Desktop Mill For Rapid Prototyping

March 17, 2005
A Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) system, MDX-40, produces prototypes from a wide variety of nonproprietary materials with greater precision and better surface finish than other methods.

A toolchanger for the MDX-40 lets the machine work for longer periods unattended. A rotary axis adds additional capability.

The unit can mill a wide range of low-cost materials including ABS, Delrin, nylon, and tooling board. This lets engineers create functional prototypes to determine how well products will actually work. Handled by market focus groups, these prototypes must perform like the final manufactured product and survive a barrage of physical tests, including thermal and structural trials. For example, toothbrush prototypes undergo in-vivo testing for hand fit, brush reach, and handle deflection. Price: $10,995.

Roland DGA Corp.,
15271 Barranca Pkwy.,
Irvine, CA 92618,
(949) 727-2100,


Sponsored Recommendations

From concept to consumption: Optimizing success in food and beverage

April 9, 2024
Identifying opportunities and solutions for plant floor optimization has never been easier. Download our visual guide to quickly and efficiently pinpoint areas for operational...

A closer look at modern design considerations for food and beverage

April 9, 2024
With new and changing safety and hygiene regulations at top of mind, its easy to understand how other crucial aspects of machine design can get pushed aside. Our whitepaper explores...

Cybersecurity and the Medical Manufacturing Industry

April 9, 2024
Learn about medical manufacturing cybersecurity risks, costs, and threats as well as effective cybersecurity strategies and essential solutions.

Condition Monitoring for Energy and Utilities Assets

April 9, 2024
Condition monitoring is an essential element of asset management in the energy and utilities industry. The American oil and gas, water and wastewater, and electrical grid sectors...

Voice your opinion!

To join the conversation, and become an exclusive member of Machine Design, create an account today!