Molecular Manufacturing is the “building” of devices, structures and systems from the molecular level using high-tech and computer-controlled nano-scale assemblers with atomic precision and schematic detail.
The idea of molecular manufacturing was conceived in the 1950s. It is highly futuristic and promises to use a carefully chosen sequence for producing goods by using nanotechnology. It is applied to position the molecules instead of letting them bump randomly.
A typical molecular manufacturing system will consist computers to control the stored data, the material flows, the electrical systems to distribute power, and also to sort mechanisms for molecules. Molecular manufacturing promises to take control over the structure of matter and provide detailed schematics to prevent wastage and unnecessary parts in the design of materials. Provided the material’s specifics obey the laws of physics, molecular manufacturing is entirely possible. It might be highly beneficial in improving manufacturing techniques and reducing manufacturing costs.
Through nanotechnology, water can also be synthesized at the molecular level; thus solving water crisis which is common in many parts of the world. The air we breathe in can also be filtered by changing the composition of individual molecules within toxins in the air. In medicine, advancement in molecular manufacturing can allow the artificial replication of DNA to help cure genetic diseases, like cancer and hemophilia. Nanotechnology can also allow for the creation of machines that can travel up the human body through several organs.
Molecular Manufacturing is going to affect each and every aspect of our lives with reduced costs and development of faster and smaller computer systems with greater capacity. As a result, this is going to increase the humanity’s ability to produce new devices at the molecular level with higher precision. Molecular Manufacturing also has the potential benefit of providing alternative source of energy with photovoltaic.