MODELA MDX-50

Automated 3D milling right from your benchtop.

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

Superior Reliability and Support
The MDX-50 represents the most reliable technology backed by unmatched customer service and technical support, and comes with a comprehensive one-year manufacturer’s warranty.
Roland DG's international ISO certifications are your assurance of our commitment to quality products and service.

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XYZ Operating Range

15.80 x 12.00 x 5.315 in
(400 x 305 x 135 mm)

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)

Spindle rotation speed

4500 – 15000 rpm

DGSHAPE By Roland MDX-50 CNC Mill

Dimensions (WDH)

29.92 × 35.43 × 28.82 in
(760 × 900 × 732 mm )
269lb (122kg)

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

Full Technical Specifications Below

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Automatic Tool Changer

The MDX-50 increases performance with an expanded machining area and increased operating speeds, while reducing production time with faster job processing and a 5-station Automatic Tool Changer for continuous operation without stopping to change milling tools.

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.

Operator-Friendly Control and Software

Become a 3D milling expert almost immediately with the MDX-50’s simple yet powerful built-in control panel and virtual control panel (VPanel), and bundled SRP Player CAM software that’s easy-to-use and simplifies operation.

With the control panel at the front of the unit, almost all operations can be completed from the unit itself without having to go back to a PC. The VPanel interface operates seamlessly with the MDX-50 and allows users to make changes to spindle rotation or speed during operation.


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

Other Distinguishing Features

  • Advanced drive system supports dimensional stability
  • Large machining area plus enhanced machine rigidity and drive mechanics
  • Optional Rotary Axis with self-centering headstock and tailstock workpiece clamps
  • Simple-to-load tools and automatic machine calibration
  • Requires no special electrical set-up and needs no additional air compressor
  • Multi color-coded LED status light notifications and email notifications inform users of machine status
  • Built-in debris collection drawer with rail guided safety door for safe and clean production
  • Ideal for use in studio and educational environments

Included Software for Experts and Beginners

SRP Player CAMsrp player

From design to mill in three simple steps. Roland’s MDX rapid prototyping machines come complete with SRP Player Software to prepare your CAD model for RP manufacturing with no programming skills required.

Step 1 – Design
Design your 3D CAD model and export it as an .STL, .DXF, .3DM, or .IGS/.IGES file.
Step 2 – Import
Open the file in Roland SRP Player software and simply use the five-step wizard to process the data for your Roland MDX rapid prototyping machine. You don’t have to worry about feeds and speeds, cut depth, surface selection or G-Code programming: SRP Player does it all for you!
Step 3 – Mill
SRP Player automatically generates machine tool paths and a finished preview. Just click Send to Machine to mill a prototype with smooth surfaces and tight tolerances from your choice of material.

ClickMillroland clickmill

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

G Code Supportroland cnc g-code support

Each CNC Mill supports the G-code NC programming language, making it well suited for both professional and educational applications.

Virtual Control Panel (VPanel)mdx-50

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.


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Precision Milling on a Wide Range of Materials
MODELA MDX-50 Benchtop CNC Mill
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
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 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 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