A New ‘Roll’ for Non-Contact Air Turns in the Converting Industry In the mid-2000s, New Way® Air Bearings launched a line of Porous MediaTM air bars that revolutionized glass handling for the Flat Panel Display (FPD) Industry. At the time, FPD engineers were desperately trying to reduce damage caused by contact during the processing and…
Drexel Connects with New Way to Pursue Elon Musk’s Hyperloop Vision
In June of 2015, disappointed with the vision and practicality of the California high-speed rail project, SpaceX CEO Elon Musk announced the SpaceX Hyperloop Pod Competition as an open-source approach to a truly ‘chasm-crossing’ terrestrial transportation concept. Now, two years later, Drexel University’s Hyperloop Team continues to pursue Musk’s vision in the competition’s second cycle….
Air Bearing Basics – The Resilience of Porous Media
New Way CEO Drew Devitt breaks down the Fluid Film Bearing family and demonstrates the Resilience of Porous Media air bearings using a hacksaw.
Anatomy of an Air Bearing
New Way founder and CEO Drew Devitt explains the anatomy of an air bearing for engineers in need of a non-contact solution.
Porous Media Technology: A Comparison with Orifice Compensation
A simple, side-by-side comparison of the two primary air bearing compensation technologies, orifice compensation and porous media technology.
New Way’s Flex Conference 2017 Recap
New Way VP Sales, Tim Claffey, provides a Flex Conference 2017 Recap, and explains the value of non-contact handling for roll-to-roll (R2R) applications.
Dr. Theresa Burke of IBS reviews New Way Air Bearings
Dr. Theresa Burke on IBS’s obsession with precision and why they rely on New Way. Over 25 years ago, IBS Precision Engineering desperately needed a non-contact bearing solution for their ultra-precision measurement, positioning and motion system customers.
Effects of Water Flowing Through Bearings
Our latest video involves Drew experimenting with the turbo demo. Watch and see the effects of water running through the bearings and on to the shaft while it still spins. To see the video, just click “Read More” and then “Play.”
Axis of Rotation Metrology Reveals Precision of Air Bearing Spindle
This video post was filmed during independent testing of New Way’s 90mm Vacuum Preloaded (VPL) Air Bearing in the Machine Dynamics Lab at Penn State University.