We believe that lasting results can be better achieved through partnership and collaboration. That's why we created our partner network.

Our partner network is an Additive Manufacturing (AM) community by TBGA that brings specialized expertise and knowledge together to help AM users become more competent in understanding all facets of the industry. TBGA believes this is a strong path to identify and utilize the strengths of each member to better service its global customers and the additive community at large.

Learn more about a few members of our network below.


EDEM is the market-leading Discrete Element Method (DEM) software for bulk material simulation. EDEM simulation technology is used for ‘virtual testing’ of equipment that handles or processes bulk materials in the mining, equipment manufacturing and process industries. Companies worldwide use EDEM to optimize equipment design, increase productivity, reduce costs of operations, shorten product development cycles and drive product innovation.

The partnership between EDEM and The Barnes Group Advisors aims to establish and demonstrate to the AM industry how simulation tools such as EDEM can bring insight into the design of AM equipment and processes including printers and help reduce reliance on physical testing for design work.

EDEM is a global company established in 2003 as DEM Solutions Ltd. and headquartered in Edinburgh, UK with offices in USA and Japan and supported by a network of channel partners in South America, South Africa and Asia-Pacific. http://www.edemsimulation.com



Expanse Microtechnologies

Expanse Microtechnologies Inc. provides unparalleled analyses of X-ray CT data focused on improving the understanding of additive manufacturing processes and advanced materials.

The partnership benefits Expanse Microtechnologies by offering additive manufacturing consulting services to its clients through The Barnes Group Advisors. The consulting service we provide gives more depth to the interpretation and understanding of Expanse's characterization results in terms of the client's overall additive manufacturing process. X-ray CT scanning analysis expertise is rare in this industry, and we now have the tools to acquire or interpret CT data, and offer high quality characterization services through Expanse.

We also now offer specialized training courses in CT scanning as an inspection tool through this partnership.

Expanse staff have more than 40 years experience in the acquisition and analysis of X-ray CT data and development of advanced materials and their processing methods. At Expanse, research and industry expertise is devoted to providing customers with the critical analyses needed to guide their product, materials, and process developments. http://www.expansemicro.com.



LPW Technology

We entered into a Strategic Partnership for metal Powder Training & Development for Additive Manufacturing with LPW in June of 2018. The training program includes topics on AM Materials 101, Powder Production Methods, Material Testing Methods, and Advanced Specification Writing.

The partnership aims to promote workforce development through training in Additive Manufacturing (AM), building the skills and knowledge of AM professionals. This partnership provides professional development training on a variety of topics specific to AM metal powders and is designed to provide growth opportunities to keep employees up-to-date with industry methods, challenged, and engaged.

LPW, headquartered in Cheshire UK, is a provider of metal powders for additive manufacturing and associated materials handling and consulting services. https://www.lpwtechnology.com.