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On-Demand Webinar

AM Processes: Part 2 – Principles of Directed Energy Deposition

December 08, 2020

About the Course

Directed Energy Deposition (DED) is one of the metal additive manufacturing processes which finds wider industrial applications, particularly for repair and reclamation, and for large structures. This webinar helps the attendees to understand the fundamental concepts of DED process and covers the topics such as, how the technology works, different DED processes, materials used, and typical applications where this technology is used. The discussion will have a focus on ASTM F3187 – Standard guide for Directed Energy Deposition of Metals.

Learning Outcomes

After completing this webinar the attendees will achieve the following

  • Identify and understand the different types of DED processes
  • Understand how to select a DED process and trade criteria
  • Understand the various materials used for DED processes
  • Understand the core parameters for the DED processes
  • Determine potential parts and end application of DED technology

Who Should Attend

Manufacturing Engineers, Research Engineers, AM Process Engineers, AM Operators


  • Instructor

    Paul Gradl

    Paul Gradl is a Senior Propulsion Engineer at NASA Marshall Space Flight Center (MSFC) in the Propulsion Division, Engine Components Development and Technology Branch. Mr. Gradl serves as principal investigator and leads several projects for additive manufacturing of liquid rocket engine combustion devices and supports a variety of development and flight programs over the last 16 years. He authored and co-authored over 40 conference and professional papers and journal articles; holds four patents in additive; and taught several classes in additive manufacturing for propulsion. Three of his papers were recognized as industry-leading efforts in the field of additive manufacturing for propulsion. Gradl is the recipient of numerous NASA and industry awards including two NASA Exceptional Achievement Medals, NASA Exceptional Service Medal, MSFC Research and Technology, NASA Technology Transfer, Engineering Partnership Award, and NASA Space Flight Honoree to name a few. Mr. Gradl serves on several committees and chairs various sessions at leading conferences on additive manufacturing.

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