A new electromagnetically induced acoustic emission technique (EMAE) is presented in this paper. It does nondestructive detection with the effect of dynamic electromagnetic loading to generate a stress field stimulating stress waves from the defects. Theoretical analysis and experiment of the EMAE is carried out. The large pulse current generator which is used in electromagnetically induced acoustic emission (EMAE) is designed based on the energy storage of the capacitor. Applying to the EMAE experiment, it can achieve the expected effect and locate the defect in the aluminium plate. This work laid a good foundation for the engineering application of EMAE.