Accurate and economical milling prototypes
The MODELA MDX-40A is a compact milling machine with which you can create realistic models, functional prototypes and moulds. The device has a very good price/performance ratio and is compatible with a wide range of plastics. Commonly used materials: ABS, POM, polyurethane, resin (modelling, polystyrene foam), (chemical and natural) wood, plaster and acrylic. The milling machine supports the NC and G-codes.
Production takes place using the SRP technology. SRP means Subtractive Rapid Prototyping. In this technique, prototypes are made by milling a certain shape from a block. In additive systems, prototypes are made by placing thin layers of materials one on top of the other. SRP has several advantages over additive systems: it is cheaper, supports more materials and can finish models beautifully.
Benefits for your company
You can keep your ideas confidential since you don’t need to outsource the production of prototypes. You will also save a lot of money and time. Furthermore, the device is easy to operate and the quality of the prototypes is high.
The precision spindle limits internal vibrations and creates very detailed prototypes. The results are so precise that they require little or no finishing. Moreover, very small objects can also be milled perfectly.
Virtual control panel
You can easily set up and control the device with the control panel on your computer. The virtual control panel allows you to adjust speeds during milling. In addition, you can simultaneously control the X and Y-axis diagonally, using the cursor. The virtual control panel also allows you to enter coordinates to move the cutting tool, and to set origin points.
Safe and protected
The device stops immediately on pressing the emergency button. A transparent cover protects the milling system, thereby ensuring safety as well as the cleanliness of the surrounding area.
The optional rotary axis increases the flexibility of the MDX-40A. This fourth axis allows you to mill your material on all sides. You therefore do not have to turn the material manually. Complex designs can therefore be executed in an instant. You can also install a scanner on the device. This can collect digital data based on existing objects.
Supplied with software
The device is supplied with user-friendly software. You can deliver professional results in no time, even if you have no experience with modelling.
"Thanks to the MDX-40A, it is much less expensive to test new designs and introduce changes. It all goes quite a bit faster than it did when we made everything by hand in MDF. In addition to that, we now work with a more durable material."
"The machine is efficient and easy to operate. And Roland has always offered me excellent support. As far as I'm concerned, chocolate and Roland make a perfect combination."
"I chose for Roland because the software and the hardware were very easy to use; even designers who don't have the relevant education can operate the machines."
Walter Okkerse is fascinated about dental surgery. He is constantly looking for ways to improve the success rate of this kind of operations. He investigates, tests and develops - and uses the Roland DG MDX-40A in this process.
"Milling is more interesting because the surfaces are smooth immediately. 3D-printing always requires a lot of post processing."
This brochure provides an overview of all our solutions for the production of prototypes. A series of images illustrates the workflow, while the table at the back provides a useful product comparison.
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|Acceptable materials||Resins such as chemical wood and modelling wax (no metals)|
|X, Y and Z operational strokes||305 (X) x 305(Y) x 105 (Z) mm.|
|Distance from collet tip to table||Maximum 123 mm|
|Table size||305 (W) x 305 (D) mm|
|Loadable workpiece weight||4 kg|
|XYZ-axis motor||Stepping motor|
|Feed rate||XY-axis: 7 to 3000 mm/sec.
Z-axis: 7 to 1800 mm/sec.
* 2 mm/min step for 7 to 601 mm/min
* 60 mm/min step for 60 to 3000 mm/min
|Software resolution||NC-code: 0.001 mm/step
RML-1: 0.01 mm/step
|Mechanical resolution||0.002 mm/step (micro-step control)|
|Spindle motor||Brushless DC motor, Maximum 100W|
|Spindle rotation||4500 to 15000 rpm|
|Interface||USB (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.1)|
|Control command sets||NC-code, RML-1|
|Power requirements||AC 100 to 240 ± 10%, 2.1A
50/60 Hz (Overvoltage category II, IEC 60664-1)
|Power consumption||Approx. 210W|
|Acoustic noise level||No-load operation||56 dB (A) or less|
|Standby||42 dB (A) or less|
|Dimensions||669 (W) x 760 (D) x 554 (H) mm|
|Environment||Temperature: 5 to 40°C
Humidity: 35 to 80% (no condensation)
|Nonconductive pollution degree||2 (as specified by IEC 60664-1)|
|Included items||Power cord, USB cable, collet (ZC-23-6), Z0 sensor, hexagonal wrench, hexagonal screw drivers, spanners, Software Package CD-ROM, SRP Player CD-ROM, user's manual, SRP Player installation and setup guide|
|System requirements for Included Software|
|Operating system||Windows XP, Vista, 7 and 8 (32 and 64 bit)|
|CPU||Pentium® 4, 2.4GHz or faster recommended|
|RAM||1GB or more recommended (2GB or more recommended for Windows Vista®)|
|Video card and monitor||A resolution of 1024 x 768 or more recommended (video card compatible with OpenGL recommended) and at least 16-bit highcolor|
|Free hard-disk space||72MB or more recommended|
|Optical drive||CD-ROM drive|
|Optional Rotary Axis Unit (ZCL-40A)|
|Maximum angle of rotation||± 99999.999 degrees|
|X,Y, and Z operation strokes||271 (X) x 305 (Y) x 68 (Z) mm|
|Maximum loadable workpiece size||Items within the range of a 60 mm
radius from the center of the rotary axis by 270 mm long.*3
|Maximum size holdable by workpiece clamp||Thickness: 10 to 45 mm
Diameter: 20 to 50 mm
|Loadable workpiece weight||1kg (including clamps)|
|Feed rate||Maximum 11.79 rpm|
|Software resolution||0.001 degrees|
|Mechanical resolution||0.005625 degrees/step (micro-step cotrol)|
|Dimensions||470 (W) x 286 (D) x 115 (H) mm|
|Included items||Detection bar, detection pin, center drill, live center, cap screws, rubber cap, and user's manual|
*3 The range that can actually be cut is limited by the amount of tool extention and interference between the loaded workpiece and the tool or spindle.
|Optional 3D Scanning Sensor Unit (ZSC-1)|
|Maximum scanning area||305 (X) x 305 (Y) x 60 (Z) mm|
|Distance from probe tip to table||Maximum 92.4 mm|
|Table load capacity||Maximum 4 kg|
|Sensor||Type||Roland Active Piezo Sensor (RAPS)|
|Effective probe length||60 mm|
|Tip bulb radius||0.08 mm|
|Scanning method||Contacting, mesh-point height-sensing|