Bits and Atoms
Abstract:We've had digital revolutions in communications and computation, but not yet fabrication. Computers control machines that make computers, but a 10-billion-dollar chip fab still uses fundamentally analog materials. Biology provides an alternative model based on programmed assembly of molecular building blocks, offering the same kind of reliability thresholds that enable digital communications and computation. I will present research on fundamentally digital fabrication technologies that merge computation with construction, and illustrate their implications in both developed and developing countries through early access to prototype tools for personal fabrication.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: 2005-01-01
For more than 30 years, IS&T's series of digital printing conferences have been the leading forum for discussion of advances and new directions in 2D and 3D printing technologies. A comprehensive, industry-wide conference that brings together industry and academia, this meeting includes all aspects of the hardware, materials, software, images, and applications associated with digital printing systems?particularly those involved with additive manufacturing and fabrication?including bio-printing, printed electronics, page-wide, drop-on-demand, desktop and continuous ink jet, toner-based systems, and production digital printing, as well as the engineering capability, optimization, and science involved in these fields. In 2016, the conference changed its name formally to Printing for Fabrication to better reflect the content of the meeting and the evolving technology of printing.
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