From NASA Perseverance Laser Marking on Mars  

To Potomac Laser Marking on Earth Product marking and coding is one of the most successful applications of laser technology. Light engraves a wide variety of substrates quickly and economically and some wavelengths, like those in the ultraviolet, allow for very small micro-marks. Etching a mark right into the surface of a product is a…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • July 28, 2022

​​​​Potomac Accelerates Drug Development

With Organ-on-Chip Technology Innovations In today’s fast-paced world, getting new drugs to market quickly is the holy grail of the pharmaceutical industry. While the urgency of the Coronavirus pandemic was a driver for many drug companies’ commercialization strategies, every firm in the industry needs to generate revenue as quickly as possible in order to recoup…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • July 7, 2022

Potomac Accelerates Shadow Mask 
Manufacturing Speeds

Every day, disruptive technologies allow humans to enter a new world that brings innovations to life. Whether battling climate change by reducing the amount of fossil fuel burning, helping autonomous vehicles navigate roads, guiding man to Mars, or cleaning up toxic waste, technology innovations are the key to solving our world’s problem’s – today and…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • June 28, 2022

Potomac Photonics Helps the New York
Genome Center Battle Climate Change

Today, a new generation of scientists and engineers, who don’t necessarily work directly in climate change, are actively developing ways to reduce their carbon footprint in the world. Kunal Pandit and Joana Petrescu at the New York Genome Center are examples of these socially conscious world citizens looking to modify their work’s impact on our…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • June 17, 2022

Potomac Photonics Takes Prototyping Beyond Rapid

Rapid prototyping of new products is only successful if the rapid part of the term is met. With the internet available on multiple fast platforms, split-second delivery systems, and demands for instant gratification, companies in biotech, microfluidics, micro-electronics and consumer products can’t wait for a long prototyping process.  They need prototypes, well, rapidly! A leader in…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • June 11, 2022

Potomac Photonics Gives Advanced Manufacturing Workers 
Opportunities to Change the World While Building Cool Careers

News headlines usually focus on the innovative technologies that bring about revolutionary products in biotech, robotics, 3D Printing, microfluidics, micro-electronics, and self-driving cars.  But without people, no innovation can come to life. While machines can mimic manual labor and can exhibit some aspects of “learning”, it is still a human who innovates.  Inventors, scientists, and…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • March 11, 2022
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What is Digital Fabrication

We are asked often what exactly is Digital Fabrication? Digital Fabrication, also known as direct manufacturing or on-demand manufacturing, has been around since 1952 when engineering researchers at MIT wired a computer to a milling machine to create the first Computer Numerical Control or CNC machine.  The computer essentially became the “brains” of the machining…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • February 6, 2022

Potomac Innovation Report

Optimizing Microfluidic Mixing of Viscous Fluids A deep understanding of underlying microfluidic technology sets advanced contract manufacturing companies apart in serving the industry. Companies may buy digital fabrication tools to manufacture customer-specified designs, but it is a partner that comprehensively and experientially understands the rigors underlying microfluidics technology that can innovate processes to improve customer…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • February 3, 2022

Did Theranos Prove Lab On a Chip is Not a Viable Technology?

Theranos has been a nightmare for legitimate medical diagnostics researchers and startups because Lab On a Chip technology was at the center of the failed blood testing startup.  Once Silicon Valley and Wall Street darlings, Theranos made headlines not just because the company was forced to shut down but because founder Elizabeth Holmes was convicted…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • January 18, 2022

2021: A Year of Potomac Manufacturing Innovations

After 2020, the year of pivoting to meet emergency Covid-19 PPE manufacturing requirements, 2021 has proven to be a year when Potomac expanded innovation in order to meet ever more demanding customer challenges in a variety of industries. Although cool, new concepts in the medical device, microfluidics, micro-electronics, aerospace, or consumer industries may grab all…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • December 28, 2021

Potomac Innovation Report

            Breaking Down Barriers for a Biotech Startup There are many barriers to market entry for new biotech products, most of which start with demonstrating the feasibility of a new technology.  However, once proof of concept is established in the prototyping stage, getting a product to market requires overcoming big hurdles in high volume manufacturing.  Startups…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • December 1, 2021

Potomac Gives Thanks for the Opportunity to Help Healthcare Outcomes Via Microfluidic Device Advances

Living in a time when there is so much chaos, division, and animosity, it is sometimes hard to remember how much we have to be thankful for this Thanksgiving Day.  Today, new technologies are disrupting healthcare, space exploration, and climate change at an exponential pace, bringing with them a brighter future for our people and…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • November 23, 2021