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Posted: May 8, 2007

Technology roadmap for productive nanosystems to be unveiled

(Nanowerk News) The Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), in partnership with the Foresight Nanotech Institute and with the support of Battelle, announced today that it will team up to unveil the groundbreaking Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems at a new nanotechnology event, the Productive Nanosystems Conference, which will take place October 9-10, 2007 at the DoubleTree Crystal City in Arlington, VA.
In 2005, Foresight Nanotech Institute, a leading nanotechnology think tank and public interest organization, and Battelle, a leading global research and development organization, launched development of the Technology Roadmap for Productive Nanosystems through an initial grant from The Waitt Family Foundation. The group assembled a world-class Steering Committee to guide this groundbreaking project, and garnered the support of several important industry organizations as roadmap partners, including SME. The Productive Nanosystems Conference will launch the first version of this new nanotechnology Roadmap.
Productive Nanosystems are functional systems that make atomically precise structures, components, and devices under programmable control. This is driving research and applications in a host of areas, with the goal of providing new atomically-precise nanoscale building blocks, components, and devices.
The aerospace, defense, medical, electronic, building/construction, automotive and many other industries will benefit from productive nanosystems. In the aerospace world, productive nanosystems will be essential for production of new, lighter weight, stronger, temperature resistant materials. In the medical industry, productive nanosystems will be key to many advanced medical diagnostic and therapeutic applications. In the automotive field, productive nanosystems will become central to the development of high performance materials, electronics and information technology for Tier 1 suppliers.
Source: SME
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