Digital fabrication company brings advanced manufacturing to UMBC
Company is the third digital fabrication lab in Baltimore County
By Lauren Loricchio, firstname.lastname@example.org
9:16 a.m. EDT, April 29, 2014
It's Tuesday morning and the
whir of machinery fills the room at the newest company to join the south
campus of BWTech Research and Technology Park at UMBC.
Technician Steven Turrentine, 50, of Catonsville,
has just programmed an infrared laser machining system to create holes a
fraction of the size of a human hair, in a ring made of a plastic
polymer. The rings are for an oxygen tank, but the system can also
create polymer tubes and other shapes for use in medical devices.
Potomac Photonics, which makes the tiny objects, also manufactures
small microfluidic chips that can detect concussions for a contract with
the U.S. Army.
Potomac is the first advanced manufacturing company to join BWTech at UMBC.
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