How nice that over at Nanotechnology-Now they have a 4 minute animation that shows exactly that. And it is beautiful, it's magic, I want it now. That is the power of animation.
It's a collaborative project of animator and engineer, John Burch, and pioneer nanotechnologist, Dr. K. Eric Drexler.
It reminds me of one of my German television childhood favorites: Die Sendung mit der Maus (The show with the mouse) with cartoons and short documentaries in which they would take you to the factory and show you how for example Maple Syrup is made. That was over 30 years ago and the amazing thing is the show is still running. Wunderbar, life is good :-)
What I am missing in the video is the narration, but may be I just didn't get the audio running properly. [Link from our Responsible Nanotechnology friends with lots of comments]