This month we caught up with Darcy Stapleton, Alfex CNC Australia Service Engineer with a trade certificate as a fitter and Turner and an advanced diploma in Engineering. Darcy started with Alfex CNC Australia back in 2011 and has been factory trained in the US and the UK.  Whilst based in Melbourne, Darcy travels all over Australia to service both CNC machine tools and laser machines. Well known and very well-liked by our customers, Darcy is a fix-it whiz and an integral part of our team.

Alfex CNC Australia Director George Buhagiar announced earlier this month the expansion of the laser and CNC company’s service department, creating new jobs and facility upgrades to their growing list of customers.
Take these wooden end tables. Durable and versatile for sure, but how do you make something so mass produced stand out? By laser engraving it, of course! Check out the steps below to learn how we engraved a custom map on these cute end tables.

Kicking off our 2018 Team Spotlight, we chat with Haydn Brown, Queensland Laser Sales.

With a trade certificate as a fitter and turner and Diploma in Engineering, Haydn has been a great asset to the Alfex team since he started in 2011. Originally starting as a Haas service technician, Haydn was introduced to the laser division and continued to work as a technician under both our CNC machine tool and laser divisions. Having developed great relationships with customers across Queensland, Haydn got into sales 3 years ago. 

We’re delighted to announce that BOFA have been awarded the Queen’s Award for Enterprise: Innovation. This accolade is in recognition of the revolutionary Intelligent Operating (iQ) system which was first launched in 2012. 

In November we installed the Epilog Legend Elite Mini 18 Laser at St Aidan’s Anglican Girls School in Brisbane. Our very own Haydn Brown walked through the setup of the system with the teachers explaining various parts and how to maintain the system.

Jackie Child from St Aidan’s commented “We were so impressed and watched with eyes glued to the cutting table.” Watch the video of the first design cut with their new laser.

Epilog Laser presents the webinar Industry Voices: Laser Marking Applications Across Multiple Markets.

This webinar features a panel discussion among laser users in the industrial, consumer, and maker segments. Panelists will discuss how lasers play an integral part of their day-to-day activities, primary applications, best laser practices, and much more. Discussion will include how the three different laser owner/operators use cutting/engraving technology, how they incorporate lasers into their current operations, the learning curves that come with adopting this type of equipment, as well as best practices for maximizing production.

Key take-aways of the webinar will include:
  • Learn how different industries utilize laser cutting/engraving systems;
  • Understand the features business owners look for most when selecting a laser engraving/marking system;
  • Learn the differences between incorporating a laser into an existing business versus purchasing a laser to start a business;
  • Discover best practices for marking on different substrates.
Speakers at the webinar include James Stanaway, Director of Marketing, Epilog Laser; Joel Hall, Owner, Platypus Paper; Rich Brull, Lead Tool Tech, Make48; and Greg Lindsey, Owner, Texas Laser Creations.

Click here to register.

For more information on Epilog Lasers, view the range here.
Impressive highlight video of 5 Axis Machining by application engineer Jordan Hart

Software is Gibbscam, machines are Haas UMC750 and VF6 with a TR310.

The team at Alfex CNC would like to thank you all for your support in 2017 and wish you and your family a very Merry Christmas, and a safe and happy New Year! 

Make the most of this holiday season and wish friends, family and co-workers a happy holiday with these laser cut Christmas cards with pop out ornaments. Utilizing leather and wood, these Christmas cards feature a cute holiday greeting and ornament recipients can hang on their tree for years to come.

Download the design files free here and follow the step by step instructions below on how you can create these for yourself!

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