The Next Industrial Revolution: SME Nanomanufacturing Conference on June 2 - Baltimore

May 25, 2005, 01:00 ET from Society of Manufacturing Engineers

    DEARBORN, Mich., May 25 /PRNewswire/ -- Molecular nanotechnology promises
 to replace our entire manufacturing base with a new, radically precise, less
 expensive, and more flexible way of making products.  The Society of
 Manufacturing Engineers (SME) is helping manufacturers gain a competitive edge
 through its brand-new Emerging Technologies Forums and has scheduled "The Next
 Industrial Revolution: Molecular Nanotechnology and Manufacturing" forum
 during the SME Annual Meeting on Thursday, June 2, 2005 from
 7:30 a.m. - 5 p.m., at the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Md.
     The conference will focus on how the future of nanotechnology will depend
 on creating the tools, instruments, and metrology devices that will enable
 effective positioning of molecules and building complex structures with
 atomically precise control.  Speakers will include nanomanufacturing experts
 from the Foresight Institute, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT),
 National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), National Science
 Foundation (NSF), and the Naval Research Laboratory (NRL).
     The conference will conclude with a choice of two tours providing
 conference participants with a firsthand look at how the world's leading
 researchers are advancing the field of molecular manufacturing by developing
 nanotools required to measure, sense, fabricate and manipulate matter at the
 atomic level.
     *  U.S. Navy Nanoscience Research Laboratory (NRL) in Washington, D.C.
 The tour will feature demonstrations of the innovative tools and instruments
 (e.g. atomic force midroscopes, dip-pan lithography, ion beams, etc.) required
 to manufacture at the nanoscale.  Visit
     *  National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST) Manufacturing
 Engineering Laboratory (MEL) in Gaithersburg, Md.  Information will be offered
 on how NIST is advancing the field of molecular nanotechnology and
 manufacturing by developing the standards and measures required to effectively
 position molecules and build complex structures with atomically precise
 control.  Visit
     Program Agenda
     *  7:30 a.m.   Registration and Continental Breakfast
     *  8 a.m.      Welcome Remarks and Introductions
                    Noel H. Nevshehir, SME program manager, Emerging
                    Technologies, Dearborn, Mich.
     *  8:10 a.m.   Nanomanufacturing by Industry
                    Scott Mize, president, Foresight Institute, Palo Alto,
     *  8:50 a.m.   Dr. Joseph Jacobson, PhD, associate professor of Media Arts
                    & Sciences, The Center for Bits and Atoms, Massachusetts
                    Institute of Technology (MIT), Cambridge, Mass.
     *  9:30 a.m.   New Frontiers for Manufacturing
                    Kevin W. Lyons, program director, Nanomanufacturing,
                    Division of Design, Manufacture, and Innovation (LENG/DMI),
                    National Science Foundation, Arlington, Va.
     *  10:25 a.m.  Measurements and Standards for Realizing Products at the
                    Dr. Dennis A. Swyt, PhD, chief of Precision Engineering
                    Division, National Institute of Standards & Technology
                    (NIST), Gaithersburg, Md.
     *  11:05 a.m.  Nanometer Science and Technology: Nanoscale Measurements
                    and Manipulation
                    Dr. Richard J. Colton, PhD, director, Institute for
                    Nanoscience and Department Head, Surface Chemistry Branch,
                    Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C.
     *  Noon        Lunch
     *  1 p.m.      Buses depart from the Renaissance Harborplace Hotel to:
                    (Option 1): U.S. Navy's Nanoscience Research Laboratory
                    (NRL), Washington, D.C., and to (Option 2):
                    National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)
                    Manufacturing Engineering Laboratory (MEL), Gaithersburg,
     The 2005 SME Annual Meeting, "Where Manufacturers, Technologies and
 Innovations Connect," is being held June 1-5, 2005 at the Renaissance
 Harborplace Hotel, Baltimore, Md.  The cost to attend is $350
 members/$500 nonmembers.  The cost to attend the Emerging Technologies Forum
 is $395 members/$495 nonmembers.  For more information or to register, please
 call (800) 733-4763 or visit .
     About SME
     The Society of Manufacturing Engineers is the world's leading professional
 society supporting manufacturing education.  Headquartered in Michigan, SME
 influences more than half a million manufacturing engineers and executives
 annually.  The Society has members in 70 countries and is supported by a
 network of hundreds of chapters worldwide.

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