Roland MDX-15: The Power of 3D Modeling on Your Desktop
Seeing your ideas take shape has always been the dream of the 3D designer. Today's powerful, lower cost CAD workstations and software help make this dream a reality as never before. The reality is, however, it can still take days or weeks to go from a CAD drawing to having a part, mold, or prototype. But not any longer. Roland's MDX-15 and MDX-20 puts you in control with the power of 3D scanning and milling on your desktop. Easy-to-use and compatible with most popular 3D CAD software programs, the MDX-15/ 20 is an affordable, all-in-one scanning and milling device perfect for a variety of product design tasks from model and jewelry making to molds, rapid prototyping, small lot production and package design. Use it to test and modify your designs, reducing errors, time and cost.
Streamline the Entire Design Process
Milling: The advantages of physical models are many, including the ability to check fit, weight, center of gravity, etc., and then make changes as necessary. With the MDX-15/20's spindle unit installed, you're ready to transform your ideas into reality. A variety of tools can be used, including straight-end mills or cutters for rough cuts and square edges, or ball-end mills for finishing. The MDX-15/20 mills ABS, acrylic, woods, plaster, styrene foam, chemical wood, modeling wax, and light metals
such as aluminum and brass. MODELA Player 4 and SRP Player quickly imports your design and prepares for milling.
To begin, set the model's scale and milling direction from the tool and material libraries in the software. Next, select the size and type of materials to be milled. MODELA Player/SRP Player automatically sets the best milling parameters based on the materials you choose. Then click start. That's all there is to it. Your ideas are quickly transformed into reality, whether mockups, prototypes, molds, or small lot production of finished parts.
Scanning: MDX-15/20 is ideal for reverse engineering. Before beginning your designs, you can use the MDX-15/20 to scan and digitize data from an existing part or mold for your CAD drawings. Due to the precision of Roland Active Piezo Sensor (R.A.P.S.) technology, the MDX scans a wide range of objects, including soft objects like clay and fruit, etc., that conventional contact scanners can't. It can even scan glass or acrylic - an impossibility with optical scanners because their light beams pass through the material. To begin scanning, simply install the sensor unit on the device, open the Dr. PICZA software which controls processing, define the scan area and select the level of resolution you would like - from 0.20" up to 0.002". Click "Scan" and the MDX-15/20 goes to work. For fine detail areas, you
can rescan at a higher resolution. The MDX-15/20 automatically combines two or more scans.
• Use the MDX-15/20 to quickly check your designs or for trial production of parts and molds.
• Scan at up to 0.002" (0.05 mm) resolution; mill at 0.00024" (0.00625 mm) / step.
• Simple controls allow anyone to begin working without training.
• Compatible with a wide variety of popular 3D CAD software programs.
• Supports industry standard file formats, including STL, IGES, and DXF.
• Fits on your desktop
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 jeweler's wax, resins, chemical wood, acrylic, and even light metals such as brass and aluminum.
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.
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.
The MDX-15/20 comes standard with powerful CNC milling and scanning application software making it easy to use right out of the box. The MDX-20/15 is also compatible with a variety of popular 3D CAD and computer graphics software programs, including SolidWorks, CREO, Fusion 360, Inventor, Rhinoceros, VectorWorks, LightWave, VisualMill and 3D Studio Max.
Easy As Pie
With an USB cable, the MDX-15/20 plugs into a computer as easily as any desktop printer. Within minutes, even beginners can be scanning and milling. Yet it is also a very powerful performer, one that is surprisingly easy to use, even for first time users. Just plug it in to your computer as you would a desktop printer. By following the the simple instructions, even a beginner can be scanning and milling in minutes. We are including a USB to serial converter so it will work with current computers.
XY table size: 6-11/16"(X). x 4-5/16"(Y)
Max. operation area: 6 " (X) x 4 "(Y) x 2-3/8" (Z)
Control keys: STANDBY key, VIEW key, TOOL-UP key, TOOL-DOWN key,
LED: SCANNING MODE LED, MODELING MODE LED, VIEW LED
Power consumption: Exclusive AC adapter (DC+19V 2.1 A) 110V
External dimensions:16-13/16"(W) x 11-1/16"(D) x 12-1/16"(H)
Weight (unit only): 21.2 lb.
Tool chuck: 6 mm or 1/8 in. tool chuck included
Software Resolution: 0.000984 in./step (0.025 mm/step)
Mechanical Resolution:0.000246 in./step (0.00625 mm/step)
Revolution speed:6500 rpm
Feed rate 0.00393 to 9/16 in./sec. (0.1 to 15 mm/sec.)
Acceptable material: Wood, Plaster, Resin (modeling wax, styrenform), Chemical wood, Aluminum, Brass
Acceptable tool: Endmill, Drill
Sensor: Roland Active Piezo Sensor (R.A.P.S.)
Probe length: 60 mm (2-5/16 in.), tip bulb diameter 0.08 mm (0.00315 in.)
Scanning method: Contacting, mesh-point height-sensing
Scanning pitch(Dr. PICZA): X/Y-axis directions -- 0.002 to 0.20 in. (0.05 to 5.00 mm) 0.002 in.(settable in steps of 0.05 mm) Z-axis direction -- 0.000984 in. (0.025 mm)
Scanning speed: 4-15 mm/sec. (1/8-9/16 in./sec.)
Exportable file formats: DXF, VRML, STL, 3DMF, IGES, Grayscale, Point Group and BMP
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