Archive for category: Milling

Preparing Grab Cad and Google Warehouse Files for Milling on your MDX

14 Mar
March 14, 2013

Looking for new modeling files for your MDX? There are a couple of great libraries that can access for free. The first we recommend is Grab Cad. Grab Cad files are very high resolution, easy to download, and most are already .stl or Solidwork files. Alternatively, you can access Google Warehouse for files, and then […]

March 14, 2013

3D Tech Tip – MDF – a simple, inexpensive material to mill

27 Jun
June 27, 2012

MDF is a great low cost material that is easy to buy in lumber yard and home supply stores. It is made from compressed wood fibers and sold in sheets. We recommend using MDF for test cuts and simple parts because it is so inexpensive and machines quickly. It is important to seal MDF before […]

June 27, 2012

Click Mill Software – Milling without 3D Data

27 Jun
June 27, 2012

Click Mill software is included with every MDX-40A, and is a fantastic utility that makes it easy to do simple milling tasks and create simple parts without the need for CAD geometry. Typically Roland mills need CAD design data to generate tool paths in SRP Player or Modela Player and subsequently drive the machine. But […]

June 27, 2012

SRP Materials

27 Jun
June 27, 2012

One of the most common questions that we get at trade shows and from inbound phone/email leads is this: “What materials do your machines use and where can I buy them?” One of the key advantages of SRP is the ability to use a very wide range of materials. The fact that the materials are […]

June 27, 2012

Use V-Panel to Control the Data Feed Output Speed of the MDX-540 series

27 Jun
June 27, 2012

If an MDX-540 series machine is running rough or making strange noises when moving in a circular pattern, but running fine in X & Y, then a quick setting change in the V-Panel could solve the problem. First, update the firmware and V-Panel software to the most current version. Updates for all products are on […]

June 27, 2012

Tech Tip: Add or Increase Margins in SRP Player

27 Jun
June 27, 2012

When previewing a model in SRP Player you might notice that the entire area around the supports is not cut out (fig 1). This is an easy problem to solve in SRP Player: Go to STEP 3 “Create Tool Path” Click “Edit” Under each process, click the “+” sign in front of “Modeling Form” Check […]

June 27, 2012