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Build Author sgspenceley Views 134687
Linear Rail CNC Machines
A CNC build using linear rails & lead screws.
Build Author Savvas Views 16343
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 T4Concepts Views 58255
WorkBee CNC build - My honest opinion, tips and help
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.
Build Author Peter Van Der Walt Views 11073
MiniMill Z Axis Upgrade with Offset Motor
Upgrade your Minimill with an off-set Z Axis Motor
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 117967
Ooznest OX CNC Machine
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.
Build Author Shaun Weitzel Views 870
OpenBuilds Lead 1515
First build of a Lead 1515!
Build Author JimB828 Views 5950
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 Sam Keller Views 15271
Openbuilds 4x8 cnc
I built this cnc using 2 z axis actuators thinking it would minimize deflection and it seems to be very sturdy. I used 2 1500mm c channels for my x axis, 1 1500mm c channel for my y axis, nema 23 stepper motors, dm556 drivers, 2 24v power supplies, smc5-5-n-n controller, 9mm wide belts, and the Hitachi m12vc router. So far it's working very well with a few hiccups. Programming the controller was a learning experience but I'm very happy with it.
Build Author kifla2704 Views 5699
Another C-Beam machine
This is basically a Sphinx variant with few changes of my own...hope it'll work.
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 8890
M4: 1510SS Heavy Mk.I
A 1500x1200mm, 20mm rail and 1610 ballscrew, heavy-duty, four-axis gantry machine. As high speed as spindle power MRR will allow for. Approx 4 x 3 x 1ft travels, intermediate size between benchtop and floor-scale units. Aiming at $10-15k machine in the $3k region.
Build Author Lloydsch47 Views 266
Double C-beam Y axis 500mm., Double 2080 X axis 600mm. , C-beam Z axis 250mm, TB-6600 drivers, MKS-DLC32v2 GRBL w/wi-fi and blue tooth
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 14633
Piranha CNC - Strong C-Beam machine with Linear Guides
Piranha CNC is a strong linear guide based machine based on a C-Beam rail construction.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 1066244
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 andrew Views 16984
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 Michael.M Views 43102
This machine has been in the works for quite a while. Most of the plates were cut with my Shpinx machine. I have a lot more photos and information to share soon.
Build Author Mike Campbell Views 5900
A large format, modular, rack and pinion build designed around OpenBuilds components.
Build Author the DustRoom Views 1645
My C-Beam build and modifications
Modified C-Beam which I plan to add a laser module and eventually convert to C-Beam XL size.
Build Author DarkPenguin Views 483
New Workbee Z Axis
Hopefully an upgrade of the Z axis of the Workbee.
Build Author Mike Campbell Views 10763
Prototype Rack-n-Pinion 4'x8'
This is a custom gear rack drive machine with a 4'x8' cut capacity.
Build Author SORIN ILIESCU Views 36730
Sphinx 55 on MGN12 linear rails
My machine is a combination of the Openbuilds Sphinx 55, MGN12 linear rails knockoffs and custom made plates made by Chris Laidlaw
Build Author Safetywrench Views 2245
OB Lead 1515 CNC Router 2021
Building the OB Lead 1515 was straight forward. The on-line OpenBuilds assembly videos were extremely clear and easy to follow. Initial build of this machine is with OpenBuilds BlackBox which simplified getting the electronics to work the first time. OpenBuilds staff are friendly and helpful.
Build Author StephanG. Views 593
KillerBee 1515 customized
Killerbee 1515 with modifications.
Build Author Leonard Cross Views 26959
Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter
A CNC machine with an expansive 30x30" work area, supporing a router, laser, simple plotting and work monitoring camera. Control includes a tethered control box, game controller style jog control, and relay controlled AC outlets for all appliances. Accessories include a 3D printed dust shoe, a complete spoilboard and hold down system, an XYZ touch probe and multiple vacuum retention boards to support full profile routing.
Build Author Holley Views 1020
Build Author nickchnv Views 6204
Rigid Compact Desktop C-BEAM
This modified C-Beam, is a compact, powerful and affordable desktop CNC.
Build Author DaveCharbs Views 493
GHOST Case by Copper Pour
GHOST Case build for the OpenBuilds Black Box Motion Control System
Build Author B.Radstrom Views 3079
Black gear 1500X3000
My cnc update and rebuild.
Build Author PCBman Views 2524
A desktop Cartesian CNC router
Build Author linmag Views 18452
C-beam Machine - Modesty
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.
Build Author William Grunwald Views 3693
1000mm x 1000mm linear rails, double gantry, build in Process... more to come
Build Author Steve Hall Views 1783
Cartesian Style Build UK
Another Cartesian style build with parts from the UK, US & China.
Build Author BOOTSTRAPPYWORKSHOP Views 3957
First CNC Router
My very first CNC Router build. It's completely scratch built.
Build Author Paul Mitchener Views 417
Customised Lead 1010 making it a 1510. T-Track work area with dual Y limit switches for auto-squaring. Powered by xPro v5 & CNC.js
Build Author Paul Amelang Views 1726
4x8 CNC Router for Composites
Router for making plugs for composite part production, and for cutting CFRP.
Build Author Knut Bøje Views 8046
My OX cnc upgrade.
Build Author Torin3 Views 1740
LEAD 710 with High Z mod
Overview of a 700mm x 1000mm machine based on the LEAD design and with the High Z mod from the start. Will have a parts list you can use to build yourself if you like the formfactor
Build Author Johnny Reich Views 364
ProLight 1000 Mill Retrofit
Update a 20-year old bench top milling machine with OpenBuild Ecosystem electronics.
Build Author txcomp Views 4120
WorkBee 1010 "Get Rid of the Slop" Build
My goals for this build were to eliminate slop and flex while also allowing easy serviceability.
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 10955
A Small format CNC Cartesian style Machine. This machine is meant to be fitting as an entry level machine as well as smaller projects for carpenters ect. Size range from 500mmx500mm to 1000mmx1000mm
Build Author Rick 2.0 Views 3972
C-Beam Mini Mite
A small system with a big bite. Design achieves a good balance between machine size vs. build area, rigidity and ease of construction all while keeping build cost as low as possible.
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 100934
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 evil2002usna Views 8976
Cheap Ballscrew Ox CNC Router.
Build Author Smoothimage Views 973
An other Ox Metal Build AZ
Had left over parts from cnc plasma build.
Build Author GinoTheCop Views 43962
Building a larger C-BEAM CNC Machine with no previous experience.
Build Author David Šilha Views 1671
Very cheap CNC made from laser fired and bent parts.
Build Author Dina Jacobson Views 1052
Gauss Probe Machine
Standard build with high Z using a Gauss probe instead of a router.
Build Author Netechsys Views 23158
LEAD 1515, HGH15, SFU1604 Ball Screw
Build Author javierburger Views 6496
A very affordable CNC routing
In progress CNC, (just design for the momment), I want to get some feedback about the design and the possible flexion of the aluminum profiles chosen
Build Author rcKeith Views 9061
Ooznest OX CNC Build
Ooznest OX CNC build
Build Author Jeremiah Guinn Views 4172
OX CNC SMW3d 1500x1500
A small business idea led us here, lets see where it will go.
Build Author reza janati Views 1889
cnc made with a 6mm metal body .
Build Author Ryan155 Views 3299
I made a mill from first principles because I didn't like any of the ones that were out there, More info can be found on the website RigCNC.com
Build Author Michail Views 3376
HYDRA multi tool CNC , based on ACRO
Build Author BooTec Views 25323
DIY CNC Machine
In this project, I show you how I built my DIY CNC machine. All moving parts of the DIY CNC router are running on ball bearings while the structural parts are made with natural materials, namely birch plywood and solid beech wood.
Build Author Srđan Marković Views 2240
Machine with 12,5Nm closed loop steppers or servo steppers
Build Author that-jim Views 21461
LINEAR RAIL SPHINX 55 (Blue OX plates)
Machine based on Sphinx 55 built with linear rails.
Build Author Kyo Views 5778
A Sphinx build to inspire and encourage all those who want to get started with cnc to check out Opensbuilds line of machine bundles and hardware.
Build Author Scott Drake Views 7088
1500x1000 CNC Router
1500x1000, additional frame stiffening from laser cut Stainless steel bracing plates, Nema 34 motor upgrade and Hiwin 16mm ballscrew additions on the way. Ethernet Smooth stepper control, 2.2kw Water cooled spindle. Schneider atv320 variable speed drive. SICK inductive limit switches, Leadshine Em882S stepper drivers ,1kw 62V supply for Stepper drives
Build Author Quentin Karmark Views 1705
Laguna Swift 4X4 CNC mill retrofitted with OpenBuilds
Used Laguna Swift 4X4 CNC mill with Water-cooled Spindle and RichAuto serial pendant retrofitted with OpenBuilds/Blackbox/Interface
Build Author theracermark Views 1431
Reviving the Origonal PhlatPrinter with BlackBox
Reworked PhlatPrinter Gen1 Adding dual nema 17s to all 3 axis Supprot for carriage to insure even dept cuts Lighting for view of cutting area
Build Author BunkerBuilder Views 1477
Homemade CNC Router (Under $400)
So Instead of buying a CNC Router which can cost thousands of dollars I ventured on the quest to design and build my own. I have multiple parts to this series. Hopefully all of my information I share helps!
Build Author CNCMD Views 13880
Heavy Duty build with 1605 Ballscrew and Linear Rail
Build Author Wes Dwight Views 4195
Modified Sphinx 55 with MGN12 linear rails
Inspired by previous Sphinx builds by Sorin (w/ MGN Rails) and Kenneth's witthuhnCNC XKLBR-1S. I wanted to create a desktop unit that kept a minimal profile and neatly contained the PS, Controller, and all wiring, making it a singular unit that could be easily transportable (as it will be doing double duty at my home and at work)
Build Author Mike Longden Views 1481
My Openbuilds Journey
I've learned a lot from building this machine, and had and will continue to enjoy using it. Let The CHIPS FLY!
Build Author ckgottabuild Views 1251
Lead CNC 1010 Platform and Rotating Laptop Mount
Moveable Lead CNC1010 build with handles on four corners. Everything fits on one sheet of cut out 4x8 plywood
Build Author AWoodbridge Views 1503
Pro Light 1000 CNC Machining Center Rebuild
Replacing the Pro Light control box with a Open Builds BlackBox.
Build Author Metalguru Views 12906
Some Improvements on the Workbee 1000x1000
Improvements both real and suggested for the Workbee assembly
Build Author Kyo Views 126825
A strong desktop cnc router that will enable you to make larger aluminium plates without taking up to much room. Simple, strong and opensource ! Build one today..
Build Author Corey Corbin Views 3403
This is a upgrade to make a little deeper and a little bigger foot print for cutting. This is a copy of design off Rob Taylor idea for Dbl C Beam setup. The goal though is to design it around a new build with minimal tools for some one with no cnc access. Drillpress and drill bits and tap set. A 10in Non ferrous metal cutting blade for my table saw. Paper printer for printing DXF files.
Build Author DarkPenguin Views 1292
Workbee with less irritations
My workbee build with some add ons
Build Author Stokrotka74 Views 4282
This is a Sphinx variation, aimed to minimize footprint and maximize workarea. Work in progress.
Build Author Said Views 14617
Here is my Project A CNC 3000 mm by 1500 mm, with a 2.2kW spindle collet ER25 and 4 stepper motor nema 23 425oz-in. The purpose being to have a large work surface for a minimum cost.
Build Author CNCGear Views 5676
The BlackBee CNC
Ball screw drive, linear rail CNC Kit
Build Author Ptiwee Views 7145
LR/BS CNC Router
An easy to source/easy to build, yet quite robust CNC router. This design has not yet be implemented.
Build Author Alex Chambers Views 1414
Rotary axis for Workbee
Adding a rotary axis to the Workbee 1010. Including height modifications to the Workbee.
Build Author that-jim Views 4736
Fixed Gantry CNC Router
A fixed gantry router using OpenBuilds control and electronics.
Build Author C-CNC Views 8890
Gantry Style CNC from plywood
I am currently 15 years old, from Germany and trying to build a low budged CNC router. I only designed this CNC based on other CNC routers that I have seen and what I am able of. It consists mostly of 2.3cm plywood to keep costs down. The size of the work area is approx. 40 x 80 cm. I would be really glad if you could give me advice's for improvement on the design and everything else ... ( I could really need your help :) ) enjoy :)
Build Author Steven Bloom Views 21238
This is my first CNC build. The Sea-OX is a machine built out of three 1000mm C-Beams. I plan to have a Y length of 1000mm and a X length of 650mm. The Z should have the ability to move approximately 100mm.
Build Author mathom713 Views 7118
27" by 40" CNC
DIY design and build of a roughing 2' by 3.5' CNC router
Build Author Kelly Horn Views 1182
first CNC build
It start out to be an upgrade of a CNC 3018-PRO but ended up being a full build
Build Author Corey Corbin Views 2743
Ball Screw Carrier.
Create a ball screw carrier with out BF BK bearing blocks.
Build Author Alex Chambers Views 11849
Workbee with Duet controller
Workbee 1010 with Duet controller from Ooznest
Build Author Metalguru Views 11503
Yet another build of an improved C-Beam Machine, improving stiffness, size, versatility, and strength without increasing costs much.
Build Author Spiffcow Views 15989
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 Shannon Tolliver Views 3484
I found this to be a very fun exercise in building Bessy and will continue to improve her in the future.
Build Author Elaina c Views 604
This is a build for those of us that want to work fairly large but are in a tight space and budget
Build Author Mirthgiver Views 1634
Keeping thing quiet with a custom C Beam XL
A small form factor machine in a soundproof enclosure
Build Author Colin Mccourt Views 5067
The BEE and ME
I have always wanted to work with CNC machinery...a few years back I got my chance to learn some basics at the Double Glazing Company where I was employed (very basic I might add) before the firm folded and I was made redundant...I wanted to continue learning and when I came across this site which push affordable machines I thought I'd give it a go. So I purchased a !000mmx750mm Screw Driven Workbee from Ooznest and I'm about to embark on my quest as many have done before me...Wish me Luck!
Build Author Kyo Views 9443
This is going to be a Sphinx 1050 build. Starting off as a stock kit build using industrial electronics and opensource control software. Mods and upgrades to follow.
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 7076
Grizzly G0758 Benchtop Mill Conversion
A proper CNC mill conversion. But quite small, with my trademark idiosyncracies.
Build Author sharmstr Views 11409
Shawn's Workbee 1510
Shawn's adventure in assembling and customizing the Openbuild's version of the 1500x1000 Workbee.
Build Author Peter.S Views 1639
Retractable WorkBee1510 with Marlin+MarlinPanel high level build
WorkBee1510 with retractable space saving stand and customize build Marlin firmware and MarlinPanel (GCode Sender/UI)
Build Author Vin1027 Views 4603
This is the original C-Beam Sphinx with the 16 wheel X gantry plates. I'm using the Ethernet Smoothstepper, Gecko G540 stepper driver and Mach 4 for motion control.
Build Author Joe F Views 5460
Rack and Pinion Cartesian Mill
This is a rework of a previous build I did on here, a mostly printed cartesian CNC. Initially intended to just be an update to that, but so many things changed including the linear motion and every single part has been modified significantly that I felt as though it deserved a whole new build.
Build Author Bmoz Views 14495
Ox with Gecko Controller and CNC Linux
This build is the documentation of someone with no experience building the OX cnc machine with a Gecko G540 controller and CNClinux
Build Author Jacob Lotter Views 19125
1510 Workbee Modified
Some of the things that I have done to my 1510 Workbee Installed Linear rails and bearing blocks with drawings. Installed Ops console Made conversion plates for extruded aluminum to casters Extended z axis travel by a couple inches with steel plates. As of now in the process of installing Lead screws across the 1500mm length.
Build Author Nomad1 Views 2268
CNC China Router Conversion to Open Builds System
China Router frame with linear bolts, Nema23 and the icing on the cake “open build parts“
Build Author Jeff Powers Views 1064
The Sphinx has all the components I need, except it will need a taller vertical lead screw, the same length as the horizontal ones. It will also need legs. So I need to start with the Sphinx parts list, then make a few changes.
Build Author SBLabs Views 11890
C-Beam to C-Beam XL Upgrade
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.
Build Author Giarc Views 44016
ACME OX (A Lead Screw Driven Ox Derivative (850x1500))
Another build based on the original OX design with a cutting area will be about 26" (680mm) x 50" (1300mm) and driven by lead screws.