ROLAND MDX-20 MDX-15
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. Now Roland’s MDX-20 and MDX-15 put you in control with the power of 3D scanning and milling on your desktop.
Easy-to-use and compatible with many popular 3D CAD software programs, the MDX-20/15 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.
Easy-to-Use, Compact Design
The MDX-20/15’s stylish good looks and compact size make it an attractive addition to your desktop. 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 with an RS-232C cable. By following the simple instructions included in PDF format, even a beginner can be scanning and milling in minutes.
Choose from Two Models
MDX-20 Maximum work area:
203.2mm(X) x 152.4mm (Y) x 60.5mm (Z)
8 in. (X) x 6 in. (Y) x 2-3/8 in. (Z)
MDX-15 Maximum work area:
152.4 mm (X) x 101.6 mm (Y) x 60.5 mm (Z)
6 in. (X) x 4 in. (Y) x 2-3/8 in. (Z)
Compatible with Popular Software
Adding to its functionality, the MDX-20/15 works with a variety of popular 3D CAD and computer graphics software programs, including SolidWorks®, Rhinoceros®, VectorWorks®, LightWave®, VisualMill and 3d Studio Max®, allowing you to design in the program you’re most comfortable with.
3D Scanning and Milling in One
The MDX-20/15 is the culmination of over ten years of innovative product development in scanning and milling by Roland engineers. Utilizing innovative Roland Active Piezo Sensor (R.A.P.S.) technology, the MDX-20/15 is a precision 3D scanner, capable of scanning objects at 4 to 15 mm per second with a resolution of up to 0.05 mm (0.002”). Selecting the sensor unit with the spindle turns the MDX-20/15 into a powerful CNC mill capable of cutting light metals, including aluminum and brass.
Applications Software Included
The MDX-20/15 comes standard with powerful application software compatible with Windows® 95/98/Me/NT®4.0/2000/XP, Windows Vista®, Windows®7 and Windows®8 making it easy to use right out of the box.
MODELA Player is a numeric control software application that allows importing of 3D files from most popular computer graphics and CAD applications. Included with MODELA Player are libraries of various tool diameters and shapes with their pre-determined cutting speeds and depths. MODELA Player facilitates uniform 3D scaling, selection of milling direction and automatic generation and display of the tool path.
Virtual MODELA provides a quick preview of the entire milling operation. This powerful feature eliminates milling errors, enables simulation of finished shapes and estimates production time.
Dr. PICZA Scanning Software features a dynamic graphic display and diverse editing functions. Dr. PICZA features control functions such as scan pitch and area settings, plus 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. A preview function lets you check the image from any angle using a wide frame. You can even display color and texture renderings. PICZA scanning data can be stored in its original format, or exported in DXF, IGES, VRML, or as Point Cloud data (ASCII).
The advantages of physical models are many, including the ability to check fit, weight, and center of gravity, etc., and then make changes as necessary. With the MDX-20/15’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-20/15 mills ABS, acrylic, woods, plaster, styrene foam, chemical wood, modeling wax, and light metals such as aluminum and brass.
MODELA 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 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.
The MDX-20/15 is ideal for reverse engineering. Before beginning your designs, you can use the MDX-20/15 to scan and digitize data from an existing part or mold for your CAD drawings. Due to the precision of its 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 5.00 mm up to 0.05 mm. Click “Scan” and the MDX-20/15 goes to work. For fine detail areas, you can rescan at a higher resolution. The MDX-20/15 automatically combines two or more scans.
Katalog ROLAND MDX-20 MDX-15 2.06MBdownload file
MDX-20 MDX-15 Options
ROLAND MDX-20 MDX-15 Options
Spindle unit with tool chuck
|Product number||Applicable tool shank diameter||Quantity per package|
|PS-3||3 mm||1 pce.|
|PS-4||4 mm||1 pce.|
|PS-5||5 mm||1 pce.|
|PS-6||6 mm||1 pce.|
|PS-1/8||3.175 mm (1/8”)||1 pce.|
|PS-1/4||6.35 mm (1/4”)||1 pce.|
|Product number||Specifications (unit = mm)||Quantity per package||Required Spindle unit|
|ZEC-100||dia = 6(d), 50(L)||1 pce.||PS-6|
|ZEC-A2013||dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.127(W) (for plastic)||1 pce.||PS-1/8|
|ZEC-A2025||dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.254(W) (for plastic)||1 pce.||PS-1/8|
|ZEC-A2051||dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.508(W) (for plastic)||1 pce.||PS-1/8|
|ZEC-A2076||dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.762(W) (for plastic)||1 pce.||PS-1/8|
|ZEC-A2150||dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 1.52(W) (Parallel, for plastic)||1 pce.||PS-1/8|
|ZEC-A2190||dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 1.91(W) (Parallel, for plastic)||1 pce.||PS-1/8|
|ZEC-A2230||dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 2.29(W) (Parallel, for plastic)||1 pce.||PS-1/8|
|ZEC-A2320||dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 3.175(W) (Parallel, for plastic)||1 pce.||PS-1/8|
|ZEC-A2013-QR||dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.13(W) (Quarter round, for plastic)||1 pce.||PS-1/8|
|ZEC-A2025-QR||dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.25(W) (Quarter round, for plastic)||1 pce.||PS-1/8|
|ZEC-A2013-BAL||dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.13(W) (for aluminum and brass)||1 pce.||PS-1/8|
|ZEC-A2025-BAL||dia = 3.175, 114(L) x 0.25(W) (for aluminum and brass)||1 pce.||PS-1/8|
|Description||Product number||Specifications (unit = mm)||Quantity per package||Required Spindle unit|
|Square end mill Made of high speed steel||ZHS-100||dia = 1, 3l x 6d x 50L x 2NT||1 pce.||PS-6|
|ZHS-200||dia = 2, 6l x 6d x 50L x 2NT||1 pce.||PS-6|
|ZHS-300||dia = 3, 10l x 6d x 50L x 2NT||1 pce.||PS-6|
|ZHS-400||dia = 4, 12l x 6d x 50L x 2NT||1 pce.||PS-6|
|ZHS-500||dia = 5, 15l x 6d x 55L x 2NT||1 pce.||PS-6|
|ZHS-600||dia = 6, 15l x 6d x 55L x 2NT||1 pce.||PS-6|
|ZHS-3015||dia = 3, 15l x 6d x 50L x 2NT||2 pce.||PS-6|
|Square end mill Made of cemented carbide||ZUS-500||dia = 5, 25l x 5d x 60L x 2NT||1 pce.||PS-5|
|Ball end mill Made of cemented carbide||ZCB-150||R1.5 25rl x 2.4Lc x 65L x 6d x 2NT||1 pce.||PS-6|
|ZCB-200||R2 25rl x 3.2Lc x 70L x 6d x 2NT||1 pce.||PS-6|
|ZCB-300||R3 30rl x 4.8Lc x 80L x 6d x 2NT||1 pce.||PS-6|
Replacement spindle motor
|Product number||Specifications||Quantity per package|
|MM-40||Motor unit, 10 W / DC motor||1 pce.|
|ZW-200||175 (W) x 75 (D) x 38 (H) mm, 10 pcs.|
Safety cover for MDX-15 only
|ZBX-15||550 (W) x 450 (D) x 462 (H) mm (21-11/16”(W) x 17-3/4”(D) x 18-1/4”(H))|
MDX-20 MDX-15 Specifications
ROLAND MDX-20 MDX-15 Specifications
|*The MDX-20/15 includes PS-6 (a spindle unit with a jaw diameter of 6 mm) as standard accessory. The MDX-20/15 for U.S. and Canada includes PS-1/8 instead of PS-6.|
|Tool chuck||6 mm or 1/8 in. tool chuck included|
|Spindle motor||10W (DC motor)|
|Software resolution||0.025 mm/step (0.000984 in./step)|
|Mechanical resolution||0.00625 mm/step (0.000246 in./step)|
|Revolution speed||6,500 rpm|
|Feed rate||0.1 to 15 mm/sec. (0.00393 to 9/16 in./sec.)|
|Acceptable material||Wood, Plaster, Resin (modeling wax, styrenform), Chemical wood|
|Acceptable tool||End mill, 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 — 0.05 to 5.00 mm (0.002 to 0.20 in.)
(settable in steps of 0.05 mm (0.002 in.))
Z-axis direction — 0.025 mm (0.000984 in.)
|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|