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Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 481
Clock repair stand
Open source clock movement stand
Build Author Troy Proffitt Views 6161
Double D-Bot 400mm x 400mm x 600mm
Based on D-Bot but used more metal bracing / openbuild plates instead of plastic parts. Also size was increased.
Build Author Ariel Yahni Views 6732
Modifying the K40 laser cuter stock gantry in favor of OpenBuilds superior and smoother movement. Also will provide me a better level control for easier beam alignment.
Build Author Steven Bloom Views 14503
BAFP 3D Printer
A New Core XY Printer build. BAFP stands for Big And Fast Printer. It will be awesome !!
Build Author COMsulting Views 999
1x1 Meter Laser Engraver
Building of a big open frame laser engraver.
Build Author Sage Views 57082
Super rigid Delta printer, using 20X40 V-Slot
Build Author Lorne Wilkins Views 2332
3D printer inspired by the Bukito
I have been working on this project for something like 3 years on and off, sometimes leaving it for a few months. Now I really want to finish it. For me, the mechanical part was the easy (though long) part because I get to use about 17 CNC machines and MasterCAM and I am a machinist. The hard part is the electronics part. Had a few problems getting Windows to communicate to the X5 Mini via the USB cable but found something on the Smoothie forum and got the machine moving.
Build Author Keith Davis Views 11192
Combines the layout factor of a CoreXY while using Cartesian logic. The design has a fixed build plate - moving an X/Y frame on the Z axis enclosed by an outer main frame.
Build Author mcp Views 1456
delta 3d printer kit
HE3D K200 kit build
Build Author Norm OKonek Views 1393
Large 3D printer 12"x12"x12" with heated bed
I want to have a printer to support senior projects. Also working on supporting 3D printing needs in the local community.
Build Author PhotoSgt85 Views 1379
Large Delta Printer made from scrap 80/20
This printer will leverage scrap pieces around the shop to fulfill a single print's needs. It will use a combination of 80/20, OpenBuilds, and 3D printed parts.
Build Author Justinat Views 22901
Mini lathe CNC Conversion - Work in progress
My on going build of CNC Mini Lathe
Build Author Linkreincarnate Views 743
I have parts that are apparently not suited to a cnc router or a 3d printer. I am still trying to figure out what to make out of what I have,
Build Author Eclectic Hobbyist Views 888
Old Faithful...FDM/CNC machine
I've owned some pretty unreliable printers, and I'll leave it at that... This design comes from the need to have a 3D printer that is reliable, period. I didn't have the money for a several thousand dollar 3d printer with an equivalent build area so that was out of the question. Plus as a fledgling Engineer, I really wanted to blood myself on a project. And that's how Old Faithful came to be. A simple, reliable, rigid, durable machine. Made by me :) Also, it'll be tough enough for light CNC.
Build Author techmod Views 3007
This is going to be a more or less detailed how to build BetterBot. Pictures and more (decent) text are to be added.
Build Author Michael Forte Views 661
OX CNC Build
OX CNC built using the kit from SMW3D with a Smoothieboard 5 and external motor drivers.
Build Author uran Views 4042
TesseractXY (MendelMax 1.5 version)
History about making 3d printer.
Build Author Bernie CLark Views 2133
C-Beam XXLarge "Laser "Tank""
A re-imagining of Dollarz81's XXL Tank in Laser form
Build Author TouchPadKing Views 779
1500mmx500mm Kossel Delta
Please, look over my build and make any recommendations you can think of! I haven't figured out how long my arms need to be yet. Nor have I done any shopping around to find better prices...
Build Author HenryCNC Views 2316
Desktop CNC machine
Stable solid, hope can cooperate with coolant in the future.
Build Author adambrum Views 1564
Slightly larger sphinx
Another C-Beam Sphinx but a little larger,
Build Author MTO Views 6005
Making a bellows to cover a C-beam to prevent swarf from gumming up the works.
Build Author Dollarz81 Views 4208
C-Beam XXLarge "Tank"
This is a modified build C-Beam XLarge. 1000mm C-Beam used for X and Y axis, and the Y Axis moves the X bridge, not the material being worked.
Build Author Jim F Views 1660
Basing this build on the C-Beam machine XL on the parts store, but added a few things to make it more like the C-Beam XXLarge "Tank" by Dollarz81. Going with the Dewalt 611 instead of a water cooled spindle at first. May change down the road. Using a Panucat Gradus M1 controller with BigFoot drivers.
Build Author dodgenet Views 1382
Budget 1500mm OpenBuilds V-Slot Deltabot Build
This 1500mm tall Delta is a work in progress. The triangle corners are water jetted from 1" 6061 Aluminum, and are welded to 1" square tubing. The 1500mm OpenBuilds 20x20 V-Slot extrusions are held into the corner brackets by two stainless steel set screws per bracket. This printer will need to be reinforced with wall brackets due to the combination of height/materials.
Build Author cureac Views 11815
Homemade plasma cnc
Build Author Hackscribble Views 14952
1000mm x 750mm OX with some planned enhancements. My first venture into CNC.
Build Author mikev Views 1192
C-Beam Evolution MkII
The C-Beam Evolution is an evolving machine. The MkII is inspired by Kyo's C-Beam Spinx but currently uses my own design of plates made of 8mm acrylic (X-axis ends) and 6mm polycarbonate (Y axis ends). The plates were made on the MkI but I hope to be able to make 6mm aluminium plates on the MkII for the MkIII. Currently I am in the process of fitting the limit switches and adding motor wiring and cable chains
Build Author Martin Skov Nielsen Views 2333
Stainless OX kit
This is a 1500 X 1500 Stainless OX kit build, by a cnc novice. It is the first cnc machine i have ovned and build I got this kit from http://makersupplies.dk/20-ox-cnc-kits
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 18847
openBuilds FreeBURN-2-Mini V-slot CO2 Laser (40-50w)
A new mini version of the http://openbuilds.com/builds/openbuilds-freeburn-1-v-slot-co2-laser-60-100w.1001/ FreeBurn CO2 Lasercutter
Build Author kylesmth Views 1295
Lead screw printer
High quality e3d parts with a minimalist design
Build Author RandyF Views 1187
Large C-Beam Sphinx style CNC Build
Started my build of a large Sphinx style cnc Router. I wanted one to handle the Dollar Tree Foam Board (DTFB) so I am making this to handle 2' X 3'. This is my first endeavor for a CNC so I am learning as I go but there is one thing for sure.
Build Author Paul Stoller Views 7225
C-Beam Machine - MyFirstCNC
This is my first foray into CNC machines, after much review I decided on the C-Beam machine as it seemed easy to work with and will enabled me to build more and larger machines as I gain knowledge. I am planning on building the machine largely unmodified from the reference design. I will be building the machine an axis at a time as I need to spread out costs over time.
Build Author dougsnash Views 25635
Rotary Axis OX Derivitive
A Rotary Axis CNC router based on the OX CNC Router
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 11577
MakerSL MSL-5 Cantilevered 3D Printer
This is a simple cantilevered 3D Printer. It is designed around the OB V-Slot linear rails. I am trying to simplify this as much as possible, all rails will be 250mm long and only one will require cutting (it will be cut in half). The printer will use all OB wheels and gantry plates where applicable, all other plates can be either Laser Cut or 3D Printed (files will be provided for both). I am not set on electronic as of yet, but plan to use a single control board...no Arduino/Ramps control.
Build Author JordanMoss Views 3345
OX based lead screw Machine
Initial design for my CNC mill\router based around C beams
Build Author Tom West Views 2615
Hlidskjalf, CoreXYU (dual X-carriage)
Dual X-Carriage CoreXY. Not impossible, but probably the only one. Use the link to Thingiverse "Hlidskjalf" for parts and downloads.
Build Author Steve B Views 10478
OX PPR - Portable Plasma/Router
PPR = Portable Plasma/Router. A ~30x30"work area with leadscrews. Work surface is below support members. Can be placed ONTO cutting surface.
Build Author Ronald van Arkel Views 7814
Upgrading the C-Beam machine
So we have new plates, stronger motors, belt drive reduction, but what should we do with them? In this article you might find the answer you were looking for as we took an “old” C-Beam machine and started to upgrade the X/Z body and added more torque and precision to the Z-axis.
Build Author Ronald van Arkel Views 6739
Promoveo Study Builds
Build Author Metalguru Views 2222
C-Beam XL with Aluminum Bed
C-Beam XL with v-slot aluminum bed for fixturing.
Build Author Ken376 Views 676
Welded project cnc first try
Kind of hard to see in this pic now lining up drive s and finishing framework
Build Author Savvas Views 7549
C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain
I’m making a desktop CNC machine based on the C-Beam platform. It will be driven by Tr8 Lead Screws, and initially made from 12mm birch ply plates.
Build Author EvanBruner Views 7796
Vertek CNC - 1000mm x 750mm Linear Rail on C Beam
C beam gantry with steel guide rails!
Build Author gavspav Views 3698
Ooznest build - 1500mm x 1000mm
Its the first build for me so its just the story of me attempting to build the kit and hopefully end up with something I can use. Hopefully without destroying anything or anyone.
Build Author sgspenceley Views 50030
Linear Rail CNC Machines
A CNC build using linear rails & lead screws.
Build Author ANDRESCAMPA Views 1405
SUPER OX NEMA 34 1600 OZ Motors!!!
CNC OX 1500X3000
Build Author sgspenceley Views 1382
LinearRail - 3D Printer
I have re-purposed many of the parts from my Linear OX build. I'm using MGN 12 linear rails on all three axis, 5 start lead screws on the Z axis and I'm going to experiment with 5 start lead screw on the X axis. The frame plates are made from 1/8" laser cut mild steel, & open builds extrusion.
Build Author cureac Views 8194
CNC Rotary Table Rotational Axis, A Axis B Axis 4th 5th Axis CNC Dividing Head
This is my first major project.
Build Author Jonathon Harms Views 1114
Schematix Ox-Metal Build
A build of Schematix's Ox-Metal design, with a 0.8kw watercooled spindle.
Build Author sausagePaws Views 32523
Embroidery machine with XY belt and pinion drive.
A simple Embroidery machine using an XY belt and pinion drive to drive a hoop under a standard sewing machine. Needle timing, machine power and stepper control are all provided by a PIC processor. A tablet provides the higher level formatting required for communicating with the PIC chip.
Build Author peter28 Views 1444
i wanted to use both the ox and the C beam C beam for the gantry because its stronger i also made the gantry 20 mm higher so i can cut thinker material i will maybe later go to rack& pinion on the 1500 mm Y axes also instead of the V wheels i will maybe go to hiwin in the furture
Build Author Venturebit Views 944
SHRED-Buddy3D UPcycler - Open Source Multi Material Cutter&Pelletizer
The whole system is powered by 12V / DC power. Process it into Pellets or Granules to use it with your 3D Printer or Filament Extruder. Our self-developed steppermotor Controls allows you to optimally adjust Feedrate for your Situation. Forward, Backward and Stop is integrated for easy operation. The Speed can be continuously regulated via rotary switch.
Build Author James Hayes Views 2365
Pure Cbeam 900x1000
This is a pure cbeam build to maximize envelope and rigidity. All the parts used are available from open builds.
Build Author edward siegel Views 5730
cnc plasma table
ive got most of the wire harness made up too im using Chinese electronics for now I will upgrade later when this thing makes me some cash lol im using a ibm think center to case to hold my electronics ive got a 25' parallel cable to put some distance between the table and the computer
Build Author Max Tepermeister Views 7853
A dual extrusion CoreXY printer with a 290 X 290mm build volume built entirely out of 2020 aluminum extrusion and using openbuilds mini-carriages for motion.
Build Author Jose A. Molina Views 2475
Remote Controlled Robot Spider(Teaching Tool)
This Project is meant to teach introductory robotics and arduino styled micro-controllers to HS and MS students.
Build Author Power Playground Views 1235
This is my own modified version of the D-Bot printer. I wanted to spec this printer to be able to print exotic materials at high accuracy with little to no compromises and maximum reliability.
Build Author JOSH.PIERCE Views 15887
CoreXY W/ Fixed Build Plate & Enclosure
Building a Core XY printer with a fixed build plate from off the shelf parts.
Build Author mytechno3d Views 9845
Maximus Evolution (Still another XL 3D Printer )
Maximus Evolution : 380mm x 400mm XL 3D Printer
Build Author Philippe Bergeron Views 5860
My first 3D printer: Absolute3Dr
You are about to read the evolution of my 3d Printer build.
Build Author Cipta inovasi Views 1617
laser gantry use mini v end block my own design
i always make laser cutting machine, but when i see openbuilds, this can make more cheap gantry for make laser cutting.
Build Author Dave420 Views 4586
OpenBuilds C-beam 15mm belt on 1500mm C-Beam.
OpenBuilds C-beam 15mm belt on 1500mm C-Beam.
Build Author David Bunch Views 6288
Delta 3d Printer using 3/4" Electrical Metal Tubing (EMT) for Horizontals & 2060 V-Slot for the Verticals and adding a tetrahedron at the top.
Build Author Bob K Views 4850
Dream to practical
This is my journey from a dream machine to a practical (for me) machine. This is a Cartesian style frame that can change tool heads quickly. The first version will have milling and 3D printing tool heads. Later on I'll add a drag knife tool head.
Build Author Metalguru Views 2848
Small Laser Engraver Concept
Low cost Laser Engraver build using all off-the-shelf components.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 17316
V-Slot Miter Saw Stop
A quick and simple saw stop build.
Build Author James Gao Views 12397
An OX-inspired mini desktop mill. Designed in OpenSCAD, these parts are fully parametric and can be customized to your liking.
Build Author mytechno3d Views 46480
Maximus 3D Printer
A full scalable 3D Printer , with a big printing area. Build with openbuild parts from www.vslot-europe.com
Build Author Kaarbble Views 6664
Kaarbble Nylon Bot
We plan experiment on nylon 3 D printing;
Build Author crnrstndes Views 1900
My first CNC - The C-Beam Basic
I am a newbie and this is my first build. After hours and hours of research I decided on the C-Beam. I will be changing one or two things but I will basically be building this as per Mark's video.
Build Author crystaldragon141 Views 1797
Rostock TETRA V0
This is an experiment to build a Linear Delta Printer using four towers instead of three. Primary reasons: 1. Build area is roughly cubic vs roughly cylindrical 2. Greater speed and precision from additional control provided by fourth tower. 3. Symmetric kinematics from even number of towers.
Build Author Iwan Müller Views 1952
Controlbox for a CNC Router
A Controlbox for my CNC-Router, containing stepper-drivers, Planet-CNC MK3 Controller and a Controlpanel with joysticks.
Build Author Joe 90 Views 3588
Schematix OX metal build
OX metal build from an noob
Build Author sw3Dp Views 7281
stranger than fiction OX
OX hybrid all CAD open sourced non-commercial ip; .dwg, .dxf,.3dm, .iam, .ipt files jamming their pie
Build Author Jose A. Molina Views 2135
Reborn as the Soccer Pitch for our Robot Spider Soccer game - Robotics/Maker Club Teaching Cart
The Soccer Pitch for our Robot Spider Soccer game
Build Author kev20009 Views 1922
MY NEW CNC
This build is not based on the ox, but got my ideas and inspiration from my first build,
Build Author Kyo Views 12279
This is Adamantine, a all aluminum lead screw driven 3d printer. I wanted to have a printer that would not be effected by the heat or humidity I have here as my current wood frame printer is.
Build Author Johnnycatt Views 12310
Lathe 4" x 40"
This is a lathe. I do not plan on making parts for NASA, but I want to be able to turn, face and bore things like wood, brass, aluminum and plastics.
Build Author Makerparts Views 2481
Cbeam Digital Mitre Saw Fence
Work in progress.. but nearing completion :)
Build Author ymilord Views 4728
Kyoujin Mk1 (C-Beam /w Rack & Pinion)
C-Beam based CNC with Rack & Pinion (for the X Axis) and lead screws (for the Y Axis)
Build Author John Mueller Views 9725
Small Mill type CNC machine, using C-Beams and V-Slot rail, bundle packs as a starter point. I needed a smallish desktop machine to fit a pretty narrow use case for my business, but the machine itself has larger applications to the OB community. Currently I will run the Dewalt 611 router on the Z axis, but have plans to add in a brushless RC style motor. So this design does have room to go either way easily.
Build Author MConner Views 3051
Fun and Functional Laser Build
A very fun and fulfilling build. I can't say enough about the whole Open Builds site and Open Source movement. I strongly believe this is the fastest and most creative way of getting ideas out of the mind, and onto the floor.
Build Author slm222 Views 1188
Cheap linear rail set up for z-axis
A easy to do cheap upgrade for the z axis
Build Author Asaku Views 3456
Hi! This build is, or at least should be, a multipurpose box (mBOX). Due to limited space I want to build something that can serve multiple purposes such as 3d printing, 3d scan, plexiglass cutting and hopefully some milling too (both wood and metal). Switching between modes should involve switching heads and worksurface (change heatbed with a wood platform and viceversa). (for the scan part I'm thinking of integrating this opensource project into the frame: http://www.freelss.org/ )
Build Author runninfarmer Views 7425
Build Author mytechno3d Views 2254
Watercooled 3D printer : Maximus Evo Rev 2
Watercooled 3D printer
Build Author Anglesachse Views 4893
Corexy, with possible head change (3d, cnc, laser)
Build Author Dave420 Views 4130
10 x 5 ft plazma table build
Attaching V Slot or mutable V Slot end on end to a larger steel frame table.
Build Author dddman Views 9590
Prusa i3 (Acrylic frame with OB rods)
The Prusa i3 (iteration 3) is the newest and most current 3D Printer design by RepRap Core Developer Prusajr (source: http://reprap.org/wiki/Prusa_i3)
Build Author Simon Rafferty Views 1872
A Rigid Delta Printer using C-Beam screw actuators
Build Author snokid Views 3102
http://www.buildlog.net/sm_laser/drawings.html using this as a baseline.... Going to try and use all or most off the shelf parts.
Build Author Keith Davis Views 4548
This is a simple, yet rugged design, weighing only 6 lbs and with 13x13x14" volume with a 8x8x6" build area. While assembly is pretty simple, the small size and rigidity of the design make shipping assembled printers attractive.
Build Author David the swarfer Views 7702
The Nguni - an OX variant
A modified OX with more X clearance, MDF plates, vacuum table
Build Author Bon Thomassen Views 4722
D-Bot CoreXY printer
A CoreXY D-Bot 3d printer using gantries as wheel-carriages.
Build Author Moag Views 9045
Moag's CNC Mill
A design in progress, to 3D carve two-part Aluminium injection moulds for Soft Plastic Lures and Lead Jigs, so I can prototype some of the concepts rattling around in my head. All Openbuilds parts where possible, 1000x500mm footprint, 0.8kw Water-cooled Spindle?, High Torque Stepper?,Smoothieboard?, I still have no idea. As a newbie to the CNC world, any wisdom would be welcome to take this from just a idea into reality so I can start playing with all this awesome stuff. Thanks in advance
Build Author Richard Gouge Views 3690
C-Beam Big Mouth
My first build was with the basic C-Beam Build. I soon found the z clearance a little constricting So I added 2 500 mm actuators to support the x axis rail . I also left off the front and back y axis support rails for easy cleaning. I mounted the base of the machine to 1/2" mdf with 10/32 screws and blind nuts.
Build Author evil2002usna Views 4566
Cheap Ballscrew Ox CNC Router.
Build Author dcorb Views 11431
Steel Frame CNC Router
A scratch built steel frame CNC Router.