TARUS has been building the MSM since 1986. Continuous improvements have been made resulting in a quiet, safe, reliable fixture for your Design Studio.
The Fixed Rail MSM is built upon a 90 mm tall machined steel base. Within the base are the bearing rail, pinion gear, cable chains, and leveling elements for the machine. The top covers are ground steel, nickel plated, and can be used as surface plates for modeling tools. The fixed rail machines can be mounted on any stable floor without a foundation, or, pit mounted if desired. If surface plates are installed, the rails can mount on top of the plates or next to the plates. Alternatively, the drive hardware and covers integrated with the surface plate.
The Portable MSM has a reduced X axis travel but can be moved inside or between studio rooms. The Portable MSM works best with Floor Plates or Rails, but the leveling system and alignment software will enable the machine to work without a plate if necessary.
Both versions of the MSM are fine tools for the Design Studio Sculptor especially when combined with the TARUS TPI Cut CAM System and the TARUS MM2 milling spindle.
Our idea for a Large Design Studio Installation featuring the TARUS MSM: http://tarus.com/tarus-cnc-machinetools-made-in-usa/msm-clay-milling-large-studio-plate-free-installation/