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Devitt to Speak at EUSPEN Conference

Devitt to Speak at EUSPEN Conference

New Way Air Bearings® Chairman and CTO Drew Devitt Will Present at the 2012 European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology Conference.

Aston, Pennsylvania, USA – Tuesday, May 22, 2012 – New Way® Air Bearings, the world’s largest independent manufacturer of porous media air bearing products, announced that founder, chairman, and chief technology officer Drew Devitt will be presenting at the 12th International Conference of the European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology Conference (EUSPEN).

Devitt will be appearing at the Conference’s Precision Bearing Advancements Workshop, from 1:30pm to 4:30pm on Monday, June 4, 2012, along with Chris Gerrard, R & D Manager, Westwind Air Bearings, Dorset, UK; and Dr. Askar Gubaidullin, SKF Magnetic System Unit – S2M, France.

Euspen’s 2012 tutorial and workshop program will cover a range of key topics for the precision engineer and nanotechnologist. As part of the Advancements Workshop, Devitt will report on the use of porous media air bearings for the non-contact handling of flexible films, as well as for the creation of non-contact, pass-through vacuum chambers.

“One of the advancements I’ll be presenting is the Air Turn,” Devitt noted, ‘which is now being used to replace contact rollers. In addition to the non-contact characteristics Air Turns provide, I’ll also be covering the viscous shear in the air films, which can be used for motion control, cleaning, drying, and precision temperature control.”

Devitt will also present on the use of air films as effective seals in order to create mini process environments of noble or inert gases, or even deep vacuum through which films can pass continuously.

“EUSPEN is truly a world-class platform for the foremost minds in micro and nano research and development,” Devitt concluded. “New Way has been involved for almost a decade now, as a presenter, as a corporate sponsor, and as an exhibitor with our European Distributor IBS Precision Engineering.”

The EUSPEN conference will be held at the Nacka Strandsmassan, Nacka Strand, Sweden, from Monday, June 4 through Friday, June 8. The 2012 conference will be presented by EUSPEN and local host, the KTH Royal Institute of Technology. To register, visit the EUSPEN Conference website.


The European Society for Precision Engineering and Nanotechnology (EUSPEN) is a leading technical body in the field of ultra-precision and nano-manufacturing technologies. Linking leading industrialists and researchers worldwide, it has representation across over 32 countries.

EUSPEN exists to enable companies, research institutes and universities to: More effectively develop and exploit leading edge precision, micro and nanotechnologies; and to promote their products and services in order to keep up-to-date with important developments.


About New Way Air Bearings®

New Way Air Bearings, Inc. is the world’s leading independent manufacturer of modular air bearing products and the recognized provider of porous media air bearing solutions. The company manufactures a standard line of modular, off-the-shelf components including: Transition and precision zone air bars; flat round and rectangular air bearings; vacuum preloaded air bearings; radial air bearings; air bushings; and air slides. The company achieved ISO 9001:2000 Certification for its quality management system in November, 2008; and achieved ISO 9001:2008 Certification in January, 2010.

New Way has now been included on Inc. Magazine’s list of the 5,000 fastest-growing, private companies in America for 2007, 2008, and 2009. In November of 2007, The Greater Philadelphia Chamber of Commerce named New Way recipient of its Technological Excellence of the Year Award for 2008. In both 2008 and 2009, New Way was named a Deloitte Fast 50 Technology company for the Philadelphia, PA, USA Region.

Founded in 1994, New Way is located in Aston, Pennsylvania, USA, just fifteen minutes from Philadelphia International Airport. Visit New Way Air Bearings online at www.newwayairbearings.com. This web site includes specifications for the company’s full product range, design and installation guides, mounting hardware, air specifications, technical support, and a full range of accessories. You can also find New Way on YouTube, Facebook and Twitter. If you’d prefer even more direct contact, you can reach us at info@www.newwayairbearings.com, or follow the company’s official blog: Drew’s Views.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012
Contact Information:

Michael Wright
Director of Marketing
New Way Air Bearings
50 McDonald Blvd.
Aston, PA 19014

Tel 610.364.3453
E-mail mwright@www.newwayairbearings.com
Web www.newwayairbearings.com

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