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