Two-day Open House Event – Melbourne

23rd & 24th March, 2022 – Melbourne

Our two-day Open House event commenced with some live demonstrations of the Markforged Industrial 3D Printers, with the team from Markforged Australia-Pacific in attendance.

We had the Markforged X7 industrial 3D printer and the Mark II desktop sized carbon fiber 3D printers on display in the Alfex CNC Australia showroom. Live 3D printing jobs were in progress for attendees to see the machines in action.

Our first seminar, Exploring Industrial 3D Printing Applications in Australia, featured guest speakers Suraj Sethi (Sales Manager, Markforged) and Anthony Rosengren (Applications Engineer, Markforged). This was a technical and engineering focused session, to further understand how to design and fabricate parts for additive manufacturing and explore where 3D printing applications could be used on the production line to replace or complement CNC machined components.



A highlight was seeing how businesses in Australia are already embracing these cutting-edge technologies to bring their part designs from CAD.



Day two of our Open House event started with an executive breakfast and morning session. Guest speaker Richard Elving (Director, Markforged APAC) presented our second seminar, Building an Additive Manufacturing Strategy for your Business. This seminar was a commercially focused keynote aimed at business owners and executives, with a discussion of the present Australian manufacturing industry, future possibilities in the space, and how to leverage Additive Manufacturing Technologies, such as the Markforged Industrial 3D printers, to bring manufacturing locally in Australia and optimise the supply chain.

It was great to hear from our attendees across a wide range of industries regarding their ideas for utilising industrial 3D printing in their businesses. Thank you to all of our attendees and customers, old and new for coming to our first Melbourne event for 2022.


The ability to print a custom designed part on site, on demand, in a matter of hours, and have a choice of materials for a variety of applications, including the ability to reinforce a printed part with continuous carbon fiber or fiberglass, is a key differentiator in the current industrial manufacturing space.