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OpenBuilds ACRO System

Sep 21, 2017 at 11:43 AM
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Other Style DrawBot
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The OpenBuilds ACRO System was developed to be the most accurate and cost effective positioning system in its class. The ACRO System incorporates the OpenBuilds V-Slot system and, therefore, has the unique ability to expand to multiple sizes creating a size configuration custom to your needs. Choose the size that best fits your workshop. This versatile system allows for precise positioning of many different mountable tools and attachments.

WorkBee CNC Machine

Sep 21, 2017 at 11:39 AM
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Cartesian Style CNC
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The WorkBee is our latest CNC Machine and is a culmination of all our experience, feedback, and suggestions from selling the OX CNC Machine over the past 2 years. The WorkBee is capable of accurately cutting foams, woods, plastics or aluminum at depths greater than 25mm to 0.2mm accuracy or greater.

Plastic Monstrosity

Sep 5, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Large inexpensive build that can cut a 4x8 ft sheet with room to spare. Can be built using only a 3D printer and standard parts -- no special CNC'd plates required.

Ooznest OX CNC Machine

Jul 19, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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The Ooznest OX CNC Machine Kit is based on the OX CNC Machine designed by Mark Carew, and it incorporates many upgrades from this community. The plate designs in our kit are based on the originals. However we have added our own touches to increase the performance and design of the machine. To complement Mark's build videos, we have made a complete written instruction manual, with IKEA'eske assembly diagrams.

ZideX

Sep 20, 2017 at 4:17 PM
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Cartesian Style Bots
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3D printer with 7 drivers, compact, dual extruder, no CNC part. All Openbuilds and 3D printed part. This is purely experimental.

C-Beam Prefab Untitled

Sep 24, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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The C-Beam Prefab Untitled is designed as the cartesian compliment to the C-Beam XL. With the exception of requiring a couple more 1000mm C-Beams and lead screws, the build requires a minimum of additional parts. The primary intention of the build is to maximize the cutting envelope while still staying within the sweet spot for C-beam rigidity. This design can easily be modified and allows for further custom structural components to be cut with the initial build platform.

C-Beam 1M

Sep 4, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Stargeezer Vertimill

Sep 3, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Next up will be the electronics package. My parts bins are overflowing with boards so this may be the hardest decision to make of the entire build.

Mobile bed cnc machine, first build

Sep 12, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Currently i am reworking the frame still with current available parts just going to buy material to make the y and the z axis from openbuilds. The x axis is now going to be mobile similar to a 3d printer style.

Salmon Sphinx 1.0

Jul 22, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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A tribute build based on Kyo's wonderful CBeam Sphinx. My hope is to improve on that build slightly, but to be honest, I'll probably just screw it up. I'll use this build to publicly document my failures.

Skyggen 3D Printer

Sep 18, 2017 at 1:30 AM
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Cartesian Style Bots
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GT2 belt-driven Cartesian 3D Printer on an OpenBuilds Extrusion gantry, developed through Autodesk Fusion 360.

Bi-Motion Box Printer

Sep 7, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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Design eliminates any movement of both the X and Y motors to achieve X/Y travel. It uses linear bearings for both linear travel and rotational movement.

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Aug 30, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine. A strong easy to build shop CNC router that can be sized to suit your needs. Many new features have been incorporated into the OX to make it a great router that is sure to inspire!

Big OX 1500x1000

Jul 15, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Building the 1500x1000mm ox build, have taken many photos throughout the buid process. Learning the process of the setting up of the machine is pretty neat. Not to mention it will definitely test your patience's when it comes to all the tedious wiring of things.

Improved CBM

Sep 11, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Yet another build of an improved C-Beam Machine, improving stiffness, size, versatility, and strength without increasing costs much.

PCBman CNC

May 12, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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This is a design for a desktop CNC machine. It may be a router or laser. I am undecided as to the final design.

Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates

Sep 9, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I built the original machine using plywood plates, and always intended to upgrade those parts to more durable ones. I decided to go with acetal as it's a lot easier to cut than aluminium. I used fusion 360 to model and rebuild the original machine. Once I have assembled everything and feel confident it all works I will release the plate designs here.

CNC xPRO Driver

Feb 11, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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Spark Concepts CNC xPRO Driver. A new GRBL compatible, all-in-one stepper driver board with 4 motor controllers for XYZ + 1 clone (or rotary!). Capable of powering your next build with an ATX PSU (or 12V 2 wire supply), and ready for wireless printing. Compatible with Arduino (wireless robots anyone?)

Upgrading the C-Beam machine

Jan 20, 2017
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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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.

FFF 3D printer 2x2x2m

Apr 24, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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The 3D printer will be able to print 2x2x2m components and not just in PLA or ABS. It's not just a DIY printer but I'm trying to apply engineering formulas to make it. I'm going to apply the state of art for 3D printing and scannering existing.

C-Beam Elexa

Sep 4, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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This build will be based on the C-Beam Plate Maker, with additional changes based on other builds and ideas.

Warnke CNC Router

Sep 5, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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A blend of modular aluminum and steel bracketry built to yield fine cuts in hardwood and aluminum. An open table with a shiftable pin-fixture concept will allow the operator to shift longer than Y-travel work-pieces, such as doors, along the Y-axis of the table. This machine has a 44" (X) by 24" (Y) by 8" (Z) travel with water cooled VFD spindle motor, t-slot ext work table, cable carriers, side guards n dual y drives. Total weight (w/base-stand) is about 600lbs.

A simple XY laser engraver/cutter

Feb 18, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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A simple low-cost XY plane laser engraver/cutter inspired by the Much 4 laser build, with minimal parts and assembly time. Uses standard off the shelf components in almost 90% of the build with the exception of the axes motor and wheel mounts which need to be 3D printed.

Modular Controller PCBs

Sep 3, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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This is a build still in the prototype stage. The initial design is being used to control a 4 axis sample change, but the PCBs when finalized will be able to be adapted as a convenient way to wire stepper (or eventually hybrid stepper) drivers to which ever controller you happen to be using. Current developments center around an Arduino Mega, although more interfaces are planned in the future. The main design centers around the use of Phoenix Connectors.

C beam Larger and Stronger

Sep 3, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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My first build based on the original C beam Sphinx. I’m not sure at this point what the final size will be. I have the parts from the c beam Sphinx and extra beams and lead screws to build up to 1000mm x 1000mm.

UK40OB

Oct 4, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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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.

First 3d build

Dec 16, 2014
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Cartesian Style Bots
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I am building a simple home brewed printer. I have a background in industrial automation so I figured how hard could this be. The mechanical build was pretty smooth as was the electrical side. Now just getting plastic out the hotend is my stopping point.

Dogmeat's Custom C-Beam XL

Aug 31, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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I love the C-Beam XL concept, this build is my custom version with the goal of increasing rigidity for metal milling.

Beefed-up and customized OX build

Sep 13, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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My Machine is based on the OX CNC designed by Mark Carew as well as the ooznest kit, and it incorporates a bunch of my own details and revisions to increase performance and robustness. It has become way more beastly than I originally planned!

Indie i2

Aug 2, 2017
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Cartesian Style Bots
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A lightweight, portable, accurate 3D Printer that has a good sized print area and small overall footprint that is easy to build, with easy to source components. The design is OpenSource allowing those with the capability to make their own parts get up and running.

QuorXZ: A String-driven, Core XZ Printer

Aug 31, 2017
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
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The QuorXZ doesn't magically appear. It's gestation takes time, careful attention, and requires many parts. However, when it is ready, a magical, mechanical instrument is born....(and when you finally say its name, it sounds a little bit like "corks").

C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain

Aug 28, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

V-Slot™ Belt & Pinion Example Build

Aug 9, 2017
Category
Everything Else

The OpenBuilds team has redefined the belt and pinion concept. By using standard OpenBuild components were able to improve on this system in ways that will save on cost and enhance its engineering capabilities.

TrueUp Kit Version

Aug 10, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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A Cartesian printer using bushings for the Z axis instead of wheels or linear bearings. The design also synchronizes two Z axis screws with a timing belt for a level lift. The ratio of the drive pulley and Z axis pulleys produce .005 lift per full step on a 200 step motor, eliminating layer resolution "drift" caused by microstepping.

C-Beam XXLarge "Tank"

Jan 14, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Robo Morten

Aug 24, 2017
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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A horizontal-router CNC using openbuilds parts geared toward routing out mortise and tenon joinery; or any other end grain work on wood.

myOX : a 4' x 2' OX CNC with potential

Mar 14, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This is the story of me building myOX - my version of the "ideal" OX. I want a machine which can route/mill at least 4' wide and as long as I can feed through (don't be shy, think "infinity") as well as going deep on multiple faces - manual 4th axis. I have loads of ideas to take myOX towards that goal and way beyond. Time will tell. Just follow along through this build and possibly a few others along the way ... Check out my OXCalculator : let your computer figure out your BoM

Stainless OX

Aug 24, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Large format 1200X1500mm OX Build using Stainless Steel plates, dual belt configuration. Limit switches is a mix of micro switches and NPN Proximity switches. Electronics based on parallel break out board, Long Motor Stepper drivers (Chinese stuff) and motors controlled by Mach3. Spindel will be Kress 1050.

LCD Based SLA Resin Printer

May 3, 2016
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Resin Style Bots
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SLA resin printer based on a gen3/4 iPad Retina display. The design intent is to create a printer with the highest resolution possible with a lower cost of entry compared to DLP projector based SLA printers.

TrueUp Glide

Apr 14, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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A Cartesian printer using bushings for the Z axis instead of wheels or linear bearings. The design also synchronizes two Z axis screws with a timing belt for a level lift. The ratio of the drive pulley and Z axis pulleys produce .005 lift per full step on a 200 step motor, eliminating layer resolution "drift" caused by microstepping.

C Beam CNC+Laser

Aug 19, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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You will be following the assembly of the mechanical kit and how i integrate the electronics into the final build.

Mark 1

Jul 24, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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My first attempt at building a CNC style machine. Overall my plan is to use the PlanetCNC breakout board and software to run the machine from a dedicated laptop/tablet.

HUGE 3D printer build

Jul 8, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style Bots
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just wanted to share my build of a huge 3d printer. It stands just over 2 meters tall and has a total print area of around 850mm x 850mm.

Black Rabbit 1500

Sep 2, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a router that I designed that is loosely based on the Openbuilds Ox, but designed to be heavy duty, rigid, and yet quick and agile.

Stock CNC Router

Aug 11, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This is my first CNC router, so be kind on the criticism. I'm still learning. Not an engineer, and not a machinist so I am having to research and learn aspect from both of those areas of study!

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