ROLAND DGA CORP., a manufacturer of 3D printers and 3D milling machines, launched the Modela MDX-50 benchtop CNC mill, a complete system with easy-to-use CAM software and a larger workspace than the previous MDX-40A, an automatic tool changer, and faster milling capability. Matt Anderson, Roland DGA’s product manager, 3D Solutions, said the new machine is applicable for professional product design and educational programs.
Roland has produced 3D milling machines that are compact, easy to use, and affordable since 1986. The MDX series mills are popular among engineers, product designers, STEM educators, and hobbyists, for one-off prototypes, engineering samples, and short-run manufacturing. The mills work with a wide range of resins and woods, such as ABS, POM, nylon, plastic foam, modeling wax, chemical wood, hard wood, and more.
The MDX-50 brings improvements for productivity and an easier, safer user experience. The machining area is 60% larger, to accommodate larger models and mill multiple objects simultaneously. It’s equipped with a standard automatic tool changer, and an optional rotary axis unit can rotate work materials 360 degrees for milling cylindrical objects and automating the fabrication of two-sided, four-sided and custom-angled items.
An integrated control panel has been added to the front of the MDX-50, allowing spindle rotation and milling speed to be controlled while monitoring machining conditions. The on-screen, computer operated “VPanel” provides machine monitoring capability, sends emails when machining work is complete or if intervention is required, and records tool usage time and replacement intervals, all of which helps manage workflow. The MDX-50 also comes bundled with powerful, user-friendly SRP Player CAM software. Machining conditions can be configured in just five intuitive steps, making production easy, even for first-time users.
Learn more at rolanddga.com/mdx-50-benchtop-cnc-mill.