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Build Author pedrofernandez Views 733
K40 Cube Laser Cutter
The k40 cube is a laser cutter build using mostly stock parts of the chinese k40 laser
Build Author MrMojoRisin Views 372
IIOT WiFi Portable CNC Plasma Cutter
IIOT WiFi Plasma CNC.
Build Author pedrofernandez Views 3501
The Franken Forty
This is a K40 machine conversion!!
Build Author mytechno3d Views 368
Z FLoating head for Plasma cutting (OX CNC compatible)
How to convert your OX CNC to a plasma cutter at low cost
Build Author mytechno3d Views 8301
Dragon Plasma cutter
Inspired by MetalGuru's idea : The plasma too cutter . If you have to cut small to medium sheet of steel with a plasma , this build may be for you
Build Author LukasK Views 4779
I have completed some custom build 3d printers (i3 and delta style) and a cnc mill based on v-slot and c-beam. From the beginning the cnc was built to fit/change between router, 5w led laser module and plotter pen. While all three works great, the build is primarily focused on heavy duty milling and brings some disadvantages when it comes to laser - slow because of leadscrew motion system and not as powerful because of “only” led laser. That is why I have started this build of co2 laser machine.
Build Author Kims3DIY Views 3411
Beamlazer Laser cutter CO2 100W
Hi everyone, im new to the world of lasercutters but i have been granted access for a Trotec laser for a while with old firmware and only compability trought Windows XP. Then i decided to build my own laser, with some easier workflow and support for Windows 10. Since im still a student i have limited resources, so i will try too use scrap parts as much as possible. I will publish photos and updates during my build continously. Gladly taking advices from others.
Build Author Hilleke Views 1073
Acro System cable management and enclosure
wooden parts of the enclosure can be removed easily used the existing extraction of my glass bead burners
Build Author mytechno3d Views 14290
Plasma cutting table
This is our plasma cutting table , based on the famous OX CNC . Can cut up to 15 mm ( steel , stainless , aluminium ) with a really good accuracy and at a really high speed .
Build Author BNMaker Views 2110
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.
Build Author jpjoshua Views 2350
Arduino Grbl Laser CNC
Arduino powered Laser CNC using GRBl firmware.
Build Author wastelandfab Views 1957
Large format plasma ox
I will update this as I go, cad files upon request. My x beam is basically a belt driven r7
Build Author HPB Views 22944
A simple XY laser engraver/cutter
A simple low-cost XY plane laser engraver/cutter inspired by the Much 4 laser build, with minimal parts and assembly time. Uses standard off the shelf components in almost 90% of the build with the exception of the axes motor and wheel mounts which need to be 3D printed.
Build Author polemidis Views 1821
Plasma CNC, 4'6" × 8'8" v0318
A plasma table able to cut 4'6" x 8'8" sheet. Low cost as possible.
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 10192
Just a little light duty laser engraver.
Build Author pedrofernandez Views 2499
The Acro Laser Machine Build
Build Author silverchris Views 1084
Silverchris's Laser Cutter
Work in Progress of a laser cutter design. Based on the CoreXY build from https://makerstore.com.au
Build Author Giarc Views 1378
ORCA Laser Build
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.
Build Author Glenn Weston Views 3073
"AcroCadabra" My Acro Laser built with my C-Beam XL
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.
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 2152
Portable Diode Laser Cutter
Integrating custom machined components and off-the-shelf CNC components to create a portable diode laser etcher with air assist and reasonably substantial z-axis travel.
Build Author janneman Views 2286
Big CNC plasma cutter
Build Author devloop Views 9277
5 X 5 Plasma SIMPLE Build
5 X 5 Plasma table...Hypertherm 45 XP....CandCNC....Openbuilds
Build Author JCPhlux Views 1352
Phlux Core XY Laser Etcher
A 750mm x 1000mm Core XY Laser Etcher/Cutter. To cut down on cost I tried to have as many parts as possible be printed.
Build Author joetemus Views 4328
K40 ACRO Conversion
A K40 to ACRO Co2 laser cutter build. Designed and built to expand the work area of the K40
Build Author RobSaunders Views 3576
Z-Axis for Laser Diode
Custom Z Axis for OptLaser 6watt and the Acro System
Build Author CLAUDIO MIKLOS Views 1814
ACRO 150 X 150 CM
Build Author Sam Price Views 1570
Acros with customizations [WIP]
This is a work in progress ACROS build with new legs and wire tracks.
Build Author Lindsey Lewis Views 2225
Update Eleksmaker with Openbuild eccentrics for X-Carriage
A simple approach to making the Eleksmaker A3 Laser build have a better functioning X-Carriage! Of course this assumes you bought an Eleksmaker A3 or plan to.
Build Author cory stafford Views 1686
Home built laser cutter
This is a laser cutter built with intent to use arduino as controller for a co2 cutting laser.
Build Author Puddin Views 5506
100w Laser Cutter Build Log
I rebuild my 2 meter tall 3D printer into a 100w laser cutter
Build Author shadowtec Views 1718
My 80w Laser build (1000x1000 cutting area)
This is a 80w laser which I am building (picture of the case) the frame is constructed with normal square tubing with plastic corners. this laser needs to live outside
Build Author sybren Views 2492
80watt Lasercutter, workingarea 105x52[cm], steel frame
I will write a short buildlog here with mostly pictures. I designed this lasercutter in solidworks(not totally finished) for a good overview and such that the steel tubes could be lasercut by a company, the metal frame is based on the lasercutter the KÄSER, which you can find on cnczone.nl. The mechical parts are designed by myself because I had no mill to my use, so the mechnical parts are lasercut(same company as tube) steelplates welded together.
Build Author RobSaunders Views 5658
Laser Cutter/Engraver OptLaser 6W with Z-axis
This was my first attempt for a laser platform. I'm using the OpenBuilds ACRO 20"x40 platform, 6W OptLaser, homemade z height and the xPro driver board.
Build Author Superslinky Views 2895
K40 Laser Build (Major Changes)
Major K40 Laser Mod
Build Author RussB Views 3644
New 2 watt laser platform
Acro based 2 watt laser platform
Build Author Karan Singh Sisodia Views 2556
CoreXY based CNC Laser machine.
Build Author Ariel Yahni Views 19646
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 MTO Views 2143
4' by 2' Lasercutter
4foot by 2 foot, 10W El-Cheapo blue laser
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 50676
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 Jean-Francois Talbot Views 3326
A 2 axis laser engraving machine, with a manual Z axis.
Build Author megashub Views 6457
K40 C02 Laser Rail System
An Openbuilds replacement rail system for the common eBay "K40" C02 Laser Cutter
Build Author dddman Views 6273
60W CNC Laser build
Laser CNC, 60W, didn't have one yet... have to :) This build is a retrofit of a surgical laser into a CNC.
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 6506
CO2 Tube life expectancy experiment - Sponsored in part by Openbuilds
Hypothesis - Running CO2 laser tubes at high amperage may shoirten tube life in number of hours, but will be made up for by the increase in actual inches engraved/cut using the higher power. This is a long term experiment, so the build status will remain as "Build in progress" until the experiment has been completed.
Build Author COMsulting Views 5550
1x1 Meter Laser Engraver
Building of a big open frame laser engraver.
Build Author Chris Anderson Views 23912
Openbuilds Co2 80w Laser Cutter
Co2 80 watt openbuilds laser cutter, 1200mm laser tube, 1500x1000x500mm dimensions. Build frame first and then panels to be added.
Build Author Kyo Views 5640
3-Axis CNC Laser Engraver running grbl 1.1 in laser mode and Laserweb4.
Build Author quyngan Views 2722
DIY LED acrylic lamp
This is a simple lamp using only 2 LEDs & 2 AAA batteries.
Build Author Metalguru Views 4833
Dragon Too Plasma Cutter
A Benchtop Plasma Cutter Concept
Build Author Lumberjack Engineering Views 9801
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 Anthony Bolgar Views 7728
L'FOX - Large Format OX deriviative. Designed and built by Revision 13 Prototypes
This build is for a testing rig to use while testing out different controller boards and CAM software for milling and routing. It is in the early stages, planning is complete, parts are ordered. Awaiting parts delivery to start build. Please not the BOM only covers parts from the OpenBuilds part store. I will be posting the other required items very shortly.
Build Author Bernie CLark Views 4771
C-Beam XXLarge "Laser "Tank""
A re-imagining of Dollarz81's XXL Tank in Laser form
Build Author Hytech2k Views 28568
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 Cipta inovasi Views 3946
laser gantry use mini v end block my own design
i always make laser cutting machine, but when i see openbuilds, this can make more cheap gantry for make laser cutting.
Build Author Metalguru Views 6876
Small Laser Engraver Concept
Low cost Laser Engraver build using all off-the-shelf components.
Build Author MConner Views 6083
Fun and Functional Laser Build
A very fun and fulfilling build. I can't say enough about the whole Open Builds site and Open Source movement. I strongly believe this is the fastest and most creative way of getting ideas out of the mind, and onto the floor.
Build Author Dave420 Views 7020
10 x 5 ft plazma table build
Attaching V Slot or mutable V Slot end on end to a larger steel frame table.
Build Author snokid Views 4968
http://www.buildlog.net/sm_laser/drawings.html using this as a baseline.... Going to try and use all or most off the shelf parts.
Build Author Tim Butler Views 4734
CO2 laser cutter
A build which is based on a metal frame and aluminium plate which I salvaged from a skip. The frame is sized to hold 19" rack units so I'll build my control box into a 3U rack unit (also salvaged). The area available for the build is 700x1200mm. I'll sling a 60W CO2 tube under the base, the beam path will be initially upward into the enclosure.
Build Author zaxes Views 7194
Laser engraving machine
Second better project, high durable mainframe, silent work, non vibration.
Build Author AK-Creation Views 3806
Update for my 3D Printer - Big Size
I like combo machines, so I upgrade my 3D Printer with a Laser. It is a double head combination. The Laser is easy removable.
Build Author mytechno3d Views 19383
A low cost and easy to build laser cutter based on 2.8w laser diode .
Build Author Metalguru Views 5669
Dragon Portable CNC Plasma Cutter
A small portable CNC Plasma Cutter with some unique features
Build Author Jurgen Views 5627
laser add-on for C-Beam machine
3.8 W laser add-on for C-Beam machine. Can easily be swapped with the router.
Build Author Max_Sijbers_Mechatr... Views 6100
In the expo projects during the second year of engineering students. the project group who made this rapport made a laser cutter for the students of Fontys Hogeschool Engineering to use this machine for creating parts for their projects. The goal of Project Laser Cutter is to build a laser cutter, which is safe and can be used within the school. Also it has to be able to cut through 10 millimetres thick acrylic material or 10 millimetres thick plywood. This project will follow the V-model. This
Build Author blindflight Views 6227
This is a mount I wanted to build for a laser project using OpenBuilds part router mount.
Build Author Dave420 Views 5355
Powder coated multi CNC Z Axis plasma adapter with Prox.
Powder coated multi CNC Z Axis plasma adapter with Proximity sensor. . It can also hold a 80mm Router head/Spindle as seen in my router build.
Build Author Andrew Hague Views 7069
Laseroko Laser Engraver Build
After expanding a Shapeoko 2 with the rails and motors left over, make yourself a laser engraver.
Build Author Shannon Jardine Views 5307
Large Laser cut table build
Large 6 x 10 foot laser table build. New to building CNC
Build Author Yoshiya Arii Views 24200
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 Sjors Views 5923
Laser cutter project by students
This build is made by students from Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven, department Engineering. Every quarter a new group continues the work of the previous group. We have been working on the project since september 2015, and as it is a work in progress, a lot will be added later. The first months have mainly been about designing and building an XY-table on which later all the electronic components will be added and the laser.
Build Author AK-Creation Views 13032
Designer Jeans with a Laser
I install the third extension on my cnc router and ask me, what can I do with a laser? So I make some test and find out - >>It is possible to engrave jeans clothes<<. Create your own Designer Jeans with a Laser!
Build Author michel pet Views 5543
core xy smoothie
i had som left over parts and i dit like to test the corexy control so this is wat i came up with. sorry bad englich.
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 22200
openBuilds FreeBURN-2-Mini V-slot CO2 Laser (40-50w)
A new mini version of the http://openbuilds.com/builds/openbuilds-freeburn-1-v-slot-co2-laser-60-100w.1001/ FreeBurn CO2 Lasercutter
Build Author inhan Views 14675
Openbuilds rovo laser mini(오픈빌드)
laser mini 20 * 40 OPENBUILDS base frame.(크기 412x455mm) laser mini 20*40 기본프레임입니다. 기존 여러부품을 사용한 제품보다 부품수를 줄이면서 최소한의 단가를 뽑을려고 디자인했습니다.. 기존대비 부품수 절반에 단가도 절반을 줄이면서 최적의성능을 내려합니다.
Build Author zelos Views 12356
ZelosLaser Engraver/Cutter 2.0 : Sturdy & Versatile
Zelos Laser Cutter Version 2.0 GRBL Shield with Nema 17 motors. 2 Watt laser for cutting and fine grayscale pictures built very sturdy and modular
Build Author DistortedDesigns Views 25430
Project Death Star - DistortedDesigns Laser Engraver
2 watt Laser Engraver, Simple, Fairly Low Cost, and Portable
Build Author Mohammed Iskandarani Views 15288
CO2 60 -130 WATT LASER ENGRAVING/CUTTING CNC WITH DSP AWC608 CONTROLLER
LASER ENGRAVING DIY 60 WATT
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 26039
Plasma cutter - 608 on steel tube version
CNC Plasma cutter: 608ZZ on steel square tube linear rollers Welded frame HDT2-15 Belt Drive Tradeweld Cut-40 Plasma cutter with converted hand torch Virtual Torch Height Control through inductive probing - open source electronics project
Build Author brw_racing Views 8291
3d printed 2.5' X 2.5' cnc plasma cutting machine
Improvements to a cnc plasma cutter i designed a while back. Not that it really needs it to work but i think it could be an improvement.
Build Author cureac Views 14775
Homemade plasma cnc
Build Author skarab Views 51829
Much4 - LaserV printed version
By following the way of Robert Hummel, I drew a version of its exellent Laser V to use NEMA17 and easily printable parts.
Build Author Tweakie Views 41509
Here it is my intention to show what was involved in adding a CO2 laser to my existing CNC machine.
Build Author JCPhlux Views 13501
Large 1500x1000 Laser V
I am building a Laser cutter based off Robert Hummel's Laser V design.
Build Author Robert Hummel Views 125105
With such great success/attention my laser got, I ended up with a good friend that would like to dabble in stencil art and so I have decided to share my build with him and you here :) I will be using all the same electronics as in my previous build except the driver boards I will be using are the famous reprap 4988's they are more easy to come by and cost less. I will also be using open builds mini v wheels/v groove extrusion just so I can get a feel for their versatile products