The Barnes Group Advisors Licenses Educational Material to South African Start-Up

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The Barnes Group Advisors is a global Additive Manufacturing Engineering Consultancy working toward industrializing the technology. Part of its services include training in additive manufacturing with what it calls its Activate AM training portfolio, and this week the company announced that it has signed an intellectual property agreement providing South African startup Tiziri Advanced Manufacturing Technologies (TiziriTech) with access to its Activate AM teaching materials. TiziriTech now has a license to use the Barnes Group’s training materials to facilitate onsite training workshops for customers in Africa and the Middle East.

The agreement allows TiziriTech access to all materials in the Activate AM portfolio, including Discover AM, an additive manufacturing essentials course; Focus AM, a technology and materials course; Accelerate AM, a design course; Empower AM, a business and economics course; and more. Africa and the Middle East will now be able to see faster growth of additive manufacturing through education and will be able to use local resources to accelerate the technology.

“We are anxious to contribute to the global expansion and adoption of AM, and we recognize there are different answers for different parts of the world,” said Alison Wyrick Mendoza, Business Leader for Training Services, The Barnes Group Advisors. “The TiziriTech team has requisite technical experience, a strong local network, and extensive language skills. Learning about AM is one thing, hearing it in your own language is another.”

TiziriTech’s Malika Khodja has especially far-reaching language skills, having been born in Algeria and now living in South Africa. Khodja speaks fluent Arabic, French, English and Afrikaans.

“I am excited to use my proficiency in languages to communicate with people from the region to help develop additive manufacturing,” Khodja said.

Additive manufacturing is growing in Africa and the Middle East, but to accelerate and spread that growth, more far-reaching and thorough training and education is needed.

“In order for additive manufacturing to grow in Africa and the Middle East, it is imperative to improve human capital development through training and research,” said Hein Moller, Director, Tiziri Advanced Manufacturing Technologies. “As well, The Barnes Group Advisors offer training courses based on customer requirements. Since the Africa and Middle East region is vast, with many different training needs, it makes TBGA the logical option to use.”

The Barnes Group Advisors and TiziriTech both believe that high-quality additive manufacturing training will increase the degree of maturity in the Africa and Middle East region and will help local industries develop additive manufacturing products that are suitable for growth and production. The technology has the potential to stimulate economic growth in the region and contribute to the overall well-being of the population.

“This agreement expands on our mission to build effective partnerships for sustainable AM development,” said John Barnes, Managing Director, The Barnes Group Advisors. “I’m also personally excited to help another entrepreneurial team.”

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