MODELA MDX-50 precision model making device for industry and education
The MDX-50 CNC mill is an ideal stand-alone modelling solution for the production of short runs, prototypes and pre-production models and final samples. The MDX-50 is also an effective complementary technology to 3D printing as it delivers incredible mechanical accuracy (up to 0.01mm), a smooth surface finish and compatibility with a huge range of materials.
Suitable for professional, industrial and educational applications, the MDX-50 desktop milling device combines precise, automated milling with unmatched ease-of-use and intuitive CAM software, to accelerate prototype production and reduce operating costs. A new automatic tool changer (ATC), built-in control panel, increased machining area and operating speed reduce operation time and simplify production.
This means that users of all abilities and budgets can mill functional parts with incredible quality and mechanical accuracy on a wide range of materials.
Free up your time with unattended production
The MDX-50 features an impressive range of automated features which enable users to mill with confidence, even while away from the device:
• The automatic tool changer allows unattended operation
• Auto-sensing function corrects the tool length to ensure milling
accuracy for every job
• An optional rotary axis is available for effortless production of
◦ Auto-rotates materials from 0-to-360 degrees
◦ Indexes for 2-sided, 4-sided and custom angles
◦ Speeds-up production – shortening process time for
Combine the ATC and optional rotary axis unit for complete, unattended operation.
Easy operation and intuitive software deliver exceptional results
The MDX-50’s simple yet powerful built-in control panel, virtual control panel (VPanel), and bundled SRP Player CAM software make this the ideal milling solution for students, hobby engineers, enthusiasts and professionals alike.
With the control panel at the front of the unit, almost all operations can be completed from the unit itself without having to go back to a PC. The VPanel interface operates seamlessly with the MDX-50 and allows users to make changes to spindle rotation or speed while the unit is still in operation.
The included SRP Player CAM software has been updated to match the advanced functions of the MDX-50. Milling settings can be configured in five simple steps, making operation straightforward even for those new to milling.
Better performance, right out of the box
The MDX-50 increases performance with an expanded machining area (400 (X) x 305 (Y) x 135 (Z) mm) and increased operating speeds (thanks to a faster feed rate), while reducing production time with faster job processing and an automatic tool changer for continuous operation without stopping to change milling tools. The MDX-50 also offers out-of-the-box production with included CAM software and no need for additional air compressor equipment.
Operating speed (mm/min.) MDX-40A MDX-50 XY 3,000 3,600 Z 1,800 3,000
Precision milling on a wide range of materials
The MDX-50 precision model making device delivers exceptional quality for a smooth finish on a wide variety of woods and resins such as ABS, POM, nylon, plastic foam, modelling wax, chemical wood, plywood, hardwood and more. Create prototypes out of materials similar to the end product to test structural and functional operations, and assembly with other parts.
With a machining area of 400 (X) x 305 (Y) x 135 (Z) mm, this powerful 3D milling device can produce large single objects or batch produce smaller multiple parts, making it ideal for a host of applications and prototypes, including:
• Snap-fit parts
• Vacuum-formed moulds
• Industrial product plates
• Electrical parts and casings
• Jewellery and accessories
• Relief plaques and graphics
• Game and model parts
Safe, clean and convenient production
The MDX-50 has been designed for safe and trouble-free operation, making it ideal for use in studio and educational environments. The cover ensures safe operation and waste is contained in a new integrated dust tray to create a cleaner, more convenient working environment. Current job status can be monitored from a distance with the colour-coded LED status lights and the illuminated work area makes mounting materials easier and safer.
Superior reliability and support
The MDX-50 represents the most reliable technology backed by unmatched customer service and technical support, and comes with a comprehensive manufacturer’s RolandCare warranty.
• ClickMill software provides direct control of the MDX-50 for
surfacing, drilling holes, cutting pockets and other finishing
processes, all without having to access CAD or CAM software.
• The MDX-50 supports G-code NC programming language, making
it well-suited for professional, industrial and educational applications.
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|Cuttable material||Resins such as chemical wood and modelling wax (metal not supported)|
|Operating range||400 (X) × 305 (Y) × 135 (Z) mm (15.8 (X) × 12.0 (Y) × 5.3 (Z) in.)|
|Loadable workpiece size||400 (X) × 305 (Y) × 100 (Z) mm (15.8 (X)× 12.0 (Y) × 3.9 (Z) in.)|
|XYZ-axis drive system||Stepping motor|
|Operating speed (feed rate)||XY-axis: 7 to 3600 mm/min (0.3 to 141.7 in./min)
Z axis: 7 to 3000 mm/min (0.3 to 118.1 in./min)
|Software resolution||0.001 mm/step (0.039 mil/step: RML-1)
0.001 mm/step (0.039 mil/step: NC code)
|Mechanical resolution||0.01 mm/step (0.39 mil/step: half step)|
|Spindle motor||Brushless DC motor|
|Spindle rotation||4500 to 15000 rpm|
|Number of tools housed||6 (However, one of the tools is also used as the detection pin.)|
|Attachable tool||"mm" specifications||Shank diameter: 6 mm, tip diameter: 6 mm or less, length: 30 to 90 mm
Tools with shank diameters of 3 mm or 4 mm can be used by installing them in the included tool holder.
|"inch" specifications||Shank diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25 in.), tip diameter: 6.35 mm (0.25 in.) or less, length: 30 to 90 mm (1.18 to 3.54 in.)
Tools with shank diameters of 3.175 mm (0.125 in.) can be used by installing them in the included tool holder.
|Control command sets||RML-1, NC code|
|Power requirements||AC 100 to 240 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz (overvoltage category: II, IEC 60664-1), 1.2 A|
|Power consumption||Approx. 95 W|
|Operating noise||During operation||60 dB (A) or less (when not cutting)|
|Standby||45 dB (A) or less|
|External dimensions||760 (W) × 900 (D) × 732 (H) mm (29.92 (W) × 35.43 (D)× 28.82 (H))|
|Weight||122 kg (269 lb.)|
|Installation environment||Indoor use at altitudes||Up to 2000 m|
|Temperature||5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F)|
|Humidity||435 to 80%RH (no condensation)|
|Ambient pollution degree||2 (as specified by IEC 60664-1)|
|Short-term temporary overvoltage||1440 V|
|Long-term temporary overvoltage||490 V|
|Included items||Power cable, USB cable, manual, Roland DG Software Package CD, detection pin, hexagonal screwdriver,
hexagonal wrench, wrench, tool holders (6x 6 mm, 1x 4 mm, 1x 3 mm), tool positioner, Z0 sensor.
|System requirements for Included Software|
|OS||Windows 10, 8.1, 7 (32- or 64-bit version)*1,*2,*3|
|CPU||Minimum required CPU for the operating system|
|Memory||Minimum amount of required RAM for the operating system|
|Optical drive||CD-ROM drive|
|Video card and monitor||A display with at least 16-bit colour and a resolution of 1024 × 768 or more is recommended (a video card that supports Open GL is recommended).|
(*1) This software is a 32-bit application and therefore runs in WOW64 (Windows-On-Windows 64) when running on 64-bit versions of Windows operating systems.
(*2) Internet Explorer 8.0 or later is required.
(*3) Operations have not been verified in virtual Windows environments such as Hyper-V and Virtual PC.
|Rotary Axis Unit (ZCL-50)|
|Cuttable material||Resins such as chemical wood and modelling wax (metal not supported)|
|Operating range||363 (X) × 305 (Y) × 125 (Z) mm (14.29 (X) × 12.01 (Y) × 4.92 (Z) in.)
A: ±2146680° (approximately ±5963 rotations)
|Loadable workpiece size||Items within the range of a 60 mm (2.36 in.) radius from the centre of rotation by a length of 380 mm (14.96 in.)|
|Workpieces that can be secured by the rotary centre vice||Thickness: 10 to 65 mm (0.39 to 2.56 in.) or diameter of 20 to 68 mm (0.79 to 2.68 in.)|
|Operating speed||A: Maximum 15 rpm|
|Mechanical resolution||0.0225°/step (half step)|
|External dimensions||578 (W) × 190 (D) × 128 (H)mm (22.76 (W) × 7.48 (D) × 5.04 (H) in.)|
|Weight||7 kg (15.43 lb.)|
|Included items||Detection bar, cap screws, user's manual.|
|Square end-mills||ZHS-100||High speed steel dia. 1 3 (l) × 6 (d) × 50 (L) × 2NT|
|ZHS-200||High speed steel dia. 2 6 (l) × 6 (d)× 50 (L) × 2NT|
|ZHS-300||High speed steel dia. 3 10 (l) × 6 (d) × 50 (L) ×2NT|
|ZHS-400||High speed steel dia. 4 12 (l) x 6 (d) × 50 (L) ×2NT|
|ZHS-500||High speed steel dia. 5 15 (l) × 6(d) × 55 (L) × 2NT|
|ZHS-600||High speed steel dia. 5 15 (l) × 6(d) × 55 (L) × 2NT|
|ZHS-3015||High speed steel dia. 3 15(l) x 6(d) x 50(L) x 2NT, including 2 pcs.|
|Ball end-mills||ZCB-150||Cemented Carbide R1.5 25(l) ×2.4 (Lc) × 65 (L) ×6 (d) × 2NT|
|ZCB-200||Cemented Carbide R2 25(l) × 3.2 (Lc) × 70 (L) × 6 (d) ×2NT|
|ZCB-300||Cemented Carbide R3 30(l) ×4.8 (Lc) × 80 (L) × 6 (d) ×2NT|
* Unit: mm, dia. = flute diameter, R = flute radius, Lc = cutting length, l = flute length, d = shank diameter, L = overall length, NT = number of flutes.
|Modelling wax||ZW-200||10 pcs|
|Chemical wood||ZSM-SX||5 pcs|
|Double-side adhesive sheet||AS-10||10 sheets|
|Spindle unit||ZS-50-6||Incl. dia. 6mm collet and spindle belt|
|ZS-50-1/4||Incl. dia. 1/4inch (6.35mm) collet and spindle belt|
|ZH-6||Tool shank for dia. 6mm, for ZS-50-6 and ZC-50-6|
|Tool holders||ZH-4||Tool shank for dia. 4mm, for ZS-50-6 and ZC-50-6|
|ZH-3||Tool shank for dia. 3mm, for ZS-50-6 and ZC-50-6|