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New Way Air Bearings® have found homes in innumerable precision-minded industries, and we’ve made it our goal to show you the full breadth of options we provide to suit your needs. From additive manufacturing and automobile testing to metrology and flexible web manufacturing, there’s virtually no limit to the adaptability of our non-contact technology. The flexibility of Porous Media™ opens the door to linear and rotary motion as well as web handling, rotor balancing and much, much more. Take a look, and we’re sure you’ll find the New Way product for you!


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The variety of markets taking advantage of the benefits provided by Porous Media™ is expansive and ever growing. Where once our non-contact products were limited to semiconductor manufacture and flat panel transportation, our customers have used their ingenuity, combined with New Way’s in house design team, to expand our products into fields like automotive testing, for true force dynamometry and computed tomography, for faster, quieter CT scans. Air Bearings are building the future with additive manufacturing, ensuring precision through nanometer accurate metrological sensors and providing the foundation for a new generation of medical implants. See what New Way has done for your industry, and if your business is new to Air Bearings, New Way is here to help!



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Aerospace Manufacturing

Whether it be civil or defense, in the atmosphere or hard vacuum, precision motion is crucial to developing these technologies.
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Agriculture

New Way Air Bearings provide an ideal platform for agriculture, an industry which requires absolute resiliency and reliability in their dynamic components.
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Energy Markets

Three Applications for New Way Air Bearings in the Energy Industry
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Marine Markets

Air Bearing technology offers immense value in the marine industry, both within shipyards and the larger shipping industry as a whole.
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Bulk Powder Handling

Learn how Porous Media™ air bearings will revolutionize every corner of the bulk powder handling industry.
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Flat Panel Display

With a combination of positive pressure and applied vacuum, air bearings allow for rapid, precise handling of FPD’s.
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Flexible Web

Air Bearings allow for flexible web transportation with up to 180 degree bend angle and adjustable fly height.
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Medical Markets

Zero friction means no overshoot, and the capability to produce implants perfectly fitted to each patient.
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Metrology

Truly repeatable motion offers meteorological instruments motion with virtually no hysteresis error.
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Other Markets

The benefits of air bearings make them ideal for applications in a broad range of markets, from food processing to solar cell manufacturing
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Semiconductor

Cleanroom compatibility and no lubrication make air bearings the perfect fit for semiconductor manufacture and wafer inspection.
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Shaft Seals

The New-Seal™ combines a bearing and a seal into one unit, perfect for rotating applications working off process gases.
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Vehicle Testing

New Way® Air Bearings provides an array of Frictionless MotionTM solutions to overcome common challenges in vehicle testing.

Applications

The incredible adaptability of our Porous Media™ material allows us to create air bearings suited to a wide range of applications across numerous axis of motion. Our air bars and flat round air bearings enable smooth, single axis motion whilst our tool servo stages provide single axis motion with tool frequencies up to 1000 Hz.

Our air spindles and servo driven rotary stages enable precise rotary motion, as well as our radial air bearings, which can support turbomachinery grade shafts and rotary balancing operations.

When formed into a cylindrical shape, our Air Turns enable non-contact web handling, and every single New Way product meets ISO Class 3 cleanroom conditions. No matter your application, New Way Air Bearings are up to the task.



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Conveying

For the non contact transportation of glass and FPD’s.
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Linear Motion

For unparalleled straightness of motion over metal or stone guideways.
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Rotary Motion

For constraining and supporting the outer or inner diameter of a rotating assembly.
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Rotor Balancing

Air Bearings provide a precise axis of rotation for rotor balancing operations.
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Web Handling

Flexible webs can be carried over porous media with minimal stress and strain.

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