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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 »

NEW: NEW WAY SPHERICAL AIR BEARINGS

IBS Precision Engineering has expanded it's air bearings portfolio with spherical air bearings from New Way. These spherical air bearings are ideal for use in aerospace and defense applications and are able to support a sphere on a thin layer of air, providing all the benefits of frictionless motion. 

Example applications include Zero-G satellite testing, multi-directional control, flight simulators, laser deflection, scanners, precision spindles, etc.

These non-contact air bearings provide for infinite resolution, nanometre error motions, high speed, high stiffness, zero wear and smooth, silent operation without vibration. Further, no lubrication is required. New Way Porous Media Technology distributes air pressure uniformly across the entire bearing surface through millions of sub-micron sized holes, while simultaneously restricting and damping the air flow. A vacuum pre-load can also be added. The result is a whole new level of accuracy and control.

 

Specifications spherical air bearings