MODELA MDX-540

Professional 3D milling of snap-fit parts, prototypes, light metal molds and more

MODELA MDX-540, MDX-540A, MDX-540S, MDX-540SA

  • Mill plastic foam, ABS, POM, hardwood, non-ferrous metals, etc.
  • 4-axis, unattended milling
  • Generates a smooth surface finish
  • G-code compatible
  • Max. work area 12" (X) by 12" (Y) by 4.1" (Z) without rotary axis
  • Optional rotary axis available

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.

Superior Reliability and Support
The MDX-540 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.

Choose the Right MDX-540 Model

All MDX-540 models deliver superior performance with a combination of Digital AC Servo motors and Feed Forward Processing commonly used in larger, more expensive machines. In addition to the base-model MDX-540, you can choose from the following options:

XYZ-Axis Travel

19.6in x 15.7in x 6.1in
(500mm x 400mm x 155mm)

Operating speed

Maximum 295ipm
(7.5m/min)

Positioning Accuracy

+/-0.004″/12″(+/-0.1mm/300mm)
under no-load conditions

Repeat Accuracy

+/-0.0019″(+/-0.05mm)
under no-load conditions

Dimensions (WxDxH)

29.3 x 37.6 x 33.8Z”
(745 x 955 x 858mm)
225lb (102kg)

Loadable Workpiece Weight/Size

7.0″ Diameter x 14.6″ Length (177.8mm Diameter x 370.8mm Length)
0.2G: maximum 26lb (12kg), 0.1G: 44lb (20kg), 0.05G: 44lb (20kg)

Spindle Speed

400 to 12,000 rpm; 400 to 3,000 rpm
for positioning and centering

Full Technical Specifications Below

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Make Prototypes with Fir 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.

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 requires little to no post finishing work.

Configure your machine to fit your needs

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.

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.

Precision Milling on a Wide Range of Materials

MODELA MDX-540 Benchtop CNC Mill
As a subtractive instead of additive 3D machine, the MDX-540 Rapid Prototype Machine can be used to produce functional prototypes and proof of concept testing for industrial and commercial release. Used extensively by engineers, these mills support a variety of non-proprietary materials that include ABS, nylon, hardwood, plywood, FDA approved resins, non-ferrous metals and much more.

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.


SOLIDWORKS CAM
CAMWorks

Don’t Be Limited by Materials

As a subtractive instead of 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
MODEL MDX-540 MDX-540S MDX-540A MDX-540SA
Usable Materials Plastic, resin, wood and non-ferrous metals
XYZ-Axis Travel 19.6(X) x 15.7(Y) x 6.1″(Z)[500 (X) x 400 (Y) x 155 mm (Z)] 15.7(X) x 15.7(Y) x 6.1″(Z)[400 (X) x 400 (Y) x 155 mm (Z)]
Loadable workpiece size with optional rotary axis (ZCL-540) * 7.0” Diameter x 14.6” Length [177.8mm Diameter x 370.8mm Length]
Actual milling area is smaller
7.0” Diameter x 14.6” Length [177.8mm Diameter x 370.8mm Length]
Actual milling area is smaller
Distance From Spindle Nose to Table Maximum 10″ (254mm)
Table Size 21.7(W) x 16.5″(D) [550(W) x 420mm (D)]
Loadable workpiece weight At acceleration of 0.2G: maximum 26lb (12kg), 0.1G: 44lb (20kg), 0.05G: 44lb (20kg)
XYZ-axis drive system AC servo motor, 60W AC servo motor, 80W AC servo motor, 60W AC servo motor, 80W
Operating speed Maximum 295ipm (7.5m/min)
Acceleration 0.2G, 0.1G, 0.05G
Software resolution RML-1 mode: 0.0004″(0.01mm ), NC-code mode: 0.00004″ (0.001mm)
Mechanical resolution 0.00004” (0.001mm)
Positioning accuracy +/-0.004″/12″(+/-0.1mm/300mm), under no-load conditions
Repeat accuracy +/-0.0019″(+/-0.05mm), under no-load conditions +/-0.0008″(+/-0.02mm), under no-load conditions +/-0.0019″(+/-0.05mm), under no-load conditions +/-0.0008″(+/-0.02mm), under no-load conditions
Origin reproducibility (when the power is switched on/off) +/-0.0019″ (+/-0.05mm) +/-0.0008″ (+/-0.02m) +/-0.0019″ (+/-0.05mm) +/-0.0008″ (+/-0.02m)
Spindle motor DC brushless motor, maximum 400W
Spindle speed 400 to 12,000 rpm; 400 to 3,000 rpm for positioning and centering
Tool chuck Collet method, maximum tool diameter: 0.4″ (10mm) Tool holder format, Taper shank: JBS4002 15T
Control command sets RML-1 and NC codes
Interface USB (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.1)
Power supply 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)
Power consumption Approx. 700W
Acoustic noise level During operation (no cutting): 65dB (A) or less, during standby: 40dB (A) or less (according to ISO 7779)
Dimensions Width x depth x height: 29.3 x 37.6 x 33.8Z” (745 x 955 x 858mm) Width x depth x height: 30.1 x 37.6 x 33.8Z” (765 x 955 x 858mm) Width x depth x height: 29.3 x 37.6 x 33.8″ (745 x 955 x 858mm) Width x depth x height: 30.1 x 37.6 x 33.8″ (765 x 955 x 858mm)
Weight 225lb (102kg) 249lb (109kg)
Operating temperature 41 to 104F (5 to 40C)
Operating humidity 35 to 80% (no condensation)
Included items 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 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, NC Code Reference Manual, and Automatic Tool Changer (Refer to the ZAT-540 specs below.)