designed, engineered & manufactured in australia
Iron Edge has assembled the fitness industry's finest engineering team. Lead by Aerospace Engineer Josh Suffredini, they design, test and oversee the manufacture of Iron Edge products to ensure the quality and function is optimised.
Innovation. Not Replication.
Iron Edge products are born out of a quest to improve the industry standard and bring innovative ideas to the training world. They have to be better. And useful. Consider the Matrix Frames. Gyms required a space efficient, modular solution capable of combining a myriad of training options. So our engineers went to work and 18 months later, in 2010, the Matrix was released. It's gone on to revolutionise the training landscape and become one of the most popular (and copied) products in the market.
Design & Engineering
We approach the design of training equipment in much the same way as a car manufacturer. The team use the latest 3D modelling software producing models that are first assessed and tested within the virtual world. Tolerances are measured in fractions of a degree and simulations inflict up to 27,000 years of abuse on components. Hundreds of combinations are trialled before the model is then put through further analysis.
We are way harder on our equipment than you'll ever be. Finite element analysis simulations are conducted to run static, dynamic and fatigue testing. The process includes extensive physical testing that may include 1.5 tonne static loads or a 500kg drop test. Weak points are identified. The design is optimised further.
All Iron Edge manufactured products go through several prototyping stages. It can take months but it's the only way to ensure the first product off the line will function and perform the way it was intended.
Even if a product satisfies our engineers it's not signed off for production until our training team put it through it’s paces. Their feedback is crucial and focuses on functionality, ergonomics and ultimately, performance. If it's not significantly better than what is widely available in the market, it's considered a failure and redesign commences.
Made in Australia
Iron Edge has a 3500m2, state of the art manufacturing facility in Melbourne, Australia. There we produce the vast majority of our steel products including The Matrix, Iron Cages and Assault Racks.
The manufacturing team has on average 22 years of experience per man and has at their disposal the very latest laser cutters, brake presses, cnc lathes and routers. It allows equipment to be built to tolerances within 1mm and even down to 0.25mm.
We use only the finest Australian milled steel conforming to all AS/NZS standards (AS/NZS 1163, AS 1074, AS 1450, AS/ NZS 3679.1, AS/NZS 3678). Such is the quality that each steel batch comes with certification documents meaning every piece of steel can be traced back to its specific mill batch and grading score.
The Badge that Matters
We no longer just say our products are the best you can buy. We can prove they are. The 'IE steel' badge is your guarantee that the product is 100% designed, engineered and manufactured by Iron Edge in Australia and carries a warranty* that is the best in the industry.