Home > News > Fast Takeoff: Design Spaces
April 2nd, 2009
Fast Takeoff: Design Spaces
Chris Phoenix: In order to build substantial quantities of stuff, molecular manufacturing systems will probably rely on the ability of systems to fabricate more systems.
(Note that this does not mean that tiny self-contained robots will have to build more tiny self-contained robots. Small manufacturing systems will not be self-sufficient, simply because that would be substantially less efficient and harder to design.)
The point of molecular manufacturing is to use rather intricate molecular machines to fabricate stuff. There are other ways to fabricate stuff, such as bulk manufacturing and self-assembly. Bulk manufacturing is what we do today in human-scale factories, so I won't say more about it.
Responsible Nanotechnology Blog
News and information
Harris & Harris Group to Host Conference Call on Second-Quarter 2014 Financial Results on August 15, 2014 July 23rd, 2014
UCF Nanotech Spinout Developing Revolutionary Battery Technology: Power the Next Generation of Electronics with Carbon July 23rd, 2014
Deadline Announced for Registration in 7th Int'l Nanotechnology Festival in Iran July 23rd, 2014
A Crystal Wedding in the Nanocosmos July 23rd, 2014
NIST shows ultrasonically propelled nanorods spin dizzyingly fast July 22nd, 2014
University of Illinois researchers demonstrate novel, tunable nanoantennas July 14th, 2014
With 'ribbons' of graphene, width matters: A narrow enough ribbon will transform a high-performance conductor into a semiconductor July 4th, 2014
Shrinky Dinks close the gap for nanowires July 1st, 2014