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Build Author Ariel Yahni Views 12120
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 Rui Vasconcelos Views 98
C-Beam XL ( 1 meter square foot print)
A modified C-Beam Build with a few Addons
Build Author Keith Davis Views 458
A version of TrueUp using linear bearings/rods for the Z axis. This required enough modification to make a separate OpenBuilds project to avoid confusion for DIYers.
Build Author Michael.M Views 7299
This is a Kyo Sphinx CNC Router build. The working area will be: I'm not sure yet.
Build Author Anthony Castelluci Views 43
Simple Camera Lofted Camera Slider
Build a manual camera slider.
Build Author SecretSpy711 Views 367
Heavily upgrading my 1200x500 Shapeoko 2.
Build Author dreys Views 304
Behemoth cnc router with linear rails
Behemoth cnc router build in progress using hiwil rails and closedloop servos.
Build Author Keith Davis Views 248
A simplified version of the TrueUp LZ. Designed for classrooms and students
Build Author mikework Views 586
My 1st C-Beam CNC
1M C-beam xy variant
Build Author Michael Dwyer Views 261
My MiniMill is just the start
This is my first build and I've been waiting to do this for a very long time.
Build Author stargeezer Views 5642
OXilla - a 3ft x 3ft CNC Router/Mill - Goals are strength, power and speed
This will be an ongoing log as I build this machine. Name change by popular demand - at least a couple of us. :)
Build Author Neil Rosenberg Views 63659
The Frog: CNC Router
Frog CNC Router. Inspired by OX and "Routy". 24"x36" active working area, approx. 3" usable Z motion.
Build Author Mac6986 Views 442
Vinyl Application Roller table
Build progress of custom roller table for applying graphics
Build Author Mark Carew Views 7533
OpenBuilds ACRO System
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.
Build Author ChadRat6458 Views 575
SkyKae sphinx - c beam xl hybrid
I took what I thought were the best parts of the sphinx and the c beam xl to build a bigger and faster machine.
Build Author stephen cia Views 5905
3D printer with 7 drivers, compact, dual extruder, no CNC part. All Openbuilds and 3D printed part. This is purely experimental.
Build Author Jeremiah Guinn Views 1058
OX CNC SMW3d 1500x1500
A small business idea led us here, lets see where it will go.
Build Author rcKeith Views 17528
Hot Wire 4 Axis CNC Foam cutter
This build uses drawer slides and thread rod to create foam wings and fuselages by passing a hot wire through the foam which makes very accurate shapes. I built a Radio Controlled SuperVC10 using foam but did have a cnc machine then so I had to make many templates to guide the hot wire. This inspired me to build a cnc hot wire cutter. Works really well and have made several RC models with it now
Build Author Michael Views 49560
CNC xPRO Driver
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?)
Build Author Savvas Views 1853
Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates
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.
Build Author beardyblair Views 12952
My build log of an adapted Sphinx design with additional height and a larger X and Y axis.
Build Author idegraaf Views 690
Build Author mcbuilder22 Views 389
Automatic spray machine.
Build Author Trunkmonky Views 3276
OX, of the house Steel
OOZNEST Style OX machine with 3D printed panels
Build Author Firetruckguy Views 7595
Nebraska 1246 x 1184
This is my first attempt at a CNC anything build
Build Author MTO Views 799
4' by 2' Lasercutter
4foot by 2 foot, 10W El-Cheapo blue laser
Build Author dogmeatk Views 5566
Dogmeat's Custom C-Beam XL
I love the C-Beam XL concept, this build is my custom version with the goal of increasing rigidity for metal milling.
Build Author pek Views 4134
Prusa i3 Bear Upgrade
Stronger frame for Prusa i3 MK2 / MK2s / MK2.5 3D printer
Build Author CNCMD Views 1387
Sphinx 1000 x 500
Building a Sphinx based CNC based on Kyo's plans. Going with a 1000 x 500 table size.
Build Author Keith Davis Views 947
A beefed up modification of the TrueUp Kit project
Build Author MTO Views 946
V-Slot MAME cabinet
A minimalist MAME "cabinet" made from extrusion.
Build Author alan richard Views 12200
An enclosed cube shaped 3D printer using CoreXY motion. Fabricated from V slot extrusion, standard extrusion, aluminium plate and acrylic sheet using basic workshop tools. Using standard RAMPS/ Reprap electronics. Technically a 'Repstrap' currently used to build a true 'Reprap'
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 2549
WorkBee CNC Machine
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.
Build Author Wombaticus Views 668
Printer number 2
A Large Printer that will hopefully be able to print at least 45cm cubed
Build Author Dangatech Views 1508
C beam machine (with larger T-slot platform)
Larger, more rigid build plate C beam machine
Build Author Bradles Views 1584
Linear Rail derivative with ball screw
basic start to design of cnc machine
Build Author Polymergraphy Views 1365
Skyggen 3D Printer
GT2 belt-driven Cartesian 3D Printer on an OpenBuilds Extrusion gantry, developed through Autodesk Fusion 360.
Build Author Peter Van Der Walt Views 3527
MiniMill Z Axis Upgrade with Offset Motor
Upgrade your Minimill with an off-set Z Axis Motor
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 41173
openBuilds FreeBURN-1 V-slot CO2 Laser (60-100w)
DIY Lasercutter: Budget orientated, medium sized (60-100w), safety first, based on Lasersaur software toolchain
Build Author Jason Harding Views 1038
Mobile bed cnc machine, first build
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.
Build Author JWhitten Views 3717
Build #2 - Bigger & Stronger
This is my latest project. I'm building a new CNC router to be bigger in cutting envelope (1500mm x 3000mm / approx 5 by 10 ft).
Build Author Metalguru Views 1453
Yet another build of an improved C-Beam Machine, improving stiffness, size, versatility, and strength without increasing costs much.
Build Author evgeny156 Views 1392
OB Minimill with bottom frame PSU+Drivers
All-in-one OB Minimill
Build Author Jean-Francois Talbot Views 1315
A 2 axis laser engraving machine, with a manual Z axis.
Build Author DA_Spec Views 1846
Heavy duty C Beam
a 1000mm x 1500mm CBeam build with hgr20 hiwin rails 600w er16 spindle
Build Author Keith Davis Views 1569
Bi-Motion Box Printer
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.
Build Author changedsoul Views 1440
First Ever Build
This is my first attempt at building my own 3d printer.
Build Author Robert DInkel Views 1344
X Axis Upgrade for AM8 (ANET All Metal)
My goal is to upgrade the acrylic ANET A8 to all metal.
Build Author Puddin Views 2620
100w Laser Cutter Build Log
I rebuild my 2 meter tall 3D printer into a 100w laser cutter
Build Author PatrickB Views 2071
The goal is to have a relatively strong CNC to be able to cut alu. Working space will be around 800x350x100mm.
Build Author Spiffcow Views 3265
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.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 53610
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 JP Warnke Views 6840
Warnke CNC Router
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.
Build Author JimB828 Views 660
This build will be based on the C-Beam Plate Maker, with additional changes based on other builds and ideas.
Build Author Jim F Views 4635
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 SamKircher Views 2738
C-Beam Sphinx Vacuum
A modified 1000x1000 Sphinx, with a built in vaccum table.
Build Author stargeezer Views 1317
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.
Build Author PhotoSgt85 Views 899
Modular Controller PCBs
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.
Build Author Daryl Eden Views 676
C beam Larger and Stronger
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.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 122361
C-Beam™ Machine - Plate Maker
This C-beam Machine is an in affordable CNC plate maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author Moag Views 41933
C-Beam Machine XLarge
A rigid and wide format, plate and carving CNC.
Build Author Scotty Orr Views 1049
QuorXZ: A String-driven, Core XZ Printer
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").
Build Author Mark Carew Views 22585
This OpenBuilds Mini Mill is a great go-to desktop sized CNC milling plate / part maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 691740
OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine
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!
Build Author Savvas Views 10438
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 Andrew Helsel Views 4138
MiniMill with DW611 and SmoothieBoard 4x v1.1
Build Author changedsoul Views 1106
First CoreXY Build
First CoreXY. Simple Square build, hopes for faster movements.
Build Author DaveStewart Views 1749
Small C-Beam Plate Maker With Remote Login & Operation
C-Beam Plate cutter with Raspberry Pi V3, Arduino Mega2560 and Camera. Remote login & operation via SSH with cnc.js server, mjpg server on the Pi.
Build Author JimB828 Views 2697
A horizontal-router CNC using openbuilds parts geared toward routing out mortise and tenon joinery; or any other end grain work on wood.
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 53684
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 Greg Lampman Views 5187
C-Beam Intro to CNC
Build log for my first CNC machine, a C-Beam Plate Maker
Build Author GeoffH Views 1145
c-beam XLarge with ZLarge
XLarge with ZLarge
Build Author Huub65 Views 3270
My C Beam - NEMA 17 - GRBL- Arduino project
Cbeam machine. Using small stepper motors (NEMA 17) and Arduino controller. Try to get this working in de upcoming month.
Build Author Cornerspace Views 934
C Beam CNC+Laser
You will be following the assembly of the mechanical kit and how i integrate the electronics into the final build.
Build Author Jay Lytle Views 1042
Stock CNC Router
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!
Build Author Ryan James Views 5557
A smaller version of a standard D-bot. Smaller to fit better in my workable area and to fit my vision for the printer.
Build Author Roberts Kristins Views 1505
Core XY My-BOT 500 x 500 x 1000
My first construction after many years buys ready devices.
Build Author Robert E. Nee Views 4592
Large cartesian gantry style 3D printer
This will be a fixed bed, v-slot implemented X,Y,Z axis gantry style 3D printer.
Build Author Keith Davis Views 9872
TrueUp Kit Version
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.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 43136
V-Slot™ Belt & Pinion Example Build
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.
Build Author DazTheGas Views 16562
Been using the Ox now since 2015, so decided I should move on to C-Beam :-)
Build Author Indieflow Views 59461
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 Joortiz1 Views 1496
Norm Inverted - Cartesian
As a tinkerer and hobbyist I need a reliable quality printer on a budget... Meaning I'm not looking to buy a: Prusa, Zortrax or LulzBot because of the added cost their marketing adds. I can definitely build a machine of hopefully equal quality at a lower cost that is not impacted by the marked-up priced from a large reputable manufacturer. I will need to dedicate time and more time for design shakedowns to ensure I produce a quality machine. Bare with me on this build... Thanks!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 54154
V-Slot™ Linear Actuator Build (Belt Driven)
Quick and Simple V-Slot Gantry System. This example build shows how easy it is to make a linear actuator using a few OpenBuilds Parts. You can mount this system an many ways so be sure to download the example models.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 53385
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 30356
V-Slot™ Nema 23 Linear Actuator Build (Lead Screw)
Learn to build a super strong nema 23 lead driven linear actuator
Build Author Paul Boartfield Views 1965
C beam xl
I would recommend this challenge to any woodworker looking for something new.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 60576
V-Slot™ Nema 17 Lead Screw / ACME Driven Actuators
Example model of lead screw driven actuators for your next project!
Build Author Braindice Views 1138
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.
Build Author Brian Popp Views 13742
Salmon Sphinx 1.0
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.
Build Author Nels Views 2423
Another Sphinx - 1000mm x 750mm
The reason for building this CNC is to help me in my guitar building hobby. (telecasters)
Build Author THE LINK Views 1494
2020 First build.
Probably cheapest DIY build youl see.
Build Author Chefson Views 8165
OX CNC Router
Ca fait 2 ans que je rêve d'une Fraiseuse CNC. Ni trop grande ni trop petite, sans avoir le budget pour en acheter une toute faite. Je suis artisan menuisier ébéniste et j'ai finalement décidé de la construire. Le projet OX m'a séduit, alors je me lance.
Build Author Bruce Walker Views 2298
BD's C-Beam Machine CNC Router (WIP)
CNC router table based on OpenBuilds C-Beam Machine bundle.
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 7449
Just a little light duty laser engraver.
Build Author Zach S Views 5179
Big OX 1500x1000
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.
Build Author JimB828 Views 1642
Miter Saw Station
A Miter Saw station built using a Dewalt Miter Saw Stand and V-Slot extrusions.
Build Author islahcnc Views 2080
I will post soon some more details.
Build Author Tinkerz Views 2373
A stout 3D printer build with the hopes of being able to serve as a light mill (PCB) and laser engraver
Build Author JerryD Views 2076
1500x1000mm Adjustable Height
I have the demand to cut/etch tall pieces of material. For this reason, I have designed a machine with 500mm uprights with adjustable gantry height. This way I can raise/lower the sled and z-axis as needed. I've also chosen to use a linear C-channel assembly for the Z axis with the plate mounted to the gantry instead of the other way around. This will allow for maximum range of the z-axis. The parts list/BOM does not include motors/belts/pulleys or electronics.