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Unveiling MonoFab

Unveiling MonoFab

Roland DG has introduced the MonoFab series, including the company’s first 3D additive rapid prototyping machine, the ARM-10, and a new 3D subtractive prototyping and manufacturing machine, the SRM-20.

These two new machines represent the culmination of over 25 years of experience in 3D milling and are the company’s first foray into 3D printing. By combining the merits of each device, users can select the best method for their individual workflow every step of the way, from inspiration to production without limiting their creative vision.

The ARM-10 3D printer, which is ideal for quickly checking a design in the initial stage of prototyping or modelling a complex shape,incorporates a stereo-lithography process with a UV-LED projection system. The ARM-10 builds models by sequentially curing layers of resin from a liquid resin vat. Simultaneous production of multiple objects can thus be accomplished within the same work area, reducing modelling time when compared to methods where lasers expose specific areas. Roland’s imageCure resin becomes semi-transparent when cured and post-processing procedures, such as support removal and polishing are easily accommodated.  By adopting a suspended build system, resin consumption is minimised.

The evolutionary SRM-20 desktop milling machine incorporates several innovative subtractive rapid prototyping (SRP) features to meet the needs of a new era. The SRM-20’s strengths lie in providing outstanding accuracy and smooth finished surfaces.

With its new milling spindle, collet, circuit board and firmware, the SRM-20 delivers maximum speed and precision while retaining a compact desktop size. The SRM-20 can mill a variety of non-proprietary materials typically used for prototyping, including modelling board, acrylic, ABS, wood and modelling wax, making it possible to check the weight and feel of models using the same material properties as the final production.

An interlocked full cover prevents dust from escaping during milling for safe operation and clean environment.

In order to provide users with ultimate peace of mind, both the ARM-10 and SRM-20 come complete with a one year UK RolandCare warranty.

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