August 27, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

The Barnes Group Advisors Announces Laura Ely as the Newest ADDvisor®

The Barnes Group Advisors Expands on Well Over 100 Years of Additive Manufacturing Experience

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The Barnes Groups Advisors (TBGA) is pleased to announce that Laura Ely will be joining us to assist the industrialization of Additive Manufacturing. Laura is well known in AM circles after her latest role as Head of Technology at GKN Aerostructures, where she oversaw the GKN-Oak Ridge National Laboratory partnership to develop directed energy deposition AM techniques for aerostructures. Of course, along with the technical skills comes a decade of leadership, strategy and Intellectual Property skills that are hugely complimentary to AM industry needs today. 

Laura brings with her the materials & process engineering experience to navigate the highly engineered program requirements to day to day activities.  Her spirited enthusiasm for Additive Manufacturing is practiced with her activities in and outside the workplace promoting diversity in Engineering from boardrooms to classrooms.

“Once again, I am lucky to be able to add to our great team another outstanding individual who lives and breathes what she says, helping TBGA with our mission to accelerate the industrialization of additive manufacturing,” says John E. Barnes, Managing Director of TBGA.

Laura has a B.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from University of Missouri-Rolla (now Missouri S&T).


The Barnes Group Advisors (TBGA) is the global leader in technology, systems & economics for Additive Manufacturing and member of America Makes. It is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has presence in Australia, the United Kingdom, Austin, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Youngstown, OH, St. Louis, MO and State College, PA. TBGA is comprised of seasoned specialists with well over 100 years of experience in additive manufacturing, and leverages its staff of aerospace OEM trained, hands-on, AM engineering skills to help companies work through their AM adoption strategy via powder, metallurgy, requirements, mechanics, techno-economics, design and leadership and strategy. ADDvisor® is a registered trademark of The Barnes Group Advisors.