is a term used to describe either the production of nanoscaled materials,
which can be powders or fluids, or to describe the manufacturing of parts "bottom up"
from nanoscaled materials or "top down" in smallest steps for high
precision, used in several technologies such as laser
and others. Nanomanufacturing should not be confused with molecular manufacturing, which refers specifically to
the manufacture of complex, nanoscale
structures by means of nonbiological mechanosynthesis (and subsequent assembly).