Potomac’s Manufacturing Customer Service Saves the Day for Capital One’s SXSW Innovation

Banking and the financial services industries are not usually thought of as innovative.  But that is not the case at Capital One.  Although one of the top 10 banks in the United States, Capital One still has a startup mentality and is led by its original founder.  To push the design envelope for new products,…

  • Potomac Photonics
  • April 11, 2017

Potomac Uses Advanced Manufacturing to Change the World

For the past several years Potomac has participated in DigiFabCon, a digital fabrication conference that highlights how new digital fabrication tools like 3D Printing, CAD design, laser micromachining, and robotics are changing the world.  This year, we’ll be presenting a paper with Fab Lab Baltimore at the Community College of Baltimore County [CCBC] on our…

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  • March 24, 2017

Innovation Continues at Potomac and in the Laser Industry to Foster Advanced Manufacturing

Potomac was honored when SPIE, a premier laser and photonics technical society, invited us to present the Prism Award recently at Photonics West.  Co-sponsored by Photonics Media, the Prism Award recognizes advances in photonics innovation for areas such as 3D Printing, industrial lasers, biomedical instrumentation and sensors. But for us the award reiterated the strong…

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  • February 28, 2017

The Bright Future of Antibiotic Susceptibility Testing

Bacterial infections are becoming much more difficult to treat as they become more resistant to antibiotics. In fact, it is predicted that by 2050 antimicrobial resistance will be more of a crisis to humanity than cancer.  If doctors had a way to identify the bacteria faster, they would be able to prescribe a targeted antibiotic…

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  • February 15, 2017

Potomac is Training the Workforce of the Future for Advanced Manufacturing with Maryland’s WorkSmart Program

At Potomac it is our people who have made us the success we are today.  Whether working in laser micromachining, 3D Printing, CNC machining, hot embossing, laser hole drilling or microfluidics fabrication, our team manufactures the highest quality products for our customers.  We believe it is our company’s responsibility to give our engineers, technicians, operators…

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  • February 6, 2017

Laser Micromachining Nitinol Sensor Parts for Johns Hopkins University Researchers to Control a Medical Robot

As we see all too often, a cure that is considered state of the art in current medical practice may lead to future issues for the patient.  Medical devices and biotech treatments may solve the immediate health issue and perhaps save the patient’s life, but unforeseen complications or technology life cycle limitations may lead to…

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  • January 23, 2017

Innovation Expands Advanced Manufacturing in 2017

Another year has quickly passed and 2017 will soon be upon us bringing new opportunities and challenges in advanced manufacturing.  It’s an exciting time to be working in a field where innovation is changing the factory floor.  At Potomac, we like to say, “This isn’t your father’s manufacturing”! From 3D Printing to artificial intelligence, the…

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  • December 28, 2016

Giving Thanks for the People Who Contribute to Potomac Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing

Giving Thanks for the People Who Contribute to Potomac Innovation in Advanced Manufacturing Thanksgiving is a time to pause and appreciate the special aspects of our lives.  Despite the recent contentious election, we at Potomac believe there is much for which to be thankful in this great country that leads the world in innovation. Of…

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  • November 23, 2016

Manufacturing is Alive & Well at the AME Annual Conference

Last week over 2,000 professionals proved that manufacturing is alive and well in the USA at the Association for Manufacturing Excellence (AME) annual conference in Dallas.  A Potomac team member was invited to speak on the environmental aspects of 3D Printing and we were thrilled to see companies large and small embracing new digital fabrication…

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  • November 1, 2016

Potomac Celebrates Manufacturing Day 2016

Manufacturing Day 2016 is an annual celebration of modern manufacturing.  Coordinated events throughout the country are meant to inspire the next generation of engineers, inventors, operators and technicians and show how innovation and entrepreneurship in manufacturing are impacting our world. Although Manufacturing Day officially occurs on the first Friday in October—this year it’s on Oct…

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  • October 7, 2016

Potomac Video Series: Laser Micromachining Fixtures

At Potomac, laser micromachining is a key process we utilize to manufacture high precision parts for the biotech, medical device, microelectronics and consumer products industries.  As we described in our series When to choose Laser Micromachining, ultraviolet laser processing can produce micron-level features with little or no thermal damage in a wide variety of materials. …

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  • September 29, 2016

Johns Hopkins University Joins the List of Distinguished Organizations and Institutes That Have Partnered with Potomac Photonics for Rapid, Cost-Effective Fabrication of Microfluidic Devices

Potomac is excited to work on increasingly innovative applications of microfluidics technology as we push the envelope of advanced manufacturing capabilities.  These so-called “Lab on a Chip” devices have miniaturized diagnostics to a point where affordable testing allows for highly specific research.  For example, a team in the Gerecht Lab in the Dept. of Chemical…

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  • September 20, 2016