New Way Chairman and Chief Technology Officer Drew Devitt is well-known in precision engineering circles. In fact, he was elected president of the American Society for Precision Engineering (ASPE) for the 2007 calendar year. ASPE is the foremost society of its kind in the United States. Devitt and his Research and Development team at New Way Air Bearings continually push the envelope for air bearing technology. Below you’ll find links to many of the Technical Papers New Way has published on a variety of subjects relating to porous media air bearing technology.
Technical Report 7 - Experimental Assessment of Drag and Rotordynamic Response for a Porous Type Gas Bearing
This technical report covers the paper Experimental Assessment of Drag and Rotordynamic Response For a Porous Type Gas Bearing, written by Luis San Andres, Sung Hwa Jeung, and Drew Devitt, as submitted to the Society of Tribologists and Lubrication Engineers (STLE) 2015 Conference.
Technical Report 1 - Orifice vs. Porous Media Air Bearings
For as long as they have existed, air bearings have primarily occupied a peculiar design space
Technical Report 2 - Vacuum Preloaded X-Y Stage
The conventional practice of stacking linear guide systems to produce x-y platens has inherent errors.
Technical Report 3 - The Application of Damped Air Bearings for Machine Tools
In this technical paper, we examine the application of air bearings and Porous Media Technology™ to metal cutting and machining applications
Technical Report 4 - An Investigation Into Hydrostatic Slide Units
Grinding process optimization traditionally entails adjustments or grinding wheel-type and speed, depth of cut, coolant, etc
Technical Report 5 - Vacuum Chamber Stage
There are a number of different fields which require increased precision in vacuum environments
Technical Report 6 - Air Bearings for High-Power Turbomachinery
In this technical paper, we will be discussing considerations and solutions for the use of oil-free turbomachinery operation as put forth in
Technical Report 9 - Crash Resistance in Precision Systems
At New Way Air Bearings, we remain invested in supporting the science behind our frictionless motion products, and assisting those who provide objective analysis for the applicability of our product line.