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08/30/2016 - A New Way for Bently

New Way acquires Bently Pressurized Bearing assets. Many are familiar with Don Bently’s development of eddy current probes and rotor dynamic theory. Less are aware that Don thought his externally pressurized bearing technology would be every bit as important as the eddy current probe in the future evolution of turbo equipment.
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02/03/2015 - Flowserve Signs License Agreement With New Way Air Bearings

DALLAS, February 2, 2015 - Flowserve Corporation (NYSE: FLS), a leading provider of flow control products and services for the global infrastructure markets, today announced it has signed a license agreement with New Way Air Bearings to develop externally pressurized solutions for its seal and pump operations. As a leading innovator in the development and application of air bearings for rotating equipment and linear sliding surfaces, New Way's technology offers tremendous opportunity to improve equipment reliability and reduce maintenance and operating expenses compared to classical techniques.
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01/14/2014 - Seven Ways Floating Turbines Could Solve Offshore Windpower Conundrums

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.
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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.
New Way announces acquisition of patent for positioning and control of FPD Glass

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  founder, chairman, and CTO Drew Devitt will present at the AIMCAL Europe Conferences, in Prague, Czech Republic.

06/07/2012 - Devitt to Present Papers at Both AIMCAL Europe Conferences

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.
New Way founder, chairman, and CTO Drew Devitt will present at the EUSPEN Conference in Nacka Strand, Sweden.

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.
Air Bearings 101 is a webcast for mechanical engineering students on 09/27/2011.

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.
New Way's new Non-Contact Porous Air Bearing and Glass Flattening Device patent

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.
The DVIRC announced the addition of New Way president Nick Hackett to its Board.

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.