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A simple XY laser engraver/cutter

Feb 18, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

CNC xPRO Driver

Feb 11, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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?)

Large Delta Printer made from scrap 80/20

Feb 10, 2017
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

betterBot

Feb 10, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is going to be a more or less detailed how to build BetterBot. Pictures and more (decent) text are to be added.

Amazon Special

Feb 10, 2017
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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,

C-Beam Machine XL

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Overview of my experience building the C-Beam Machine XL from OpenBuilds, along with updates as I move along and get it going. My application is for creating plates needed for lab functions, 19 rack bay covers, and whatever else arises.

Old Faithful...FDM/CNC machine

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Adjustable Router Guide Template

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This project is an adjustable router guide template made with 20x60 V-slot. It was meant as a less expensive and more user friendly alternative to commercially available units.

1500mmx500mm Kossel Delta

Feb 3, 2017
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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...

C-Beam 1M

Jan 31, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Jim's C-Beam Machine Build

Jan 29, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

DTG OX

Jan 29, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

From where Mark left off from the Ox build I am going to film the whole process of customizing the Ox.

c-beam hello world

Jan 29, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My first ever build. Straight C-beam with tinyg controller a few do-dads and some make do choices. Non-metric length lead screws to save long lead time. Jog knobs to cover the extra length and also practical. My old Bosch Colt never had it so good. Build out work remains, wire dressing, drag chain, vacuum, permanent base, etc.

C-Beam Evolution MkII

Jan 28, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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

C-Beam Machine - MyFirstCNC

Jan 24, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Budget 1500mm OpenBuilds V-Slot Deltabot Build

Jan 24, 2017
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Hlidskjalf, CoreXYU (dual X-carriage)

Jan 21, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Dual X-Carriage CoreXY. Not impossible, but probably the only one. Use the link to Thingiverse "Hlidskjalf" for parts and downloads.

Upgrading the C-Beam machine

Jan 20, 2017
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain

Jan 18, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

C-Beam XXLarge "Tank"

Jan 14, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Large C-Beam Sphinx style CNC Build

Jan 12, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

LinearRail - 3D Printer

Jan 10, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

RiNo Route

Jan 5, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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

SHRED-Buddy3D UPcycler - Open Source Multi Material Cutter&Pelletizer

Jan 2, 2017
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

CBeam OX

Dec 30, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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

Stainless OX kit

Dec 28, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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

C-Beam to C-Beam XL Upgrade

Dec 27, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is my first public build. Please be kind. We upgraded our C-Beam to the C-Cbeam X-Large. I want to give special thanks to Moag and the OpenBuilds team for making this happen.

Double D-Bot 400mm x 400mm x 600mm

Dec 21, 2016
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Based on D-Bot but used more metal bracing / openbuild plates instead of plastic parts. Also size was increased.

PowerBot

Dec 12, 2016
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Sheethexapod

Dec 10, 2016
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Sheethexapod works with basic mechanims as direct metal-metal links and joints, all movements can be done by a rc servomotor in this case towerpro model.

SCoreXY

Dec 7, 2016
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Currently I have Velleman/3Drag K8200 modified and CNC machine self built and wanted to use both to make new 3D printer. After looking at different designs I liked Voron a lot and have decided to go that way. Currently I have ordered majority of parts and build shall start soon. I don't plan to rush it as I am usually 2 months home and 2 off.

OX Super "C" - Cpmpleted 11/02/16

Dec 2, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This CNC utilizes the C-BEAM extruded aluminum for the "X", "Y", and "Z" axis. The gantry will move similar to the OX along with the "Z" except I am incorporating the C-BEAM instead of the 20x60 V-RAIL. To make the system as strong as possible I am using two C-BEAM rails back to back. The "Y" axis will encompass two sets of roller on both side of the C-BEAM extruded rails for added strength. All of the plates for this were created using the C-BEAM machine I completed several month ago.

Kruk 0.1

Nov 27, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a stool, designed in 18mm wood for a cnc router, it's easily scaleable to different wood-thicknesses, in 18mm wood it takes up 1200*1200mm. It can be assembled without screws, nails or glue and can therefore also be easily disassembled.

Dream to practical

Nov 26, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Cartesian CNC router

Nov 22, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This project has been a steep learning curve in an unfamiliar area for me. It has been a very rewarding experience and has opened up so many more possibilities to pursue in the future.

CNC Glass Grinder

Nov 21, 2016
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a 1-Axis CNC Glass Grinder. It uses a hobby grinder to miter a precise angle on the edge of a piece of glass.

Rostock TETRA V0

Nov 6, 2016
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Reference sensor for CNC Tools

Nov 1, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

For the x and y Axis you set the zero point with a limit switch, but how can you get the zero position for the z Axis? You have different thickness of material to mill and when you change the tool, you have also a other z Axis positon. With the Sensor, you can define the zero position of the piece automaticly.

Hobby OX CNC

Oct 24, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This "hobby OX" CNC is built for multiple purposes such as cutting and engraving various materials, laser etching and cutting, etc... Its a great platform for hobby enthusiasts like me where this machine can be used for so many different purposes effectively and efficiently!

Emmett-Delta

Oct 21, 2016
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

UK40OB

Oct 4, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

mBOX

Sep 25, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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/ )

C-Beam Prefab Untitled

Sep 24, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

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