ASTM WK37654

    New Guide for Standard Guide for Directed Energy Deposition of Metals

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    Developed by Subcommittee: F42.05 | Committee F42 | Contact Staff Manager


    1. Scope

    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.


    Additive Manufacturing, Directed Energy Deposition, Electron Beam, Laser, Arc, Arc Plasma

    The title and scope are in draft form and are under development within this ASTM Committee.

    Citing ASTM Standards
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    Work Item Status

    Date Initiated:

    Technical Contact:
    Richard Grylls

    Draft Under Development