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Upcoming events

15-11-2017 - 16-11-2017

Precision Fair, Veldhoven, the Netherlands
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06-12-2017 - 07-12-2017

Machining Innovations Conference, Hannover, Germany
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Latest news

05-10-2017

Improving your machines performance: Precision Metrology - Spindles and tables
Tutorial will be delivered at UNCC in Charlotte, NC, USA on Monday october 30th 2017. Read more »

21-08-2017

IBS becomes Siemens Product Partner with Rotary Inspector
IBS Precision Engineering is pleased to announce that they are now a Siemens Product Partner with regard to their 5-axis machine tool qualification tool, the IBS Rotary Inspector. Read more »

CONTACTLESS HANDLING OF THIN FILMS USING AIR BEARINGS EXPLAINED

In current solar and flat panel industry, flexible substrates are used in inline roll to roll (R2R) processes; IBS PE investigated the behaviour of these flexible substrates on a (New Way) porous air bearing conveyor. Due to the flexibility in the substrate, local deformations might occur. The measurements on these deformations are discussed in this technote. Results show that deformation of < 5um can be achieved.

New also are the "Air Turns". These cylindrical bars of porous graphite are able to apply a thin film of air between the transported foil and the air bearing while the foil is making a turn.

Please download the complete technote here.