Build Author MattR Views 4611
Fixed Gantry CNC Router with Old Industrial Supplies
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 metric sizes... they are the 1.5"x3" 80/20 series. It has presented a few challenges but nothing too bad.
Build Author Troy Proffitt Views 5571
Sphinx Upgraded plates / ballscrews and linear rail
Upgraded Sphinx Cbeam using 3/8 aluminum plates and linear rails / ballscrews
Build Author TRMA-Chaser Views 1106
Cnc Mill using standard and 3d printed cimponents
I used the cad designs for the c beam to find a solution to my initial sourcing problem. I figured that I could use 2x 20x20 and 1x 20x80 Profil to create a c beam actuator. I sourced all of the profiles from a local machin builder and t-nuts and screws in my local hardware store. Some parts are currently in 3d printed pla for testing reasons.
Build Author Leonard Cross Views 7096
Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter
A CNC machine with a massive 30x30" work area, that supports a router, laser, 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 DakotaBusy Views 1654
OX (Large) CNC
Building a Large OX CNC Open Build on a fold down table.
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 2459
Grizzly G0758 Benchtop Mill Conversion
A proper CNC mill conversion. But quite small, with my trademark idiosyncracies.
Build Author dreys Views 4496
Was once a mini mill
Build Author gonzachus Views 4070
1000 x 1000 Workbee powered by X controller
A standard 1000x1000 Workbee powered by an X-controller using a Hitachi router
Build Author Metalguru Views 9210
C-Beam Machine Too
C-Beam Machine upgrade using linear rails to increase machining size by 2.5 times and increase rigidity
Build Author dreys Views 4881
Behemoth cnc router with linear rails
Behemoth cnc router build in progress using hiwil rails and closedloop servos.
Build Author Colin Hart Views 610
A Journey on the WorkBee Build...
Build Author linmag Views 10900
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 Rob Mahan Views 6467
Rob's C-Beam Machine XLarge
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.
Build Author MagicMarcus Views 2215
CNC by MagicMarcus
CNC variation about Sphinx.
Build Author John Mueller Views 15283
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.
Build Author Lindsey Lewis Views 2845
CNC Mini Mill Build
CNC Mini Mill build with some mods after following standard build on Youtube video.
Build Author ChrisViral Views 2220
OP C-Beam Machine XL by ChrisViral
Video diary C-Beam XL build with massive steppers and a 1.5kW Chinese spindle.
Build Author James Evanko Views 1000
Sherline C-Beam with Offline Controller and MPG
This is a C-Beam based router with V-rails used for the bed, a Sherline spindle with Jacobs chuck, closed loop stepper motors on every axis and an offline 4-axis CNC controller. A U-channel was created to guide the drag chain on the X-axis.
Build Author TimberTec1973 Views 2385
Wanted a nice project to work and learn on... now have a big CNC to play with A 1500x1000mm Workbee
Build Author TimberTec1973 Views 1238
A quick little mini mill build
Build Author onefoursix Views 4255
Yamm (Yet another MiniMill)
First time CNC user having a good time with a MiniMill
Build Author KeepOnJeepinOn Views 2053
Minimill bundle, but with an extended X Axis
Build Author Techvette Views 2125
Minimill with slight modifications and v-slot table
This is a slightly-modified OpenBuilds minimill with some more Y travel and a v-slot table.
Build Author HC.Carbo Views 2985
Horizontal MiniMill (x5)
The search for an affordable hobby 5 axis machine.
Build Author Janis93 Views 8151
1000x1000 Two version of router Belt and Screw
Cheap sheet metal gantry solutions, for diy belt driven cnc and screw driven cnc.
Build Author bassgojoe Views 2353
Joe's Minimill Build
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.
Build Author Paul Stoller Views 10462
C-Beam Machine - MyFirstCNC
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.
Build Author obmilllivebuild Views 2964
Live C-Beam Build @ MRRF2018
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.
Build Author Joe Downard Views 1470
A complete noob stumbling thru his first cnc build in winter.. and trying to find the time with 2 toddlers..
Build Author ymilord Views 18826
C-Beam Rigid - 'The Hog'
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.
Build Author JAC_101 Views 2172
Small PCB, Engraving and Delrin CNC Mill
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.
Build Author semperfikurt Views 16468
Beefed-up and customized OX build
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!
Build Author coxnugget Views 1288
Bedroom Builds (BrB) DIY CNC
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.
Build Author Rob Withoff Views 1744
Some enhancements of the basic mini-mill
Build Author bpatterson42 Views 911
Inverted Y C-Beam Machine
Similar to C-Beam Machine build, but with inverted Y-axis assembly to shield drive screw. Integrated XZ gantry can be fixed to any solid surface. Build dimensions are 36" x 36" x 6".
Build Author Metalguru Views 5813
Yet another build of an improved C-Beam Machine, improving stiffness, size, versatility, and strength without increasing costs much.
Build Author dogmeatk Views 8953
Dogmeat's Custom C-Beam XL
I love the C-Beam XL concept, this build is my custom version with the goal of increasing rigidity for metal milling.
Build Author Carl van Heezik Views 4492
C-Beam™ Machine for PCB milling
C-Beam Machine for PCB milling
Build Author Teflon4 Views 12545
TZ C-Beam Machine Plate Maker
A Modified and augmented Ooznest C-Beam Machine Plate Maker.
Build Author RSW Views 7604
RSW's C-Beam Build
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.
Build Author ShockingTops Views 1893
Opening into doors
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.
Build Author PhotoSgt85 Views 7974
Desktop PCB Maker
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".
Build Author JimB828 Views 1282
This build will be based on the C-Beam Plate Maker, with additional changes based on other builds and ideas.
Build Author JWhitten Views 9416
Build #2 - Bigger & Stronger
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
Build Author Daeg Views 945
First build - small scale
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
Build Author ZacharyB Views 1826
Arizona OpenBuilds MiniMill CNC
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.
Build Author Peter Van Der Walt Views 7399
MiniMill Z Axis Upgrade with Offset Motor
Upgrade your Minimill with an off-set Z Axis Motor
Build Author jamesdjadams Views 8537
C-Beam XL - TinyG - Aluminium Plate - Dewalt 611
C-Beam XL build using TinyG V8.
Build Author urthlight Views 1217
Ancient Roland Table top Mill
The parts are now very reasonable.
Build Author DaveStewart Views 3077
Small C-Beam Plate Maker With Remote Login & Operation
C-Beam Plate cutter with Raspberry Pi V3, Arduino Mega2560 and Camera. Remote login & operation via SSH with cnc.js server, mjpg server on the Pi.
Build Author Kyo Views 3996
Plate Maker V-slot Table
C-beam Plate Maker V-slot Table System to aid in clamping and setup of jobs.
Build Author dtanney Views 1766
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.
Build Author Kiwi Kevin Views 1629
my version of xl
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
Build Author Rui Vasconcelos Views 1360
C-Beam XL ( 1 meter²)
A modified C-Beam Build with a few Addons
Build Author Andrew Helsel Views 6743
MiniMill with DW611 and SmoothieBoard 4x v1.1
Build Author HenryCNC Views 5187
Desktop CNC machine
Stable solid, hope can cooperate with coolant in the future.
Build Author Michael Dwyer Views 2077
My MiniMill is just the start
This is my first build and I've been waiting to do this for a very long time.
Build Author mcbuilder22 Views 8803
C-Beam "2" XLarge CNC Router
C-Beam 2XL CNC Router
Build Author Jason Harding Views 1987
Mobile bed cnc machine, first build
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.
Build Author PCBman Views 3505
This is a design for a desktop CNC machine. It may be a router or laser. I am undecided as to the final design.
Build Author Greg Lampman Views 6621
C-Beam Intro to CNC
Build log for my first CNC machine, a C-Beam Plate Maker
Build Author M^3 Views 16474
M Cubed CNC Mill
A no-nonsense CNC mini mill to get the job done.
Build Author Karan Singh Sisodia Views 3038
My Home made CNC
Home Made CNC Router from Scrape
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 4204
The MakerSL Customized OB Minimill
This is my interpretation of the OB Minimill, what I've changed so far, and what may continue to change as my requirements change.
Build Author MuchoBurrito Views 3178
Reusing parts to build a CNC - planning stage
Build Author Yeo Chun Beng Views 3013
First CNC Build
Building my First CNC for PCB milling. Some modification done to the original build from OpenBuild Bundle.
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 2269
MiniMill - A must have machine :)
The new MiniMill from Mark and Sonny is a great little machine.
Build Author alex_b Views 10649
TACIT RONIN CNC - Flood Coolant Enabled C-Beam
The TACIT RONIN CNC is a fully enclosed C-Beam platform intended for flood coolant cutting of Carbon Fiber and G10 composites.
Build Author SBLabs Views 8905
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 WildBill Views 3582
C-Beam XL build
So for a summary its a great kit that was easy to build, could not be more happy.
Build Author Eric Foster Views 5411
CoreXY Table with Symmetric Lead Screw Z axis, Build volume: 293mm x 290.75mm x 223.83mm
Build Author J. Nye Views 1979
c-beam hello world
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.
Build Author Jim_H Views 6587
Jim's C-Beam Machine Build
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.
Build Author Metalguru Views 4207
C-Beam XL with Aluminum Bed
C-Beam XL with v-slot aluminum bed for fixturing.
Build Author Joe Garritano Views 6690
Using criticall OpenBuilds components to upgrade the rigidity and reliability of an X-Carve 1000mm build.
Build Author crnrstndes Views 2902
My first CNC - The C-Beam Basic
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.
Build Author Goran crno Views 5272
New Custom CNC with C-Beam Rails
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.
Build Author Neptunes Guitars Views 5383
First build of CNC OX for the purpose of using it for Guitar building to take a lot of the muscle work out so I can concentrate on the finer details.
Build Author Gargoile Views 6824
Gargoile reproduction C-Beam™ Machine - Plate Maker
A stock C-Beam with a CNC shield with DRV8825's
Build Author Ryan McCormick Views 6803
C-Beam Machine Bundle
Short description of my assembly and use of the C-Beam bundle from the Open Builds Part Store.
Build Author Charles Roseberry Views 3283
C-Beam basic package doubled in size.
Build Author rc3105 Views 5242
C-Beam Plate Machine
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...
Build Author Ridgeback Views 8172
Apple Crate CNC
Low cost, apple crate framed CNC.
Build Author andrew Adsit Views 6216
OX 1000mm Y Axis Upgrade
Expands y-axis to 1000mm. 1/2 day build.
Build Author motopreserve Views 7020
Persnickety Plate Maker
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...
Build Author dcarlisle Views 8456
pain in my ox
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
Build Author Steve hope Views 14033
8x4 CNC build
Routy cnc upgrade.
Build Author Stephen Hall Views 5653
The new C-Beam kit expanded to 1000mm . extra support built in for the extents of the travel.
Build Author Joey Selzler Views 8102
My JGro CNC becomes an OpenBuild Project
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.
Build Author ian carfagna Views 8001
Open Rail Build
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.)