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MDX-20 Scanning - Milling Machine

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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.


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.

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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.

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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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  • MDX-20 Scanning - Milling Machine

    Capable of scanning and milling, MDX-15/20 is ideal for a variety of product design tasks, including reverse modeling, 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.

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    Feature Summary

    • Easy, unattended scanning and milling
    • Roland Active Piezo Sensor scanning technology
    • CAD and Scanning Software included
    • Powerful CNC mill handles light metals, including aluminum and brass
    • Maximum scanning Resolution: 0.05 (0.002 inches
    • MDX-20 Maximum work area: 203.2 (X) x 152.4 (Y) x 60.5 (Z) mm [8 (X) x 6 (Y) x 2-3/8 (Z) in.]
    • 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 aluminum

    • Subtractive RP

      SRPSubtractive 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 0.05 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.)

    • 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

      SoftwareMODELA 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

      Easy to useWith 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.


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    MODEL MDX-15 MDX-20
    XY table size 170 (X) x 110 (Y) mm [6-11/16 x 4-5/16 in.] 220 (X) x 160 (Y) mm [8-5/8 x 6-1/4 in.]
    Max. operation area 152.4 (X) x 101.6 (Y) x 60.5 (Z) mm [6 (X) x 4 (Y) x 2-3/8 (Z) in.] 203.2 (X) x 152.4 (Y) x 60.5 (Z) mm [8 (X) x 6 (Y) x 2-3/8 (Z) in.]
    Max. table load weight 500 g (1.1 lb.) 1000 g (2.2 lb.)
    Interface Serial (RS-232C)
    Control keys STANDBY key, VIEW key, TOOL-UP key, TOOL-DOWN key,
    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 426 (W) x 280 (D) x 305 (H) [16-13/16 (W) x 11-1/16 (D) x 12-1/16 (H) in.] 476.8 (W) x 381.6 (D) x 305 (H) mm [18-13/16 (W) x 15-1/16 (D) x 12-1/16 (H) in.]
    Weight (unit only) 9.6 kg (21.2 lb.) 13.7 kg (30.2 lb.)
    Operation temperature 5 to 40°C (41 - 104°F)
    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 
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