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C-beam Machine - Modesty

Jul 1, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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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.

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.

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.

Live C-Beam Build @ MRRF2018

Mar 26, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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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.

C-Beam Rigid - 'The Hog'

Apr 25, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

C-Beam Machine baseline build. DW618 Spindle. SuperPID. Gcode Controlled Mist Coolant. Rigid Work Surface. NEMA 23 (425oz-in) Leadshine 4 Axis Stepper Driver. LinuxCNC (MachineKit) Tool Touch Off Probe.

Fixed Gantry CNC Router with Old Industrial Supplies

Feb 28, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

I got lucky enough to purchase aluminum extrusions and linear motion components (and nuts/bolts/etc) at scrap metal prices when a bunch of industrial automation equipment was decommissioned. The only problem is that the aluminum extrusions are not any of the widely-used metric sizes... they are the 1.5"x3" 80/20 series. It has presented a few challenges but nothing too bad. I have a few low end components to complete the build but would love to win the ultimate powerpack contest!

Rob's C-Beam Machine XLarge

Feb 28, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is my first CNC router build, so I started with the OpenBuilds C-Beam Machine XLarge mechanical bundle, including four high torque stepper motors. I took my time with the mechanical build, sought and found some great help for my control system, and designed and built a custom cabinet to house everything.

Small PCB, Engraving and Delrin CNC Mill

Feb 28, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is my first attempt at building a spindle based CNC machine. The intention is to mill PCB boards and mill delrin blocks. The device was built with an Emergency Stop that actually cuts power to the spindle and motors. This is a post build write-up and consists of finished photo compilation and CAD renderings.

Beefed-up and customized OX build

Sep 13, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build Complete!

My Machine is based on the OX CNC designed by Mark Carew as well as the ooznest kit, and it incorporates a bunch of my own details and revisions to increase performance and robustness. It has become way more beastly than I originally planned!

Bedroom Builds (BrB) DIY CNC

Jan 12, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

So I am employed in the automotive industry and I walk by thousands of dollars of CNC products daily that are no use to me due to being a Technologist and not a machinist. So therefore with some research I found openbuilds and their great selection of products to build my own CNC. This CNC will consist of 4 axis one removable 360 degree axis for turning alongside a x axis table Y axis stationary gantry and a Z axis attracted to the Y axis linear actuator.

Improved CBM

Oct 26, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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

Dogmeat's Custom C-Beam XL

Feb 11, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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

RSW's C-Beam Build

Feb 18, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build Complete!

I built a CNC Router using 3/4 MDF, 1/8 aluminum angle for bearing races and various other odds and ends. I learned a lot about how not to build a CNC router. I found Openbuilds.com and decided to build a C-Beam for my first build. The long term idea is to use this machine to build custom plates for and OX type machine and a 3d printer.

Opening into doors

Jan 29, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build Complete!

Construction of a CNC table for a specific project that could cut an area larger than a door (>8'x4'). Much thought went into how to avoid the weight of the gantry bending the (long) Y axis, whilst still keeping down the complexity and cost.

Desktop PCB Maker

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

With the focus always on larger builds I wanted to focus on a desktop PCB milling machine that fulfills the average users desktop needs at an entry level cost. Design considerations will allow expandable capabilities to include 3D printing and any other functions a small form Cartesian robot can perform. The current iteration has a desktop footprint of approximately 15.5" X 14.5".

C-Beam Elexa

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

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

Build #2 - Bigger & Stronger

Jan 11, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Large format CNC router with a 1500mm x 3000mm cutting envelope (5 x 10 ft) strong enough to cut wood and aluminum constructed from 20-series and 40-series aluminum extrusions. Complete Project Log w/ Pictures: https://goo.gl/photos/Co81AvGwVijE2zow9

First build - small scale

Jan 9, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Using basic standard components, beams, motors, belt drive on x and y, z is a screw. Using Grbl Panel on Windows 10. Really basic router, had trouble getting the controller to turn on the router and set speeds so it is currently wired to a power bar switch so it runs full speed and I just use the switch to turn it on and off. Just getting x, y and z control working properly for now and likely going to switch the router to my dremel 4000 using a 3d printed mounting bracket I got from thingiverse

Arizona OpenBuilds MiniMill CNC

Jan 1, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I ordered the OpenBuilds MiniMill from the OpenBuilds Parts Store http://openbuildspartstore.com/ They were out of Motors and Electronics when I ordered so I had to source these items elsewhere. But it turned out well doing it this way.

Vertical Mill

Nov 22, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This will be a CNC milling machine. My goal is to make this mill for the minimum cost I can while not sacrificing quality. In hope of staring an educational YouTube channel on CNC milling and 3D Printing. Along with when to use both.

my version of xl

Nov 5, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

A table top version of the open build xl router kit set build. This use of c - beam and xl kit set was coupled with Mach 3 controller running on Dell opti -plex 755 and win 7 pro licence. A Dell opti-plex 755 empty case was used to house the controls and wiring , including the limit switch and emergency stop safety circuits

Mobile bed cnc machine, first build

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

PCBman CNC

May 12, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a design for a desktop CNC machine. It may be a router or laser. I am undecided as to the final design.

C-Beam to C-Beam XL Upgrade

Dec 27, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

c-beam hello world

Jan 29, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My first ever build. Straight C-beam with tinyg controller a few do-dads and some make do choices. Non-metric length lead screws to save long lead time. Jog knobs to cover the extra length and also practical. My old Bosch Colt never had it so good. Build out work remains, wire dressing, drag chain, vacuum, permanent base, etc.

Jim's C-Beam Machine Build

Jan 29, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This machine is fantastic. Teamed up with Fusion 360, Inkscape, and GrblPanel, I'm well on my way towards making at least one Christmas gift this year. I had some frustrating times during the build, mainly with getting everything to go together square, but overall it was fun. I can see that I'm going to need to be a bit creative in order to max out the work area for this machine so that I can produce the product I bought it for, but it will be able to do so much more for me as well.

My first CNC - The C-Beam Basic

Sep 14, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I am a newbie and this is my first build. After hours and hours of research I decided on the C-Beam. I will be changing one or two things but I will basically be building this as per Mark's video.

OXmill

Sep 20, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Small Mill type CNC machine, using C-Beams and V-Slot rail, bundle packs as a starter point. I needed a smallish desktop machine to fit a pretty narrow use case for my business, but the machine itself has larger applications to the OB community. Currently I will run the Dewalt 611 router on the Z axis, but have plans to add in a brushless RC style motor. So this design does have room to go either way easily.

New Custom CNC with C-Beam Rails

Apr 20, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Hello all, wanted to share my custom build that I planed to do. My idea was to drill foam blocks to make molds for my projects. The CNC will be 1500-1500mm with a higher Z-Axis. So I redesigned the Gantry Plates that will be cut out at some other place. I hope you can share your opinion on my project.

C-Beam Plate Machine

Feb 23, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My first openbuilds submission, plain old c-beam machine. Seems like I've spent more time fighting the forum here redirecting in circles than actually building the machine. I'll try to add more pics if I ever find a path out of this corn maze...

Persnickety Plate Maker

Aug 13, 2015
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My very first attempt at a CNC build. Based on the OpenBuilds C-Beam Machine, small tweaks will be made to tailor it for my goals: machining G10, aluminum & some carbon fiber for use with multirotor and motorcycle parts. I am looking forward to the day when I am comfortable enough to bring the ideas in my head to the tip of the end mill in a smooth fashion...

pain in my ox

Mar 21, 2015
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

build is in process the machine went together perfectly no issues at all but the software is another issue I have been trying to get the thing dialed in it is driving me nuts I'm still in the process will update if I ever get it figured out

My JGro CNC becomes an OpenBuild Project

Jan 3, 2015
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is the story of my progression from the JGRO cnc router design to using the OpenBuild system. In the process I think I have learned some things about cnc routers and the accuracy required to make a good build.

Open Rail Build

Nov 10, 2014
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This will be a chronicle. It's my first CNC build so, I will be making many changes as I learn from my mistakes. I will pass on any tips or tricks i learn along the way. This build is an OX Hybrid. I decided to use the open rail with the V wheels and not to go with the V Slot. (I'll let you know how it works out.)

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