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Build List

LEAD Lathe

Sep 17, 2022
Category
CNC LATHE BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I have been toying with the idea of making a 3 axis rotary CNC machine for awhile. I wanted to make it with off the shelf OpenBuilds parts so any one can replicate it and I felt the LEAD High Z Mod would be a good starting point.

Dash-X 3D Printer: Innovative design

Mar 21, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Cross-beam Cartesian 3d printer with dual master/slave lightweight fiberglass drive shafts, BMG style extruder with Bowden (Capricorn) tubing. Hot end is Creality Ender 3 style with two fans and BLTouch for autoleveling. Filament runout sensor is also included.

Standalone Torch Height Controller for CNC Plasma Cutting

Mar 4, 2021
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A Torch Height Controller helps improve plasma cut quality and can save a CNC Machine from crashing. This design doesn't require you to know electronics or need any custom circuits... Its plug and play! This is a COMPLETELY standalone controller with a built-in Driver powerful enough to run just about any stepper motor. (maybe a little to powerful for a NEMA17)

Dash X Direct, Cross-Beam 3d Printer

Apr 14, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is the next version of Dash, now operating much closer to its potential. Please message me if you need anything, such as Simplify3D settings, material information, design intent etc. Since the Pack-and-Go zip file is fairly large (120mB), here is a link where it can be downloaded: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q3ygyo_tTrB4UYIV62_wtCSCbWuE3krT/view?usp=sharing Note: I use Solidworks 2022, acquired through their Solidworks for Makers program (check it out!). A super deal at $100/yr

Portable self-contained Lead 1010 table

Jul 18, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I have a two car garage NOT devoted to 3d printing or CNC. I have set aside a space for my 3d printer and a place to store my portable CNC table. The reason it’s portable is so that I wheel and can use my Lead 1010 outside where it won’t make a mess in the garage. The table is self contained. It houses a vac system as well as my CNC tools and supplies.

BlackBox Motion Control System

Nov 1, 2019
Category
Circuit - Software Project
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The Openbuilds BlackBox is a new system evolved around a set of subsystems that cover more than just control and also more than just CNC type applications! With a plug-and-play easy connection system this controller can be used with ease, without sacrificing power.

DIY Embroidery Machine V2

Jun 11, 2019
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My second attempt at an affordable sewing machine embroidery add on. This one uses readily available electronics modules and 3D printable parts where possible.

High Z Mod for Lead CNC

Oct 28, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The High Z modification for the LEAD CNC brings your creative capabilities to new heights! With 8" of clearance this modification can be adapted easily to your existing LEAD CNC Router.

OpenBuilds LEAD CNC Machine 1515 (60" x 60")

Jul 5, 2022
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

It began with creating an extremely rigid axis that incorporates a multi C-Beam Linear Rail system as well as precision lead screws coupled with a tension system for the absolute maximum in performance.

Home build from A to Z

Jul 17, 2022
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I made this from A to Z at home by myself with reading and watching tones of videos. 50 cm X 50 cm but I get 40cm x 35 cm as a real workread

LEAD CNC 1010 (40" x 40")

Jul 11, 2022
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The OpenBuilds Lead Machine takes us back to the roots of the OpenBuilds modular building system, and has proven itself as an adaptable design that can compete with any machine in its class!

C-Beam Mini Mite

Jul 9, 2022
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

+Laser

Sep 2, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Remote Toiler Flusher!

Jan 2, 2022
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This project provides an easy method for my granddaughter to use the facilities in the smallest room of the house! The toilet cistern is located in the garage and was originally manually activated by a pushbutton connected via a cable. The location of the pushbutton - combined with the stiffness of the mechanism made it tricky for her to use. This project provides a solution to the problem.

Indie i2

Mar 10, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
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.

Openbuilds 4x8 cnc

Aug 14, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

3D printed Laser Engraver

May 8, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

i´ve designing this laser taking care of every part to be functional, This laser has Endstops mounts on the corners and the X axis both sides too. The corners has fasbelt tension knobs for easy operation. The laser mount has adjustable knob to manually rise or down the laser for focusing purpose. all the parts have been printed at 65% infill a 2 perimeter lines just to make the parts stronger. Attached you will find a part list with quantity and link where to buy. SIZE 1mts x 75cm Built area

Swing Arm

Dec 10, 2020
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Simple Swing Arm Build for the Modular Table Series. Create a simple vacuum swing arm that swings over your machine keeping your vacuum hose and router cord, etc. up and out of the way

Cairo Mini 3d-Printer

Jun 16, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

We are introducing the Cairo Mini 3d-printer! It’s a DIY fully Open-source Reproducible 20x20cm 3d-printer. The original goal of the Cairo Mini 3d-printer is to create a low-cost 3d-printer below 220$(3500 LE). That anyone can build with ease.

ZideX

Feb 7, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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

Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter

Jan 31, 2022
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Hydraulic lifting table

Nov 30, 2017
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I started this project without drawing. in itself this went fine with some minor adjustments. My profession is machine builder that might make it a little easier. I still enjoy it every day.

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Apr 23, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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!

DIY CNC Machine

Jun 8, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

UK40OB

Mar 9, 2020
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

DIY Slab Flattening Mill

Jul 8, 2020
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

V-SLOT profiles and OpenBuilds accessories give us many possibilities. We decided to build a manual ROUTER SLED using only components of the OpenBuilds system. The design is simple to build, construction takes little time, and the frame is easy to transport.

Custom build 80w Co2 Laser Cutter

Jan 18, 2022
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Building a custom made 80W Co2 Laser cutter. Making it from scratch and it's a work in progress but I've learned a lot and I'll be sharing a bit of that knowledge with you guys since I've learned a lot from here.

OpenBuilds ACRO System

Jul 22, 2020
Category
DRAWBOT/ARTBOT
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Update Eleksmaker with Openbuild eccentrics for X-Carriage

Jan 10, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

The Plastic Beast CoreXY Printer

Feb 28, 2018
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

In my opinion, this is the easiest and most complete tutorial to walk you through building a large platform 3D printer and the Sketchup File is included for you to make any changes needed.. The Plastic Beast is a CoreXY Printer with a build platform of 440mm square. You can print 600mm or about 23 inches diagonal. Any level of user from novice to expert should gain something from my tutorial.

The Growler

Feb 27, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This machine is a heavy duty, moving gantry style CNC router. It uses Teknic ClearPath servo motors driving ballscrews and linear rails. The machine has 36" x 48" x 19" of travel with about 7" of clearance below the gantry.

myOX : a 4' x 2' OX CNC with potential

Mar 14, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is the story of me building myOX - my version of the "ideal" OX. I want a machine which can route/mill at least 4' wide and as long as I can feed through (don't be shy, think "infinity") as well as going deep on multiple faces - manual 4th axis. I have loads of ideas to take myOX towards that goal and way beyond. Time will tell. Just follow along through this build and possibly a few others along the way ... Check out my OXCalculator : let your computer figure out your BoM

LS-LASER

Oct 3, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain

Aug 28, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

K40 12x24in rebuild (In Original Case)

Feb 14, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Rebuilt the internals of a K40 to allow for a 12 x 24 in cutting area while reusing the same external case and not touching the laser tube.

Ooznest OX CNC Machine

Sep 17, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

cera.tops Clay 3d Printer

Feb 24, 2020
Category
Other Style 3D Printers
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This 3d printer framework was designed for use with the ceraStruder clay 3D printing extruder. More info coming soon.

A simple XY laser engraver/cutter

May 31, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

CubeFoot CNC

May 8, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Adjustable Router Guide Template

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This project is an adjustable router guide template made with 20x60 V-slot. It was meant as a less expensive and more user friendly alternative to commercially available units.

Router Sled V1.1 V-SLOT

Oct 26, 2020
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

We want to present you the new design of the device which is Router Sled. The whole structure is made of aluminum elements and ensures good quality of the device. We used V-SLOT aluminum profiles and OpenBuilds accessories for the construction. The instructional video can be found on our YouTube channel (subtitles in English soon)

Z Axis for ACRO

Mar 23, 2020
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Created a small Z axis for the ACRO motion system. I wanted to more easily adjust the height of the laser to accommodate various thicknesses of material, without having to manually loosen screws to adjust. Also wanted to be able to vary the height for multiple cutting passes on some materials. Try to stick to a similar aesthetic as the original ACRO system and plates.

GridBot Two: Powerfully Simple

Dec 27, 2021
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Core XY, sensor-less homing, integrated camera, touch screen, pi, 32-bit controller, fast, quiet, beautiful prints. 300 x 300 x any build volume. Just change out the Z lead screws, rods, and four pillars. Total BOM around $700 USD. Build time around 6 hours.

OB Lead 1515 CNC Router 2021

Feb 14, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Modular Desktop Vacuum Former

Nov 24, 2021
Category
Small Vacuum Former
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a small desktop vacuum former that can be connected to a shop-vac and an electric heat source (like a grill for instance). You can control the time each appliance stays turned on, and the vacuum is automatically turned on when the tray is placed on top of the model. The vacuum table is 20x20cm wide, and I've tested it mostly with 1mm thick PET sheets.

Dragon Plasma cutter

Oct 8, 2018
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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

45W CO2 Laser Build

Jun 10, 2021
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A co2 laser build that is heavily inspired and based quite a bit off Pedro Fernandez' 50w co2 laser build. This is my first build post so, bare with me.

WorkBee CNC Machine

Sep 17, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Workhorse 3D Printer

Oct 5, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Large 600mm x 350mm x 350mm Build Volume with lead screw driven motion. The printer build has a moving gantry and fixed heat bed. Open Source

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