Roland DG Corporation is proud to announce the release of the company’s newest 3D desktop milling machine, the MODELA MDX-40A. The MDX-40A builds on Roland’s advanced Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) technology with advanced features and bundled CAM software that together make it more versatile and easier to use.
Prototyping is becoming increasingly important to today’s product development professionals. The MDX-40A Desktop Subtractive Rapid Prototyping Machine allows these users to create models from their 3D CAD data, lowering their product development costs and shortening the development cycle. The MDX-40A enables these professionals to create prototypes that reflect a product’s functionality and appearance, key factors that determine its value to consumers. For example, the MDX-40A Desktop Subtractive Rapid Prototyping Machine can mill the design and actual texture of an automotive gearshift prototype so both can be reviewed easily for the highest quality results.
“The MODELA MDX-40A is an ideal prototyping solution for R&D and design departments of manufacturers and vocational educators, and particularly for those without previous milling experience,” said Matthew Landrigan, Roland DG 3D product manager.
“The MDX-40A Desktop Subtractive Rapid Prototyping Machine also includes Roland’s own CAM software, SRP Player, which further increases its ease of use and functionality."
With Roland SRP Player, users simply follow a step-by-step guide to set up the milling process. From this input, SRP Player automatically determines the right tools and optimum tool path. Roland ClickMILL software is included as well, allowing users to round edges, add pockets and holes, create fixtures and add last minute modifications, all without accessing their CAD software. An optional rotary axis unit enables users to mill objects at any angle from 0 to 360 degrees unattended.
Along with this product announcement, Roland has announced a free “Value-Up” campaign, enabling existing MDX-40 Desktop Subtractive Rapid Prototyping Machine customers to update their SRP machines with the new features and capabilities of the MDX-40A free of charge. Details of how to claim this free product upgrade will be available soon.