DED – Direct Energy Deposition

After being used for the first time in the 1980s for aircraft construction, the DED process has been widely used in numerous industries and market segments. Not least due to the evolution of additive manufacturing processes and the establishment of the various technologies, the DED process has developed into a key technology.

A distinction is made between the different variants depending on the material supply and energy source. Our focus is on the application and consulting of the DED process with powder as filler material and laser beam for melting base and filler material – then referred to as LP-DED (laser-powder DED). With this process, the surface properties of your components can be optimized to meet your requirements, completely (3D printing) or add functional volumes (hybrid 3D printing)!

The use of state-of-the-art laser, system and software technology guarantees optimum results!

The key to the successful application of this young high technology lies in the in-depth expertise in the field that we have been able to build up over almost 40 years and put to use for you!

Whether with iron, nickel, cobalt or, in principle, aluminum and titanium-based materials, also your requirement profile can be reliably and optimally served! And if wear is particularly demanding, there are even ceramic and/or carbide-reinforced options available.

We pay the greatest possible attention to the quality of the processing and the result. To this end, we use state-of-the-art in-situ process measurement and control technology, as well as upstream and downstream measurement technology and quality assurance – in line with the market, even for the most demanding applications!


Comprehensive coordination with the customer on requirements, in particular technical and economic objectives, as well as solution(s), development and definition of a joint approach.


Comprehensive analysis of the requirements and possible solutions to ensure an optimal course of action in the implementation phase.


Implementation is carried out using our own system technology.
Optional services, in addition to the DED process, e.g. mechanical pre-, intermediate, post and/or final machining by means of mechanical 5-axis machining, blasting, barrel finishing, metrological geometry acquisition, etc.

Final inspection

State-of-the-art measuring and testing procedures are available to verify compliance with technical and geometric specifications.