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Direct Energy Deposition

DED Standard Particle Size Distribution
45 90 μm

Direct Energy Deposition (DED) is a 3D printing technology that uses a high energy source, such as a laser or electron beam, to melt and deposit metal powders or wires onto a substrate. This technology is capable of producing metal parts with high strength, high density and complex geometries. 

In DED, the metal powder or wire is fed through a nozzle and directed onto a substrate. The high-energy source then melts the metal, which solidifies and fuses with the substrate to form a solid part. The process is repeated layer by layer until the desired part is complete. 

Applications

DED is used in a variety of industries including aerospace, automotive, medical and industrial manufacturing. It is particularly useful in applications that require high-strength, high-temperature parts with complex geometries. DED can also be used for repair and maintenance applications, such as repairing damaged turbine blades or engine parts. 

In summary, Direct Energy Deposition is an innovative and versatile manufacturing technology that offers many advantages over traditional methods. Its precision, speed, customization, and reduced waste make it a valuable tool in a wide range of industries. 

Benefits

Speed

DED can produce parts much faster than traditional methods by eliminating the need for tooling and other setup processes.

Accuracy

The high energy source used in DED allows precise control over the melting and deposition of metal, resulting in parts with high accuracy and repeatability.

Customization

DED enables the production of complex parts with unique geometries that would be difficult or impossible to produce with traditional manufacturing methods.

Reduced waste

DED uses only the exact amount of material needed to produce a part, reducing waste and saving on material costs.

Find your technology

Metal powders are widely used in various industries, including additive manufacturing, metallurgy, and coatings. The particle size distribution (PSD) of metal powders plays a crucial role in determining the final properties of the end product.
Different metal powder technologies are available with varying PSDs to cater to specific applications.

Technologies PSD comparison

* The diagrams show actual atomization results of 316L stainless steel using various ultrasonic frequency systems. Results may vary based on feed materials, properties, spray parameters, process conditions and other variables.
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