TBGA Appoints Dr. Richard Grylls as ADDvisor

SEWICKLEY, PA, Sep 19, 2023 – The Barnes Global Advisors (TBGA), a renowned leader in advanced manufacturing (AM) consulting and services, has introduced Dr. Richard Grylls as the newest ADDvisor. Dr. Grylls brings over 25 years of invaluable experience in metal AM systems, processes, materials, and properties to support TBGA’s mission of advancing the industrialization of metal additive manufacturing.

Dr. Richard Grylls

Dr. Grylls is internationally recognized for his expertise in metal additive manufacturing. His career has spanned various sectors, including machine OEMs, end users, suppliers, start-ups, and Fortune 500 companies, showcasing his multifaceted knowledge of the AM industry. He has held diverse roles in engineering, applications, commercial, and market development, all centered around his unwavering commitment to making metal AM a mainstream production process.

Most recently, Dr. Grylls served as Chief Engineer for Additive Technology at Beehive Industries, where he was responsible for developing innovative metal AM processes and qualifying those products within critical industries. His exceptional contributions to the industry are reflected in his 23 U.S. patents, with another 2 applications pending, and 25 technical papers.

Dr. Grylls holds a bachelor’s degree in Metallurgy and Science of Materials from The University of Oxford and a Ph.D. in Metallurgy from The University of Birmingham, UK.

In his own words, Dr. Grylls said, “Metal additive manufacturing has reached a critical mass and a critical transition into full scale, affordable, qualified production. The developments that have driven the industry for the past twenty-five years have to show value to supply chains, systems performance, and affordability. In the Barnes Global Advisors, I see a group of people who are aligned in their vision to help organizations in their additive manufacturing journey, and I believe it’s the perfect place for me to be able to bring my experience to maximize the benefit to the AM community as we work together to drive value.”

TBGA president John Barnes expressed his enthusiasm about Dr. Grylls’ addition to the team, stating, “We are honored to welcome Dr. Richard Grylls to TBGA. My relationship with Richard goes back several years, having purchased an Optomec LENS system from his team over a decade ago. His wealth of knowledge and experience in metal additive manufacturing will undoubtedly strengthen both our technical and strategic capabilities to support our customers on their journey toward AM excellence.”

For more information, visit www.barnesglobaladvisors.com.

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