3D Milling Machine | Desktop Milling Machine MDX15/20
Capable of scanning and milling, MDX-15/20 is ideal for a variety of product design tasks, including reverse modelling, rapid prototyping, jewellery 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, the MDX-15/20 will save you time and money.
Todd Grimm, the man who wrote the book on rapid prototyping for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, conducted an independent survey of entry-level RP systems. He found that Roland SRP devices produce prototypes faster, better and cheaper than most additive RP systems.
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Todd Grimm, the man who wrote the book on rapid prototyping for the Society of Manufacturing Engineers, found that Roland SRP devices produce prototypes faster, better and cheaper than most additive RP systems.
MDX-15/20 Scanning And Milling Machine Features
1. 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 jeweller’s wax, resins, chemical wood, acrylic, and even light metals such as brass and aluminium
2. 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.
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 0.05 to 5 mm (0.002 to 0.197 inches) settable in steps of 0.05 mm (0.002 inches), Z-axis direction 0.0025 mm (0.001 inches.)
4. 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 Solid Works, Rhinoceros, Vector Works, Light Wave 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 moulds, 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 colour 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).
6. 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.