• Accurate and economical milling prototypes

    The MODELA MDX-40A is a compact milling machine with which you can create realistic models, functional prototypes and moulds. The device has a very good price/performance ratio and is compatible with a wide range of plastics. Commonly used materials: ABS, POM, polyurethane, resin (modelling, polystyrene foam), (chemical and natural) wood, plaster and acrylic. The milling machine supports the NC and G-codes.

  • SRP technology

    Production takes place using the SRP technology. SRP means Subtractive Rapid Prototyping. In this technique, prototypes are made by milling a certain shape ​​from a block. In additive systems, prototypes are made ​​by placing thin layers of materials one on top of the other. SRP has several advantages over additive systems: it is cheaper, supports more materials and can finish models beautifully.

  • Benefits for your company

    You can keep your ideas confidential since you don’t need to outsource the production of prototypes. You will also save a lot of money and time. Furthermore, the device is easy to operate and the quality of the prototypes is high.

  • High precision

    The precision spindle limits internal vibrations and creates very detailed prototypes. The results are so precise that they require little or no finishing. Moreover, very small objects can also be milled perfectly.

  • Virtual control panel

    You can easily set up and control the device with the control panel on your computer. The virtual control panel allows you to adjust speeds during milling. In addition, you can simultaneously control the X and Y-axis diagonally, using the cursor. The virtual control panel also allows you to enter coordinates to move the cutting tool, and to set origin points.

  • Safe and protected

    The device stops immediately on pressing the emergency button. A transparent cover protects the milling system, thereby ensuring safety as well as the cleanliness of the surrounding area.

  • Convenient options

    The optional rotary axis increases the flexibility of the MDX-40A. This fourth axis allows you to mill your material on all sides. You therefore do not have to turn the material manually. Complex designs can therefore be executed in an instant. You can also install a scanner on the device. This can collect digital data based on existing objects.

  • Supplied with software

    The device is supplied with user-friendly software. You can deliver professional results in no time, even if you have no experience with modelling.

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  • I just placed a plate in the machine and programmed the cutting marks, and then the machine cut it. It turned out great!

    Claus Melcher, Melcher Jewelry

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  • The MDX-40A is user-friendly and reliable. I always feel safe when using it- nothing ever goes wrong. On top of that I really appreciate the fact that the rotary axis is an integrated part of the machine as well as the software

    Kasper Kreiberg Andersen, Project manager, FABLAB Denmark.

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Acceptable materials Resins such as chemical wood and modelling wax (no metals)
X, Y and Z operational strokes 305 (X) x 305(Y) x 105 (Z) mm.
Distance from collet tip to table Maximum 123 mm
Table size 305 (W) x 305 (D) mm
Loadable workpiece weight 4 kg
XYZ-axis motor Stepping motor
Feed rate XY-axis: 7 to 3000 mm/sec.
Z-axis: 7 to 1800 mm/sec.
* 2 mm/min step for 7 to 601 mm/min
* 60 mm/min step for 60 to 3000 mm/min
Software resolution NC-code: 0.001 mm/step
RML-1: 0.01 mm/step
Mechanical resolution 0.002 mm/step (micro-step control)
Spindle motor Brushless DC motor, Maximum 100W
Spindle rotation 4500 to 15000 rpm
Tool chuck Collet
Interface USB*1 (compliant with Universal Serial Bus Specification Revision 1.1)
Control command sets NC-code, RML-1
Power requirements AC 100 to 240 ± 10%, 2.1A
50/60 Hz (Overvoltage category II, IEC 60664-1)
Power consumption Approx. 210W
Acoustic noise level No-load operation 56 dB (A) or less
Standby 42 dB (A) or less
Dimensions 669 (W) x 760 (D) x 554 (H) mm
Weight 65 kg
Environment Temperature: 5 to 40°C
Humidity: 35 to 80% (no condensation)
Nonconductive pollution degree 2 (as specified by IEC 60664-1)
Included items Power cord, USB cable, collet (ZC-23-6), Z0 sensor, hexagonal wrench, hexagonal screw drivers, spanners, Software Package CD-ROM, SRP Player CD-ROM, user's manual, SRP Player installation and setup guide


*1 System requirements for USB connection must be the model preinstalled with Windows Vista (32 bit) or Windows XP (32 bit) or upgraded computer originally preinstalled with Windows XP (32 bit). Use the included USB cable.

System requirements for Included Software
Operating system Windows Vista®(32-bit) or Windows® XP(32-bit)*2 and Internet Explorer 6.0 or later
CPU Pentium® 4, 2.4GHz or faster recommended
RAM 1GB or more recommended (2GB or more recommended for Windows Vista®)
Video card and monitor A resolution of 1024 x 768 or more recommended (video card compatible with OpenGL recommended) and at least 16-bit highcolor
Free hard-disk space 72MB or more recommended
Optical drive CD-ROM drive

*2 It does not support Windows Vista (64-bit) or Windows XP(64-bit).

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Optional Rotary Axis Unit (ZCL-40A)
Maximum angle of rotation ± 99999.999 degrees
X,Y, and Z operation strokes 271 (X) x 305 (Y) x 68 (Z) mm
Maximum loadable workpiece size Items within the range of a 60 mm
radius from the center of the rotary axis by 270 mm long.*3
Maximum size holdable by workpiece clamp Thickness: 10 to 45 mm
Diameter: 20 to 50 mm
Loadable workpiece weight 1kg  (including clamps)
Feed rate Maximum 11.79 rpm
Software resolution 0.001 degrees
Mechanical resolution 0.005625 degrees/step (micro-step cotrol)
Dimensions 470 (W) x 286 (D) x 115 (H) mm
Weight 7.5 kg
Included items Detection bar, detection pin, center drill, live center, cap screws, rubber cap, and user's manual


*3 The range that can actually be cut is limited by the amount of tool extention and interference between the loaded workpiece and the tool or spindle.

Optional 3D Scanning Sensor Unit (ZSC-1)
Maximum scanning area 305 (X) x 305 (Y) x 60 (Z) mm 
Distance from probe tip to table Maximum 92.4 mm
Table load capacity Maximum 4 kg
Sensor Type Roland Active Piezo Sensor (RAPS)
Effective probe length 60 mm
Tip bulb radius 0.08 mm
Scanning method Contacting, mesh-point height-sensing