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Build Author Glenn Weston Views 7766
"The Moagie Mill" My C-Beam XLarge
My Experiences building the C-Beam X Large. Maybe you can pick up a few pointers from my ramblings and experiences if you are considering building this machine.
Build Author recoush Views 444
CoreXY 3D build one
an 8020 build with 1010 extrusion (1") Square tubing Rough size is 24x24x36 (600x600x900) The expected usable print area 21.5x21.5X32"roughly (510x510x760) An XY 3D printer with 3 extruders and 3 Z-axis 0.9 degree motors the table (Z-AXIS) will lift up to the XY Carriage on 3 12mm linear rod and 3 8mm Lead screw's Corexy designs complete and Z-axis build is started don’t have a 3D cad system yet so building my prototypes on a pcb layout tool
Build Author Gary Caruso Views 7633
OX Heavy Duty Build
OX Heavy Duty, using Chrisclub plates, for 2080 X-Y and C-beam Z
Build Author nschreiber0813 Views 382
Schreibotics Fabricator MkII
It all started after my prusa i3 build inspired me to experiment with resin 3D printers because I want to learn if they are worth it and if I can design my own printer.
Build Author Peter Van Der Walt Views 520
The Almost Perfect 3 Way Mitre (with Angle Corner Connectors)
A quick and easy way to make a 3-way mitered corner using Corner Connectors
Build Author MTO Views 475
C-beam upgrades to my power tools
Just some repairs and upgrades to my drill press and mitre saw using c-beam.
Build Author Metalguru Views 984
Dragon Too Plasma Cutter
A Benchtop Plasma Cutter Concept
Build Author 3D Meister Views 434
Camera slider with rotation prototype
I made a cam slider prototype with adjustable rotation to get experience for my CNC milled slider in planing.
Build Author ToS Views 542
3D Printer based upon 3d printed parts and open builds componets
Build Author Marshall Peck Views 41739
Voxel OX - Extendable 3D Printer and CNC Platform
An open source 3D printer design with a sturdy V-Slot frame.
Build Author Lumberjack Engineering Views 3519
SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter
The Space Optimized LAser Cutter is a 40 watt CO2 laser cutter that supports a maximum part volume of 24" x 16" x 6.25". It consists of a V-slot frame + brackets/mounts designed to be 3D printed on a consumer desktop printer. Total cost of the machine is ~ $1,400 USD.
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 43377
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.
Build Author PhotoSgt85 Views 3071
Desktop PCB Maker
With the focus always on larger builds I wanted to focus on a desktop PCB milling machine that fulfills the average users desktop needs at an entry level cost. Design considerations will allow expandable capabilities to include 3D printing and any other functions a small form Cartesian robot can perform. The current iteration has a desktop footprint of approximately 15.5" X 14.5".
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 1176
Air assist/fume collector for Diode Laser Engraver
This is a work in progress
Build Author djKaldor Views 4243
KALΔIS OPEN SLA
Modular easy to adjust scale of the entire build Tablet/LCD monitor SLA 3d Printer.
Build Author Kyo Views 1068
C-beam Delta Printer
Large scale delta robot using c-beam as the core frame component.
Build Author Makerparts Views 706
DIY Multi Row Nodal Point Spherical Panorama Head
DIY Pano Head
Build Author Kevon Ritter Views 3468
Yet another Sphinx
Here's my Sphinx with a few slight modifications.
Build Author Mike Hake Views 770
Epoxy dispenser, to apply non-conductive epoxy to electronic board.
Epoxy dispenser, 2nd one, first one works great. Uses HMI to allow for operator to pull up files for different jobs. 9 prox sensors, Eot and home on all 3 axis. High quality nema23 motors with intergrated drives from applied motion. Uses programmable router for drives.
Build Author Thair.nl Views 1210
Plate Maker Plus
C-Beam Plate Maker with a larger size of the work area and electronics added.
Build Author DazTheGas Views 12644
From where Mark left off from the Ox build I am going to film the whole process of customizing the Ox.
Build Author mikev Views 1204
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 Hytech2k Views 25184
Triple Shot R-P-M Area 51 CNC Parts
We wanted to create a rapid prototyping machine with excellent 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, and light CNC router work capabilities.
Build Author dodgenet Views 1395
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 Ronald van Arkel Views 7839
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 Savvas Views 7559
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 Venturebit Views 953
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 Jen Views 3540
My first OX build
This is the story of my experience building a 1000 x 750mm OOZNest OX CNC router
Build Author pinoaffe Views 1393
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.
Build Author crystaldragon141 Views 1809
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 AK-Creation Views 2086
Reference sensor for CNC Tools
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.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 54919
V-Slot™ Nema 17 Lead Screw / ACME Driven Actuators
Example model of lead screw driven actuators for your next project!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 48542
V-Slot™ Mini V Linear Actuator Build
Learn to build the V-SLOT Mini V Modular linear Actuator System and create all kinds of cool machines!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 26758
V-Slot™ Nema 23 Linear Actuator Build (Lead Screw)
Learn to build a super strong nema 23 lead driven linear actuator
Build Author Lorne Wilkins Views 2344
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 UltiBots Views 9924
UltiBots CB3030 CNC Router
The UltiBots CB3030 CNC uses C-Beam, V-Slot and an extruded aluminum T-Slot work table. This allows 6mm T-Nuts, step clamps and blocks to secure materials to the work surface. The all metal design makes the use of a mister possible.
Build Author Rwetzler Views 3430
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.
Build Author boubouexpress Views 3373
3D Drucker sparkcube V1.1XL V-Slot™ Mini V Linear Actuator Bundle
sparkcube V1.1XL edit V-slot mini v linear
Build Author Kjell Views 2268
1x1m Ooznest Ox
Building my first router and I choose the ooznest Ox since it looks to be the latest and greatest among routers.
Build Author Indieflow Views 50223
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.
Build Author hasemar Views 2098
C-Beam CNC (1st cnc build!)
1st build CBeam Machine w/ raspberry pi-protoneer hat controller
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 11600
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 Ken Utton Views 908
My 5' by 5'
I have constructed frame out of 1 1/2" square tubing. Have my Y aces mounted. and awaiting parts.
Build Author cbordeleau Views 3793
OpenBuilds C-Beam Double Slider
This slider uses an 500mm OpenBuilds C-beam and the design is such that the effective length of the slider is slightly less then twice the length of the C-Beam. It can be used both motorized or not.
Build Author nicklogan Views 9542
A Rostock style delta bot with the parts which are typically 3D printed made from medium density fiberboard (MDF). It uses a home made hot end.
Build Author Jan Koeppen Views 4046
Touchsensor assembly machine
This is a handy machine to assemble touch sensors into display frame.
Build Author cbordeleau Views 2006
Slider Levelling Platform
3d printed V-Slot Gantry Plate leveler.
Build Author Goran crno Views 3783
New Custom CNC with C-Beam Rails
Hello all, wanted to share my custom build that I planed to do. My idea was to drill foam blocks to make molds for my projects. The CNC will be 1500-1500mm with a higher Z-Axis. So I redesigned the Gantry Plates that will be cut out at some other place. I hope you can share your opinion on my project.
Build Author skarab Views 11773
iTopie RepRap - 3D Printer
A stable and strong 3D printer made of 16mm MDF and machined on my OX.
Build Author Serge E. Views 42240
myOX : a 4' x 2' OX CNC with potential
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
Build Author mirage335 Views 3174
Portable, high-speed, low-cost advanced multi-tool desktop factory derived from LulzBot Taz and TazMega.
Build Author David Arroyo Views 7954
Using a Raspberry Pi, Arduino and a Protoneer CNC Shield to create an Open Source CNC router controller. It will be equipped with a touch screen to control the on board processor. The touch screen will run a user interface that has buttons for added functionality. There will be a camera for monitoring progress from inside my office. The control box will also feature a way to power the vacuum and spindle/router . I will also be able to monitor room temp as well as Pi CPU temps and averages.
Build Author rc3105 Views 3745
C-Beam Plate Machine
My first openbuilds submission, plain old c-beam machine. Seems like I've spent more time fighting the forum here redirecting in circles than actually building the machine. I'll try to add more pics if I ever find a path out of this corn maze...
Build Author Dantheman Views 3518
This unit is made with openbuild v-rail and c-beam. using direct drive with lead screws. Nema23 motors
Build Author Peter Oakes Views 17299
The Bull Dog, A RoverCNC OX based 1500mm x 1500mm CNC - Tutorial build
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.
Build Author jw117 Views 4067
Tower Printer H-Belt type printer Prototype
Build Author Yoshiya Arii Views 17899
V-Slot Laser cutter and engraver
The Smart Laser Mini is an open source such as use Raspberry pi. Easy to assemble type of desktop laser cutter and engraver. Also we used V-slot
Build Author Mogens Kusk Views 2579
Belt driven 1200mm x 700mm x170mm axis
Build Author Michael Fassbind Views 6827
My large printer design. 400mm build plate, ~1000mm build height. Most of structure is 8020 but the sliders are V-Rail
Build Author Mash172 Views 4198
XYZ Factory Bot
Very large format build platform designed really for printing multiple items in one session ether all the same or different. Longer term I would like to have multiple X axis on the Y axis rail. bit of a slicer challenge though.
Build Author alex_b Views 6938
RONIN OX | The G10/Carbon Fiber Hogger
The Ronin OX is a dedicated fiber composite milling machine. I give a complete in-depth article on how to take a nearly stock OX build and easily turn it into something that can mill carbon fiber and G10 plate effectively and quickly.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 4070
Work Bench Stand
Here is a nice little simple build that will help to free up some extra space on your work bench. If your like me you need all the room on your work station you can use, so this is great to have.
Build Author winand Views 9233
YAOP (Yet Another Openbuilds Printer)
Yet Another Openbuilds Printer, my version :-P
Build Author Sam Dobbie Views 3449
A fully aluminium printer made from off the shelf components, no printed parts.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 44886
C-Beam™ Linear Actuator Build
Here are a few helpful C-Beam actuator ideas that will help you get a start on your builds
Build Author Josh B Views 6719
V Rail 3D printer
My version a Cartesian style 3d printer, an attempt to eliminate frame vibration and movement and to use up materials left over from other projects.
Build Author mytechno3d Views 9855
Maximus Evolution (Still another XL 3D Printer )
Maximus Evolution : 380mm x 400mm XL 3D Printer
Build Author Mark Carew Views 32416
V-Slot™ X -Y Stage Hidden Acme Rod Example
An X-Y Stage created from two self contained acme screw linear actuators. This build was published as an example of how many of the OpenBuilds Parts can be used.
Build Author motopreserve Views 5930
Persnickety Plate Maker
My very first attempt at a CNC build. Based on the OpenBuilds C-Beam Machine, small tweaks will be made to tailor it for my goals: machining G10, aluminum & some carbon fiber for use with multirotor and motorcycle parts. I am looking forward to the day when I am comfortable enough to bring the ideas in my head to the tip of the end mill in a smooth fashion...
Build Author Tinker Views 3559
Kitchen Space Saver
The frame is made from all open builds parts, add the rubber feet and pads for the glass. The glass is clear 12" x 16" x 1/4" with a polished edge. A light basket slides on the countertop.
Build Author Iwan Müller Views 11251
CNC Router (Non OX)
My own Design (not an OX Derivative) using standard Parts.
Build Author winand Views 3017
Small drill press fence
A small build using some small vslot scrap piece which shows the versatlity of the v-slot system
Build Author robbell Views 2526
Cancelled - Modified OX CNC for Mitre Cutting (Picture Framing)
Creating a CNC mitre (45°) cutter, for picture frame cutting. Starting with an OX, but inverting various parts and adding a material table, with a stepper-controlled measuring guide.
Build Author Steve hope Views 10723
8x4 CNC build
Routy cnc upgrade.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 17328
V-Slot Miter Saw Stop
A quick and simple saw stop build.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 30799
This SphereBot is based on the EggBot which is an open-source art robot (drawbot) that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects.
Build Author Steve B Views 8027
A small, quiet and clean desktop CNC designed for fine cutting.
Build Author mytechno3d Views 6788
Cut To Length Machine
A Cut To Length machine controlled by computer
Build Author M^3 Views 9576
M Cubed 3 Axis Bluetooth CNC Controller
Low cost, Bluetooth enabled, 3 axis CNC controller. GRBL 0.9 compatible.
Build Author wesner0019 Views 4662
Custom build, after building the prusa i3 and upgrading to i3v, I wanted to build something more sturdy that can print fast and more accurate. Model is built in Fusion 360
Build Author CreativeTools Views 3679
Universal stand-alone filament spool holder (Fully 3D-printable)
A practical rotating and stand-alone spool holder which fits any filament extrusion 3D-printer. Several base files provided which make it fit different extruded aluminium profiles.
Build Author skarab Views 9020
OX Fixed Dust Shoe
A simple fixed dust shoe for your OX.
Build Author north90 Views 6675
OpenSampler: OpenSource autosampler for use in laboratory
An open source autosampler to be used in laboratories for the automated analysis of gas or liquid samples.
Build Author Creo Views 4005
T-slot, v-slot, aluminum angle make up the majority of the structure.
Build Author Mohsen Abbasi Views 3642
Portable Foam Cutter
A portable foam cutter to make your forms everyware using a LiPo Battery.
Build Author Zootalaws Views 4044
This is a 1500 x 1500 Ox build
Build Author mirage335 Views 7476
Multi-tool 3D printer, laser cutter, and CNC mill.
Build Author AK-Creation Views 4978
Controll Board for CNC Projects
The Echinus Team change the Firmware from "Teacup" to "Marlin". I use this board in my 3D Printer and it works very good! So I write a short report.
Build Author Mohsen Abbasi Views 4153
Foldable Rainwater Collector
Realisation of my idea about a foldable collector for rainwater, which is light and easy to make. People around the world need water and can collect rain water with this collector. I made it for syria and all too.
Build Author John J Talavera Views 11568
CNC FOR EVERYONE!
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.
Build Author John J Talavera Views 5096
CNC FOR EVERYONE, THE DUCK!
www.cncforeveryone.com. the Duck is something that i think would be helpful in my shop since we already do cold casting.
Build Author andrew Views 13695
This small desktop machine is built inside a 300mm cube of 20mm extrusion. Work area is 14cm by 14cm. I used 400 step nema17 motors all around.
Build Author Tweakie Views 12984
Tool position setting Part II.
The method used for tool position setting is a matter of personal choice but this is what I do.
Build Author Tweakie Views 6632
Tool position setting Part I
The method used for tool position setting is a matter of personal choice but this is what I do.
Build Author sausagePaws Views 32570
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 John J Talavera Views 4237
A simple low cost rotomolder.
Build Author Sheepdog Views 18039
Griffin Delta Printer
Designed from the ground up as a low cost, highly scalable delta printer. This printer has been built as small as carry on luggage size, up to an 18in wide print surface and is capable of larger. Approximate cost is low to mid $500 range start to finish, including electronics for a basic model.
Build Author Tweakie Views 8559
Tool position setting Part III.
In this, the final part, I would like to introduce Machine Vision and show how it can be used, not only for tool position setting but also for resolving the triangle to calculate the G68 (local system rotated) for jobs which are not squarely placed on the work table.