Calibrated Small Holes for Leak Testing

Happy March 3rd….Potomac Engineers are getting our systems ready to drill calibrated leak test holes as small as one micron for the pharmaceutical industry. With the ability to directly drill into glass ampoules, glass vials, pouches, syringes, aerosol and blister packs, Potomac Photonics is the leak test hole drilling leader.  We offer the fastest lead…

  • Mike Adelstein
  • 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

Pressure Sensitive Adhesives

Precision cut pressure sensitive adhesives (PSA) used to bond #microparts. Potomac Photonics can machine channels as small as a few microns in this material to create multilayer parts. #biotech #aerospace # @3M #potomacphotonics

  • Mike Adelstein
  • January 20, 2020

Holiday Light

Holidays during this time of year, when days are short, emphasize light.  Hanukkah, the Jewish Festival of Light, commemorates the miracle of a one-day supply of oil miraculously lasting eight days during the Maccabees battle for freedom and allowing for the re-dedication of the Temple in Jerusalem.  In Christianity, the Wise Men followed a bright…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • December 31, 2019

This Thanksgiving We Give Thanks For Living In An Age of Exponential Technological Change That Is Improving Humanity’s Quality of Life

We live an exciting period of innovation.  Electric cars are being rolled out by mainstream car companies; self-driving vehicles are being road-tested; farms and grocery stores use robots to do repetitive tasks; medical diagnostics is taking just a few minutes or hours to pinpoint an illness; and, many products from dental braces to aerospace components…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • November 27, 2019

Potomac Photonics wins Sub-contract Award in collaboration with UMBC & FDA to develop a microfluidic ‘on-the-spot’ bioburden detection device.

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) awarded the University of Maryland Baltimore County (UMBC), Center for Advanced Sensor Technology (CAST), a 3-year grant for the commercialization of a microfluidic device for Rapid bioburden detection in pharmaceutical production. Potomac Photonics was selected as a sub-contractor to focus on the design, scale-up and manufacturing of the microfluidic…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • October 30, 2019

New Book on Microfluidics Scale-Up and Strategies to be Released in 2020

Publisher: De Gruyter ISBN: 978-3-11-063633 To be Published September 2020 Click here for Book Together with De Gruyter Publishing house, Potomac Photonics Inc. will be launching a new book in 2020. Unlike your traditional microfluidics books that cover theory and fundamentals, this book aims to look beyond that and approach elements that affect all aspects…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • October 1, 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…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • September 16, 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…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • September 2, 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…

  • Anna
  • July 22, 2019

UCSC Uses Potomac to Help Monitor Cell Cultures

Cells. The smallest units of life. They make up who we are, and so, it’s imperative we become progressively educated about them. Cell culturing allows scientists to grow and maintain cells, in vitro. Researchers at the University of California, Santa Cruz are currently developing a more efficient way to monitor human cell cultures, encased in…

  • Anna
  • June 25, 2019