Roland DG is a subsidiary of the famous Japanese firm that makes sythesizers, drum machines, and other electronic musical instruments. Since 1983, the DG (“Digital Group”) brand has manufactured business-class plotters, engravers, mills, and other CNC tools. The iModela iM-01 is their first hobby-class product.

Superficially, it looks kind of like a Prusa Mendel with a rotary cutting tool in place of the extruder. The top of the “A frame” actually folds over so the substrate (itself taped to a spoil board) can be taped to the work platform. The product is not yet available in the US, but launched in Japan in early October, with an (English-friendly) official online community here. [Thanks, Billy Baque!]