By starting with a solid object and removing unwanted material, Roland’s Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) solutions offer several advantages over 3D printers and other rapid prototyping systems
Lower cost of ownership - with no annual maintenance fees and low cost materials, Roland MDX users save thousands of pounds over the annual cost of other RP systems.
- Wide range of materials – woods, brass, aluminium, ABS, Acetal, Nylon, and plastics
- Smooth surface finish
- Tight tolerances
MDX-40A and MDX-540 series milling machines cost significantly less than 3D printers while producing precision prototypes out of a wider variety of non-proprietary materials. A larger selection of materials makes it easier to create prototypes, including UV resistance, bending strength, surface hardness and electrical conductivity. This is particularly important for biomedical and food processing products, where biocompatibility and chemically inert properties are critical. Roland SRP solutions come with SRP Player, powerful, easy to use CAM software that delivers the speed, tight tolerances and exceptionally smooth surface finishes required for prototyping and customised rapid manufacturing applications.