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April 18, 2018.

SME’s Rapid 2018

SME’s RAPID Conference and trade show clearly has its finger on the pulse of additive manufacturing.  In the last few years we’ve seen exponential 3D Printing developments that are driving advanced manufacturing in the Biotech, microfluidics, microelectronics, consumer products and medical fields.   At Potomac, 3D Printing is an integral tool on our factory floor. ...

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March 27, 2018.

Material Spotlight: Silicon

Potomac has spent many years developing and optimizing laser cutting and drilling of silicon wafers for a broad range of applications.  In this article we examine this unique material. Swedish chemist Baron John Jacob Berzelius first isolated Silicon in 1824. The shimmering blue and gray element is as fascinating as it is plentiful: it is ...

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March 06, 2018.

Using Open Source Microfluidic Designs to Speed Time to Market

We live in such an inspiring time, when technology is transforming access to new areas of collaboration and research.  Once such example of open access in the area of microfluidics is MIT’s new Metafluidics.org website, a free repository of designs for lab-on-a-chip devices.  Designs can be submitted by anyone ranging from trained scientists and engineers ...

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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 lead 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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