Directed Energy Deposition or DED is a category of additive manufacturing processes that use a coaxial feed of metal material of powder or wire. These materials are led to an energy source (usually consisting of a laser) to create a melt pool on a base substrate. DED usually uses a nozzle head on a dedicated CNC machine to deposit and melt the material at the same time quickly and with minimal waste.
BeAM’s industrial solutions typically utilize a deposition nozzle mounted on the Z-axis of a DED dedicated CNC machine. This allows continuous 5 axis of freedom to build/repair components layer by layer without the need for support structures.
Utilizing traditional CNC controls and using ISO G-code gives our customers tools that their skilled workforce is already accustom to.
FIX: Repair existing geometries of failures or defects. Extend the life of parts.
ADD: Deposit material only where needed. Provide wear resistant coatings and create additional structures on existing parts.
FORM: Create precise structures with complex geometry. Use less material and machine less.
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