Roland DGA Corporation has rolled out a new Engraving Accessory Kit for its SRM-20 compact milling machine. The Engraving Accessory Kit essentially transforms the SRM-20 into a rotary engraving and diamond-scribing device that’s ideal for creating everything from plastic signs and awards to personalized gifts and custom circuit boards. According to Roland’s 3D and Education Technical Sales Manager, Garrett Smawley, this innovative kit turns the SRM-20 mill into a highly capable device for engraving plastic, wood, foam, acrylic, ABS, PC boards, etc.
The new Engraving Accessory Kit makes the SRM-20 perfect for engraving in any home, office, or classroom. The kit can be added to an existing SRM-20 mill, or purchased together with a new SRM-20. Set-up is a breeze, and the included software and accessories make getting started simple.
The system is fitted with a spindle motor, independent collets system, touch-button VPanel controller, and other advanced features. The optional Engraving Accessory Kit expands the capabilities of the SRM-20 even further to include engraving applications and materials.
The kit includes CAD 2D software, diamond-drag tooling for metal scribing, V-bit tooling for rotary engraving, 1/4-inch and 1/8-inch collets, bed offset hardware, an indexing feature, centring vice, and AS-10 adhesive hold-down sheets.
State-of-the-art technology optimizes the SRM-20’s functionality and ease of use for both milling and engraving. A touch-button VPanel controller regulates feed rate, spindle speed, and milling on X-Y-Z axes, while an independent collet system allows for faster setting of the Z-axis base point and quick tool changes. Additional features include airtight sealing technology to prevent waste material from getting inside the spindle and Y axis, a fully enclosed cabinet that reduces dust and noise, and an intelligent safety interlock that automatically pauses the machine when the cover is opened.