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The Frog: CNC Router

Oct 14, 2017 at 10:14 AM
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Frog CNC Router. Inspired by OX and "Routy". 24"x36" active working area, approx. 3" usable Z motion.

OpenBuilds ACRO System

Oct 13, 2017 at 1:14 PM
Category
Other Style DrawBot
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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.

ZideX

Oct 12, 2017 at 6:19 PM
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build in Progress...

3D printer with 7 drivers, compact, dual extruder, no CNC part. All Openbuilds and 3D printed part. This is purely experimental.

Hot Wire 4 Axis CNC Foam cutter

Oct 11, 2017
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
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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

CNC xPRO Driver

Oct 9, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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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?)

Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates

Oct 9, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

TrueUp LZ

Oct 8, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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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.

Dogmeat's Custom C-Beam XL

Oct 1, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

I love the C-Beam XL concept, this build is my custom version with the goal of increasing rigidity for metal milling.

Core-XY Cube

Sep 21, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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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'

WorkBee CNC Machine

Sep 21, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Mobile bed cnc machine, first build

Sep 12, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

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.

Improved CBM

Sep 11, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

Yet another build of an improved C-Beam Machine, improving stiffness, size, versatility, and strength without increasing costs much.

Bi-Motion Box Printer

Sep 7, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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Build in Progress...

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.

Plastic Monstrosity

Sep 5, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

Warnke CNC Router

Sep 5, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

C-Beam Elexa

Sep 4, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

This build will be based on the C-Beam Plate Maker, with additional changes based on other builds and ideas.

C-Beam 1M

Sep 4, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Stargeezer Vertimill

Sep 3, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Modular Controller PCBs

Sep 3, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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Build in Progress...

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.

C beam Larger and Stronger

Sep 3, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

QuorXZ: A String-driven, Core XZ Printer

Aug 31, 2017
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
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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").

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Aug 30, 2017
Category
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!

C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain

Aug 28, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Robo Morten

Aug 24, 2017
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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A horizontal-router CNC using openbuilds parts geared toward routing out mortise and tenon joinery; or any other end grain work on wood.

Stainless OX

Aug 24, 2017
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.

C Beam CNC+Laser

Aug 19, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

You will be following the assembly of the mechanical kit and how i integrate the electronics into the final build.

Stock CNC Router

Aug 11, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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!

Mini D-Bot

Aug 11, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A smaller version of a standard D-bot. Smaller to fit better in my workable area and to fit my vision for the printer.

TrueUp Kit Version

Aug 10, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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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.

V-Slot™ Belt & Pinion Example Build

Aug 9, 2017
Category
Everything Else

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.

Indie i2

Aug 2, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build Complete!

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.

Norm Inverted - Cartesian

Aug 2, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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!

V-Slot™ Linear Actuator Build (Belt Driven)

Jul 27, 2017
Category
Everything Else

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.

Mark 1

Jul 24, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Salmon Sphinx 1.0

Jul 22, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

OX CNC Router

Jul 20, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Big OX 1500x1000

Jul 15, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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.

Codename: Gargoyle

Jul 11, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build in Progress...

A stout 3D printer build with the hopes of being able to serve as a light mill (PCB) and laser engraver

1500x1000mm Adjustable Height

Jul 9, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

HUGE 3D printer build

Jul 8, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

just wanted to share my build of a huge 3d printer. It stands just over 2 meters tall and has a total print area of around 850mm x 850mm.

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