Fit, Finish & Functionality

Tighter Tolerances

Roland's MDX subtractive rapid prototyping technologies deliver the exact precision required for creating 3D prototypes. By contrast, additive systems lay down material in layers, and the tolerances are limited by the thickness of these layers.

Smoother Surface Finish

When viewed side by side, the difference is clear. Rollover the images below for a detailed view.

Milled on a Roland MDX

Subtractive parts were milled with Acetal Copolymer on the MDX benchtop milling machine.

Created with a 3D printer

Additive parts used ABS-based material.