For over twenty years, Directed Energy Deposition (DED) has been used for repair, rapid prototyping and low volume part fabrication. Currently there are at least six manufacturers of commercial systems that perform DED. This document is intended to serve as a guide for defining the technology application space and limits, DED system set-up considerations, machine operation, process documentation, work practices, and available system and process monitoring technologies.
Increased use of these technologies in government industries e.g. flight critical applications is driving the need for standardization.
KeywordsAdditive Manufacturing, Directed Energy Deposition, Electron Beam, Laser, Arc, Arc Plasma
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