The Alfex Additive Team has returned from Australian Manufacturing Week 2022, a week-long celebration of Australian advanced manufacturing technologies held from 7-10 June at the ICC in Sydney. We were proud to exhibit at our first major event on the road with our Additive Manufacturing Technology range – the Metal X System, X7 and Mark Two from Markforged.

Thank you to all of the attendees who stopped by our booth to see the machines in action. There was considerable interest in the Markforged Industrial 3D printer range. At peak times across the four days, there were queues at our stand of delegates wanting to talk about the features and applications of continuous fiber-reinforced parts for manufacturing, innovation, and parts production in their businesses.

We prepared a selection of 3D printed samples for AMW, produced in Markforged’s wide range of materials – including Precision PLA, Onyx and 17-4 PH Stainless Steel, and Continuous Fiber reinforcement materials – carbon fiber, kevlar, and fiberglass.

A key differentiator of Markforged’s printed parts is the strength that the reinforcement adds versus printing in the base material alone – and we believe this comparison needs to be experienced in person to feel the difference in flexural strength. With Markforged technology, it is possible to print parts stronger than machined aluminium and up to 75% lighter in weight, which are resistant to corrosion and robust enough to withstand repeated wear and tear.

Across the four days, we ran the AMW Strongman Competition – with the challenge being to break a 3D printed wrench designed by the Markforged team – with only one’s hands – to win $100 AUD on the spot. It was a testament to the strength of Markforged continuous fiber reinforced parts, as not a single person could break the wrench.

We look forward to exhibiting the Alfex Additive range again at PacPrint (Melbourne, 28 June-1 July) and are also organising future Alfex Additive Open House Events across our showrooms in NSW and QLD showcasing the Markforged 3D Printers during Q3. We hope to see you there and be able to show the capabilities of these advanced manufacturing technologies.

From now until the End of Financial Year 2022, we are running special discount/bundle offers on selected Markforged Printers.

  • Offer 1: Purchase the Markforged Metal X Bundle and receive a free Markforged Mark Two
  • Offer 2: 15% off the Markforged X7
  • Offer 3: 10% off the Markforged Mark Two

Customer deposits and orders must be received by 5pm AEST, 30th June 2022 to qualify for these special offers. Please contact the Alfex Additive team on 1300 20 15 10 or email to speak with one of our expert team members.