UW-Madison engineers have developed a new system for scanning metal parts manufactured with a critical 3D printing technique that could benefit the aerospace industry.

Lianyi Chen, an assistant professor of mechanical engineering at the university, says the field of electron beam powder bed fusion is growing quickly.

“It’s an important technology to make parts for aerospace — for example, for jet engines, with titanium aluminide,” he said in a release. “We can’t make these with any other 3D-printing technology.”

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