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Roland Modela Pro II MDX-540E

Large, Powerful, Ultra High Speed 3D Capable Miller/Router

Roland Modela Pro II MDX-540E - Milling/Routing Machine
Direct TechSoft Design Control
Roland Miller/Routers are the only milling/routing machines to be DIRECTLY CONTROLLED from TechSoft Design V3 (formerly 2D Design V2)

Roland Modela Pro II MDX-540E

Roland Modela Pro II MDX-540E
The MDX-540E is like no other heavy duty CNC milling machine. It has been engineered without compromise to achieve extraordinary levels of smoothness, quietness and speed, to give designers and engineers the ultimate in fast 3D modelling capability.
Model: MDX-540E
Axis Travel: 500 x 400 x 155mm
Max. Machinable: 500 x 400 x 125mm
Maximum Feed Rate: 125mm/sec (7500mm/min)
Maximum Acceleration: 0.2G
Motors (X,Y,Z): AC Servo
Spindle Motor: 400W
Spindle Speed Range: 400-12,000rpm
Resolution: 0.001mm
Interface: USB
Weight (with case): 170kg
Dimensions: 1060(W) x 1100(D) x 978(H)mm

Optional Extras

Self Centering Vice
Self-Centering Vice

3D machining one side of an object is easy, but if the object needs to be machined all round how do you hold it? TechSoft have designed a low cost solution to this problem, a special self-centering vice.

Machine Vice
Machine Vice

A simple to use quick release machine vice, with 100mm jaw width. Very useful for machining thick materials in billet form, such as machining plastic or aluminium, where double sided tape would not be sufficient. Two Tee-slot bars are required to fix the vice to the bed of the MDX-540.

T Slot Bars
Tee-Slot Bars

Flat aluminium bars with a tee-slotted profile, allowing for vices, fixtures, or oddly shaped workpieces to be clamped to the bed directly using the 10mm nuts and bolts.


Rotary 4th Axis
Rotary 4th Axis

The self-centering vice is great, but an even more sophisticated option is available for machining complex 3D objects, the rotary 4th axis. This device is like a mini lathe fitted under the cuttter and capable of rotating an object through a full 360°. It allows fully automatic machining of full 3D objects (metal work pieces are not supported). Software support is via SRP Player supplied free with the machine.

Model: Rotary Unit
Max Billet Size: 180mm dia. by 371mm
Max. Cutting Area: 180mm dia. by 285mm
Max. Revolution: 20rpm
Weight: 6.5kg

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What is a Modela Pro ll MDX-540E?
The MDX-540E is like no other heavy duty CNC milling machine. It has been engineered without compromise to achieve extraordinary levels of smoothness, quietness and speed, to give designers and engineers the ultimate in fast 3D modelling capability. Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) provides the means to produce models at a cost and in materials not possible with other rapid prototyping systems. When you compare the MDX-540E to its “competition” you will find it to be in a class of its own but at a highly competitive price.

Ultimate 3D Capability
Schools and colleges wanting to include large or small scale 3D modelling as a routine activity will find no other machine to do the job as quickly or as accurately as the MDX-540E. It will happily machine plastics, timber, modelling materials and light alloy at impressive speed. Capability can be further enhanced with an optional rotary 4th axis unit, self-centering vice, T-slot bars and machine vice.

Intuitive Control
Control for 2D work is mainly via the familiar output dialog box in 2D Design V2 with the machine’s remote hand controller being used to set basic datums. The machine also has an on-screen Virtual Control Panel mainly for 3D work and for advanced applications including the 4th axis unit. 3D files from SolidWorks, etc., are easily processed through TechSoft Visual Toolpath which is supplied with the machine. Roland’s own 3D post processor, SRP Player, is also supplied with the machine and this will be needed for 4th axis work.

Total Versatility
The machine is supplied with TechSoft’s unique collet system, as well as a standard 6mm collet, so a vast array of tooling options are available. A MDX-540E will, of course, accept files from 2D PCB, VCarve, PhotoVCarve and 3D Engrave. The technology used to make this the ultimate SRP machine also makes it a superb 3-Axis CNC mill for all the basic routing, profiling and engraving work generated in a busy D&T department. The generous 500 x 400mm bed is likely to accept quite ambitious 2.5D projects at KS4 and class-sets of smaller projects at KS3. The MDX-540E is a large, powerful and ultra high speed machine that will prove to be outstandingly versatile in the most demanding of departments.
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Prices (excluding VAT)

Standard MDX-540E Model
Roland Modela Pro II MDX-540E
(inc. TechSoft Inset Pack & Visual Toolpath Software)
Order Code: MP-MP-MDX540E
Modela Pro ll, MDX-540E Standalone Package.
Includes Machine, TechSoft Inset Pk, Visual Toolpath Software, Stand, Self-Centering Vice, Machine Vice, Tee-Slot Bars and Extractor with attachment.
Order Code: MP6-MP-MDX540E
Advanced MDX-540SE Model
As MDX-540E but with super-precision ballscrews to achieve repeat accuracy up to 0.02mm as opposed to the standard 0.05mm. Also has a 80W XYZ-axis drive motor instead of the standard 60W.
Roland Modela Pro II MDX-540SE
(inc. TechSoft Inset Pack & Visual Toolpath Software)
Order Code: MP-MP-MDX540SE
Optional Extras
Optional Stand for MDX-540E
Order Code: RL-MP-540STAND
Optional Rotary 4th Axis for MDX-540E
Order Code: RL-MP-MDX540ROT
Recommended Extras
Self-Centering Vice (inc.TechSoft Inset Pack)
Order Code: RL-ROTO-VICE
Tee-Slot Bars (Pack of 2)
Machine Vice (Quick Release, 100mm jaw)
Order Code: TA-MDX-VICE
Extraction Attachment for MDX-540E
Order Code: RL-MP-540VAC
Numatic Standard Extractor, Single Motor
(Included in TechSoft Workstation TF-WS1-C1)
Recommended Tooling
For details of these packs and other tooling click here
Mixed Tool Pack (General set of tools) (Save £5)
Order Code: TP-MIX-540E
3D Tool Pack (Specialist 3D tools) (Save £7)
(TA-SD6LR-2, TA-SD6LR-4, TA-BN6LR-2, TA-BN6LR-4)
Order Code: TP-3D-540E
PCB Tool Pack (Specialist PCB tools) (Save £5)
Order Code: TP-PCB-540E
Recommended Materials
For details of this pack and our full range of materials click here
Mixed Pre-Cut Materials Pack for MDX-540E (Save £27)
Contains rotary engraving laminate (TAP5-P2); Forex Classic (TAFC5-3-P1, TAFC5-5-P1); PCB engraving laminate (TACB5-5); high density foam (TAFH5-25-6, TAFH5-50-3); modelling board (TAMB5-25-2); machining plastic (TA-MP25-B); sacrificial bed (TC-MDX540-BED); double-sided tape (TA-TAPE)
Order Code: TPM2-MDX540
Recommended Software
TechSoft Design V3More Info
TechSoft PCB V3More Info

* N.B. Extraction only required if cutting fine dust materials e.g., foam, MDF, etc.

What's Included

Z0 Sensor
Z-0 Sensor

The sensor gives an easy and precise way to set Z0.

Free Education Training Pack worth £305
Training Pack

The Training Pack gives you everything you need to get the machine unpacked, assembled and earning its keep in the shortest time possible. We have distilled key information into a series of tutorials that will guide you through setting-up and then a series of projects that illustrate the full potential of the machine for simple 2D profiling, PCB isolation engraving and full 3D modelling. Each pack contains a project CD, a booklet to guide you and a comprehensive selection of tools, collets and materials. This includes TechSoft’s own tooling and collet system to make tool set-up and tool changing a breeze. Completing the Training Pack is not onerous; it will provide a sample set of project ideas - such as the ones shown below - and the confidence to develop your own ideas.

Bookmark Box Keyfob PCB Sample Foam Sample
Includes Tools and Accessories worth £248:

Slot Drill (TA-SD4MP-2); Ball Nosed Cutter (TA-BN4MP-2); Engraving Tool (TA-ECT4MP-40); Tool adaptor (TA-ADAPT1-M4); 6-7mm Collet (TA-COLLET-D67); Locating Rings (2 x TC-M4-LOCRING); Table Spacers (TA-MDX540-SPACER); Hex Tool (TA-HEXTOOL20); USB Cable (CB031); Sacrificial Bed (TC-MDX540-BED); Tape (TA-TAPE)

UK Mainland & Ireland: 1 Year On-Site
Elsewhere: 1 Year Return and Collect