A new approach to 3D printing
Muthukumaran Packirisamy’s project has already gained notable media attention. His research on direct sound printing was named one of the most significant scientific breakthroughs of 2022 by Québec Science, receiving coverage from news outlets like CBC and Education News Canada.
The professor in the Department of Mechanical, Industrial and Aerospace Engineering has advanced 3D printing technology by using sound waves, which can have applications in industries ranging from aerospace and maintenance to microfluidics. More importantly, it introduces the possibility of implementing non-invasive printing deep inside the body without the need for invasive surgery.