The DED process can be used for a variety of industrial applications, including extending the life of parts by providing wear resistant coatings, repairing broken or damaged parts, multi-material applications, creating additional structures on preexisting parts, and building precise complex geometry. BeAM’s DED process involves a custom deposition nozzle mounted on the Z-Axis of a CNC machine. The nozzle is moved in 3 linear axes while the build platform works in 2 rotational axes for a total of 5 simultaneous axes without the need for support structures.
Metal parts produced on BeAM Machines have a near net shape finish with no supports, allowing for less post processing and material waste. All of our machines feature BeAM designed co-axial nozzles with optional upgrades such as additional nozzle and laser sizes, controlled atmosphere, automatic tool changer, touch probe, and additional powder hoppers. Utilizing traditional CNC controls and using ISO G-code gives our customers tools that their skilled workforce is already accustom to.
New repair possibilities:
Example: Repair of worn shaft seal
Near Net Shape building of high-value parts: