Additive manufacturing (AM) provides unprecedented freedom for designing and fabricating parts in entirely new ways. Building parts layer-by-layer enables novel designs to be explored for a wide array of uses and applications in aerospace, consumer goods, energy, medical, oil and gas, and space industries, among others. For example, components can be light-weighted with topology optimization and lattice structures, complex assemblies can be consolidated into single 3D printed geometries, and multi-material fabrication techniques available with several AM processes enable never before seen functionally-graded materials. As a result, AM is changing not only what we design but how we design. This Special Issue explores the latest theories, methods, tools, and guidelines in Designing for Additive Manufacturing (DFAM) that are empowering engineers to design and realize new parts, products, and systems that leverage AM to its fullest. Topics of interest include, but are not limited to:

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