Principles of additive manufacturing. Metal additive manufacturing techniques. Powder bed fusion equipments: melting vs. sintering. Standards and regulations. Metal powders feedstock for additive manufacturing: production and properties. Characterization of manufactured samples. Microstructure analysis and comparison with conventional manufacturing techniques. The welding similitude. Titanium alloys produced by additive manufacturing. Cobalt-based alloys for biomedical applications. Post-production traetments. Tailoring mechanical properties according to the targeted applications.