Additive Manufacturing Fellow
Northrop Grumman Corporation
Eric Barnes is currently a Northrop Grumman Fellow responsible for the Aerospace System Sector Additive Manufacturing (AM) 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 35 years’ 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. He has also 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.