Roland Offers Three New SRP Materials

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Irvine, CA. June 24, 2003 Roland DGA Corporation, a worldwide leader in Subtractive Rapid Prototyping (SRP) and Reverse Engineering solutions, has expanded its lineup of SRP materials with Medium Density Epoxy, Ultra Low Density Urethane and High Density Urethane.

"These new materials allow designers to do so much more," said Laura Wilson, Roland Product Manager. "Potential applications range from concept models to fully functional prototypes."

Medium Density Epoxy SRP boards are ideal for creating design models, as they shape easily and yield low amounts of dust particles. These lightweight, blue boards have a density of 42 lbs/ft3 and a hardness of 68 Shore D. They are resistant to organic solvents and offer heat resistance greater than 284�F (140�C). The boards have a list price of $129.99 for a box of six 4"x6"x2" blocks.

Ultra Low Density Urethane SRP boards were developed for creating styling models or negative molds for casting. These economical, light green-colored boards are easy to machine. With a density of 15 lbs/ft3 and a hardness of 27 Shore D, they are lightweight but still offer a solid surface structure. They have a list price of $59.99 for six 4"x6"x2" blocks and $149.95 for a box of five 2"x12"x7" boards.

High Density Urethane SRP boards are extremely tough and abrasion resistant. Available in red, they have a density of 75 lbs/ft3 and a hardness of 85 Shore D. They are excellent for milling foundry patterns and core boxes. This material has also been used successfully to thermoform clear plastic parts. These boards exhibit good temperature resistance and can be polished to a luster finish. With first-rate edge definition and dimensional stability, they have a list price of $119.99 for a box of five 4"x6"x2" blocks.

In addition to these three new materials, which are currently available, Roland also offers Low Density Urethane SRP boards, Medium Density Urethane boards and Modeling Wax. All Roland SRP materials are compatible with Roland MDX-650, MDX-500, MDX-20 and MDX-15 SRP milling devices.

About Roland DGA
Roland DGA Corporation is the North and South American marketing, sales and service arm of Roland DG Corporation - a worldwide leader in the fine art, photography, sign making, graphic arts, engraving and 3D modeling industries. Established in 1983, Roland DGA serves as a two-way bridge between the manufacturing of dynamic technologies and the creative professionals who put these products into action.

Roland DGA is ISO-9002 certified, and Roland DG is ISO-9001 and 14001 certified. Major products include the Pro II Series of inkjet printers and printer/cutters, ColorCAMM Pro thermal transfer printer/cutters, CX series vinyl cutters, EGX series engravers, and 3D scanning and milling machines. Roland DGA headquarters are located in Irvine, CA, with international headquarters in Japan. For more information, please call (800) 542-2307 or visit the website at

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