The possibility of implementing Feynman''s proposal for achieving ultraminiaturization by an iterative process of three-dimensional machines making ever-smaller three-dimensional machines is considered in the nature of a thought experiment. A large array of Stewart platform machines is proposed as the machine/factory which possibly could have the capability to make ever-smaller versions of itself.
Proceedings Title: Proceedings of SPIE, Microlithography and Metrology in Micromachining, Michael T. Postek, Editor
Conference Dates: October 23, 1995
Conference Location: Austin, TX
Conference Title: Micromachining Technology II
Pub Type: Conferences