Functional prototypes

Make prototypes and models with the Roland milling machines

Prototyping is an essential phase in the development of a product. Prototypes allow designers to see and feel the results of their work. Designers can inspect the object on all sides and evaluate features that can’t be assessed on screen like actual size, movement and finishing. Moreover, prototypes are important means of communication between designers and their clients.

Roland DG’s MODELA series of milling machines allows you to produce functional prototypes in a fast and easy manner. Therefore, you can use the material of your choice. Popular materials are: ABS, POM and polyurethane. The MDX-540 is even suited for milling aluminium and brass. Applications don’t only include prototypes; you can also produce small series of parts, moulds and jigs.

The SRP technology

SRP is the abbreviation of Subtractive Rapid Prototyping. This technique produces prototypes by milling a block of material into a certain shape. By contrast, additive systems produce models by layering a laminating agent. SRP has several advantages over additive systems: lower costs, support for a wider variety of materials and the possibility to produce beautiful finishes with smooth, curved surfaces.

The advantages of the MODELA milling machines for your company

Both the MODELA’s purchase price and the running costs are low. Moreover, you keep your ideas confidential and you save a lot of time and money since you don’t have to outsource the production of prototypes. The machines are easy to use and the quality of the prototypes is high.

The machines come with user-friendly CAM software. Even novices can achieve professional results without previous experience or special skills.

Perfect for schools and training centres

Roland DG is known for the simplicity and ease-of-use of its machines and software. This makes the MODELA milling machines perfectly suited for schools and training centres. Students quickly learn the tricks of the trade.

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