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 Wire-Fed?
Wire-Fed DED Systems deliver wire through a nozzle which is then melted by a laser or electron beam, or a plasma arc, as the thermal-energy source. The process provides higher deposition rates and is more efficient when compared with powder-fed DED.
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