John Barnes

Senior Consultant

Mr. Barnes has more than 25 years of experience in metal additive manufacturing and complex product development in the aerospace and materials engineering sectors.  He is well known as an expert in the field of additive manufacturing.  He has worked with advanced materials, processing, manufacturing and product development projects in titanium, advanced polymers, composites, carbon nanotubes, novel metal extraction/production, additive manufacturing of both polymer and metallic systems and low observable manufacturing methods.

Mr. Barnes most recently worked for Arconic Titanium & Engineered Products as Vice President, Advanced Manufacturing & Strategy.  Prior to that, he was Director, High Performance Metal Technologies at CSIRO, the national science agency of Australia.  He worked at Lockheed Martin as Senior Manager for Manufacturing Exploration and Development where he implemented technology on the F-22, X-47B and classified programs.  He began his career at Honeywell Engines & Systems.

Mr. Barnes is the Founder and Managing Director of The Barnes Group Advisors.  He holds positions at Monash University as well as RMIT University in Australia. Mr. Barnes earned his B.S. in Materials Science and Engineering and his M.S. in Metallurgical Engineering from Purdue University.

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