MODELA MDX-50 is a benchtop CNC milling machine by Roland DG. It is a fully-automated, enclosed device, which provides simple and clean production. Its sturdy case provides high rigidity and accuracy. Widely adopted for rapid prototyping and short-run production, it works accurately always delivering precision milling. Its extreme usability and ease-of-use make it perfect for both experts and newbies.
The CNC machine mills at a consistent speed as fast as 15,000 rpm within a large operating range of 15.8 x 12 x 5.3 inches. Among its automated features, you can find the automatic machine calibration and the 5-station automatic tool changer. This convenient system independently replaces the milling tools while operating, providing an uninterrupted workflow and faster production times. The mill machine includes an integrated debris collection drawer with rail-guided safety doors. It features an integrated, operator-friendly control panel and a virtual controller. It comes bundled with two user-friendly software, SRP Player CAM and ClickMill.
Its simple functioning makes it ideal for both professional and educational uses. Read the review and see some examples of what MODELA MDX-50 can do.
One user tested the machine by milling a human face. Look how well-detailed it is.
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Another maker created a series of hooks. They show a clear-cut finishing and fine details.
MODELA MDX-50 is a CNC milling machine. It is capable of milling functional parts with an engineering-grade quality on a variety of resins and chemical waxes. It employs an auto-sensing system able to adjust the tool length providing high milling precision.
It is equipped with a stepper motor and a brushless DC spindle motor with a rotation speed range of 4,500 to 15,000 rpm. Thus, it provides smooth operation even at high rotating speeds.
It can be upgraded by attaching an optional, proprietary rotary axis, which includes self-centering headstock and tailstock workpiece clamps. The additional axis is optimized for milling complex parts. It automatically rotates the workpieces 360 degrees.
The MODELA MDX-50 can mill ABS, POM, nylon, plastic foam, modeling wax, PVC, wood composites, plywood, hardwood, acetal, and other materials.
For example, the below-pictured workpieces are made of Corian.
The work area is 15.8 x 12 x 5.3 inches (400 x 305 x 135 mm). It lets you process small-to-medium workpieces within a maximum size of 15.8 x 12 x 3.9 (400mmx 305 x 100mm). It also enables batch production of multiple items.
The CNC machine features an integrated control panel for direct, standalone operation. It also includes VPanel, a virtual control panel that provides all the functionalities available on the physical controller plus other quality-of-life features. It includes a smart email notification system for constant updates about the machine status.
The machine supports G-code NC programming language. This makes it ideal for professional and educational use. It features multi color LED status light notifications.
MODELA MDX-50 includes two useful programs, SRP Player Cam and ClickMill. The former is simple to configure and use. It allows milling in just five steps. Also, it provides an on-screen job preview for checking and approving the cutting path. The latter gives you full control over the mill machine for surfacing works, including cutting pockets, drilling, rounding edges, and more. It works independently, without the need for a CAD or CAM software.
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MODELA MDX-50 comes in two shades of gray with a transparent cover on the front. Its stylish look makes it ideal for design labs, makerspaces, and educational environments.
The machine dimensions are 29.92 × 35.43 × 28.82 inches (760 × 900 × 732 mm). It weighs 269 lb (122 kg).
The price of the MODELA MDX-50 is $8,995.00, which is reasonable considering its smart functionality and high usability.