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Roland MDX Customizing

Replacement of the standard spindle with steel collet chucks.
 

 


 

High Speed Spindle

Proxxon MICROMOT 50/E: Electronic speed control enables the selection of speeds from 5,000 to 20,000 rpm.

I'm cutting right out of my modeling software (Rhino) and use a custom postprocessor that turns off the spindle.

With Modela 4 you can save your job as .prn file and edit it with a text editor. You have to search for the commands: !MC1; These turns the spindle on. If you replace it by: !MC0; then the spindle will stay off. But be careful what you do there. Ofcourse all on your own risk!

Mount Parts made with MDX

Download the Geometry Parts (.stl 746kb)

Drill-Positions (PDF)
 

 


 

 


 

Rotary Axis for MDX

The table movement (Y) is converted into a rotary movement by a rack and gear. The idea to this solution was posted to the Roland Forum by Joules Beech.


The transmission is 100mm Y-movement for a full rotation (360°).

Download the Rack and Gear Geometry for MDX 15 (53kb)
 

 


 

The rack mounting plate is slited and slightly bend to ensure a constant contact.

Rack and gear are covered to avoid swarf getting at it.

 

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