Additive Manufacturing

Design for Directed Energy Deposition 303

Design for Directed Energy Deposition 303 covers the basics of directed energy deposition (DED) and important considerations for DED design. DED is a metal additive manufacturing (AM) process that is often used for part repair and adding part features, but is also used to build complete, near-net shape parts. Different types of DED may use different heat sources to melt various types of metal feedstock, including powdered metal and metal wire.

Designers and AM technicians must consider details like deposition width, metallurgy, and other important factors when producing parts with DED. After taking this course, users will understand how different DED processes, machine tools, materials, and other factors affect designing parts for DED.

  • Difficulty Advanced

  • Format Online

  • Number of Lessons 14

  • Language English


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Course Outline
  • DED and DFAM
  • DED Design and Production
  • DED Methods
  • DED Applications
  • Review: DFAM and DED Basics
  • Common DED Machine Tools
  • DED Materials
  • DED Build Parameters
  • Review: DED Materials and Processes
  • DED Slicing
  • Machine Control and DED Slicing
  • DFAM Considerations for DED Operating Conditions
  • Post-Processing and Finishing
  • Review: DED Design Considerations
  • Describe DFAM and how it applies to directed energy deposition.
  • Describe a standard directed energy deposition process.
  • Describe important design considerations for different DED methods.
  • Describe common DED applications.
  • Distinguish between different DED machine tools.
  • Describe important design considerations for DED materials.
  • Describe build parameters that influence DED design.
  • Describe important considerations for DED slicing.
  • Describe how machine movement affects DED part design.
  • Explain how DED operating conditions affect finished parts.
  • Describe post-processing considerations for DED.