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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.

Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates

Dec 11, 2017 at 5:48 PM
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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.

C-Beam XXLarge "Tank"

Jan 14, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a modified build C-Beam XLarge. 1000mm C-Beam used for X and Y axis, and the Y Axis moves the X bridge, not the material being worked.

Joe Harris's all metal CNC Router build

Dec 4, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I'm building a CNC router in my garage (almost finished!) and I'm keeping a video build log of the process in the hope it may be useful to others wanting to do the same. I don't have much in the way of fancy tools so expect a bit of innovation on the way!

Ooznest OX CNC Machine

Jul 19, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

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!

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.

Rawcnc 1.5 Desktop Edition

Nov 3, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This will showcase the build of my Rawcnc 1.5. A rigid cnc router from the Swedish company Rawcnc, featuring a rather cool linear motion system, rack & pinion and steel reinforced X-axis capable of milling aluminum.

Plastic Monstrosity

Nov 17, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Large inexpensive build that can cut a 4x8 ft sheet with room to spare. Can be built using only a 3D printer and standard parts -- no special CNC'd plates required.

C-Beam Prefab Untitled

Sep 24, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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The C-Beam Prefab Untitled is designed as the cartesian compliment to the C-Beam XL. With the exception of requiring a couple more 1000mm C-Beams and lead screws, the build requires a minimum of additional parts. The primary intention of the build is to maximize the cutting envelope while still staying within the sweet spot for C-beam rigidity. This design can easily be modified and allows for further custom structural components to be cut with the initial build platform.

Lead Screw Driven Ox Derivative (850x1500)

Apr 26, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

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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Build Complete!

From where Mark left off from the Ox build I am going to film the whole process of customizing the Ox.

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.

Aluminum OX build with some modifications

Dec 25, 2014
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

This is my OX CNC mill. 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!

Stainless OX

Aug 24, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Large format 1200X1500mm OX Build using Stainless Steel plates, dual belt configuration. Limit switches is a mix of micro switches and NPN Proximity switches. Electronics based on parallel break out board, Long Motor Stepper drivers (Chinese stuff) and motors controlled by Mach3. Spindel will be Kress 1050.

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.

Salmon Sphinx 1.0

Jul 22, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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A tribute build based on Kyo's wonderful CBeam Sphinx. My hope is to improve on that build slightly, but to be honest, I'll probably just screw it up. I'll use this build to publicly document my failures.

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 Larger and Stronger

Sep 3, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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My first build based on the original C beam Sphinx. I’m not sure at this point what the final size will be. I have the parts from the c beam Sphinx and extra beams and lead screws to build up to 1000mm x 1000mm.

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.

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

Mar 14, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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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

C Beam CNC+Laser

Aug 19, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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You will be following the assembly of the mechanical kit and how i integrate the electronics into the final build.

Mark 1

Jul 24, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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My first attempt at building a CNC style machine. Overall my plan is to use the PlanetCNC breakout board and software to run the machine from a dedicated laptop/tablet.

Black Rabbit 1500

Sep 2, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This is a router that I designed that is loosely based on the Openbuilds Ox, but designed to be heavy duty, rigid, and yet quick and agile.

Stock CNC Router

Aug 11, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

This is my first CNC router, so be kind on the criticism. I'm still learning. Not an engineer, and not a machinist so I am having to research and learn aspect from both of those areas of study!

C-Beam Machine XL

Feb 9, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

Overview of my experience building the C-Beam Machine XL from OpenBuilds, along with updates as I move along and get it going. My application is for creating plates needed for lab functions, 19 rack bay covers, and whatever else arises.

1500x1000mm Adjustable Height

Jul 9, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I have the demand to cut/etch tall pieces of material. For this reason, I have designed a machine with 500mm uprights with adjustable gantry height. This way I can raise/lower the sled and z-axis as needed. I've also chosen to use a linear C-channel assembly for the Z axis with the plate mounted to the gantry instead of the other way around. This will allow for maximum range of the z-axis. The parts list/BOM does not include motors/belts/pulleys or electronics.

3000x1500 CNC

Apr 25, 2014
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Here is my Project A CNC 3000 mm by 1500 mm, with a 2.2kW spindle collet ER25 and 4 stepper motor nema 23 425oz-in. The purpose being to have a large work surface for a minimum cost.

C-Beam Machine upgrade to 1000mm x 1000mm

Mar 29, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This built is to convert an existing 500x500 C-Beam Machine into 1000x1000. Inspired by several builds including C-Beam Machine : (http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam%E2%84%A2-machine-plate-maker.2020/) and Gino's build : (http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam-gtc.3250/)

My Belt & Pinion Drive CNC Router

Aug 28, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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My CNC Router design and inspiration came from the Routy CNC project. I modified some of the aspects of the Routy build, but left the original XY dimensions intact. The build has been very enjoyable thus far and am nearing completion of all wiring in preparation for my first test run!

FRANKINATOR -- My CNC Router Built Around The C-Beam Rail

Feb 2, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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I started this build about 2 weeks after the c-beam hit the store. I purchased a single bundle and ordered a TinyG to run it. where I work I have Hardware, Software and Mechanical engineers and they all got sucked into my project. they want one to do prototyping at the office, once they see mine...

Arctic_Stingray CNC

Jun 15, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This build is based on the C-Beam build by Mark Carew. I have added axis limit switches and a remote mounted control cabinet. This build also uses a custom moveable table.

1x1m Ooznest Ox

Jul 12, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Building my first router and I choose the ooznest Ox since it looks to be the latest and greatest among routers.

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.

Contrariwise -- A C-Beam Router

Jun 22, 2016
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Cartesian Style CNC
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A C-Beam router made almost entirely of standard parts. Electronics include an xPro v2 board and NEMA 23 motors. Cuts are made with a small 300W DC spindle. A pressure foot is used to minimize the need for workholding.

Ox Stainless with ballscrews

Mar 8, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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Ox Stainless with ballscrews for motion, nema 23 steppers, LInuxcnc for control software. Using basic parts for frame from Makersupplies, and the rest sourced from ebay. Building a small router hoping it will be able to cut aluminum with decent results.

Stinger V Micro Mill

May 24, 2014
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Cartesian Style CNC
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While building my OX AI I found myself with left over v slot and thought to myself, what do I need that I can build using them? Well since I make a lot of my own PCB boards for projects I figured a micro PCB mill would fit the bill ;) With inspiration from the OX and OX AI I give you the Stinger V :)

OX Super "C" - Cpmpleted 11/02/16

Dec 2, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This CNC utilizes the C-BEAM extruded aluminum for the "X", "Y", and "Z" axis. The gantry will move similar to the OX along with the "Z" except I am incorporating the C-BEAM instead of the 20x60 V-RAIL. To make the system as strong as possible I am using two C-BEAM rails back to back. The "Y" axis will encompass two sets of roller on both side of the C-BEAM extruded rails for added strength. All of the plates for this were created using the C-BEAM machine I completed several month ago.

OX AI

Jan 24, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This will be an Aluminum OX build. Plates and all design credit goes to Mark from open builds. I may add my own touches but mainly this is to see how Aluminum plates perform

Need a catchy name - enlarging CNC

Mar 27, 2017
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Cartesian Style CNC
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The aim of this build is to have a CNC that can cut a FULL sheet of wood when I need it to, but also shrink down and cut smaller sheets the rest of the time. The prototype is based on an OX cnc but soon it will be completely custom using Openbuilds Parts

Sea-OX

Dec 29, 2015
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Cartesian Style CNC
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This is my first CNC build. The Sea-OX is a machine built out of three 1000mm C-Beams. I plan to have a Y length of 1000mm and a X length of 650mm. The Z should have the ability to move approximately 100mm.

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