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WorkBee CNC build - My honest opinion, tips and help

May 12, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

My main goal for my build is to have a machine that is capable of profiling and help me in my designs, for the manufacture of custom automotive headlights.

Stainless OX

May 22, 2018 at 5:35 AM
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

OpenBuilds ACRO System

Mar 30, 2018
Category
Other Style DrawBot
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Acro Pick And Place Machine

May 13, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a machine for placing SMT components on PCBs. It is based on Acro system, off the shelf parts, and a number of custom 3D printed elements.

The Archon R2

Mar 19, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The Archon "In the style of Cartesian movement." A brief overview, guide and summary of my highly experimental build. and some insight into the challenges of building such a large format/belted machine.

Textile Drawing Machine

May 4, 2018
Category
Other Style DrawBot
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Build Complete!

Textile Drawing Machine is a drawing machine thought specifically to draw on textile. Unlike other CNC machine it's dimensions follow the standard textile dimensions (1500mm) and it's on wheels to allow to draw on an unlimited area. TDM has been developed for the project Digital Wax Print, a self initiated research project, carried out by The Future Continuous, a collabration between Olivia De Gouveia and Eugenia Morpurgo.

+Laser

May 4, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A minimalist 2-axis A2 sized laser diode cutter/engraver. Designed to give the most function using the very least number of parts at the lowest price.

Vox Solid State

May 2, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I never thought owning a CNC machine was possible until I stumbled upon the Openbuilds site. After viewing numerous builds I was drawn to the Ox by Mark Carew but ultimately decided on a build of similar design, Halloumi by Savvas. It's a C-beam design driven by Nema 23 steppers with Acme lead screws. Like Savvas I will be fabricating temporary plates to get up and running then use the machine to mill the final plates. The material I'm using for the temp plates is solid surface (Avonite).

Voxel Evolution

May 2, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a remix of Marshal Peck's Voxel OX, with some design tweaks inspired by Makerparts and jjcolletta. It has a build area of 300mm X 300mm X 480mm, but is easily configured for just about any build area up to 500mm X 500mm X 750mm. I have used some laser cut acrylic plates and a couple of 3D printed parts in its construction, however it can be assembled using nothing but OpenBuilds parts with the exception of the heated bed and the Y axis carrier for the heated bed.

CoreXY - e3d inspired

May 1, 2018
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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Build in Progress...

CoreXY printer heavily inspired by e3d's new open source printer with tool changing. I intend to make it so when e3d start selling toolheads these can be added to the machine without any major work having to be done.

D&R Tiger Paw build combo

Apr 25, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The Tiger Paw will be a 1000mm X 500mm Cartesian style CNC with the Minimill attached to the end. It is named the D&R Tiger Paw because my son, Daniel, and myself, Richard, will put this Tiger strong and fast machine together. Our goal is to have a Tiger strong build with a Paw print that wouldn’t take up a huge amount of space in our garage.

Ooznest WorkBee 1000mm x 1000mm Screw Driven

Apr 23, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I have decided to buy and build the ooznest workbee screw driven cnc (1000x1000) and also decided to use some plates and extrusions from the ox cnc. I will never use two machines anyway and hoping to build a strong base for the workbee.

C-beam Machine - Modesty

Apr 20, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Modified C-beam Machine. Taller (30 cm) C-beam uprights in gantry, and longer 750 mm frame in Y direction. XL gantry plate on X (and Z?). Y will have additional 700 mm SBR16 rails as extra support and slightly raised bed to fit above stepper motor. Approx. machinable area of 370 x 370 mm.

WorkBee 750x750 build

Apr 19, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This CNC build is to help with some areas of my guitar builds - mainly inlays but some body work as well where appropriate. I expect it will be used for lots of other things once I get to know what it's capable of (sorry - what I'm capable of!).

ORCA Laser Build

Mar 28, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build in Progress...

This is my take on the Acro Laser system made from mostly salvaged, scrap, or leftover parts. I modified the plates in an attempt to maximize the cutting area and I wanted a lightweight adjustable Z axis.

20x24 inch Fixed Gantry Mill

Mar 25, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I have shared many pictures of this project it is now complete I have had my first cuts on this machine and it is solid , still learning the new motion Controller. The Acorn is more like you would find on a commercial built CNC or CNC Lathe.But it does have all of the functionally one needs

Desktop 4-Axis Nema 23

Apr 6, 2018
Category
CNC LATHE BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build is specific to a furniture design I am trying to bring to market. My first attempt to build a machine. I have looked at other build submissions to help me figure out where I would like to start. The workable volume should 36" W x 6" D x 6" T. The goal is to become more comfortable with the electronics side of machines I enjoy using and also lower the cost of my product by reducing man hours in the manufacturing process. Yay!

TrueUp LZ

Apr 6, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Joe's Minimill Build

Mar 19, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I put this together to cut aluminum. Chips get everywhere! Cover your lead screws. Put the mill inside an enclosure. DON'T mount electronics (especially the power supply) inside the enclosure, chips will get into it and short it out. Remove the manual jog wheels, they contribute to chatter (something about having a mass on the end of the lead screw causes vibration). I cut at 14000 RPM, 0.05 inch width of cut, 0.05 inch depth of cut, 30 inches per minute and just barely avoid chatter.

Desktop CNC

Apr 2, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Approximately 910mm x 955mm x 82mm. There is 250mm available in the Z, but the gantry is only 82mm from the bed surface.

C3DO

Dec 20, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My first 3D printer build. It is almost complete and will be posting the first completed print shortly. I still need to mount the print spools and a couple other odd ends to complete this.

C-Beam Machine - MyFirstCNC

Mar 30, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Ooznest OX CNC Machine

Jul 19, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Shapeoko 1 upgrades

Mar 28, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Replaced the original Z-axis for a shapeoko with a c-beam upgrade. This upgrade required a nema 17 mount and a quiet spindle mount I printed with a 3D printer.

Live C-Beam Build @ MRRF2018

Mar 26, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Contained within are links to our OpenBuilds sponsored C-beam Machine live build taking place at MRRF 2018 (Midwest Reprap Festival) on March 24 and 25, 2018. There will also be some build images and a few 3D printed STL items that were added.

SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Embroidery machine with XY belt and pinion drive.

Apr 22, 2014
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

1 Cubic Meter 3D Printer

Mar 20, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build in Progress...

This is a at home built 1000mm x 1000mm x 1000mm 3d printer. It uses mainly parts from OpenBuild Parts and is very simple to build. The only thing that was custom was the build plate which was designed by myself and tooled at a local machine shop.

Lab Power Supply + Soldering Station

Mar 14, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A small 32 V, 96 W lab power supply with voltage/current/power limit, program memory and an outlet to power the popular TS-100 soldering iron

TrueUp Glide

Apr 14, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

CUT SMITH

Mar 9, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I am building a multi tool CNC. I plan to have a quick change tooling system that will accept Routers, oxy acetylene torch, Plasma torch. etc. there will be a water bed under the convertible router table / work bench. The inspiration to build this machine is from having a small garage and not a shop.

"AcroCadabra" My Acro Laser built with my C-Beam XL

Mar 15, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Well I built a C-Beam XL around a year ago, I am still learning things as I make stuff with it, it has been quite a wonderful learning experience. Now I have gained enough confidence and knowhow to Mill the required Plates to build an Acro Laser System using the Acro Laser Sketchup Model. I have pulled the Model apart in Sketchup, isolated the Plates and generated the G-Code to cut/Mill the plates. I have used Sketchucam to generate the G-Code. I Use Mach3 on my C-Beam XL to Mill.

Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates

Jan 17, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Unique Z

Nov 21, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My original Tevo Tarantula kit was ok..... I had issues with the X gantry staying level. I got rid of the wheels and replaced them with linear block bearings. I still had some issues with the X gantry. I swapped out the plastic parts with aluminum which was much better. Still not what I want yet

7050 Sphinx

Mar 5, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a Kyo Sphinx CNC Router build. Working Area: 350mm X 500mm Link to original design: https://openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam-sphinx.3605/

CNC/3DPrint/Laser/Mill (formerly CNC-inator3000)

Mar 5, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Ultimately - the design is based on the highly successful Ultimaker concept, for which a regular size costs in the thousands, and one of this size would be edging into the 10's of thousands. Expected Build cost - <$800 It is a X/Y Cartesian printer with Raising/Lowering Z axis (Hotbed.) - Overall size is 610mm x 610mm x 750mm - with build volume of around 450mmx450mmx450mm - and will also have the ability to change work tools - such as for CNC Routing, Lazer etching, 3d Scanning, etc.

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