What are Directed-Energy Systems?
Directed-Energy Systems for additive manufacturing focus thermal energy, typically from a laser or electron beam or a plasma arc, to fuse materials by melting as they are being deposited onto a substrate. Material typically feeds from powder or wire.
What is Hybrid Additive/Subtractive?
Hybrid Additive-Subtractive Systems combine additive and subtractive manufacturing within the same machine, most often equipped with a directed energy deposition (DED) head for depositing metal powder or wire and a CNC mill for finishing the AM deposit. Hybrid systems allow a fabricator to finish manufacture parts in a single setup.
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