MDX-540 3D milling machines are some of the fastest, most accurate, and accessible devices on the market, ideal for producing everything from functional and snap-fit parts and prototypes to light metal molds and custom jewelry. Available in standard and enhanced models, MDX-540 benchtop milling machines offer advanced CNC milling at an affordable price.
Don't Be Limited by Materials
As a subtractive instead of an additive 3D machine, the MDX-540 Rapid Prototype Machine supports a variety of non-proprietary materials that include ABS, nylon, hardwood, plywood, FDA approved resins, non-ferrous metals and much more. The following items are just some of the prototypes and applications that are possible with this versatile device:
- Snap-fit parts
- Molds for casting
- Toys and games
- Product prototypes jewelry and accessories
- Furnishings and decorations
- Electrical parts and casings
- Relief signs and graphics
Make Prototypes with Fit and Function
The MDX-540 Rapid Prototype Machine can be used to produce functional prototypes and proof of concept testing for industrial and commercial release, such as thermal and structural trials. Used extensively by engineers, the MDX-540 is ideal for creating aluminum, brass and copper molds for rapid injection molding and EDM electrodes for production tooling. Plus, MDX-540 parts meet a host of FDA and other government regulations.
SRP Player CAM Software
Designed for use by design professionals as well as students and novices SRP Player allows MDX users to simply open a 3D file, click through the step-by-step interface, then hit the “print” button to send designs to the MDX-540. SRP Player automates the prototyping process and generates tool paths with high speed and precision, also offering 3D scaling, support for 4-axis milling and simulation of finished 3D parts.
The MDX-540 also supports G-code NC programming language, making it well suited for both professional and educational applications.
Mill Fast and Smooth for Minimal Finishing
MDX-540 devices use high-speed, high-precision 400W spindles that decrease vibration within the unit and produce accurate prototypes for complex fits. With ISO15448 standard collets, the MDX-540 mills' smooth surfaces that require little to no post finishing work.
Stay In-Control with a Hand-Held Controller and Virtual Control Panel
The Handy Panel hand-held controller can be extended from the MDX, allowing you to control the machine from a distance, while the Virtual Control Panel lets you control the MDX-540 directly from your PC. Both options simplify setup and operation by allowing you to change spindle speed and select other options from a convenient location.
Your Machine, Your Configuration
The MDX-540 gives you the freedom to configure your system exactly the way you want with additional safety covers and a range of collets to work with industry standard tooling. Additions include a time and error-saving Rotary Axis to allow users to rotate an object until all four sides have been milled, and an Automatic Tool Changer that changes up to four preset tools of different sizes with an air-activated, high-precision spindle.
Plastic, resin, wood, and non-ferrous metals.
19.6 (X) x 15.7 (Y) x 6.1" (Z) [500 (X) x 400 (Y) x 155 mm (Z)]
7.0” Diameter x 14.6” Length [177.8mm Diameter x 370.8mm Length] Actual milling area is smaller
Maximum 10" (254mm)
21.7(W) x 16.5"(D) [550(W) x 420mm (D)]
At acceleration of 0.2G: maximum 26lb (12kg), 0.1G: 44lb (20kg), 0.05G: 44lb (20kg)
AC Servo Motor, 60W
Maximum 295ipm (7.5m/min)
0.2G, 0.1G, 0.05G
RML-1 mode: 0.0004"(0.01mm ), NC-code mode: 0.00004" (0.001mm)
+/-0.004"/12"(+/-0.1mm/300mm), under no-load conditions
+/-0.0019"(+/-0.05mm), under no-load conditions
DC Brushless Motor, Maximum: 400W
400 to 12,000 rpm; 400 to 3,000 rpm for positioning and centering
Collet Method, Maximum Tool Diameter: 0.4" (10mm)
RML-1 and NC codes
USB (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.1)
Voltage and Frequency: AC 100 to 120 V/220 to 240 V +/-10%, 50/60 Hz Required Power Capacity: 7A (100 to 120V)/4A (220 to 240V)
During Operation (no cutting): 65dB (A) or less, During Standby: 40dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)
Width x Depth x Height: 29.3 x 37.6 x 33.8" (745 x 955 x 858mm)
41 to 104F (5 to 40C)
35 to 80% (no condensation)
Handy panel, power cord, tool sensor, sensor cable, nut, nut wrench, wrench, hexagonal wrenches, Roland Software CD-ROM, SRP Player CD-ROM, User's Manual, Roland Software Guide, SRP Player Installation and Setup Guide, and NC Code Reference Manual
Other Necessary Equipment
Compressed Air Supply Source (Compressor)
Compressed air is necessary for this machine if you purchase the ZAT-540 Automatic Tool Changer. You also need to prepare an air hose to connect the compressor with the regulator.
Make sure to get a compressor that meets the following conditions:
- Control Pressure: Between 0.7 and 1.0 MPa
- Air Capacity: 50 L/min or more (for one machine)
- Oil-Free Type: (To prevent contamination of the compressed air by foreign material.)
- Dryer-Equipped: (To prevent moist air that can cause rust.)
- Air Hose: (1) connects the compressor to the regulator.
The air hose must meet the following conditions:
- Hose Outer Diameter: 10 mm (polyurethane resin tube)
For more information, contact an authorized DGSHAPE Distributor near you.