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Roland MDX-540 SRP System
  • SRP® Technology:
    • Creates the most accurate prototypes for complex snap-fits
    • Creates prototypes for functional testing and proves part manufacturability
    • Handles a wide variety of materials and generates a smooth surface finish
  • 400W DC brushless motor with increased torque for fast, accurate prototypes
  • Bundled, user-friendly CAM Software
  • Handheld controller and virtual control panel make set up fast and easy
  • Specialty MDX-540S and MDX-540SA models available for enhanced precision and repeat accuracy
  • Optional 4th rotary axis and automatic tool changer
  • Maximum 19.68" x 15.74" x 6.10" XYZ-Axis Travel

Roland MDX-540 is one of the fastest and most accurate rapid prototyping systems on the market. And its price tag is less than half of most additive systems. The desktop device comes complete with powerful CAM software, making it easy to quickly produce everything from functional and snap-fit prototypes to light metal molds and custom jewelry.

1. SRP® Technology

SRP® (Subtractive Rapid Prototyping) - starting with a solid object and removing unwanted material - has several advantages over traditional additive rapid prototyping. SRP devices cost significantly less while producing prototypes out of a wider variety of non-proprietary materials with greater precision and better surface finish.

2. Functional Prototypes

The MDX-540 mills a wide variety of nonproprietary materials and popular engineered plastics such as ABS, Delrin, and nylon. Compared to additive RP systems, the desktop device produces functional prototypes that are better for structural, thermal, and electrical testing. Plus, MDX-540 parts meet a host of FDA and other government regulations.

The MDX-540 functional prototypes actually work. Handled by market focus groups, these prototypes must perform like the final manufactured product and survive a barrage of physical tests, including thermal and structural trials. For example, toothbrush prototypes undergo in-vivo testing for hand fit, brush reach and handle deflection. The MDX-540 can also mill non-ferrous prototypes and molds made of aluminum, brass and copper. This lets design engineers create metal molds for rapid injection molding and EDM electrodes for production tooling.

3. 4-th Rotary Axis

With its 4th rotary axis, the MDX-540 performs both unattended two- and four-sided milling. When one side is completed, the part is automatically rotated until all four sides have been milled. This saves engineers the time and reduces errors associated with rotating objects by hand.

4. Automatic Tool Changer

The Roland Automatic Tool Changer (ATC) further reduces the time and cost associated with product development. From roughing to finishing, this optional accessory enables the MDX-540 to mill prototypes completely unattended. It automatically changes up to four preset tools of different sizes. The ATC comes with an air-activated, high-precision spindle.

3. High Precision

he MDX-540’s hi-precision spindle decreases vibration within the unit and produces extremely accurate models. It creates the most accurate prototypes for complex snap-fits. With ISO15448 standard collets, the MDX-540 also generates a smooth surface finish that requires little to no post finishing work.

5. Speedy Production

Roland SRP devices can mill parts in an average time of just over four hours. According to Todd Grimm’s independent study of RP systems, the SRP process saves time by producing parts that are smooth and precise right off the machine. Additive systems, on the other hand, typically require time-consuming post finishing processes.

5. Bundled CAM Software

MDX-540 comes bundled with toolpath generation and simulation software - SRP Player CAM. This powerful and easy-to-use CAM software supports continuous 4th axis milling for producing a silky-smooth surface finish. The software accepts IGES, DXF and STL files.










Brochure (PDF, 690 KB)                  Price: $20,995 - $36,995 (lease available)

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The best way to learn about MDX-540 is to attend our free training seminar "Rapid Prototyping with Roland CNC Mills"