Roland MDX-50

Roland MDX50

MODELA MDX-50 Benchtop Milling Machine

Automatic 3D milling of parts and prototypes for users of all abilities

The MDX-50 benchtop CNC mill combines precise, automated milling and unmatched ease-of-use. An ideal solution for short-runs and prototypes, the MDX-50 reduces operation time and simplifies production so users of all abilities can mill functional parts with incredible quality on a wide range of materials.

  • Mill plastic foam, ABS, POM, modeling wax, plywood, hardwood, etc.
  • 5-station Automatic Tool Changer for continuous operation
  • Expanded machining area 15.8” (X) x 12” (Y) x 5.3” (Z)
  • Bundled with user-friendly CAM software
  • Optional rotary axis with self-centering headstock and tailstock workpiece clamps
MDX-50 Milling Machine
When it comes to comparing the MODELA MDX-50 to competitive milling machines, there’s no contest – the MDX-50 is the clear choice. Roland’s next-generation mill offers a host of hardware and software features that other mills simply can’t match, including the following:
  • The MDX-50 comes standard with SRP-Player CAM software
  • Unlimited loading onto student computers with no site license requirements
  • V-panel virtual machine controller software interface
  • Built in front control panel
  • MDX-50 is a self-enclosed CNC SRP machine with built in safety interlocks that protect the operator from all moving parts of the machine
  • Built in multi color-coded LED lighting system that indicates the machine status at all times
  • Standard built in automatic tool changer with 6 tool capacity
  • Built in chip collection drawer with safety interlock
  • Automatic Z,0 and tool length sensing system
  • Supports G-code and RML command languages
  • Optional integrated rotary 4th axis
In addition to going over the selling points listed above, make sure prospective customers are aware of the advantages of Roland SRP Player. This innovative CAM software interface is not offered by other CNC mill manufacturers. It’s unique in that it permits the importation of STL, IGES or DFX data, which is then post processed into the CNC machine instructions that drive the MDX-50.
Thanks to this SRP software, MDX-50 operators don’t need to have the extensive CAM knowledge that’s required to run other brands of CNC machines. Roland SRP Player has an abbreviated 5-step wizard that asks simple questions in plain English. Once the operator answers these questions, the SRP machine begins milling the model without further human intervention.
Roland MDX-50

Precision Milling on a Wide Range of Materials

The following items are just some of the materials that can be milled with the MDX-50 benchtop CNC mill:
ABSPlastic FoamPlywood
POMModeling WaxHardwood
NylonPVCAcetal

Mill Fine Details and Smooth Finishes

With an improved drive system, machine rigidity and enhanced drive mechanics, the MDX-50 mills incredibly smooth and accurate prototypes for testing structure, function, and assembly with other parts. A machining area of 15.8”(400mm) (X) x 12”(305mm) (Y) x 5.3”(135mm) (Z) supports production of large single objects or batch production of smaller multiple parts.

Free Your Time

The automated features of the MDX-50 enables users to mill with speed and confidence. Combine the 5-station ATC and optional rotary axis unit for the most automated and precise operation:
  • Auto-sensing function corrects the tool length to ensure milling accuracy for every job
  • Optional rotary axis for effortless production of complex surfaces:
    • Includes a wide, self-centering headstock and tailstock workpiece clamps
    • Auto-rotates materials from 0-to-360 degrees
    • Indexes for 2-sided, 4-sided and custom angles

Included Software for Experts and Beginners

srpplayer

SRP Player CAM

The popular in Industry and Education software has been updated to match the advanced functions of the MDX-50. Milling settings can be configured in five simple steps, making operation straightforward even for those new to milling.

ClickMill

ClickMill Software provides direct control of the MDX-50 for surfacing, drilling holes, cutting pockets and other finishing processes, all without having to access CAD or CAM software.

G Code Support

The MDX-50 supports G-code NC programming language, making it well suited for both professional and educational applications.
vpanel

Virtual Control Panel (VPanel)

VPanel serves as a computer-based virtual control panel with all of the functionality of the physical on-board control panel, as well as tool life management and e-mail alerts.
MODEL MDX-50
Acceptable materials* Resins such as chemical wood and modeling wax (metal not supported)
Operating range X: 15.80in (400mm)
Y: 12.00in (305mm)
Z: 5.315in (135mm)
Table size X: 15.80in (400mm)
Y: 12.00in (305mm)
Z: 5.315in (135mm)
Operating range W: 15.80in (400mm)
D: 12.00in (305mm)
Loadable workpiece size X: 15.80in (400mm)
Y: 12.00in (305mm)
Z: 3.90in (100mm)
Axis drive Stepper Motor
Feed rate XY: 0.3in to 141.7 in/min (7 to 3600mm/min)
Z: 0.3 to 118.1 in/min (7 to 3000 mm/min)
Software resolution RML-1: 0.001 mm/step NC code: 0.001 mm/step
Mechanical resolution 0.01 mm/step
(0.39 mil/step; half step)
Spindle motor Brushless DC motor
Spindle rotation speed 4500 ~ 15000 rpm
Tool chuck Collet
Tool Change Method AutomaticTool Changer (ATC)
ATC Magazine Capacity 5 Tools + 1 Detection pin (6 Position Capacity)
Tool Shank Diameter 0.250in, 0.125in
(6.35, 3.175mm)
Operating noise During operation
Dust box dimmensions During operation
Operating noise 23.62 x 27.65 x 3.74in (600 x 700 x 95mm)
Interface USB
Power requirements (VAC/A) AC 100 to 240 V ±10%, 50/60 Hz, 1.2 A (Overvoltage Category: II, IEC 60664-1)
Power consumption (W) ≈ 95W
Acoustic noise level (dB) No-load operation:
Standby:
60 dB (A) or less
45 dB (A) or less
External Dimensions (Width X Depth x Height) 29.92 × 35.43 × 28.82 in (760 × 900 × 732 mm )
Weight 269lb (122kg)
Acoustic noise level (dB) Indoor use at altitudes
Temperature
Humidity
Ambient pollution degree
Short-term temporary overvoltage
Long-term temporary overvoltage
Up to 6500ft (2000 m)
41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C)
35 to 80%RH (no condensation)
2 (as specified by IEC 60664-1)
1440 V
490 V
Included items Power cord, USB cable, manual, Roland DG Software Package CD, detection
pin, hexagonal screwdriver, hexagonal wrench, wrench, tool holder, tool
positioner, Z0 sensor
High Precision Results
SCP Smooth Curvature Printing for superior surface finish
Resolution 5000 X 5000 dots/inch (197 X 197 dots/mm) in X, Y 8000 dots/inch (315 dots/mm) in Z
Accuracy ± 0.0010 inch/inch (±25.4µ/25.4mm) along each axis X, Y and Z
Layer Thickness User selectable through variable slider
Surface Finish Layer thickness dependant, up to 32 micro-inches (RMS)
Office Environmental Compatibility
Desktop Size 21.4” W X 18”D X 16” H (558mm X 495mm X 419 mm)
Weight 75 lbs. weight (34 kg)
Build Envelope 6” X 6” X 2” (152.4 X 152.4 X 50.8 mm) X, Y, Z Consistent results over entire 6 inch x 6 inch (152.4mmx152.4mm) area
Power Requirements 90-250-v, 10A @ 230v max consumption
Ambient Operating Temp Recommend 60° to 80° F (16° to 27° C) at a 40% to 60% range of humidity
Equipment Interface PC to printer connectivity Hi-Speed USB 2.0
Materials
3Z™Model Model material formulated for clean burnout to produce 100% castings
3Z™Support Sacrificial material generated automatically for each job, and later dissolved away for a labor-saving, hands-free operation.
Dewax Liquid solution used to dissolve sacrificial material
Optional ZCL-50A Rotary Axis Unit
Operating range X: 14.29 in (363mm) - Machine Coordinates 1.46 to 15.75 in (37 to 400 mm)
Y: 12.01 in (305 mm)
Z: 4.92 in (125 mm)
A: A: ±2146680° (approximately ±5963 rotations)
Loadable workpiece size 4.72 in (120mm) - 2.36 in (60mm) maximum radius from center of rotation
Loadable workpiece length 14.96 in (380mm)
Workpiece clamp thickness 0.39 to 2.56 in (10 to 65mm) or 0.79 to 2.68 in (20 to 68mm) Diameter
A axis motor Stepper Motor
Mechanical Resolution 0.0225°/step (half step)
Loadable workpiece length 14.96 in (380mm)
Dimensions (Width X Depth x Height) 22.76 × 7.48 × 5.04 in (578 × 190 × 128 mm)
Weight 15.43 lb (7kg)
Included Items Detection bar, cap screws, user's manual
System Requirements
OS Windows 10, 8.1, 7 (32- or 64-bit version)*1,*2,*3
CPU Minimum required CPU for the operating system
Memory Minimum amount of required RAM for the operating system
Optical drive CD-ROM drive
Video card and monitor A display with at least 16-bit color and a resolution of 1024 × 768 or more is recommended.

(*1) This software is a 32-bit application and therefore runs in WOW64 (Windows-On-Windows 64) when running on 64-bit versions of Windows operating systems.
(*2) Internet Explorer 8.0 or later is required.
(*3) Operations have not been verified in virtual Windows environments such as Hyper-V and Virtual PC.