Adding intelligence in Metal Additive Manufacturing

17 Jul, 2018


L -R John Barnes, The Barnes Group and Ben Ferrar LPW Technology


The Barnes Group Advisors and LPW Technology have entered into a Strategic Partnership for metal Powder Training & Development for Additive Manufacturing.

The partnership aims to promote workforce development through training in Additive Manufacturing (AM), building the skills and knowledge of AM professionals. This partnership provides professional development training on a variety of topics specific to AM metal powders and is designed to provide growth opportunities to keep employees up-to-date with industry methods, challenged, and engaged.

“Adequate training increases employee productivity, team performance, and end product quality,” says Alison Wyrick Mendoza, Leader of Training & Services at The Barnes Group Advisors. "Almost everyone who works in our industry understands by now that people are the most important asset. It’s necessary to address advanced knowledge of all the processes involved, including those processes associated with AM materials.”

“We’re delighted to partner with The Barnes Group Advisors to provide practical, in-depth powder training for metal AM,” says Ben Ferrar, Chief Operating Officer, LPW Technology. “We are naturally aligned with The Barnes Group’s approach to training. Advancing the knowledge-base within our industry of the importance of the metal powder within the AM process, results in increased build success and acceptance of metal AM in the production environment. The training programme will begin with topics on AM Materials 101, Powder Production Methods, Material Testing Methods, and Advanced Specification Writing.”

“AM is only as viable as the material parts are made from and increasing the knowledge of these materials is another step forward to drive adoption and technology readiness,” says John Barnes, Founder and Managing Director, TBGA. “LPW puts considerable effort into providing technical information for use by the AM industry, so it is a natural fit for The Barnes Group Training. It’s a great match to utilize what LPW already knows with our reach and mission to educate and train AM engineers.”

Both groups will be available to discuss the training programme at the Farnborough, UK International Air Show and are pleased to welcome visitors to LPW’s booth in the Aerospace 4.0 Hall, stand 5150, 16 - 20 July

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