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Simulation of a Start-up Manufacturing Facility for 20 Nanopore Arrays The Journal of Technology Studies Dennis W. Field Abstract times, and equipment. Boundary values for Simulation is a powerful tool in developing process flows, times, and equipment capacities and troubleshooting manufacturing processes, were derived from discussions with nanotechnol- particularly when considering process flows for ogy researchers and from reading published manufacturing systems that do not yet exist. reports (Argonne National Laboratory, 2004; Ba Simulation can bridge the gap in terms of setting & Li, 2000; Hu, Gong, Chen, Yuan, Saito, up full-scale manufacturing for nanotechnology Grimes, & Kichambare, 2001; Jessensky, Müller, products if limited production experience is an & Gösele, 1998; Knaack, Redden, & Onellion, issue. An effective use of simulation software is 2004; Liang, Chik, Yin, Xu, 2002; Nam, Seo, identified when analyzing a typical manufactur- Park, Bae, Nam, Park, & Ha, 2004; Nasirpouri, ing process flow for anodic aluminum oxide Ghorbani, Irajizad, Saedi, Nogaret, 2004; Zhang, (AAO) nanopore arrays. Simulation models, Chen, Li, & Saito, 2005). Regarding quantitative using the ProModel simulation software, were values, however, model outputs were found less developed based on production flows, projected important than the activities involved in setting process times, and equipment. An attempt was up the models, as powerful “what if ” capability made to realistically estimate process times and in the software allows process times, capacities, capacities, however model outputs, in terms of and yields to be easily updated. quantitative values, were found less important than the activities involved in setting up the mod- Background els. The ability of simulation to help link theory Nanotechnology refers to applications and practice in the classroom may be useful in involving products or materials with one or more leading students toward higher levels of intellec- features in the one to one-hundred nanometers tual behavior as educators strive to build stu- range. For comparative purposes, most individual dents’ abilities to apply, analyze, evaluate, and atoms are between one-tenth and one-half of a create, rather than simply to remember and nanometer in diameter. understand. Initially, the technologies and process flows Manufacturing Simulation involved in the production of AAO nanopore Simulation is a powerful tool in developing arrays are discussed. These arrays offer cost- and troubleshooting manufacturing processes, effective approaches to create nanoscale features particularly when considering process flows for over large areas, and they can be applied to the manufacturing systems that do not yet exist. As development and production of other nanotech- noted by Mebrahtu, Walker, and Mileham (2004, nology devices, including sensors, memory p. 245): “The lack of clear understanding of the devices, and filtration and flow membranes. dynamics and interaction of components of mod- ern manufacturing systems calls for the use of The base simulation model is then defined, simulation as an essential support tool.” and the advanced simulation software is explored Simulation can bridge the gap in terms of setting including, among other things, the impact of up full-scale manufacturing for nanotechnology
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