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Roland Visits Art Center College of Design to See the Next Generation of Innovators In-Action

By Will Seith, Product Manager for 3D Milling and Printing Devices

We love to see our technology being used in educational settings. So, it was especially exciting to visit the Art Center College of Design in Pasadena to see how the next generation of industry leaders are being trained using Roland technology.

3D vehicle design prototype

Example of innovative design prototypes created using Roland milling technology

Being on site to help film our recent video, it was clear that Art Center is a truly special place, designed to inspire and equip students to create amazing work. Set back in a tranquil valley, surrounded by nature, the Art Center College was a hive of furious design activity as students prepared their entertainment design, industrial design, automotive design projects and more, for finals week.

Art Center College vehicle design prototype

One student’s automotive wheel prototype in process, milled on a Roland MDX

Amid all of this activity was David Cawley, Director of Model Shops and 3D Labs. Graciously, he took time out of his busy schedule to allow us to film him explaining how students use machines like the MDX-40A and other Roland devices to develop practical and scaled-down prototypes. You can watch the finished video here:

David Cawley talks to Roland DG about the importance of our MDX-40A in producing realistic prototypes

For more information on Roland’s complete product lineup, including our advanced MDX Series, visit our 3D printer and milling machines page where you can see all our products for commercial applications and STEM/STEAM education solutions.

To learn about the Art Center College of Design, visit

  • Will Seith is Product Manager for 3D Milling and Printing Technology at Roland DGA. He is an expert in 3D software applications, models, prototypes and production.

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