July 24, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA

The Barnes Group Advisors Welcomes Rob Carter

The Barnes Groups Advisors (TBGA) welcomes Rob Carter to the ADDvisor® Services team. Rob is an industry leader in research and strategy development for advanced materials and manufacturing, with over 18 years of experience in the defense and medical sectors.

Rob Carter

Rob Carter

Most recently, Rob was the Director for Advanced Materials and Process Engineering at Stryker Orthopedics where he was responsible for leading the development of new materials and additive manufacturing techniques for next generation orthopedic devices. Prior to that, he spent 16 years with the US Army Research Laboratory (ARL) where he was the Branch Chief of Materials Manufacturing Technology and the Founding Director for the Center for Agile Materials Manufacturing Science (CAMMS). In these roles, Rob led the development of manufacturing technologies for lethality and protection applications, research into AM and cold spray technologies, development of new materials and designs for Army applications (alloys, ceramics and composites), and the development of specifications and standards for defense materials and manufacturing requirements. Rob led ARL’s long-term manufacturing research strategy and was ARL’s representative for the DoD working group with America Makes to create the DoD AM Roadmap

Rob has a Ph.D. in Materials Science and Engineering from Virginia Tech and serves on the external advisory boards for the Mechanical Engineering departments at Penn State and Worcester Polytechnic Institute.

“Rob is a tremendously valuable addition to our ADDvisor team,” says John Barnes, Managing Director, TBGA. “His depth of experience, particularly in leading research strategy in additive manufacturing for defense applications, aligns perfectly with our core mission to industrialize the AM industry”.


The Barnes Group Advisors is the largest independent additive manufacturing engineering consultancy. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, TBGA has presence in Australia, New Zealand, the United Kingdom, Austin, TX, Phoenix, AZ, Youngstown, OH, St. Louis, MO, State College, PA, and Warwick, New York. TBGA helps companies work through their AM adoption strategy via strategy, design, leadership, training, metallurgy, and economics, and is comprised of seasoned specialists with well over 100 years of experience in additive manufacturing. ADDvisor® is a registered trademark of The Barnes Group Advisors.