pro-beam additive GmbH
The advantages of the process include faster production times and manufacturability of larger components than other comparable Additive Manufacturing (AM) processes.
However, the deformation after the DED process is enormous due to the size of the parts and the energy input during the process. The result is that the final shape of the DED parts does not match with that of the design.
FEM simulation allows the prediction of the final distortions and their compensation to obtain an optimised DED component. This saves costs, but computation time is still a major obstacle for industrial use.