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3D Printing Enclosures for Micro Wireless Sensors and Circuits

By Mike Adelstein on February 23, 2013

In our prototyping work we often see the need to combine technologies to make a part that completely meets our customer’s specifications.  But sometimes an application comes along where 3D printing alone fits the bill.  Making enclosures for prototypes of micro-wireless sensors and circuits is just such an application.  The size, material, specifications, and cost […]

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MicroFab Lab Selected as Technical Partner for Creation Station at Maine Engineers Week Expo

By Mike Adelstein on January 16, 2013

We’re excited to announce that MicroFab Lab has been selected to serve as the technical partner for Creation Station, a hands-on demo space that Maine FabLab will be presenting at the Maine Engineers Week Expo. The Saturday, March 2 event will be held at the University of Southern Maine in Portland.  The Expo is part […]

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Congratulations Geomagic, and especially Ping Fu!

By Mike Adelstein on January 4, 2013

Big news this week in the 3D printing and digital manufacturing worlds was 3D Systems Corp. acquisition of Geomagic. Potomac Photonics is both a user and distributor of 3D Systems 3D printers and we are excited to participate in the product line expansion.  While it might not be as critical for makers or artists, in […]

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24 Hour Kapton Parts

By Mike Adelstein on December 19, 2012

Say goodbye to long lead-times!  The MicroFab Lab can provide 24 hour turnaround on custom Kapton parts.  Pictured are custom Kapton washers that were fabricated on the same day that the ordered was received.  Our goal is to provide the fastest most cost-effective processes for both prototyping and production projects.  If you have an application […]

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Silicon Nitride Machining

By Mike Adelstein on December 19, 2012

Silicon Nitride Machining: Silicon nitride (i.e. Si3N4) is a hard ceramic having high strength over a broad temperature range, moderate thermal conductivity, low coeffecient of thermal expansion, moderately high elastic moudules, and high fracture toughness for a ceramic.  If you have an application that requires precision features or holes in Silicon Nitride look no further.  […]

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Online Micromanufacturer MicroFab Lab Partners with Kyocera Micro Tools

By Mike Adelstein on December 12, 2012

Leading micromanufacturer teams with micro tools provider Lanham, MD, July 2012: Online micromanufacturer, MicroFab Lab, has become an authorized partner with Kyocera Micro Tools. The partnership means users of MicroFab Lab will have access to top quality micro tools. Since 1987, Kyocera Micro Tools has designed and manufactured tight tolerance carbide cutting tools for a […]

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