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by Patrick Thorn
Wed May 03, 2017 9:14 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Buying a printer
Replies: 1
Views: 829

Re: Buying a printer

Hello. We make and sell the Roland ARM-10 3D printer . Build area: 130 (W) x 70 (D) x 70 (H) mm It uses Digital Light Processing (DLP) stereolithography to cure layers of ImageCure resin. You can read about it here. If you would like to buy one, we can provide a solution in the UK for you direct fro...
by Patrick Thorn
Thu Apr 13, 2017 11:45 am
Forum: Interested in a Roland Product
Topic: Roland Milling to create Prototype
Replies: 1
Views: 1078

Re: Roland Milling to create Prototype

Hi, Glad to hear you are looking to get a Roland Mill. MDX-50 is our newest machine and we say materials that do not include metals. MDX-540 can do materials unto and including soft metals like Brass and Aluminium. Both machines include our Roland SRP Player software, so with your experience with ST...
by Patrick Thorn
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:18 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: SRP Player 1.30 Available
Replies: 2
Views: 1658

Re: SRP Player 1.30 Available

Casey
If you have version 1.30 installed and see the other features mention, then the Origin choice is shown just before sending the data to the machine.
by Patrick Thorn
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:15 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: SRM-20 PCB Milling using Eagle
Replies: 1
Views: 959

Re: SRM-20 PCB Milling using Eagle

Derick
I am not sure, but this shows some ideasLink
We use the CopperCAM utility with Gerber files.
Also FlatCAM is an open source that works well in NC mode on the SRM-20
by Patrick Thorn
Fri Apr 07, 2017 9:06 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: >>>>------------GOING BEYOND 6MM COLLET??!?! - Roland MDX-40a / MDX-40-------------<<<<
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: >>>>------------GOING BEYOND 6MM COLLET??!?! - Roland MDX-40a / MDX-40-------------<<<<

It looks like a "Brass Cutter Knob" which usually have an inside bore of 1/8" or 11/64" and a grub screw to hold those shafts, then the outside diameter is normally threaded. The photo they may have made one with a 6mm plain shaft to fit a 6mm collet. I don't know why they did this as you can buy en...
by Patrick Thorn
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:18 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: New Roland MDX-50 milling machine arrives in the UK
Replies: 6
Views: 2139

Re: New Roland MDX-50 milling machine arrives in the UK

Hi chucks, Andrew has moved to Ireland and does not work at Roland anymore. As per the size and weight, only the dust tray can be removed, the machine is a complete unit. We do not make a vice for the machine. Machines are delivered to street level and have a base pallet. We do not use encoders on t...
by Patrick Thorn
Thu Apr 06, 2017 8:10 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: >>>>------------GOING BEYOND 6MM COLLET??!?! - Roland MDX-40a / MDX-40-------------<<<<
Replies: 3
Views: 1067

Re: >>>>------------GOING BEYOND 6MM COLLET??!?! - Roland MDX-40a / MDX-40-------------<<<<

The max collet size and tool diameter is 6mm.
The Spindle motor and Spindle unit are designed not to use larger tools.
The brass adaptor, is a 4.3mm engraving tool cutter knob, that the user in this picture seems to have modified to hold in a 6mm collet, it is not a standard part.
by Patrick Thorn
Thu Mar 23, 2017 5:45 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Dust Extraction on MDX-540
Replies: 1
Views: 2345

Re: Dust Extraction on MDX-540

This is another idea we have seen users making a bracket to connect their extractor hose. They used the screw holes that hold the cover on, but needed longer screws to accommodate the thickness of their bracket. Note, you can use smaller flexible hose and make sure there is plenty of free hose back ...
by Patrick Thorn
Tue Jan 24, 2017 11:21 am
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: MDX-40 Upgrade Question
Replies: 2
Views: 2071

Re: MDX-40 Upgrade Question

Glad it is all working OK

For other reading this, The key point is the upgrade was created in the days of XP to Windows 7, so once done make sure to check for updates after this.
by Patrick Thorn
Mon Jan 09, 2017 5:18 pm
Forum: 3D Prototyping & Milling
Topic: Problem of size on mdx 40
Replies: 2
Views: 1943

Re: Problem of size on mdx 40

The Old Modela Player depended on the Windows Settings for Units.
Some PC's defaulted to USA Inches, so need changing to somewhere else in Europe and MM.
With MDX-40, Modela Player v4 was included and is much better than the very old version in the screen shot.