Digital Fabrication Summit to Open New Potomac Photonics Center in Baltimore

April 17, 2014 (PRLEAP.COM) Technology News
April 17, 2014 - Baltimore, MD: Leaders from 3D Printing, FabLabs, and laser technologies will participate in a Digital Fabrication Summit to open the new Potomac Digital Fabrication Center at BWTech@UMBC in Baltimore, Maryland. The event will be held on May 6, 2014 and is being organized by Potomac Photonics, Inc. in cooperation with the non-profit FabLab Hub. The summit will bring together visionaries who are leading the Next Industrial Revolution.

3D Systems Corporation CEO Avi Reichental will deliver the keynote, "Manufacturing the Future". 3D Systems has been at the forefront of digital fabrication since company founder Chuck Hull invented stereolithography in 1983. Mr. Reichental has been responsible for the dramatic shift from a technology for specialized applications to tools for mainstream markets. Potomac is an authorized 3D Systems equipment re-seller and service provider and is creating a 3D Printing equipment showcase in the new facility.

Dr. Neil Gershenfeld, Director of the MIT Center for Bits and Atoms and founder of the FabLab concept, will address the broad implications of Digital Fabrication for society. Kegan Fisher, founder of Sols, will describe her experience as Director of Industrial Engineering and Operations at Shapeways in New York building the Factory of the Future. Ellen Hemmerly, Executive Director of the bwtech@UMBC will speak about the university's commitment to science and engineering excellence designed to prepare students for the 21st century workplace.

Potomac is bringing 30 years of expertise and collaboration opportunities to the UMBC Campus. Company President and CEO Mike Adelstein, will host the new center's Ribbon Cutting and Dr. C. Paul Christensen will speak on the developments he has seen in Digital Fabrication since founding the company in 1983. Tours of the Digital Fabrication Center will round out the day.

About Potomac Photonics

For over 30 years, Potomac Photonics has been a leader n microfabrication and small hole drilling.Potomac's contract services span prototyping to production, helping clients develop miniature products and bring them to market. Using cutting-edge manufacturing technology, Potomac has been recognized by both commercial and government agencies for innovation in areas such as medical device, electronics, aerospace, and automotive manufacturing. Potomac's high-tech facility, located at BWTech@UMBC Research and Technology Park , is ISO 9001 and ISO 13485 certified. Visit the website at

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