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February 08, 2018.

Potomac Adds Novel Laser Welding Capability for Micro Manufacturing

Potomac is continually developing new capabilities in order to give our customers the best solution for tough micro manufacturing problems.  Driven by customer requests, our senior technical consultant Natalia Christensen has developed novel laser welding processes for plastics that expands fabrication options when joining microfluidic devices, medical devices and other small products. Laser welding of ...

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January 31, 2018.

Potomac Photonics: Latest News from Advanced Manufacturing – Microfluidics

Potomac Photonics has developed a toolbox of manufacturing technologies that have made microfluidic device fabrication available to the masses.  Our services are the fastest and most cost-effective way to bring your microfluidic devices to the market.  The following blog is a summary of a great article published by Technology Networks.            In this age ...

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January 22, 2018.

Potomac is Helping Train The New Collar Workforce

Potomac is pleased to announce that our innovative workforce training programs have been featured in a new book published by Photonics Media Press.  The New Collar Workforce documents how blue collar jobs have become digital, creating new opportunities in smart manufacturing. Based on research with 200 U.S. manufacturers ranging in size from startups to Fortune ...

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January 11, 2018.

Looking Forward to a Great 2018!

With each New Year come resolutions, and for Potomac that means incorporating more tools and techniques to help our customers achieve their goals.  Here are some of the specific 2018 programs we’re putting in place for the medical device, biotech, microelectronics, microfluidics, R&D, consumer product and pharmaceutical markets. Potomac’s primary emphasis in 2018 will be ...

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December 27, 2017.

Looking Back at Challenging Advanced Manufacturing Applications As 2017 Comes to a Close

At year-end, Potomac enjoys reflecting back on some of the challenging applications we helped our customers in biotech, medical devices, microfluidics, electronics, rapid prototyping and consumer products solve.  Of course, due to non-disclosure agreements we can’t talk about all the innovations we’ve helped develop, but here are a few that we think you’ll find intriguing ...

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December 19, 2017.

The Case for Using Polymers to Manufacture Microfluidic Devices

Microfluidics has been around for decades and in the last few years has come into its own as a viable technology for point of care diagnostics, cancer research, personalized medicine and environmental testing.  When Potomac first started working with researchers in the new field, material choices were limited.  But the processes that drove material options ...

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December 08, 2017.

Potomac Photonics: Latest News from Advanced Manufacturing

As a leader in Advanced Manufacturing Technologies, Potomac Photonics is pleased to introduce its new series recapping the latest news and stories from our exciting industry. In 1983, Charles Hull thought of shining a controlled beam of ultraviolet light on chemical polymers to create new objects, 3D printing is all around us and here to ...

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November 27, 2017.

Thanksgiving Appreciation at Potomac

At Thanksgiving Potomac would like to pause and express our thanks for the many aspects of our contract manufacturing business that contribute to our success, while we also provide humanity with the latest innovations in healthcare, cancer screening, POC diagnostics, medical devices, personalized medicine, microelectronics and other advanced technologies.  2017 is an especially exciting time ...

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November 09, 2017.

Wafer Dicing with Laser Micromachining Creates Unique Chip Shapes in Silicon

Potomac Photonics is proud to help our neighbors at [email protected] Wafer dicing has been used for decades in the semiconductor industry to separate the individual die, or integrated circuits, from the large wafers on which they are manufactured.  Often the wafer is scribed and then mechanically broken apart or sawed with special tools.  However, laser ...

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