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Scientists see inside metal printing process

System gives full insight into electron beam powder bed fusion Metal Tech News – April 20, 2022

 

Last updated 7/12/2022 at 2:02pm

University of Wisconsin student with electron beam powder imaging equipment.

University of Wisconsin-Madison/Luiz Izet Escano

Graduate student Luis Izet Escano with the apparatus he developed to study the structure of metal parts manufactured with a cutting-edge metal 3D printing process.

Combining special, high-energy X-rays with thermal imaging and visible light, engineers at the University of Wisconsin-Madison are looking inside 3D metal prints made with electron beam powder bed fusion to better understand, and eventually refine, this promising new metal 3D printing method.

With a technology as limitless as 3D printing, it is only a matter of time before the impossible become...



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