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
* 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 http://www.nrl.navy.mil/nanoscience
* 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 http://www.nist.gov/mel
* 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
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 http://www.sme.org/annualmeeting .
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.
SOURCE Society of Manufacturing Engineers