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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January 23, 2017.

Laser Micromachining Nitinol Sensor Parts for Johns Hopkins University Researchers to Control a Medical Robot

As we see all too often, a cure that is considered state of the art in current medical practice may lead to future issues for the patient.  Medical devices and biotech treatments may solve the immediate health issue and perhaps save the patient’s life, but unforeseen complications or technology life cycle limitations may lead to ...

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December 28, 2016.

Innovation Expands Advanced Manufacturing in 2017

Another year has quickly passed and 2017 will soon be upon us bringing new opportunities and challenges in advanced manufacturing.  It’s an exciting time to be working in a field where innovation is changing the factory floor.  At Potomac, we like to say, “This isn’t your father’s manufacturing”! From 3D Printing to artificial intelligence, the ...

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