MDX-50

Simply Advanced

Automated 3D milling right from your benchtop.

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MDX-50 Camera Parts

Overview

Fully automated, high-precision 3D milling machine. 

In today’s ever-changing environment, new product designs need to be produced faster. The MODELA MDX-50 is a fully automated, high-precision 3D milling machine ideal for fabricating design and working models, and in-house parts and jigs. With the included Automatic Tool Changer and CAM software as standard and an optional rotary axis unit, the MODELA MDX-50 is capable of drastically reducing milling time and effort, and delivering true innovation to the design process.

Features

Precise, automated milling, and unmatched ease-of-use.

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:

  • ABS
  • POM
  • Nylon Plastic Foam
  • Modeling Wax
  • PVC Plywood
  • Hardwood
  • Acetal
MDX-50 Wide Range of Materials

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.

MDX-50 Mill Fine Details and Smooth Finishes

Free Your Time

The automated features of the MDX-50 enable 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.
MDX-50 Automatic Tool Changer

Machine Design

Simplified Machine Set-Up

The MDX-50 reduces the time and effort of machine set-up with an expanded work area, inner-machine lighting for clear visibility, and an included tool adaptor that enables instant installation of ATC tools - requiring no wrench or additional tools. 

Built-in Control Panel

With a built-in control panel at the front of the unit, almost all operations can be completed from the unit itself. Users can perform operating functions and view the current job status without needing to constantly check their PC. 

Safe, Clean, and Convenient Production

The MDX-50 is designed for use in studio and educational environments. A newly improved door ensures extra-safe operation while waste is contained in a built-in debris collection drawer. 

MDX-50 Dust Tray

Included Software for Experts and Beginners

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.

Virtual Control Panel (Vpanel)

Vpanel serves as a computer-based virtual panel with all of the functionality of the physical on-board control panel, as well as tool life management and e-mail alerts. 

MDX-50 Included Software
Specifications
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

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

Automatic Tool 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 dimensions

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: 60 dB (A) or less  Standby: 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)

Installation environment

Indoor Use at Altitudes: Up to 6500ft (2000 m) Temperature: 41 to 104°F (5 to 40°C) Humidity: 35 to 80%RH (no condensation) Ambient Pollution Degree: 2 (as specified by IEC 60664-1) Short-Term Temporary Overvoltage: 1440 V Long-Term Temporary Overvoltage: 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

System Requirements - OS

Windows 10, 8.1, 7 (32- or 64-bit version)*1,*2,*3

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - CPU

Minimum required CPU for the operating system.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - MEMORY

Minimum amount of required RAM for the operating system.

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - OPTICAL DRIVE

CD-ROM drive

SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS - Video card and monitor

A display with at least 16-bit color and a resolution of 1024 × 768 or more is recommended.