Sep 3, 2014

Australia company Roland DG has announced the release of the monoFab series, including the company's first 3D printer, the ARM-10, and a new 3D subtractive prototyping and manufacturing machine, the SRM-20.

Incorporating a stereo-lithography process with a UV-LED projection system, the ARM-10 3D printer builds models by sequentially curing layers of resin from a liquid resin vat. Once a layer is complete, the platform ascends to a second layer, resin flows over the first layer, and the next layer is built. This process continues until the model is complete.

Once the model is complete, the platform rises out of the material tray and the excess resin runs off the model back into the material tray. The model is removed from the platform, washed of excess resin, and placed in daylight or other UV curing device for a final curing. The model is then finished by removing the temporary supports and sanding or filing the surface smooth if necessary. Post-processing procedures such as support removal and polishing are simple to do.

Complex parts which previously required multi-axis milling, such as hollow or requiring undercuts, can be built quickly and easily. Simultaneous production of multiple objects can be accomplished within the same work area to reduce modeling time in comparison with methods where lasers expose specific areas.

By using a suspended build system, resin usage is kept to a minimum, making model production efficient and affordable.

Feature Summary

  • Fully enclosed cabinet for safety
  • Easy to use – can be controlled with a single button
  • Material: imageCure photopolymer resin (Semi-transparent, easy post-processing – removal of supports, polishing and coloring and short post curing time)
  • Software: monoFab Player AM included (automatic support building, healing and mesh simplification, simulation of resin volume, change scale, duplicate, rotate, preview layer function)


  • Build technology: DLP layer projection system
  • Build size: 5.1 (W) x 2.7 (D) x 2.7 (H) inches (130 (W) x 70 (D) x 70 (H) mm )
  • Build speed: .393 inch (Layer pitch = 0.0059 inch) (10 mm/h (Layer pitch = 0.15 mm))
  • Light source: UV-LED (ultraviolet light emitting diode)
  • XY resolution: .0079 inch (0.2 mm)
  • Z axis resolution: .0004 inch (0.01 mm)
  • Power: DC 24 V, 0.6 A
  • Dedicated AC adapter: AC 100 V to 240 V±10%, 50/60 Hz
  • Power consumption 15 W
  • Acoustic noise level During operation: 55 dB (A) or less
  • During standby: 49 dB (A) or less
  • Dimensions / Weight 17.0 (W) x 14.4 (D) x 17.8 (H) inches / 37.5 lbs / 430 (W) x 365 (D) x 450 (H) mm / 17 kg
  • Accessories: AC adapter, Power code, USB cable, Liquid material tray, Printing and washing tools (Metalic spatula, Plastic spatula, Tweezers, Washing container x 2, Hexagonal wrench, Spanner, Rubber gloves, Work tray, etc.), Start-up page information card.

The Roland ARM-10 DLP 3D printer is priced at AU $8,794.50 (RRP Inc. GST) / US$8,200.

The rental price is AU $209 / Month for 60 months Inc. GST (US$195).

SRM-20 desktop milling machine incorporates several innovative subtractive rapid prototyping (SRP) features, such as new milling spindle, collet, circuit board and firmware. It delivers maximum speed and precision while retaining a compact desktop size. Modifications can also be applied to extend the milling machine functions, by connecting to open source hardware such as the Arduino electronics prototyping platform.The SRM-20 can mill a variety of non-proprietary materials typically used for prototyping, including acrylic, ABS, wood and modeling wax, making it possible to check the feel and weight of materials that are similar or the same as final deliverables. An interlocked full cover prevents dust from escaping during milling for a safe and clean environment.

The Roland SRM-20 desktop milling machine is priced at AU $5,494.50.

"The monoFab series desktop fabrication solutions are the culmination of over 25 years of experience in 3D milling and the company's first foray into 3D printing," said John Wall, Roland DG Australia President & Director. "By combining the merits of each device, users can select the best method for their workflow every step of the way, from inspiration to production. With no limits to production methods, ideas can expand to their fullest potential and new possibilities in innovation can be realised. We hope the monoFab series tools will inspire those who wish to create the future and explore all their creative abilities."


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