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A New Way for Bently

As a leader in its field, New Way Air Bearings has been manufacturing air bearings for the machine tool, semiconductor, and medical industries for 25 years.

Roundness Checker

As a leader in its field, New Way Air Bearings has been manufacturing air bearings for the machine tool, semiconductor, and medical industries for 25 years.

New Way Announces Acquisition of Patent

As a leader in its field, New Way Air Bearings has been manufacturing air bearings for the machine tool, semiconductor, and medical industries for 25 years.

Devitt to Speak at EUSPEN Conference

As a leader in its field, New Way Air Bearings has been manufacturing air bearings for the machine tool, semiconductor, and medical industries for 25 years.

New Way Announces Air Bearings 101 Webcast

As a leader in its field, New Way Air Bearings has been manufacturing air bearings for the machine tool, semiconductor, and medical industries for 25 years.

New Way Issued Patent for Air Bar Concept

As a leader in its field, New Way Air Bearings has been manufacturing air bearings for the machine tool, semiconductor, and medical industries for 25 years.

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.

New Way Air Bearings Launches Drew’s Views Blog

New Way® Air Bearings Launches “Drew’s Views” Blog. The Official Weblog of New Way Air Bearings Features Posts by Founder and Chief Technology Officer Drew Devitt. Aston, Pennsylvania, USA – May 12, 2011 – New Way® Air Bearings, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of porous media air bearing products, announced that it has launched the…

Pass-Through Vacuum Chamber Ready for Integration

The New Way® Air Bearings Pass-Through Vacuum Chamber Prototype Has Been Lab Tested and Is Ready for Alpha Integration into a Novacentrix® PulseForge® 3100 Photonic CuringTM Tool to Prove Viability for Printed Electronics Applications. Prototype Development Has Been Made Possible by a Contract Award from the FlexTech Alliance. Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, October 6, 2010 –…

Air Bearings Give Engineering Students a Feel for Electronics

Thu, 05/20/2010 Machine Design Magazine Not many engineering students have an intuitive feel for the way capacitors, inductors, and resistors work together in viscously damped systems. To give them that kind of understanding, a professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology developed a lab curriculum that explains electrical components in terms of their mechanical corollaries:…

New Way Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification

New Way® Air Bearings Achieves ISO 9001:2008 Certification Certification to the latest ISO Standard Reinforces New Way’s Customer Commitment Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, February 18, 2010 – New Way® Air Bearings, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of porous media air bearing products, has achieved ISO 9001:2008 certification, the latest ISO standard designation. New Way received its…

Making A Case for Flywheel Energy Storage

Making A Case for Flywheel Energy Storage By Drew Devitt Founder, Chairman, and Chief Technology Officer American Offshore Energy Aston, PA, USA This Feature Article appeared on pages 68-70 of the January-February Issue of Renewable Energy World – North America Magazine Electricity is the ultimate in a perishable commodity. If it is not used or…

FlexTech Announces Contract Award to New Way

FlexTech Alliance Announces Contract Award to New Way® Air Bearings for Improved Vacuum Processing and Coating of Flexible Webs New Process Provides Significant Advantage for Continuous R2R Processing San Jose, California, USA, December 15, 2009 – The FlexTech Alliance, focused on developing the electronic display and the flexible, printed electronics industry supply chain, today announced…

Radial Air Bearings Help CT Scanners See into Your Heart

Radial Air Bearings Help CT Scanners See into Your Heart This Feature Article appeared on pages 62-64 of the December 2009 Issue of Design World Magazine by Robert Popilock, Senior Product Manager, CT, Philips Healthcare, and Drew Devitt, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer, New Way Air Bearings To capture an image of a heart at…

The ‘Green’ Machine

‘Green’ Machine Air bearings cut energy costs, enhance performance This Feature Article appeared in the Power Transmission section (page 24) of the November/December Design Engineering Magazine Everywhere you look there are admonitions to ‘go green,’ even down to the humble but ubiquitous mechanical bearing. Although traditional bearings aren’t particularly environmentally friendly, porous media air bearings…

New Way Named to 2009 Deloitte Fast 50

New Way® Air Bearings Ranked Number 41 On Deloitte’s 2009 Greater Philadelphia Fast 50 Increasing Acceptance of Air Bearing Technology Drives Revenue Growth of 115%, Placing New Way on the List for the Second Consecutive Year Aston, Pennsylvania, USA – October 27, 2009 – New Way® Air Bearings today announced that it has been ranked…

Glass Flotation for PV and FPDs

Glass Flotation for PV and FPDs by Drew Devitt Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer New Way Air Bearings Aston, Pennsylvania, USA edited by Laura Peters Editor-in-Chief, Semiconductor International Magazine For large-generation flat-panel displays and PV modules, it has become prevalent to float the glass through inspection areas on an air conveyor. We demonstrate a…

Axis of Rotation Metrology for Improved Gearing

by Drew Devitt Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer New Way Air Bearings Aston, Pennsylvania, USA edited by Russ Willcutt Editor, Gear Solutions Magazine Direct Link to Article Online Spindle metrology can help you produce better gears, and it is an excellent new tool for diagnosing error sources in the machining process. In the history…

Axis of Rotation Metrology

Axis of Rotation Metrology Article found on pages 36-39. by Drew Devitt Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer New Way Air Bearings Aston, Pennsylvania, USA Printed with permission of the Bearings Specialists Association, after appearing as a BSA “Bearing Brief” in January, 2009. Bearing Specialists Association, 800 Roosevelt Road, Building C, Suite 312, Glen Ellyn,…

New Way Named to 2009 Inc. 5000 List

New Way® Air Bearings Ranks No. 3245 on the 2009 Inc. 5,000 with Three-Year Sales Growth of 80% Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, August 12, 2009 – Inc. Magazine has ranked New Way® Air Bearings No. 3245 on its third annual Inc. 5000, an exclusive ranking of the nation’s fastest-growing private companies. The list represents the most…

New Way Again A Finalist for American Business Award

New Way® Air Bearings Named As American Business Award ‘Stevie’ Finalist for the Second Straight Year, This Time for the Organization’s House Publication Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, June 4, 2009 – New Way® Air Bearings has been announced as a finalist for a ‘Stevie’ in The Seventh Annual American Business Awards. The Aston, Pennsylvania-based company is…

The Physics of Glass Flotation

The Physics of Glass Flotation by Drew Devitt Founder, Chairman and Chief Technology Officer New Way Air Bearings Aston, Pennsylvania, USA from the Japanese edition of Semiconductor International magazine (originally printed in Japanese – See PDF attachment) Large LCD TV screens (1 meter and larger) are forecast to be one of the fastest growing segments…

New Way Launches New Radial Air Bearing Line

New Way® Air Bearings launches line of porous media Radial Air Bearings to deliver frictionless rotary motion for precision applications. Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, April 16, 2009 — New Way® Air Bearings announced the launch of a new line of radial air bearings for use in precision rotary motion applications. These new modular components do not…

New Way Launches New Academic Program

New Way® Air Bearings Launches New Academic Program to Support Engineering Education at Universities Worldwide Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, February 20, 2009 – New Way® Air Bearings announced the launch of a new program designed to provide university engineering and science educators with the tools and training they need to teach the benefits of frictionless motion….

New Way Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification

New Way® Air Bearings Achieves ISO 9001:2000 Certification for Quality Management System Certification Reinforces New Way’s Commitment to Customer Service and Satisfaction Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, November 21, 2008 – New Way® Air Bearings, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of porous media air bearing products, has achieved ISO 9001:2000 certification, a designation demonstrating the organization’s commitment…

New Way Named to 2008 Deloitte Fast 50

New Way® Air Bearings Ranked Number 30 in Deloitte’s Fast 50 Program for Greater Philadelphia Attributes its 276% Revenue Growth to Technology Innovation Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, October 30, 2008 -New Way® Air Bearings has been named to Deloitte’s prestigious Fast 50 Program for Greater Philadelphia, a ranking of the 50 fastest-growing technology, media, telecommunications and…

New Way Air Bearings Company Profile

New Way Air Bearings Company Profile Reduce Contact. Increase Yield. New Way® Conveyor Air Bearings provide non-contact control of your FPD glass handling. New Way Air Bearings is a Philadelphia-area manufacturer that has carved out a unique niche in the Information Display arena. In 2005, the company introduced a line of conveyor air bearings at…

New Way Named to 2008 Inc. 5000 List

New Way® Air Bearings Ranks No. 4,758 on the 2008 Inc. 5,000 With Three-Year Sales Growth of 47.9% Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, September 2, 2008 – Inc. Magazine has ranked New Way® Air Bearings No. 4,758 on its second annual ranking of the 5000 fastest-growing private companies in the country. The list is the most comprehensive…

New Way Extends Flat Rectangular Air Bearing Line

New Way® Air Bearings Extends Line of Flat Rectangular Air Bearings To Accommodate New Profiles and Applications Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, June 26, 2008 — New Way Air Bearings has expanded its line of flat, rectangular porous media air bearings. Previously, this core product line – New Way’s original product, in fact – consisted of four…

New Way Named Finalist for American Business Award

New Way® Air Bearings Named As American Business Award ‘Stevie’ Finalist For Brand-Building Web Site Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, June 10, 2008 — New Way Air Bearings has been announced as a finalist for a ‘Stevie’ in The Sixth Annual American Business Awards. The Aston, Pennsylvania-based company is being considered for its brand-building web site, launched…

New Way Receives Chamber Excellence Award

The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce Names New Way® Air Bearings Recipient of Technological Excellence of the Year Award for 2008 Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, November 1, 2007 – The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce has awarded New Way® Air Bearings its Technological Excellence of the Year Award for 2008. The most esteemed honor bestowed on…

New Way Named to 2007 Inc. 5000 List

New Way® Air Bearings Named to Inc. 5,000 List of Fastest-Growing Private Companies in USA Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, August 24, 2007 – New Way® Air Bearings, the world’s largest independent air bearing manufacturer, has been named to Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies in America for 2007, the publication reported Thursday. New…

Manufacturing Developments at Display Week 2007

Manufacturing Developments at Display Week 2007 Focus on Improving Economics and Expanding Capabilities from the Information Display Manufacturing section Yield and capacity are two of the key metrics discussed in the area of display manufacturing. But how are advances in these two areas achieved? That was the focus of myriad presentations and exhibits at Display…

Air-Bearings Products Target Flat Panel Displays

Air-Bearings Products Target Flat Panel Displays from the Design News Trend Watch section Modular air bearing products from New Way Air Bearing are specifically designed for the glass-handling requirements of Flat Panel Display (FPD) manufacturing. These products include flat panel conveyor air bearings for floating glass in high-speed applications, low airflow applications, and for applications…

New Way Air Bearings Raises Bar

New Way Air Bearings Raises Bar for Non-Contact FPD Glass-Handling from the Display Week 2006 Show Daily At SID 2005, New Way Air Bearings launched three modular air bearing products designed to meet the non-contact glass-handling requirements of the FPD manufacturing process. At this year’s SID Show, New Way is again raising the bar for…

New Way Announces Clean-Dry-Coat Concept

New Way® Air Bearings Announces A Concept Enabling Immediately Sequential Cleaning, Drying and Coating of FPD Glass Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, June 4, 2006 – New Way® Air Bearings has introduced a concept designed to enable immediately sequential ‘in-line’ cleaning, drying and coating of Flat Panel Display (FPD) glass. Not only would New Way’s new Clean-Dry-Coat…

Consider the “No Touch” Solution

Consider the “No Touch” Solution Air bearings may be the right answer in automation settings that demand high precision and low upkeep. Excerpted from the Design News Feature Article by Lawrence D. Maloney While still dominant in the semiconductor industry, air bearings are now tackling positioning challenges in applications ranging from food processing to medical….

An Integral Vacuum Chamber Stage Concept

An Integral Vacuum Chamber Stage Concept Reduces the Size of Vacuum Chambers from the Micro Magazine Product Technology News – Product Extra! section The concept, from New Way Air Bearings, shrinks vacuum chamber size to little more than the volume of a semiconductor wafer, decreasing the capital and operating costs of vacuum equipment while improving…

New Way Unveils Vacuum Chamber Stage

New Way® Air Bearings Introduces Integral Vacuum Chamber Stage Concept Reducing Volume of Chamber Required to 1000th that of Existing Chambers. Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, July 1, 2005 – New Way Air Bearings has introduced the concept for a Vacuum Chamber Stage which would reduce the vacuum chamber to little more than the volume of the…

New Way Introduces Conveyor Air Bearings

New Way® Air Bearings Launches Modular Conveyor Air Bearings to Support Flat Panel Display Manufacturing Processes Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, May 24, 2005 – New Way® Air Bearings has introduced a line of three modular air bearing products specifically designed to meet the glass-handling requirements of the Flat Panel Display (FPD) manufacturing process. This line includes…

Gliding Under Pressure

from Machine Design’s Special Motion Control Supplement Drew Devitt Founder, Chief Technology Officer New Way Precision Inc. Aston, PA Yes, air bearings have been around for some time, but porous media, modular bearings, and Vacuum Preloaded (VPL) units are relatively new. The first porous media bearings were developed in the 1960s for applications at National…

“Air” On the Side of Smoothness

Air bearings eliminate static friction and stick-slip that compromise precision. Drew Devitt New Way Air Bearings Aston, PA USA Semiconductor fab, high-resolution scanning, and high-speed machinery are just some of the applications pushing rolling-element bearings to technical limits. One reason is friction. Friction variations have always been the Achilles’ heel of precision positioning systems, particularly…

New Way Launches VPL Air Bearing Line

New Way® Air Bearings Launch New Vacuum Pre-Loaded Air Bearing Product Line Aston PA, April 2003. New Way® Vacuum Preloaded (VPL) Air Bearings provide machine designers with the potential to combine X and Y linear motion and theta rotation all on one flat surface, eliminating the need to stack several separate stages. VPLs allow stages…