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March 21st, 2005

Nanofactories A Few Years Away From Realization?

Abstract:
A genuine nanoscale fabrication capability might arrive soon that would transform industrial society, though not in the fashion initially envisioned, according to a study by Chris Phoenix, director of research at the Center for Responsible Nanotechnology (New York). Phoenix proposes a desktop nanofabrication system that could build industrial components from the molecular level up under programmable control. The concept blends traditional mass-production techniques with an assembler that would use a combination of chemistry and physical mechanics to assemble objects from individual atoms.

Such fabricators, Phoenix believes, could arrive as soon as 2010 and certainly before 2020.

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