Kazem Fayazbakhsh

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Assistant Professor Faculty of Engineering and Architectural Science Department of Aerospace Engineering Toronto, Ontario kazem@ryerson.ca Office: (416) 979-5000 ext. 6414

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Kazem Fayazbakhsh wanted to teach his students how to make materials like composites stronger and more cost-efficient. But there was a problem. The machines Fayazbakhsh used in industry to perform this testing were enormous—not at all scalable in a lab setting. “3D printing solved my problem,” he...

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Kazem Fayazbakhsh wanted to teach his students how to make materials like composites stronger and more cost-efficient. But there was a problem. The machines Fayazbakhsh used in industry to perform this testing were enormous—not at all scalable in a lab setting. “3D printing solved my problem,” he says. “It’s like a new industrial revolution.”

For his students, the benefits of 3D printing are revolutionary indeed. By working with Fayazbakhsh, they are developing solutions for one of the biggest problems faced in aerospace: quality control. By 3D printing a part, slicing it up, and testing the strength of each layer, Fayazbakhsh is hoping to make manufacturing more consistent—and air travel even safer.

This systematic use of 3D printing technology may not just solve aerospace problems, however. Fayazbakhsh is building partnerships with researchers in other fields, like health and fashion, and hopes to use the technology to develop materials such as bone replacements and body armor in the next five to ten years. “I want my students to be able to take what they learn in our lab and apply it anywhere,” he says. “When they do that, amazing things can happen.”


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