Milling Machines - Modela MDX 15/20

Seeing your ideas take shape has always been the dream of the 3D designer. Today's powerful, lower-cost CAD workstations and software help make this dream a reality as never before. The reality is, however, it can still take days or weeks to go from a CAD drawing to having a part, mold, or prototype. But not any longer. Now Roland's MDX-20 and MDX-15 put you in control with the power of 3D scanning and milling on your desktop.

Easy-to-use and compatible with many popular 3D CAD software programs, the MDX-20/15 is an affordable, all-in-one scanning and milling device, perfect for a variety of product design tasks, from model and jewelry making to molds, rapid prototyping, small lot production and package design. Use it to test and modify your designs, reducing errors, time and cost.


Max operation area :
203.2 mm (X) x 152.4 mm (Y) x 60.5 mm (Z)
Max operation area :
152.4 mm (X) x 101.6 mm (Y) x 60.5 mm (Z)


The MDX-20/15's stylish good looks and compact size make it an attractive addition to your desktop. Yet, it is also a very powerful performer, one that is surprisingly easy to use, even for first time users. Just plug it in to your computer as you would a desktop printer with an RS-232C cable. By following the simple instructions included in PDF format, even a beginner can be scanning and milling in minutes.
MDX-20 Maximum work area:
203.2mm(X) x 152.4mm (Y) x 60.5mm (Z)
8 in. (X) x 6 in. (Y) x 2-3/8 in. (Z)
MDX-15 Maximum work area:
152.4 mm (X) x 101.6 mm (Y) x 60.5 mm (Z)
6 in. (X) x 4 in. (Y) x 2-3/8 in. (Z)
Adding to its functionality, the MDX-20/15 works with a variety of popular 3D CAD and computer graphics software programs, including SolidWorks®, Rhinoceros®, VectorWorks®, LightWave®, VisualMill and 3d Studio Max®, allowing you to design in the program you're most comfortable with.
The MDX-20/15 is the culmination of over ten years of innovative product development in scanning and milling by Roland engineers. Utilizing innovative Roland Active Piezo Sensor (R.A.P.S.) technology, the MDX-20/15 is a precision 3D scanner, capable of scanning objects at 4 to 15 mm per second with a resolution of up to 0.05 mm (0.002"). Selecting the sensor unit with the spindle turns the MDX-20/15 into a powerful CNC mill capable of cutting light metals, including aluminum and brass.




XY table size

220 (X) x 160 (Y) mm ( 8-5/8 x 6-1/4 in.)

170 (X) x 110 (Y) mm ( 6-11/16 x 4-5/16 in.)

Max. operation area

203.2 (X) x 152.4 (Y) x 60.5 (Z) mm
(8 (X) x 6 (Y) x 2-3/8 (Z) in. )

152.4 (X) x 101.6 (Y) x 60.5 (Z) mm
(6 (X) x 4 (Y) x 2-3/8 (Z) in.)

Max. table load weight

1000 g (2.2 lb.)

500 g (1.1 lb.)


Serial (RS-232C)

Control keys




Power Pack

Exclusive AC adapter (DC+19V 2.1 A)

Acoustic noise level

Standby mode: under 35 dB (A)
Operation mode (not cutting): under 70 dB (A) (According to ISO 7779)

External dimensions

476.8 (W) x 381.6 (D) x 305 (H) mm
(18-13/16 (W) x 15-1/16 (D) x 12-1/16 (H) in.)

426 (W) x 280 (D) x 305 (H) mm
(16-13/16 (W) x 11-1/16 (D) x 12-1/16 (H) in.)

Weight (unit only)

13.7 kg (30.2 lb.)

9.6 kg (21.2 lb.)

Operation temperature

5 to 40°C (41 - 104°F)

Operation humidity

35 to 80 % (no condensation)

Included items

AC adapter, power code, Roland Software Package CD-ROM, MODELA Player 4, spindle unit, sensor unit, cap screw M4x15, tool, set screw M3x3, double-sided tape, front cover, hexagonal wrench (size: 3 mm), hexagonal wrench (size: 1.5 mm), positioning pins, clay, MDX-20/15 user's manual, USB to RS-232C converter cable

*The MDX-20/15 includes PS-6 (a spindle unit with a jaw diameter of 6 mm) as standard accessory. The MDX-20/15 for U.S. and Canada includes PS-1/8 instead of PS-6.

Modeling Functions

Tool chuck

6 mm or 1/8 in. tool chuck included

Spindle motor

10W (DC motor)

Software resolution

0.025 mm/step (0.000984 in./step)

Mechanical resolution

0.00625 mm/step (0.000246 in./step)

Revolution speed

6,500 rpm

Feed rate

0.1 to 15 mm/sec. (0.00393 to 9/16 in./sec.)

Acceptable material

Wood, Plaster, Resin (modeling wax, styrenform), Chemical wood

Acceptable tool

End mill, Drill




Roland Active Piezo Sensor (R.A.P.S.) Probe length 60 mm (2-5/16 in.), tip bulb diameter 0.08 mm (0.00315 in.)

Scanning method

Contacting, mesh-point height-sensing

Scanning pitch (Dr. PICZA)

X/Y-axis directions -- 0.05 to 5.00 mm (0.002 to 0.20 in.)
(settable in steps of 0.05 mm (0.002 in.))
Z-axis direction -- 0.025 mm (0.000984 in.)

Scanning speed

4 — 15 mm/sec. (1/8 — 9/16 in./sec.)

Exportable file formats

DXF, VRML, STL, 3DMF, IGES, Grayscale, Point Group and BMP