August 2017 - Pittsburgh, PA


The Barnes Group Advisors Becomes the Newest Member of America Makes

The Barnes Group Advisors (TBGA) with offices in Austin, State College, Australia and headquartered in Pittsburgh, has joined America Makes through the new @ program.  The Barnes Group Advisors provide clients insight on a variety of aspects relative to additive manufacturing (AM) or 3D printing.  The Barnes Group Advisors was founded in 2017 after watching the phenomenal growth in AM and spotting a need for specialist engineering skills.  TBGA is comprised of seasoned specialists with over 55 years of additive manufacturing experience covering all aspects such as powder, metallurgy, requirements, mechanics, techno-economics, design and leadership and strategy.


John Barnes, Founder and Managing Director of TBGA said, “When we saw America Makes create the @ program, we got very excited and jumped on it as soon as we could.  It gives a small business like ours reach and access to the best companies in the world”.


Rob Gorham, Executive Director of America Makes said, “The Barnes Group Advisors is exactly the type of business we’re interested in appealing to with the @ program to round out the eco-system of AM.  Just as any manufacturing supply chain, you’re only as strong as your weakest link”.


TBGA chose Pittsburgh as its home because of the incredible access to the AM industry and America Makes.  “Pittsburgh is a major player in global 3D printing” Barnes says.  Having specialists like advisors at TBGA improves the depth of skills in region.