||In addition to the well-known beam-based Additive Manufacturing (AM) technologies such as laser and electron beam melting, there exist a number of other approaches with distinctively different characteristics that are either under development or already available in the market. This includes but is not limited to: binder jetting, 3D screen printing, fused filament fabrication, lithography, material jetting, liquid metal direct writing, as well as different layered object manufacturing techniques. They provide various opportunities i.e. in terms of achievable geometries, surface quality, need for secondary treatment, process economics, and much more. After the successful staging of the symposium “Non beam-based Additive Manufacturing Approaches for Metallic Parts“ with +20 presentations at MS&T 2017, this successor symposium addresses again such alternative methods and invites contributions that present the current state of research and technology and provide insights into the specific opportunities and limitations associated with these alternative AM methods.