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.
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MDX-20: $4,995 US
- 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 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.
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.
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.
|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)|
|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)|
||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|
|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|
|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|
|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|
|Transmission method||Asynchronous, duplex data transmission|
|Transmission speed (Dr. PICZA)||9600 bps|
|Data Bits||8 bits (fixed)|
|Stop Bits||1 bits (fixed)|
|Prices subject to change without notice. Prices in US Dollars.|