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CNC ROUTER BUILDS

LEAD 1515 HIGH Z MOD 4KW ER20 7.5 KW VFD

Nov 18, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

OLD Lead 1010 High Z Mod converted to Newest Lead 1515 with High Z mod, slimmer cbeam motor mounts, thrust bearings etc. Extended by original table out and upgraded my 1.5kw VFD and Spindle to 4kw ER20 Spindle and 7.5kw GT VFD

Custom 4x4 CNC

Nov 5, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I started designing and ordering parts for this build back in Oct 2021. Unfortunately life got in the way and I had to sideline the project to deal with more important projects. I am now back working on this project full time. I originally was building a MPCNC on this torsion box platform I built but quickly realized how difficult it would be to produce anything with good accuracy. So I decided to design my own CNC that would be more robust and accurate.

Portable self-contained Lead 1010 table

Jul 18, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

C-Beam Mini Mite

Jul 9, 2022
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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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.

C-beam charmer

Apr 21, 2022
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Build in Progress...

Double C-beam Y axis 500mm., Double 2080 X axis 600mm. , C-beam Z axis 250mm, TB-6600 drivers, MKS-DLC32v2 GRBL w/wi-fi and blue tooth

OB Lead 1515 CNC Router 2021

Feb 14, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter

Jan 31, 2022
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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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.

C-beam Machine - Modesty

Dec 27, 2021
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

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.

Lead 1510

Nov 25, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

Customised Lead 1010 making it a 1510. T-Track work area with dual Y limit switches for auto-squaring. Powered by xPro v5 & CNC.js

LEAD 710 with High Z mod

Nov 14, 2021
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

Overview of a 700mm x 1000mm machine based on the LEAD design and with the High Z mod from the start. Will have a parts list you can use to build yourself if you like the formfactor

1500x1000 CNC Router

Aug 10, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

1500x1000, additional frame stiffening from laser cut Stainless steel bracing plates, Nema 34 motor upgrade and Hiwin 16mm ballscrew additions on the way. Ethernet Smooth stepper control, 2.2kw Water cooled spindle. Schneider atv320 variable speed drive. SICK inductive limit switches, Leadshine Em882S stepper drivers ,1kw 62V supply for Stepper drives

Homemade CNC Router (Under $400)

Apr 30, 2021
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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So Instead of buying a CNC Router which can cost thousands of dollars I ventured on the quest to design and build my own. I have multiple parts to this series. Hopefully all of my information I share helps!

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Apr 23, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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!

Gantry Style CNC from plywood

Mar 4, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I am currently 15 years old, from Germany and trying to build a low budged CNC router. I only designed this CNC based on other CNC routers that I have seen and what I am able of. It consists mostly of 2.3cm plywood to keep costs down. The size of the work area is approx. 40 x 80 cm. I would be really glad if you could give me advice's for improvement on the design and everything else ... ( I could really need your help :) ) enjoy :)

Gigantesque CNC

Feb 22, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

This is a upgrade to make a little deeper and a little bigger foot print for cutting. This is a copy of design off Rob Taylor idea for Dbl C Beam setup. The goal though is to design it around a new build with minimal tools for some one with no cnc access. Drillpress and drill bits and tap set. A 10in Non ferrous metal cutting blade for my table saw. Paper printer for printing DXF files.

Sphinx 55

Feb 10, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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A Sphinx build to inspire and encourage all those who want to get started with cnc to check out Opensbuilds line of machine bundles and hardware.

Bessy 4x4

Jan 24, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

I found this to be a very fun exercise in building Bessy and will continue to improve her in the future.

The dwarf

Jan 20, 2021
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Build in Progress...

This is a build for those of us that want to work fairly large but are in a tight space and budget

Improved CBM

Dec 9, 2020
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.

AcoustoPlot3D

Nov 17, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

The Sphinx has all the components I need, except it will need a taller vertical lead screw, the same length as the horizontal ones. It will also need legs. So I need to start with the Sphinx parts list, then make a few changes.

ACME OX (A Lead Screw Driven Ox Derivative (850x1500))

Nov 2, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Another build based on the original OX design with a cutting area will be about 26" (680mm) x 50" (1300mm) and driven by lead screws.

Mighty Chihuahua

Oct 26, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build Complete!

The idea was to use materials from previuos failed projects into a succesful one. I have build this tiny but powerfull CNC machine mainly using the universal gantry plates for the X and Y axis. Also another innovative part is the fact that I assembled the Z gantry with 2 aluminum sections of 20X40 and one aluminum seccion of the 20X20. I used NEMA 17 stepper motors with GT2 pulleys. This was designed on Fusion360

Horizontal CNC V-Beem v1

Sep 16, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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V-Beem horizontal milling machine built on OpenBuilds components. Simple structure, great expansion possibilities, high stiffness.

Beefed up Minimill

Aug 24, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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A beefed up minimill, ready to gnaw on some aluminum! HG15 linear rails, a thick heavy column, bellows and easy fixturing and tramming.

M4: 1510SS Heavy Mk.I

Aug 22, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

A 1500x1200mm, 20mm rail and 1610 ballscrew, heavy-duty, four-axis gantry machine. As high speed as spindle power MRR will allow for. Approx 4 x 3 x 1ft travels, intermediate size between benchtop and floor-scale units. Aiming at $10-15k machine in the $3k region.

Openbuilds 4x8 cnc

Aug 14, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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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.

Modified Sphinx 55 with MGN12 linear rails

Aug 2, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Inspired by previous Sphinx builds by Sorin (w/ MGN Rails) and Kenneth's witthuhnCNC XKLBR-1S. I wanted to create a desktop unit that kept a minimal profile and neatly contained the PS, Controller, and all wiring, making it a singular unit that could be easily transportable (as it will be doing double duty at my home and at work)

Sphinx Derived Router

Jul 6, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I Like the Sphinx design thought I would attempt my first build. I wanted to build this and use Arduino controller with GRBL to be able to learn and understand my machine.

OrionPlus

Jul 1, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

Cartesian style CNC with a working area of around 360mm x 360mm x 120 mm (X, Y, Z) using Linear rails and ball screws. The linear rails are (Hiwin?) HGR 20mm x 520mm and the ball screws are SFU1204 (12mm lead 4mm) of around +/- 430 mm. The base structure is made from rectangular aluminum profiles of 70mm x 45mm x 3mm (thickness of walls).

Tall OX

Jun 24, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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After completing a standard OX build, I found I didn't have enough Z-clearance and designed a set of taller gantry plates

Learning how to build

Jun 15, 2020
Category
Delta Mills / Stewart Platforms
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Build Complete!

I made a 5x10 foot cnc out of the parts I bought on this site. It's been upgraded and tinkered with ever since. The end goal is to learn enough to learn to build a large 10x10 foot 3d printer.

A very affordable CNC routing

Jun 1, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

In progress CNC, (just design for the momment), I want to get some feedback about the design and the possible flexion of the aluminum profiles chosen

ApiNui - CNC Router ( an oversized workbee )

May 23, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

Based on the WorkBee CNC, this is an oversized router built with a specific use-case in mind, for manufacutring beehives, and beehive components

1515 Deluxe

Apr 18, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

Build features include a double c-beam gantry (bonded & mechanically fastened), linear x rails, custom gantry end plates, a custom linear rail & ballscrew Z axis, and custom lead screw tensioning plates. The primary goal was to remove twist from the 1500mm gantry & stiffen the Z axis.

Plywood Built CNC Router

Apr 10, 2020
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build in Progress...

This is my first build attempt, a large form (4x4ft.) 3 axis 4-motor CNC router table, . The build components are Baltic birch plywood, stepper motors, SBR linear bearings, and ball screws, LinuxCNC, Mesa controller.

Rack and Pinion Cartesian Mill

Mar 30, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

This is a rework of a previous build I did on here, a mostly printed cartesian CNC. Initially intended to just be an update to that, but so many things changed including the linear motion and every single part has been modified significantly that I felt as though it deserved a whole new build.

Raspberry Pi CNC Software

Mar 17, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

The main objective is to build a software which can completely run on a single board computer, Rasbperry Pi, to reduce the complete cost of building a cnc machine. The software is extensively tested and can be run on any raspberry pi 2/3 boards. With no G-Code dependency, you can do complex 3D relief carving to simple tasks with simple GUI based project development environment. Please go through the YouTube channel for more details https://youtu.be/8KOXqLpvscg

Aluminum OX build with some modifications

Mar 15, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is my OX CNC router. It has been a labor of love for over a year now! I hope you find it interesting and inspiring! I also hope that it gives some of you more experienced CNC builders a different perspective and some ideas!

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