Potomac Photonics, Lanham, MD, is a contract manufacturer of very small parts; the engineers there can help you prototype and produce parts as small as 1 to 2 microns. They have experience in applications in medical, biotech, electronics, aerospace, and consumer products. Recently, the staff acquired a high resolution 3D printer, a 3D Systems Projet HD 3000 Plus, which they use for manufacturing small scale, high accuracy plastic parts. The printer has three build modes, High Definition; Extra High Definition; and Ultra High Definition for demanding modeling and functional testing applications in an acrylic-based plastic.
I spoke with Mike Adelstein, President and CEO of Potomac Photonics about the company and how they use 3D printing.
For many engineers, working with a contractor is not necessarily as easy as sending over your file. Here are some of Mike’s tips that will help ensure you receive the part you designed.
Along with the importance of working with other experienced users.
Finally, Mike talks about how the 3D printing/engineering community is opening up to share their insights and tips with each other.