The Barnes Group Advisors becomes The Barnes Global Advisors

August 14, 2020

The Barnes Group Advisors (TBGA), headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, has announced a change of name to The Barnes Global Advisors (TBGA).

The name change acknowledges that the consultancy’s ADDvisor® team has provided consulting and training expertise to companies on six continents, with a clear mission to industrialise Additive Manufacturing globally.

The TBGA team has provided extensive AM consultation across the industry, including in newer advanced manufacturing technologies such as Cold Spray Additive Manufacturing, Binder Jetting (BJT), Directed Energy Deposition (DED), and in the field of supply chain development.

“When TBGA started three years ago, we had a vision to bring people from around the world together from our connections to solve problems, link companies and generally help get from A to B,” stated John Barnes, TBGA’s founder & Managing Director. 

“In that time, we grew more than anticipated and have this great team with fantastic experience. In my mind, it took twenty-five years to create the team, but it also took twenty-five years to build the trust and integrity we have with our customers.”

“I have always believed that we need to be part of the fabric of AM, and so TBGA is involved in many committees, mentoring and providing a linkage from the cutting-edge research with colleagues at RMIT in Melbourne, Australia, Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA, and the University of Waterloo outside Toronto, Canada,” he explained.

He noted that the consultancy has “built a network with its commercial partners; ADDvance in Spain, Tiziri Advanced Manufacturing in South Africa and at the Indian 3D Print Network. We can provide our clients with a global resource. We’ve consulted and trained over 1,000 people on 6 continents. People are what make a difference. That’s where we invest.”

“Today, TBGA Advises, Trains and Communicates. We think globally,” Barnes concluded.

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