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Modular DIY CNC Machine

Jan 21, 2018 at 10:30 PM
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This modular CNC machine is based on the OpenBuilds ACRO System, however I wanted something that did more than just laser engrave. So I designed my machine using the same style as the ACRO but with some upgrades such as an actual Z-axis and the ability for multiple tool attachments.

ZideX

Jan 21, 2018 at 2:49 PM
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Cartesian Style Bots
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3D printer with 7 drivers, compact, dual extruder, no CNC part. All Openbuilds and 3D printed part. This is purely experimental.

The Floating Dust Shoe

Jan 17, 2018 at 4:32 AM
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Everything Else
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I wanted a dust shoe that have a easy access to tool change and something that kind of float on the surface. And I have seen shoes with long brush that sucked in by the vacuum. I think I have the solution too all that here.

Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates

Jan 17, 2018 at 3:38 AM
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I built the original machine using plywood plates, and always intended to upgrade those parts to more durable ones. I decided to go with acetal as it's a lot easier to cut than aluminium. I used fusion 360 to model and rebuild the original machine. Once I have assembled everything and feel confident it all works I will release the plate designs here.

300mm Diameter, 1 Meter tall, Delta 3d Printer

Jan 14, 2018
Category
Delta Bots
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I built a custom delta using 3, 1000 mm long C-Beam® Linear Rails and 3 C-Beam Gantry Sets. I had the bottom and top plates water jetted ( for accuracy ) out of 1/2 inch aluminum, from a design that I did in Fusion 360.

Gantry CNC - Decisions made only to change over and over.

Jan 11, 2018
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This is my first CNC build. As per the norm, I went in with months of research, planning, and resource gathering tied neatly together with a solid plan. As the path went on, the plan continued to change to accommodate issues I hadn't counted on. But, at the end of the road, the project reached completion, and I learned a ton along the way!

Update Eleksmaker with Openbuild eccentrics for X-Carriage

Jan 10, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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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.

CoreXY - Tower Printer

Jan 5, 2018
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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I wanted to try a different way of operating the Z Axis so I setup a tower using 40x40. In the end it worked excellently and can easily print 60mm/s with 150mm/s travels. The coreXY is a very cool kinematic, and you can get some pretty great speed and accuracy. The main issue is the fact your Steps/mm are doubled, so the lower end motors don't like it at high speeds.

My CNC

Jan 5, 2018
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This build is my version of the CBeam machine. I opted to NOT use the Gussets, and instead went for the 40, and 60 mil angle brackets to cut the price back a little further. I started with the smoothieboard but decided it was still "too new" and very much experimental. This build took me a few (2-3) days to complete. The CBeams and Lead-Screws really make building things faster since you don't have to clamor over belts.

7050 Sphinx

Jan 2, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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This is a Kyo Sphinx CNC Router build. The working area will be: I'm not sure yet. Link to original design: https://openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam-sphinx.3605/

Arizona OpenBuilds MiniMill CNC

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

Dust Shoe for Kyo's Sphinx

Dec 27, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Dust Shoe design for a CNC router. Attaches to Chris Laidlaw's Mount design, with the DeWalt D26200 (which I think is the DWP 611 in the US).

Router Box

Dec 21, 2017
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OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
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This box is made from tough aluminum with plastic boards, helps hold WiFi Routers, Modems, or/ Ethernet Switches! The aluminum can resist the heat produced by these electronics, and the weight of the electronics, also being light itself. This box is the thing you need to hold your electronic devices!

My first printer

Dec 13, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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My first printer! I went for a simple cartesian design, based on evilc66 one. It uses 1000 mm C-beam linear actuators. The build volume is 700x700x700 mm^3.

Laser Cutter/Engraver OptLaser 6W with Z-axis

Dec 8, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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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.

Hydraulic lifting table

Nov 30, 2017
Category
Everything Else
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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.

CNC Router Lathe

Nov 26, 2017
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Other Style CNC Mills
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Steel square tube frame with dual feed gantry and indexing lathe section. Will have 36" x 30" x 6" travel. Has a Harmonic Drive on the 4th Axis.

Openbuilds C-beam

Nov 22, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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This is a build supported by Ooznest by a team of girls in Year 8 (12/13 years old) to machine model F1 cars for the F1 in Schools competition.

Hot Wire 4 Axis CNC Foam cutter

Nov 14, 2017
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
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This build uses drawer slides and thread rod to create foam wings and fuselages by passing a hot wire through the foam which makes very accurate shapes. I built a Radio Controlled SuperVC10 using foam but did have a cnc machine then so I had to make many templates to guide the hot wire. This inspired me to build a cnc hot wire cutter. Works really well and have made several RC models with it now

MMXL - A MiniMill Conversion

Oct 29, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Using most of the parts of the MiniMill, and adding a few other parts (cost < $200), transforms the MiniMill into a very capable machine. Final build area as shown is 10.25" x 16". With a custom Y-plate, I will take it to 10.25" x 20-24".

DTG OX

Oct 28, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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From where Mark left off from the Ox build I am going to film the whole process of customizing the Ox.

Improved CBM

Oct 26, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Yet another build of an improved C-Beam Machine, improving stiffness, size, versatility, and strength without increasing costs much.

UK40OB

Oct 21, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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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.

OpenBuilds ACRO System

Oct 13, 2017
Category
Other Style DrawBot
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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.

CNC xPRO Driver

Oct 9, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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Spark Concepts CNC xPRO Driver. A new GRBL compatible, all-in-one stepper driver board with 4 motor controllers for XYZ + 1 clone (or rotary!). Capable of powering your next build with an ATX PSU (or 12V 2 wire supply), and ready for wireless printing. Compatible with Arduino (wireless robots anyone?)

Core-XY Cube

Sep 21, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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An enclosed cube shaped 3D printer using CoreXY motion. Fabricated from V slot extrusion, standard extrusion, aluminium plate and acrylic sheet using basic workshop tools. Using standard RAMPS/ Reprap electronics. Technically a 'Repstrap' currently used to build a true 'Reprap'

WorkBee CNC Machine

Sep 21, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Warnke CNC Router

Sep 5, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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A blend of modular aluminum and steel bracketry built to yield fine cuts in hardwood and aluminum. An open table with a shiftable pin-fixture concept will allow the operator to shift longer than Y-travel work-pieces, such as doors, along the Y-axis of the table. This machine has a 44" (X) by 24" (Y) by 8" (Z) travel with water cooled VFD spindle motor, t-slot ext work table, cable carriers, side guards n dual y drives. Total weight (w/base-stand) is about 600lbs.

C-Beam 1M

Sep 4, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Basing this build on the C-Beam machine XL on the parts store, but added a few things to make it more like the C-Beam XXLarge "Tank" by Dollarz81. Going with the Dewalt 611 instead of a water cooled spindle at first. May change down the road. Using a Panucat Gradus M1 controller with BigFoot drivers.

QuorXZ: A String-driven, Core XZ Printer

Aug 31, 2017
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
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The QuorXZ doesn't magically appear. It's gestation takes time, careful attention, and requires many parts. However, when it is ready, a magical, mechanical instrument is born....(and when you finally say its name, it sounds a little bit like "corks").

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Aug 30, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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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!

C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain

Aug 28, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

TrueUp Kit Version

Aug 10, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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A Cartesian printer using bushings for the Z axis instead of wheels or linear bearings. The design also synchronizes two Z axis screws with a timing belt for a level lift. The ratio of the drive pulley and Z axis pulleys produce .005 lift per full step on a 200 step motor, eliminating layer resolution "drift" caused by microstepping.

Indie i2

Aug 2, 2017
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Cartesian Style Bots
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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.

OX CNC Router

Jul 20, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Ca fait 2 ans que je rêve d'une Fraiseuse CNC. Ni trop grande ni trop petite, sans avoir le budget pour en acheter une toute faite. Je suis artisan menuisier ébéniste et j'ai finalement décidé de la construire. Le projet OX m'a séduit, alors je me lance.

Big OX 1500x1000

Jul 15, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Building the 1500x1000mm ox build, have taken many photos throughout the buid process. Learning the process of the setting up of the machine is pretty neat. Not to mention it will definitely test your patience's when it comes to all the tedious wiring of things.

HUGE 3D printer build

Jul 8, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style Bots
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just wanted to share my build of a huge 3d printer. It stands just over 2 meters tall and has a total print area of around 850mm x 850mm.

PhlatPrinter MK 3

Jun 15, 2017
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Other Style CNC Mills
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The Phlatprinter 3 was designed to be used in a small shop with the ability to cut large sheets of foam for RC airplane projects. The idea was that you could save all of your aircraft as models and tweak to perfection after every flight.

C-Beam Evolution MkII

May 12, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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The C-Beam Evolution is an evolving machine. The MkII is inspired by Kyo's C-Beam Spinx but currently uses my own design of plates made of 8mm acrylic (X-axis ends) and 6mm polycarbonate (Y axis ends). The plates were made on the MkI but I hope to be able to make 6mm aluminium plates on the MkII for the MkIII.

Atucnc

May 2, 2017
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CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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2 1/2 axis CNC chassis. Convertible to plasma, 3D printer and welder. Currently used as router. Plotting table dim: X axis 620 mm, Y 650 mm, Z 100 mm. Created for teaching purposes, open source license, currently used for engraving ukiyo-e wood plates and printmaking

FLSUN Kossel 3D printer

Apr 27, 2017
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Delta Bots
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A brief write up of the making of the FLSUN Delta Kit. This kit is based on an open source design. I had a need for a 3D printer without the desire to dive into another project, so a kit was the obvious way to go. I already have a delta printer in the works and so this is more of a stop gap in the interim.

"The Moagie Mill" My C-Beam XLarge

Apr 25, 2017
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CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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My Experiences building the C-Beam X Large. Maybe you can pick up a few pointers from my ramblings and experiences if you are considering building this machine.

OneZ i3

Apr 19, 2017
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Cartesian Style Bots
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A quiet, 8inx8in build area, Cartesian printer with permanently level bed. This is a compact, solid, inexpensive printer that will reliably print any type filament for thousands of hours while you sleep, fish, or play ball in the park.

TrueUp Glide

Apr 14, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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A Cartesian printer using bushings for the Z axis instead of wheels or linear bearings. The design also synchronizes two Z axis screws with a timing belt for a level lift. The ratio of the drive pulley and Z axis pulleys produce .005 lift per full step on a 200 step motor, eliminating layer resolution "drift" caused by microstepping.

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