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Upcoming events

23-01-2018 - 24-01-2018

Schleiftagung, Stuttgart-Fellbach, Germany
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21-02-2018 - 22-02-2018

W3 and Fair, Wetzlar, Germany
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Latest news

05-01-2018

Verifying the accuracy of five-axis machine tools
New paper on verifying the accuracy of five-axis machine tools presented during the Machining Innovations Conference now available. Read more »

18-12-2017

EMINT and IBS coordinate meeting on Advanced Thermal Control
In association with the EMINT (Electro, micro and Nano Technologies) group of the German Engineering Association VDMA, IBS Innovation Director Dr Theresa Burke has coordinated a meeting on Advanced Thermal Control. Read more »

NON-CONTACT FILM HANDLING USING AIR BEARINGS

Air bearings are providing breakthrough enabling technology by acting directly on substrates. Flexible films flow over non-turning “air turns” rather than contact rollers and enables non-contact handling of substrates.

Viscous shear in air films is used for tension control between “air turns” and across the web. High pressure boundary layer scrubbing for effective cleaning and drying with convective film coefficients allowing rapid precision temperature control. Air bearing seals isolate process environments.

Demo video: (courtesy New Way Air Bearings)