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25-Oct-2016 Roland DG Announces New Cartridge Recycle Program

Sydney, Australia, 25 October 2016 – Roland DG Australia Pty Ltd, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and printer/cutters worldwide, today announced the launch of its new Cartridge Recycle Program, designed to reduce the company’s impact on the environment.

In partnership with Close the Loop, Roland has structured its Cartridge Recycle Program to ensure the simple and efficient collection of empty Roland inkjet cartridges. Under the program, Close the Loop, Australia’s largest recycling and resource recovery company for imaging consumables, will reuse or recycle 100% of every inkjet cartridge that is collected.

“Unfortunately in our industry, many empty inkjet cartridges end up in landfill, where they have the potential to contaminate the environment,” said Greg Stone, Product & Marketing Manager at Roland DG Australia. “We want to work closely with the industry to reduce this impact and Close the Loop is an obvious choice as their ‘zero waste to landfill’ philosophy perfectly aligns with what we’re trying to achieve”.

The new program makes it as easy as possible for customers to recycle their empty Roland ink cartridges, at no cost to them. Customers simply need to drop them to a participating local dealer or Authorised Roland service agent. The empty cartridges will then be collected on behalf of Close the Loop for processing.

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28-Sep-2016 Roland DG Announces Launch of MDX-50 3D Milling Machine

Sydney, Australia, September 28, 2016 – Roland DG Corporation, a leading manufacturer of digital fabrication tools including 3D milling machines, 3D printers and engraving machines, today announced the launch of the MODELA MDX-50 3D milling machine.


Since launching the world’s first desktop mill in 1986, Roland DG has focused on producing 3D milling machines that are compact, easy-to-use and affordable. The MDX series has proven popular among engineers, product designers and educators for their ability to quickly and easily produce precision prototypes, parts, jigs and models from a wide variety of resins and woods such as ABS, POM, nylon, plastic foam, modeling wax, chemical wood, hardwood and more.

The newly announced MDX-50 provides a number of exciting enhancements over the MDX-40A mill. Offered as a complete system, it includes easy-to-use CAM software and features a larger workspace and automatic tool changer (ATC) as well as faster milling speed. Greg Stone, Roland DG Australia Product Manager said, “The MDX-50 enables capabilities that were difficult to achieve with the MDX-40A. We wanted to provide optimum value to product designers in the manufacturing industry, as well as supporting upcoming generations of students.”

The MDX-50 was developed to deliver better productivity, as well as being easier and safer to use. It retains the same milling capability as the MDX-40A but with an improved feed rate along the XYZ axes resulting in a boost in productivity. The machining area has also been enlarged 60 percent to handle larger models or to mill multiple objects simultaneously. It comes standard with an ATC to help reduce the time and effort required for replacing tools. An optional rotary axis unit can rotate work materials 360 degrees for milling cylindrical objects and automating the fabrication of 2-sided, 4-sided and custom-angled items. Thanks to the ATC and rotary axis units, once milling begins users can leave the device to run unattended with confidence.

With the increasing number of students and individuals undertaking fabrication for the first time, the MDX-50 has been designed to be both easier and safer to use. The integrated control panel of the benchtop MDX-540, a high-end model of Roland DG’s 3D milling machine, has been added to the front panel of the MDX-50, allowing spindle rotation and milling speed to be controlled while monitoring machining conditions. The on-screen computer operation “VPanel” provides machine monitoring capability, sends emails when machining work is complete or if intervention is required, and records tool usage time and replacement intervals, all of which improves workflow management. The SRP Player CAM software bundled with the MODELA series is included. Machining conditions can be configured easily in five simple and intuitive steps, making production simple, even for first-time users. A full cover prevents waste from scattering and an integrated tray collects dust and debris.

Stone adds, “R&D departments increasingly need to address the demands for shorter prototyping and design schedules. With the advent of 3D printers, designers have found that while they are able to produce 3D objects from 3D data, they often need a 3D milling machine in order to achieve precision results from materials similar to the final product, to check the appearance and feel of the object, and to verify movement and fit. To give as many people as possible the opportunity to enjoy making things, Roland DG will continue generating production solutions that support all means of fabrication.”

20-Sep-2016 Roland DG Inspires at Visual Impact Sydney

Sydney, Australia, September 20, 2016 – Roland DG Australia, a leading manufacturer of wide format inkjet printers and 3D devices, was proud to be the Platinum Sponsor of a successful Visual Impact Expo in Sydney. The Roland DG stand showcased brand new technology, solutions and programs, along with a diverse range of profitable applications, providing visitors with ideas and inspiration to incorporate into their business.

The new TrueVIS printer/cutters, including the recently released SG Series, made for a great entrance to the show, generating a lot of interest from attendees. Many were impressed with the image quality and colour vibrancy being produced on the SG-540, as well as the attractive price point; whilst those seeking increased productivity or additional colour options were drawn to the VG-640. The advanced features of the entire TrueVIS range, including new FlexFire print heads combined with new TrueVIS ink, plus the Bluetooth-enabled Roland DG Mobile panel, were a real talking point.

The stand also hosted the high performance SOLJET EJ-640 printer that printed collateral for the Black Dog Institute as part of Roland DG’s “Print for Purpose” campaign. The Texart RT-640 dye sublimation printer and the LEF Series benchtop UV printers, along with Roland DG’s renowned engraving solutions all showcased a range of interesting applications that highlight the versatility and potential profitability of these technologies.

Roland Rental Platinum, with its dedicated lounge area manned by the helpful team from Ecolease, had a number of enquiries about this new, premium package, which delivers simplicity and savings by offering a complete Roland solution including hardware, ink, service, and training all wrapped up in one monthly payment.

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