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Modela MDX-50 Milling Machine

Training the Next Generation

With CAD/CAM now a core part of the Design & technology process, it’s good to know Roland have all the products needed to educate; from simple plotters and knife cutters to powerful 3D milling machines and wide format printer cutters. Compatible with the most widely used educational software, Roland products easily fit into almost any IT infrastructure. Thanks to their exceptional reliability and easy of use, Roland GX vinyl cutters, printers and milling machines have for years been the choice of industry professionals - the ideal machines for training the next generation.Use Roland’s MDX range of milling machines for product design or subtractive rapid prototyping, GX-24 vinyl cutters to cut lettering and produce simple vinyl graphics to enhance designs, or VersaCamm printers to create full-colour contour-cut graphics for signage, displays and textile transfers.

CAD/CAMCAD/CAM Modeling

CNC milling is an essential component of product design, rapid prototyping and manufacturing. Now your students can learn Computer Aided Design and Manufacturing with the MDX-40A and the TechSoft Education Kit. The Roland MDX-40A milling machine is easy to set up and use, yet exceptionally versatile. Functional prototypes and parts can be produced out of a wide variety of non-proprietary materials with exceptional precision and surface finish. Easy-to-use CAM and simulation software is included, allowing students to easily go from their 3D CAD software to 3D parts using industry standard .stl files. The ability to use G-code allows educators greater flexibility and ease of integration with industry standard CAM programs.

Graphic ArtsGraphic Arts

With the TechSoft GX-24 Education Kit, your students will learn how to cut vinyl for signs and vehicle graphics, cut heat transfer materials for decorated apparel, and cut card stock for packaging. Due to their exceptional reliability and value, Roland CAMM-1 vinyl cutters have for many years been the tool of choice for sign shops, apparel decorators and educational institutions worldwide. The GX-24 desktop vinyl cutter adds optical alignment to allow printed graphics to be automatically aligned and accurately contour cut. Included CutStudio™ software lets users enlarge, reduce, reposition, rotate and mirror images.

Our Solutions Start by Teaching the Teacher

What makes the Roland educational kits different is the focus on teacher success. Too many technical training products require expertise on the part of the teacher to figure them out on their own. Teachers must spend hours and hours studying technical manuals just to operate the machine! TechSoft Education Kits are used in thousands of schools worldwide and were designed by technical educators who understand the need to quickly come up to speed with a variety of real world projects. With Roland TechSoft Education solutions, you have the confidence and skills to teach your students the concepts they need for future success!

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  • Modela MDX-50 Milling Machine

    Creating Precision Prototypes and 3D Models Has Never Been Easier

    The Roland MODELA MDX-50 mills an impressive variety of materials to produce models, vacuum forming moulds, jigs, parts, prototypes and more with smooth surface detail.

    The MDX-50 creates prototypes out of materials similar to the end product, allowing you 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, the MDX-50 can produce large single objects or batch produce smaller multiple parts, making it ideal for a host of applications. A new Built-In-Panel allows you to adjust spindle and milling speed on the fly, while the on-screen “V-Panel” function aids production by monitoring tool life and notifying users via email when a job is completed or intervention is required.

    Feature Summary

    • User-friendly bundled ‘SRP Player’ CAM software delivers exceptional results.
    • ATC (Automatic Tool Changer) as standard, to allow unattended operation.
    • 400 (X) x 305 (Y) x 135 (Z) mm machining area.
    • Increased data memory eliminates the need for a PC during milling.
    • Optional rotary axis rotates materials automatically from 0 to 360 degrees continuously or indexes for 2-sided, 4-sided and custom angles.
    • Machine cover allows for safe operation, and integrated dust tray provides a cleaner working environment.
    • Colour-coded LED status lights allow current job status to be monitored from a distance.
    • Industry leading 3 Year Parts ‘n All Warranty.

    Quality and Versatility

    Exceptional quality for a superb finish on a wide range of materials.

    The MDX-50 mills an impressive variety of materials to produce models, vacuum forming moulds, jigs, parts, prototypes and more with smooth surface detail. 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, the MDX-50 can produce large single objects or batch produce smaller multiple parts, making it ideal for a host of applications.

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    Automated Production

    Unattended operation for efficient workflow.

    The MDX-50 features an ATC (Automatic Tool Changer) as standard, to allow unattended operation day and night. The auto-sensing function corrects the tool length to ensure milling accuracy for every job. The optional rotary axis rotates materials automatically from 0 to 360 degrees continuously or indexes for 2-sided, 4-sided and custom angles to enable the easy and efficient production of pieces with complex surfaces. Thanks to the ATC and rotary axis units, once milling begins users can leave the device to run unattended with confidence, enabling them to get on with other jobs.

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    Intuitive Software

    User-friendly bundled CAM software delivers exceptional results.

    Popular in Industry and Education, the intuitive “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.

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    Easy Operation

    Simple control from the MDX-50 Built-In Panel.

    The integrated control panel on the MDX-50 makes setting up milling jobs a breeze. Adjust spindle and milling speed on the fly and receive instant updates on job status. The on-screen “V-Panel” function aids production by monitoring tool life and notifying users via email when a job is completed or intervention is required.

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    Safe-To-Use

    Outstanding safety and clean working environment.

    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 the integrated dust tray to create a cleaner, more comfortable 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.

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    The Peace of Mind That Comes with Buying a Roland

    With the MDX-50 you get the same built-to-last reliability and unmatched service and support that Roland devices are famous for. Like all Roland products, the MDX-50 was designed and manufactured at a state-of-the-art, ISO-certified facility. With a 3 Year Parts ‘n All Warranty, you have the peace of mind knowing your device is backed by one of the most comprehensive warranty packages in the industry.

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    Sketching & planning the prototype
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    Digital redner of the prototype
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    Mill out the prototype on the MDX-50
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    Milled prototype from the MDX-50
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    Milled prototype parts from the MDX-50
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    Constructing the milled parts
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    Assembling the milled parts
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    Finished Prototype

     


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    MODEL MDX-50
    Cuttable material Resins such as chemical wood and modeling 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 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.
    Interface USB
    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)
    During standby 45 dB (A) or less
    External dimensions 760 (W) × 900 (D) × 732 (H) mm (29.92 (W) × 35.43 (D) × 28.82 (H) in.)
    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 35 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 cord, USB cable, manual, Roland DG Software Package CD, detection pin, hexagonal screwdriver, hexagonal wrench, wrench, tool holder, tool positioner, Z0 sensor, etc.

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