Potomac PPT Drives Innovation with Breakthroughs for Laser Welding Clear Plastic Parts

Potomac has many competitive advantages that has made it a leader in the advanced manufacturing industry.  We offer the fastest turnaround times, often as quickly as 24-hours; our quality control systems are second to none; and the wide range of technologies on our factory floor always ensure we can choose the right tool for the…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • August 25, 2020

Microfluidic Device to counter the Antimicrobial Resistance (AMR) crisis in healthcare.

March 2020, Astek Diagnostics LLC, won the Maryland Innovation Initiative (MII) Award to develop a microfluidic device to detect bacterial infections in blood and evaluate the antimicrobial susceptibility. Astek, in partnership with Potomac Photonics Inc., will be designing a state-of-the art microfluidic lab-on-chip sensor for rapid detection of microorganisms in bodily fluids (like, blood, urine,…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • July 13, 2020

Black Lives Matter: From Rhetoric to Action for US Companies

We are seeing so many emails and blog posts from companies that say: “We Stand With Black Lives Matter Protesters”.  But when all is said and done, how does a company move beyond rhetoric to action? Saying you support the Black Lives Matter movement is a far cry from hiring and training black people locally…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • June 19, 2020

Protecting People in a Time of Coronavirus at the Speed of Light

The modern world is an interconnected ecosystem and this heartwarming story that started with a cat named Ace shows how fast responses changes lives for our customers. Ace  Heidi Leonard is a research chemist at NIST, the National Institute of Standards and Technology, in Gaithersburg, MD.  She lives in Baltimore with her one and half…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • April 7, 2020

Potomac Photonics on the Front Lines of Coronavirus Personal Protective Equipment Manufacturing

Necessity is truly the mother of invention and the war against the coronavirus has created a worldwide wave of innovation to fight the pandemic.  No need is greater than the protection of healthcare workers, front line support, emergency teams, firefighters, police, and caregivers. With Personal Protective Equipment [PPE] in short supply, Potomac jumped into the front…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • March 27, 2020

Droplet Microfluidics – Making an Impact

With the need to rapidly develop and commercialize new products including biopharmaceuticals, medical diagnostic kits and recombinant proteins and organisms, companies need the ability to rapidly perform chemical and biochemical experiments. In particular, the ability to scale up to tens of thousands, hundreds of thousands or even millions of experiments is a requirement in todays…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • March 19, 2020

Potomac’s New InstaQuote Online System Leads Advanced Manufacturing at the Speed of Light

Speed is the hallmark of modern life, and has become even more important in getting innovative products to market.  With 24/7 communication worldwide and better resources available for entrepreneurs, staying ahead of the competition is more challenging than ever before. With speed at the center of our customers’ concerns, Potomac has recently added the online…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • March 13, 2020

Potomac Photonics Process Notebook: Micro Pillars

When it comes to microfluidics, packing purpose into every micron is a true design challenge. The design of individual features starts with defining their purpose in the overall function of the device. Today we are spotlighting one of these common features: micro pillars. Micropillar arrays serve a multitude of purpose in the function of microfluidics….

  • Potomac Photonics
  • March 3, 2020

Teamwork’s Role in Getting to the Super Bowl or Winning in Advanced Manufacturing

Perhaps no other sport exemplifies the importance of teamwork as well as football.  The integration of each position into a concerted strategy is the key to winning games and going on to championships like the Super Bowl.  One player alone cannot carry an entire team where there are holes in either offense or defense as…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • February 5, 2020

Potomac Predictions for 2020’s Technologies That Will Impact Advanced Manufacturing

The coming year promises to see the adoption of technologies that have matured enough to impact a wide range of industries.  Here are our predictions for the new capabilities that will be impacting advanced manufacturing and how Potomac and our customers will be leading the way into a new future. Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • January 28, 2020