A hybrid additive manufacturing method comprises building an additive structure on a pre-sintered preform base, wherein building the additive structure comprises iteratively fusing together a plurality of layers of additive material with at least a first layer of additive material joined to the pre-sintered preform base, and wherein the pre-sintered preform base comprises an initial shape. The hybrid additive manufacturing method further comprises modifying the initial shape of the pre-sintered preform base comprising the additive structure into a modified shape comprising the additive structure, and, joining the pre-sintered preform base in its modified shape to a component.
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 This invention was partially made with government support under government contract No. DE-FC26-05NT42643 awarded by the Department of Energy. The government has certain rights to this invention.