April 30, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

Additive Manufacturing Training by The Barnes Group Advisors

The Barnes Group Advisors (TBGA) now provides training for Additive Manufacturing as part of their ADDvisor® Services offering. The training ranges from online courses, to short introductory workshops to intensive, hands-on experiences. TBGA uses innovative technical and training tools which are available to trainers to use in the delivery to clients. TBGA appointed Alison Wyrick Mendoza to lead this segment of the business in March.

“Our industry contacts expressed interest in having training in the Additive Manufacturing space available,” says Rob Higham, Senior ADDvisor® at TBGA. “We feel we’re in a position to leverage our team experience to do so. We plan to place a premium on accurate, robust technical content.” 

John Barnes, Managing Director at TBGA adds, “TBGA is uniquely situated to provide high quality training for several reasons. We’re aerospace OEM trained engineers with hands on, practical experience using various machines, and we understand what it takes to qualify parts for production. We bring that approach, requirements driven manufacturing, to bear for what people need to know.”

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The TBGA training approach leverages the vigorous Systems Engineering approach America Makes uses in their rubric, and expands specific sections based on TBGA’s experience in the industry. Customer requirement is a key variable considered in development, and the training intensifies depending the maturity of AM within their environment. “The training will focus at the Engineer, Manager and Executive level, as well as the path from initial learning experience to advanced applications development,” says Tim Simpson Ph.D., an Expert ADDvisor® at TBGA with 20 years of industry training experience.

“There are many reasons why technical training in this industry carries strong value,” says Mendoza. “This includes increased engagement, adoption of industry best practices and processes in company culture, and a minimization of technology failure or compliance risk, among others.”

Further information will be available soon through the company website www.thebarnes.group, including more information, contacts, and timing.


The Barnes Group Advisors is the global leader in technology, systems & economics for Additive Manufacturing and is a member of America Makes. It is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania and has presence in Australia, the United Kingdom, Austin, TX, Phoenix, AZ, St. Louis, MO, and State College, PA. TBGA is comprised of seasoned specialists with 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, leadership & strategy, and training. ADDvisor® is a registered trademark of The Barnes Group Advisors.