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Eric Barnes is currently a Northrop Grumman Fellow responsible for
the Aerospace System Sector Additive Manufacturing Technology portfolio
and integration of additive manufacturing across Northrop Grumman
Corporation. Mr. Barnes has led the development, implementation, and
strategy for polymer and metallic additive manufacturing on multiple air
and space programs. Eric has over thirty years of experience in
materials, processes and manufacturing research and development,
implementation, design, and production support. Prior to his current
role, Eric was the Sector Manager of Air Vehicle Materials and Processes
Engineering, including materials research and development.
Eric has received three additive manufacturing patents and has six AM patents pending.
Mr. Barnes has managed many DoD contracts from AFRL, DARPA, ONR, Army
Research Labs, and NASA in the areas of additive manufacturing,
coatings, polymer composites, automation, drilling, and metals. In
addition to the aforementioned R&D programs, Eric has worked on the
F/A-18 E/F, B-2, F-35, NASA Reusable Launch Vehicle, Tri-Service
Standoff Attack Missile, Targets, among others.
Approach for Additive Manufacturing Development and Implementation at Northrop Grumman
NGC has a long history of developing and inserting additive manufacturing into production, for both manufacturing support and fly-away hardware.