Implementation of DeD Additive Manufacturing in future manufacturing – IDID

The focus of IDiD is to promote the use of Direct Energy Deposition (DeD) technology for metal production by informing the companies about the product and supply chain impacts of this adoption and the possible transition process

IDiD uses a holistic approach that investigates material properties, design, technological, and supply chain aspects of DeD additive manufacturing in future manufacturing. Laboratory experiments will be conducted to search for possible breakthroughs in the design and manufacturing of next-generation sustainable products. Literature surveys, conceptual models, and panel discussions with international equipment-and-service providers and experts will be the basis for generating guidelines on the use of DeD in various production lines and use cases. Case studies will investigate financial and non-financial aspects by comparing the costs and benefits of adopting different solutions. Finally, the competitiveness of DeD in Northern Scandinavia will be investigated empirically considering multifaceted aspects from material and technology to supply chain performance.

Overall, IDiD will establish the necessary knowledgebase for the adoption of additive manufacturing to produce medium and large-sized metal products, which is particularly beneficial for the sustainable development of remote areas.

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University of Oulu
Luleå tekniska universitet
UiT – The Arctic University of Norway
Lappeenrannan-Lahden teknillinen yliopisto LUT


Total: 2 030 998 EUR
EU contribution: 1 160 845 EUR


1/2023 – 12/2025


Pourya Pourhejazy (Principal investigator)