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…
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….
New Way CEO Drew Devitt breaks down the Fluid Film Bearing family and demonstrates the Resilience of Porous Media air bearings using a hacksaw.
A simple, side-by-side comparison of the two primary air bearing compensation technologies, orifice compensation and porous media technology.
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.
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.