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The Roland Modela is our primary CNC machine.  This machine includes and integrated tool chain for turning CAD drawing into CAM tool paths for the machine.  This tool requires RED training this can be done through a meetup training session, or by contacting Brad Hess to schedule a training session.  The training session last 1-2 hours depending upon your past CNC experience.

The specification are

ModelMDX-40A
Acceptable materialResins such as chemical wood and modeling wax (metal is not supported)
X, Y, and Z operation strokes305 (X) x 305 (Y) x 105 (Z) mm (12 (X) x 12 (Y) x 4.13 (Z) in.)
Distance from collet tip to tableMaximum 123 mm (4.84 in.)
Table size305 (W) x 305 (D) mm (12 (W) x 12 (D) in.)
Loadable workpiece weight4 kg (8.8 lb)
XYZ-axis drive systemStepping motor
Feed rateXY-axis: 7 to 3,000 mm/min. (0.28 to 118 in./m)
Z-axis: 7 to 1,800 mm/min. (0.28 to 70.8 in./m)
*2 mm/min step for 7 to 60 mm/min(0.28 to 2.36in./m)
*60 mm/min step for 60 to 3,000 mm/min(2.36 to 118in./m)
Software resolutionNC-code: 0.001mm/step (0.000039 in./step)
RML-1: 0.01 mm/step (0.00039 in./step)(RML-1)
Mechanical resolution0.002 mm/step (0.000078 in./step) (micro-step control)
Spindle motorBrushless DC motor, Maximum 100 W
Spindle rotation4,500 to 15,000 rpm
Tool chuckCollet method
InterfaceUSB (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.1)
Control command setsNC-code, RML-1
Power requirementsAC100 to 240 ±10%, 2.1 A,
50/60 Hz (Over voltage category II, IEC 60664-1)
Power consumptionApprox. 210 W
Acoustic noise levelNo-load operation: 56 dB (A) or less, Standby: 42 dB (A) or less
Dimensions669 (W) x 760 (D) x 554 (H) mm [26.4 (W) x 30 (D) x 21.9 (H) in.]
Weight65 kg (144 lb)
EnvironmentTemperature: 5 to 40°C (41 to 104°F)
Humidity: 35 to 80% (non-condensing)
Nonconductive pollution degree2 (as specified by IEC 60664-1)
Included itemsPower cord, USB cable, Collet (ZC-23-6), Z0 sensor, Hexagonal wrench, Hexagonal screw drivers, Spanners, Roland Software Package CD-ROM, SRP Player CD-ROM, User's Manual, SRP Player installation and set up guide
System Requirements for Included Software
OS *1Windows® 8/8.1/10 (32/64-bit), 
Windows® 7 Ultimate/Professional (32/64 bit)
CPUPentium® 4, 2.4GHz or faster recommended
RAM2GB or more recommended for Windows® 8 or later
Video card and monitorA resolution of 1024 x 768 or more recommended (video card compatible with OpenGL recommended) and at least 16-bit highcolor
Free hard-disk space72MB or more recommended
Optical driveCD-ROM drive

*1 It runs on WOW64 (or Windows-On-Windows 64) under the 64-bit version of Windows.

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