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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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October 30, 2017.

High Precision Laser Micromachining Helps UMBC Researchers Develop Energy Harvesting Devices For Tire Pressure Sensors

Many researchers forge ahead with R&D into problems that are interesting but have no real-world application.  But perhaps the most compelling research ties solutions to existing problems.  Such is the case for Soobum Lee, Ph.D. an Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical Engineering at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County [UMBC].  Dr. Lee was ...

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September 06, 2017.

High Precision Laser Manufacturing in Kapton Helps Stanford Understand Heart Disease

In the United States heart disease is the leading cause of death, killing over 600,000 people per year according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  While diet and exercise have been statistically proven to contribute to heart disease, there are many mechanisms at play that lead to heart attacks.  Seemingly healthy active individuals ...

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