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September 16, 2019.

Road Trip Nation Features Potomac Director of Engineering, Joe Miller, on Show Exploring the Future of Work

Any company is only as good as its people. While advanced technology can expand manufacturing capabilities, humans are still essential to design, program, monitor, and yes, repair, tools like laser cutters, CNC micro machines, 3D Printers and robots.  For many manufacturing jobs, a college degree is not required but skill-specific training is essential.  One case ...

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September 02, 2019.

Potomac Photonics R&D Working on Nanoimprint Lithography and Applications for Microfluidics

Nanoimprint lithography is a method by which nanoscale features are fabricated at potentially low cost and with high throughput patterning usually in thermoplastics. Over the past 20 – 30 years this technology has rapidly developed into a legitimate lithographic technology that has found application within several industries, mainly Photonics, Semiconductors, microfluidics, and biomimetic substrate structures ...

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July 22, 2019.

Potomac Photonics Manufactures Shadow Masks for Princeton University

What are shadow masks, and why are they useful? Shadow masks are thin plates with small holes and features patterned into them, used to direct and concentrate electron beams. They can provide a more cost-effective and efficient alternative to photolithography, and overturn the need for photo resist or e-beam lithography. One might use a shadow ...

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June 14, 2019.

What Exactly is a Microfluidic Device?

  Anna The Manufacturing Maven: Blog #1     What are Microfluidic Devices? If you know Potomac, you know that “Microfluidic” is a buzzword around here. But chances are, you don’t understand exactly what that means. According to the National Cancer Institute, a microfluidic device is an “an instrument that uses very small amounts of ...

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June 11, 2019.

3D Printing Materials Introduced at RAPID +TCT Open New Manufacturing Possibilities at Potomac

RAPID +TCT is without doubt the premier 3D Printing conference and trade show in the nation. But this year something was different. Yes, the latest, greatest additive manufacturing innovations were at the forefront of discussions. Of course, industry gurus gave their usual predictions about the future of the industry. But something had changed. RAPID in ...

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May 01, 2019.

Innovating with Microfluidics to Solve Climate Change Problems

Reflecting on the recent Earth Day, it seems that innovation has always been the key to solving problems. From laser inventors Schawlow and Townes to the original Silicon Valley entrepreneurs Hewlett and Packard, creative thinkers in science and engineering have tackled the world’s problems and turned them into opportunities for innovating solutions. Today’s climate change ...

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March 20, 2019.

Potomac Automates with new micro CNC Machine to Exponentially Accelerate Customer Experience

Speed is at the center of today’s world, especially as biotech, medical device, microelectronics and consumer products companies vie to get new innovations to market ahead of their competition. From rapid prototyping and iterative process development to high volume manufacturing, quick parts fabrication is essential every step of the way. Looking to exponentially accelerate our ...

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