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August 11, 2017.

Congratulations to Prixmatix and Technion on Discovery Award Grant to Further Innovation in Antibiotic Susceptibility Detection

Developing new products in the 21st century requires faster development of prototypes in order to optimize designs and speed time to market.  Being first to market has been demonstrated to create barriers to market entry for competitors, and to increase profitability.  We’re especially excited to help improve the chance of product success when we work ...

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July 19, 2017.

Potomac Proving Ground Design Testing Service Speeds Product Time to Market

Rapid prototyping is a proven method to move a product from concept to production that has been in engineering practice for decades.  Especially with the advent of new digital fabrication technologies such as 3D Printing and laser micromachining, iterative design changes in CAD software yield an optimized product that is ready for market with greater ...

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June 06, 2017.

Laser Micromachining Thin Glass for Biotech Applications

Potomac has developed unique laser processing capabilities, especially of thin glass, that has special application for bioscience research.  Two recent projects reported in Nature | Methods and the Journal of Neuroscience required laser cutting tiny features in thin glass coverslips with minimal cracking or damage to the substrate.  Here are details about the research that ...

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May 01, 2017.

Potomac Reports on Digital Fabrication for Advanced Manufacturing Internship Program at RAPID 2017

Digital Fabrication is uniquely suited to rapid prototyping applications.  Designs created in a CAD file can be quickly brought to life via laser or CNC machining, and today, prototypes are increasingly 3D Printed.  Through iterative testing and design modifications in CAD software, the final product is optimized before hitting the market, creating a better chance ...

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April 11, 2017.

Potomac’s Manufacturing Customer Service Saves the Day for Capital One’s SXSW Innovation

Banking and the financial services industries are not usually thought of as innovative.  But that is not the case at Capital One.  Although one of the top 10 banks in the United States, Capital One still has a startup mentality and is led by its original founder.  To push the design envelope for new products, ...

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March 24, 2017.

Potomac Uses Advanced Manufacturing to Change the World

For the past several years Potomac has participated in DigiFabCon, a digital fabrication conference that highlights how new digital fabrication tools like 3D Printing, CAD design, laser micromachining, and robotics are changing the world.  This year, we’ll be presenting a paper with Fab Lab Baltimore at the Community College of Baltimore County [CCBC] on our ...

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February 28, 2017.

Innovation Continues at Potomac and in the Laser Industry to Foster Advanced Manufacturing

Potomac was honored when SPIE, a premier laser and photonics technical society, invited us to present the Prism Award recently at Photonics West.  Co-sponsored by Photonics Media, the Prism Award recognizes advances in photonics innovation for areas such as 3D Printing, industrial lasers, biomedical instrumentation and sensors. But for us the award reiterated the strong ...

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February 06, 2017.

Potomac is Training the Workforce of the Future for Advanced Manufacturing with Maryland’s WorkSmart Program

At Potomac it is our people who have made us the success we are today.  Whether working in laser micromachining, 3D Printing, CNC machining, hot embossing, laser hole drilling or microfluidics fabrication, our team manufactures the highest quality products for our customers.  We believe it is our company’s responsibility to give our engineers, technicians, operators ...

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