As a rule, the DED process addresses structures with wall thicknesses significantly >= 2 mm, so that beam/melt pool diameters above 1.5 mm are usually used. For a good compromise between deposition rate and spatial resolution, a beam diameter of around 3 mm has proven to be extremely effective. The use of hybrid technology, in which additive manufacturing and mechanical post-processing and finishing can be carried out in a single clamping operation, allows structures to be realized at corresponding lower limits depending on the material. All configurations are available from DED Services GmbH as options for processing customer tasks!