Bear with me, ok?
A lot of the time, understanding the philosophy behind a given system is necessary in order to understand the system itself. The more complex, the more this is true. Once you reduce a system to its essentials - the 'core' of the system, so to speak - it becomes much easier to understand the more complex elements, as well as the system as a whole.
My thinking in outlining the SMETP protocol was to translate the concept - teleportation - into a logical theory that can be built on as the technology becomes possible, feasible, and ultimately, practical.
It occurred to me that the most logical way to accomplish solid matter teleportation was to create a pattern of the object being teleported, then transfer the pattern to the receiving end, instead of the subatomic particles themselves. That way, the process would only require a data stream, not all that different from the way that the Internet works today. For that reason, it won't be overly difficult to adapt the technology to that part of the system.
The process opens up a number of possibilites other than pure teleportation, though.
Imagine being able to produce an unlimited number of parts, all perfectly conforming to the most exacting of tolerances, at minimal cost.
Since the SMETP protocol creates a data pattern of the object being teleported, there's no reason that a pattern can't be made and reused, is there? Of course not!
Why not make one 'perfect part', i.e., made to the strictest of tolerances, then duplicate it? That would eliminate any problems with production tolerances, and every replicated part would be exactly the same.
Since a pattern is being used, there's no reason that the pattern couldn't be analyzed to eliminate any flaws that might exist in the 'perfect part' before it's used for replication. In fact, a 3-D model could conceivably be created, then directly converted to a data pattern and used for replication.
Since the pattern would go directly from modeling to replication, the steps of creating all the production tooling, etc., would be eliminated, further reducing costs.
And this is all an inherent benefit of the SMETP protocol!
Not 99 and 44/100% pure.
Not 99.999999999999% pure.
Since we have the data pattern, there's no reason that we can't do a 'search and replace' for any atoms that shouldn't be there, is there?
Again, this is an inherent benefit of the SMETP protocol!
Now all we have to do is to get it working...