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OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Jan 27, 2016
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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!

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

C-beam Sphinx

Feb 23, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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A strong desktop cnc router that will enable you to make larger aluminium plates without taking up to much room. Simple, strong and opensource ! Build one today..

FRANKINATOR -- My CNC Router Built Around The C-Beam Rail

Feb 2, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I started this build about 2 weeks after the c-beam hit the store. I purchased a single bundle and ordered a TinyG to run it. where I work I have Hardware, Software and Mechanical engineers and they all got sucked into my project. they want one to do prototyping at the office, once they see mine...

The Bull Dog, A RoverCNC OX based 1500mm x 1500mm CNC - Tutorial build

Jan 20, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I have based this build on the OX build so I will not be going into too much detail of specefic assembly modules as they asre so well covered by Mark Carew already, but will go through the complete build on video. I will be addig additional tutorials on steppers and the other electronic parts as needed though as this project is sponsored by RS Components in the form of most of the Electronics and this is also the key focus of my YouTube channel www.youtube.com/c/thebreadboardca.

Proteus

Nov 26, 2013
Category
X/Y Table Style Bots

Proteus is the Greek God of change. Besides the numerous aspect of 3D printing that this could relate to this machine like the god can change. The Build allows for an interchanging head that will allow different functionality to be quickly and easily adapted. So you could print clay, silicon, plastic, cut with a laser cutter or even attach a rotary tool

CNC FOR EVERYONE!

May 12, 2014
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Other Style CNC Mills
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This build was very complex due to the fact I wanted to create a low cost larger than normal CNC. I did not want a MDF or plastic body. I wanted it to be able to do more than most CNC routers this size on the market.

Routy GT2 300 BSX CNC Router

Jun 24, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This is the first project that I would like to share with you. I know the build looks familiar and it is; it’s based on kram242´s Routy. Work area is 300*500*55 mm and is NEMA17/GT2 belt driven.

My Ox

May 16, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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What I want to build is a unit to: rout wood, plastic and occasional aluminium . to be able to swap cutters. i.e. drragknife, laser, router, drill

Angus : A Slightly "Beefier" OX

Dec 1, 2014
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CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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This is where I will share my attempt at building a slightly "beefier" OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine using commonly available parts in the spirit of OPENBUILDS and Open Source in general. I have a tendancy to over-build things so I will be balancing that tendacy against budget constraints and common sense as much as possible.

C-Beam Prefab Untitled

Sep 24, 2016
Category
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.

Aluminum OX build with some modifications

Dec 25, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is my OX CNC mill. It has been a labor of love for over a year now! I hope you find it interesting and inspiring! I also hope that it gives some of you more experienced CNC builders a different perspective and some ideas!

OPENBUILDS Korea (ROVO 1000)

Feb 7, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I am very grateful to Mark Carew with passion and imagination. Therefore, the machine is good, but making the website there too daedanhaeseo The end of the same either way to invisible homework. Thank you for allowing openbuilds team submitted to the challenge once again for those with a passion that I feel like in Korea, I want to be a great help.

C-Beam Double X

Sep 11, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Per the special notes its a variant of the C-Beam, Machine.... I have noticed that alot of people build a CNC router to cut parts for other larger CNC machines.. eg Delta Printers etc....plus this will enable me to cut parts for model RC plans UAV's etc...

C-beam Router rack and pinion

Sep 24, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I want build a frame that is as sturdy as possibility while at the same time keeping it as compact as possible. working area will be approx 1200mm x 600mm

OX-SUMO, SUMO-OX, OXSUMO?

Nov 10, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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One meter square. Short and stout.... reminds me of a Sumo Wrestler. A temporary and adjustable configuration I have devised to cut my own plates. I have kicked around ideas for about a year and the C-Beam extrusion has made this attempt to realize my ideas irresistible. This is just one step towards bigger and better things!

Hedron's build with Ooznest kit and Xylotex motors

Oct 26, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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A 3-axis flying gantry (4'x4') mechanical kit is assembled. A 3D printer is used to make cable chain for tidy and cheap wire management. A BeagleBone Black development platform with Machinekit software (LinuxCNC) is configured to control a Xylotex motor driver box connected to an Openbuilds Ox direct-drive pulley and belt motion system. A vacuum dust-collection system is designed, CNC-routed and installed. A steel table is made to mount the table onto.

cnc plasma table

Apr 5, 2015
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OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
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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

RiNo Route

Jan 5, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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A CNC router designed to handle a 4'x8' sheet, for as close to $2000 as possible. The price barrier resulted in my choice to use timing belts rather than leadscrews or rack&pinion. Build List still being updated

My JGro CNC becomes an OpenBuild Project

Jan 3, 2015
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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This is the story of my progression from the JGRO cnc router design to using the OpenBuild system. In the process I think I have learned some things about cnc routers and the accuracy required to make a good build.

Matt's Ox

Aug 8, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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I'm building an OX CNC router. It will be the larger size of 750x 1000mm. This should give me a working area of about 22"x30".

L'FOX - Large Format OX deriviative. Designed and built by Revision 13 Prototypes

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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This build is for a testing rig to use while testing out different controller boards and CAM software for milling and routing. It is in the early stages, planning is complete, parts are ordered. Awaiting parts delivery to start build. Please not the BOM only covers parts from the OpenBuilds part store. I will be posting the other required items very shortly.

Aluminum Ox

Mar 15, 2014
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I have been looking for a good solid kit to build off of for some time and when I saw the Ox buildlog I knew I had to have one. Ordered most of the pieces from Open Builds and started planning. Had a nice gentleman named Chris cut the required plates from 6061 aluminum for me (he sells them on eBay now if you're interested) and got to work.

Our OX CNC Router Project

Nov 21, 2014
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Our version of the OX, a Cartesian CNC Router Build. 1,500 mm Y-Axis, 1,000 mm X-Axis, 300 mm Z-Axis - Lots of Fun!

Heavy Inexpensive CNC

Sep 28, 2014
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Acquiring a CNC has been on my list for some time now. This concept is a bare bones, upgradeable machine that will not require a complete rebuild when new parts become available. With a cutting surface over 36" square, this beast should be capable of creating its own parts. Lowering the price to make upgrading and making this contraption beefier, faster, and more precise.

Arctic Ox CNC Router

Jun 25, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a cartesian CNC Router build that is based off the OX CNC build by Mark Carew. I am using Spark Concepts CNC xPro controller board and their 400w spindle kit.

Another OX CNC Router

Dec 13, 2014
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Cartesian Style CNC
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An OX CNC router using Blue OX Solutions gantry plates, a Bosch Colt router, and most of the remaining parts coming from Openbuilds parts store. Table has about 22"x55" cutting capacity and I am planning on a combination T-Slot and vacuum hold down system.

Cousin CNC OX Router

Aug 6, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I hope to be able to cut out larger gantry plates with some modifications. I would like to do some 3D cuts in the near future. I've also read about doing some lithophane projects for Christmas.

Jim's C-Beam Machine Build

Jan 29, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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This machine is fantastic. Teamed up with Fusion 360, Inkscape, and GrblPanel, I'm well on my way towards making at least one Christmas gift this year. I had some frustrating times during the build, mainly with getting everything to go together square, but overall it was fun. I can see that I'm going to need to be a bit creative in order to max out the work area for this machine so that I can produce the product I bought it for, but it will be able to do so much more for me as well.

Non OX CNC Router

Jan 19, 2015
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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This CNC Router is to 95% made of standard parts and almost all of them from the http://openbuildspartstore.com/.

My Belt & Pinion Drive CNC Router

Aug 28, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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My CNC Router design and inspiration came from the Routy CNC project. I modified some of the aspects of the Routy build, but left the original XY dimensions intact. The build has been very enjoyable thus far and am nearing completion of all wiring in preparation for my first test run!

eeYZee Router

Aug 18, 2016
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Other Style CNC Mills
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The first criteria was portability, the second was cutting out a sheet of ply, the third was the ability to shape a foam surfboard blank, but the main criteria was a small budget.

C-Beam Prototype

Jul 15, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a variant of a typical OX (Mark Carew inspiration) router using C-Beams/8mm Acme rods to drive all three axis. I went with a 1000mm x 1000mm frame size. Useable space is 28" (711mm) X 26" (660mm) with a Z axis work travel of approx. 3.25" (82.5mm). A TinyG is used as a controller along with Fusion 360/Chilipper as the software for generating and running gcode files.

Dave's Z axis and powder coated.

Apr 16, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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I just did my first Powder coat paint job on a Z Axis with 9inchs of travel for the DIY CNC Plasma Cutter, Mill Head, Router, Engraver, Laser Head, Water Jet Cutter Machine. 2 different Z Axis ride plates and a 80mm Router/Mill Head/Spindle clamp. Baked on finish in a old oven i had.

Little Big OX

Jun 5, 2014
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Cartesian Style CNC
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A complete CNC newbie is tackling a mighty challenge, Not only is he making a CNC router, He's going to try and upsize it.

Custom OX Build

Apr 27, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Inspired by the original OX by Mark Carew, this is my Custom OX. Many small changes, additions, and upgrades. Build is in progress and this post will be updated regularly with photos. Enjoy!

RSW's C-Beam Build

Feb 18, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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I built a CNC Router using 3/4 MDF, 1/8 aluminum angle for bearing races and various other odds and ends. I learned a lot about how not to build a CNC router. I found Openbuilds.com and decided to build a C-Beam for my first build. The long term idea is to use this machine to build custom plates for and OX type machine and a 3d printer.

Wakezor

Dec 27, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I'm starting my first own build cnc machine which is inspired by routy and the ox. Were my goal was not to use the ox plates but use the standard plates available in the parts store for the design.

BABE - CanUSA Blue OX, bigger than the average OX

May 6, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a basic description of my OX-like build of Babe, Paul Bunyan's Blue Ox. It is a work in progress. The idea has been germinating for about 4 years, with several twists and turns and false starts along the way.

Murphy OX-CNC Dreamin

Mar 12, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I am in the design phase of my CNC. I would like to thank everyone who has placed resources on the site. I am using it to the up most! I will update as I continue the design and share my progress.

ROUX - A Routy-OX Hybrid

Aug 1, 2014
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Cartesian Style CNC
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ROUX is a 2'x4' CNC that can be easily handbuilt without an existing mill and removes the need to buy generic plates for the Routy. A simpler, more refined machine.

McRouter 3 Axis CNC

Jul 9, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I wanted to put together a medium size router using PTFE slides from McMaster-Carr. I've had great experience with these slides in long term continuous motion operations in industrial environments.

Expanded Routy using 290 build instructions

Apr 6, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Using the Routy290 build and an awful lot of help from puntoMX, this machine has been expanded in the X and Y axis. My first build, I'm learning a lot about all of this. I've had to disassemble parts of this thing many times due to forgetfulness, but that's ok. Also, I've forgotten to take constant pictures throughout the build.

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