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MDX-15 & MDX-20 Portable Milling Machine and Scanner

Combo 3D Scanning & Milling

MDX-15/20 Scanning and Milling Machine Features

Combo 3D Scanning & Milling

MDX-15/20 Scanning and Milling Machine Specifications

Combo 3D Scanning & Milling

MDX-15/20 Scanning and Milling Machine Accessories

Solutions
Reverse Engineering
Automated 3D scanning at the touch of a button.
Rapid Prototyping
By starting with a solid object and removing unwanted material, Rolandís Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) solutions offer several advantages over 3D printers and other rapid prototyping systems.

These small milling machines, capable of scanning and milling, are ideal for a variety of product design tasks, including reverse modeling, rapid prototyping, jewelry and model making, and small lot production.

Select the spindle tip for state-of-the-art CNC milling, or select the Roland Active Piezo Sensor for precise 3D scanning. By testing and modifying your virtual 3D designs, this portable millig machine will save you time and money.

What Our Users Are Saying...

The sky's the limit. Now I can carve with the same fluidity as casting.

Sculptor Andrew Werby, Berkeley, California

List Price
MDX-15: $3,495 US
MDX-20: $4,995 US
* U.S. only. For Canada, Latin America and Caribbean pricing, please call (949) 727-2100, or contact an Authorized Roland Dealer in your area.
Lease Price
MDX-20: $109 US/month*
* For 60 months, OAC


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Summary

  • Easy, unattended scanning and milling
  • Roland Active Piezo Sensor scanning technology
  • Subtractive Rapid Prototyping technology
  • Software included
  • Powerful portable milling machine handles light metals, including aluminum and brass
  • Maximum scanning Resolution: 0.002 inches
  • MDX-15 Maximum work area:
    6 inches (X) x 4 inches (Y) x 2 3/8 inches (Z)
  • MDX-20 Maximum work area:
    8 inches (X) x 6 inches (Y) x 2 3/8 inches (Z)

All In One Machine

The Roland Active Piezo Sensor (RAPS) transforms the machine into a 3D scanner for scanning 3D objects and creating 3D data. The milling spindle unit turns the machine into a full-featured CNC (computer numerical control) mill capable of cutting jeweler's wax, resins, chemical wood, acrylic, and even light metals such as brass and aluminum.

Subtractive RP

Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) - starting with a solid object and removing unwanted material - has several advantages over traditional rapid prototyping. Significantly less expensive than rapid prototyping machines with the same resolution, SRP machines mill a wider range of materials that cost less and have no need for chemicals or post finishing work. Plus, they produce a superior finish.

R.A.P.S.

Roland Active Piezo Sensor (RAPS) technology eliminates the drawbacks of conventional contact-type 3D scanners. It scans data with hair-splitting precision, picking up even the most minute shape variations. Minimum scanning pitches for the MDX-15/20: X/Y-axis direction 0.002 to 0.197 inches settable in steps of 0.002 inches, Z-axis direction 0.001 inches.

Scans Almost Anything

The MDX-15/20 scans a wide range of objects including soft objects like clay and fruit that conventional contact scanners find very difficult. It can even scan glass, impossible using optical scanners because the light beams passes through the object without detecting it.

Software

MODELA CAM software accepts IGES, DXF and STL files exported from the most popular industrial 3D CAD software programs. It can generate proportional 3D scaling, identify milling direction and automatically generate and display the tool path. The CAM software allows you to design in a variety of popular 3D CAD and computer graphics software programs, including SolidWorks, Rhinoceros, VectorWorks, LightWave and 3D studio max. It is also compatible with Windows® 95/98/ME/2000/NT4.0/XP.

Dr. PICZA scanning software features a dynamic graphic display and diverse editing functions. It offers numerous editing functions, including a handy convex/concave inversion function for making molds, a mirror function for creating symmetric data, a tilt adjustment function, curve smoothing, and a function for adjusting the height of surfaces. The scanning software can preview the image from any angle using a wide frame. It also displays color and texture renderings. PICZA scanned data can be stored in its original format, or exported in DXF, IGES, VRML, or as Point Cloud data (ASCII).

Easy As Pie

With an RS-232C cable, the MDX-15/20 plugs into a computer as easily as any desktop printer. Within minutes, even beginners can be scanning and milling.

Solutions
Reverse Engineering
Automated 3D scanning at the touch of a button.
Rapid Prototyping
By starting with a solid object and removing unwanted material, Rolandís Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) solutions offer several advantages over 3D printers and other rapid prototyping systems.

MODEL

MDX-15

MDX-20

XY table size 6-11/16"(X). x 4-5/16" (Y) (170mm x 110mm) 8-5/8"(X). x 6-1/4"(Y)
(220 mm x 160 mm)
Max. operation area 6 " (X) x 4 "(Y) x 2-3/8"(Z) (152.4 mm x 101.6 mm x 60.5 mm) 8 "(X) x 6 " (Y) x 2-3/8" (Z) (203.2mm x 152.4mm x 60.5mm)
Max. table load weight 1.1 lb. (500 g) 2.2 lb. (1000 g)
Interface Serial (RS-232C)
Control keys STANDBY key, VIEW key, TOOL-UP key, TOOL-DOWN key,
LED SCANNING MODE LED, MODELING MODE LED, VIEW LED
Power consumption Exclusive AC adapter (DC+19V 2.1 A)
Acoustic noise level Standby mode : under 35 dB (A)
Operation mode (not cutting) : under 70 dB (A) (According to ISO 7779) 
External dimensions 16-13/16"(W) x 11-1/16" (D) x 12-1/16"(H)
(426 mm x 280 mm x 305 mm)
18-13/16"(W) x 15-1/16" (D)x 12-1/16"(H)
(476.8 mm x 381.6 mm x 305 mm)
Weight (unit only)
21.2 lb. (9.6 kg) 30.2 lb. (13.7 kg)
Operation temperature
41-104°F (5 to 40°C)
Operation humidity 35 to 80 % (no condensation)
Accessories AC adapter: 1, power code: 1, Roland Software Package CD-ROM: 1, spindle unit: 1, sensor unit: 1, cap screw M4x15 : 4, tool:1, set screw M3x3 : 2, double-sided tape: 1, front cover: 1, hexagonal wrench (size: 3 mm) :1, hexagonal wrench (size : 1.5 mm): 1 positioning pins: 3, clay: 1, MDX-20/15 user's manual: 1 

 

MODELLING FUNCTIONS
Tool chuck 6 mm or 1/8 in. tool chuck included
Spindle motor 10W (DC motor)
Software Resolution 0.000984 in./step (0.025 mm/step)
Mechanical Resolution 0.000246 in./step (0.00625 mm/step)
Revolution speed 6500 rpm 
Feed rate 0.00393 to 9/16 in./sec. (0.1 to 15 mm/sec.) 
Acceptable material Wood, Plaster, Resin (modeling wax, styrenform), Chemical wood, Aluminum (A5052 according to JIS), Brass
FEDFB3 Acceptable tool Endmil, Drill 

 

SCANNING FUNCTIONS
Sensor Roland Active Piezo Sensor (R.A.P.S.) 
Probe length 60 mm (2-5/16 in.), tip bulb diameter 0.08 mm (0.00315 in.) 
Scanning method Contacting, mesh-point height-sensing
Scanning pitch
(Dr. PICZA)
X/Y-axis directions -- 0.002 to 0.20 in. (0.05 to 5.00 mm) 0.002 in.(settable in steps of 0.05 mm )
Z-axis direction -- 0.000984 in. (0.025 mm
Scanning speed 4-15 mm/sec. (1/8-9/16 in./sec.)
Exportable file formats DXF, VRML, STL, 3DMF, IGES, Grayscale, Point Group and BMP

 

INTERFACE SPECIFICATIONS
Standard RS-232C specifications
Transmission method Asynchronous, duplex data transmission
Transmission speed (Dr. PICZA) 9600 bps
Parity Check None
Data Bits 8 bits (fixed)
Stop Bits 1 bits (fixed)
Handshake Hardwire

 

Solutions
Reverse Engineering
Automated 3D scanning at the touch of a button.
Rapid Prototyping
By starting with a solid object and removing unwanted material, Rolandís Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) solutions offer several advantages over 3D printers and other rapid prototyping systems.

Milling

Part No. Description Price
EM-KIT-LR Long Reach Tool Kit $379.99
EM-KIT-SR Short Reach Tool Kit $143.99
EMB-125-2F-016 .016" Ball End Mill $35.99
EMB-125-2F-016L .016" Ball End, Mill Long $38.99
EMB-125-2F-031 .031" Ball End Mill $16.49
EMB-125-2F-031L .031" Ball End Mill Long $38.99
EMB-125-2F-063 .063" Ball End Mill $16.49
EMB-125-2F-063L .063" Ball End Mill Long $38.99
EMB-125-2F-125 .125" Ball End Mill $16.49
EMB-125-2F-125L .125" Ball End Mill Long $38.99
EMB-250-2F-250L .250" Ball End Mill Long $43.49
EMF-125-2F-016 .016" Flat End Mill $27.99
EMF-125-2F-016L .016" Flat End Mill Long $38.99
EMF-125-2F-031 .031" Flat End Mill $14.49
EMF-125-2F-031L .031" Flat End Mill Long $38.99
EMF-125-2F-063 .063" Flat End Mill $14.49
EMF-125-2F-063L .063" Flat End Mill Long $38.99
EMF-125-2F-125 FLAT END MILL, .125" SHANK, 2 FLUTE, .125"TIP $16.49
EMF-125-2F-125L .125" Flat End Mill Long $38.99
EMF-250-2F-250L .250in Flat End Mill Long $43.49
EMP-125-003 PROFILE CUTTER, .125"SHANK, .003"TIP $18.49
EMP-125-005 PROFILE CUTTER, .125"SHANK, .005"TIP $18.49
EMP-KIT .125" END MILL & PROFILE CUTTERS FOR WAX $97.99
ME-US3 USB to Serial Adapter Cable $92.99
MM-40 Spindle Motor Unit (MDX-15) $92.99
PS-1/4 Spindle Unit 1/4in (MDX-15) $102.99
PS-1/8 Spindle Unit 1/8in (MDX-15) $102.99
PS-3 SPINDLE UNIT 3MM FOR MDX-15 $102.99
TAPE-MILLING Double Sided Tape for Milling $10.49

Engraving

Part No. Description Price
AS-10 Adhesive Sheet Hold-down System (pack of 10) $39.99
 
Prices subject to change without notice. Prices in US Dollars.
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