Systems and methods for additive manufacturing of a metallic component using a metal-powder paste are described. The metal-powder paste is a mixture including a non-uniform metal powder and a flowable additive. The metal-powder paste is applied to a surface of a substrate and spread to thereby produce a uniform-thickness layer in areas corresponding to the metallic component. The flowable additive is driven off using thermal energy to thereby form a layer of the non-uniform metal powder having a uniform thi

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