Direct Energy Deposition

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As one of the 7 categories of Additive manufacturing processes, Directed Energy Deposition (DED) forms 3D objects by melting material as it is being deposited. This technology also often referred to as “Metal Deposition” can be used for any material although predominantly used to create metal parts. It was developed by Sandia National Laboratories in 1995 under the name of LENS (Laser Engineering Net Shape) and then was commercialized by Optomec Design Company.

DMT Directed energy deposition
DMT Directed energy deposition

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