Irvine, CA — Roland DGA Corp. has announced its newest 3D desktop milling machine, the MDX-40A. The MDX-40A builds on Roland’s advanced Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) technology with new features, bundled software and valuable options that together make it even more versatile and easier to use.
The MDX-40A is ideal for modeling and reviewing design concepts in house, which lowers costs, shortens the product development cycle and eliminates the security risks associated with outsourcing. The new MDX-40A is compact, easy to use and comes complete with SRP Player CAM Software which allows users to go from CAD model to physical prototype quickly. The base unit offers a work area of 12″ x 12″ x 4.1.”
New features include an all new user-friendly virtual panel and support for G-Code programming which gives the MDX-40A compatibility with popular software programs including Mastercam, EdgeCAM, SurfCAM and GibbsCAM. New bundled ClickMill software enables direct control of the MDX-40A for surfacing, hole drilling, cutting pockets and other finishing processes, all without accessing CAD or CAM software.
Free Performance Upgrade for Existing Customers
For existing MDX-40 and MDX-40K customers, Roland has announced a free performance upgrade, enabling these professionals to update their MDX-40 hardware with all the new software and firmware features and capabilities of the MDX-40A free of charge. The free upgrade includes the latest MDX-40A firmware, installer for MDX-40A Vpanel, MDX-40A Windows Driver (32-bit), and installer for MDX-40A ClickMill software.
To access the free upgrade, MDX-40/40K customers should visit www.rolanddga.com/mdxupgrade.
Bundled SRP Player CAM Software
The MDX-40A is packaged with Roland SRP Player CAM software, ideal for rapid prototyping and custom rapid manufacturing applications. SRP Player offers a straightforward and intuitive workflow, using illustrated prompts that guide users through each step. The result is superior parts with smooth surfaces and accurate, tight-fit precision.
The MDX-40A can be upgraded with a new, optional ZCL-40A rotary axis unit that supports twice the cutting area of the previous model and features a new spring-loaded tool sensor for fast, accurate calibration.
The optional ZSC-1 contact scanning unit transforms the MDX-40 into a 3D touch probe scanner, accommodating reverse engineering applications. Using Roland Active Piezo Sensor technology, the MDX-40A transforms into a powerful and accurate tool for digitizing an existing part or mold for CAD applications. This technology gives the MDX-40A the ability to scan a wide variety of objects including soft objects like modeling clay. It can even scan glass or acrylic objects without scratching the surface. The ZSC-1 includes scanning software, and can also be used with optional PixForm Pro II reverse engineering software for direct import to CAD software.
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