August 13, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA

The Barnes Group Advisors Welcomes Wayne King


The Barnes Groups Advisors (TBGA) welcomes Wayne King to the ADDvisor® Services team. Wayne is an internationally recognized leader in metal additive manufacturing and has over 30 years of experience ranging from fundamental materials research and applied science to research management.  

Wayne King

Wayne King

Most recently, Wayne served as Project Leader of the Accelerated Certification of Additively Manufactured Metals Project at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. This project focuses on developing physics-based models relating microstructure, properties, and process to performance of materials and includes predictive models for the laser powder bed fusion process. The project also focuses on using integrated in-process sensing, monitoring, and control technologies to accelerate part qualification. Through this work, Wayne has developed a deep understanding of the additive manufacturing process. Past work includes the areas of radiation effects, high temperature oxidation, atomic structure of interfaces, and grain boundary engineering. Wayne is author or co-author of over 100 peer reviewed publications and has delivered numerous keynote lectures on the topic of metal additive manufacturing both nationally and internationally.

Wayne received his B.A. degree from Thiel College in Physics and Mathematics and his Ph.D. from Northwestern University in Materials Science and Engineering.

 “We are thrilled to bring Wayne’s high caliber talent onto our team,” says John Barnes, Managing Director, TBGA. “His thorough understanding of additive manufacturing process fundamentals and the use of predictive models and in-process sensing to accelerate qualification are a tremendous asset as we help our customers industrialize additive manufacturing.”


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 120 years of experience in additive manufacturing. ADDvisor® is a registered trademark of The Barnes Group Advisors.