave, with an ebb and a flow, inconsistent across its face, with some parts further along, and others following. This portion of the New Way Air Bearings web site celebrates that wave of professional progress, and the pioneers out on it's leading edge. Here you'll find white papers and technical reports by the industry's giants, as well as biographies of some of our heroes.

Jim Bryan

James B. Bryan is widely recognized as the founding father of modern precision engineering. His contributions to precision science and metrology created the foundation on which the entire field is based today.

White Paper 2010-06-01

Design of a Nanometre-Precision Air Gap Control for Planar Magnetic Bearing Actuators
Ralf Volkert, Mirko Büchsenschütz, Thomas Sattel

Alexander Slocum

Alex is the Neil and Jane Pappalardo Professor of Mechanical Engineering at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) as well as a MacVicar Faculty Fellow, and has long been a leader in the field of Mechanical Engineering in the United States and around the world.