Cartesian Style CNC
Build Author Kyo Views 122733
A strong desktop cnc router that will enable you to make larger aluminium plates without taking up to much room. Simple, strong and opensource ! Build one today..
Build Author Michael.M Views 36386
This machine has been in the works for quite a while. Most of the plates were cut with my Shpinx machine. I have a lot more photos and information to share soon.
Build Author blterry1 Views 9974
The Beeline CNC
Here are the instructions to build the Beeline custom CNC router table.
Build Author Robert Hummel Views 50955
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
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 84738
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.
Build Author sebf34 Views 26421
OX Based cnc 3000 x 1500 Double belt
OX Based CNC
Build Author roadss Views 18986
Rawcnc 1.5 Desktop Edition
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.
Build Author Giarc Views 41746
ACME OX (A Lead Screw Driven Ox Derivative (850x1500))
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.
Build Author andrew Views 16522
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.
Build Author ahayden Views 17033
C-Beam Prefab Untitled
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.
Build Author Dollarz81 Views 8240
C-Beam XXLarge "Tank"
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.
Build Author Michael.M Views 30034
This is a Kyo Sphinx CNC Router build. Working Area: 350mm X 500mm Link to original design: https://openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam-sphinx.3605/
Build Author Sword66 Views 6654
The Archon R2
The Archon "In the style of Cartesian movement." A brief overview, guide and summary of my highly experimental build. and some insight into the challenges of building such a large format/belted machine.
Build Author Neil Rosenberg Views 84115
The Frog: CNC Router
Frog CNC Router. Inspired by OX and "Routy". 24"x36" active working area, approx. 3" usable Z motion.
Build Author Robert Hummel Views 22435
Stinger V Micro Mill
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 :)
Build Author Slewratesarego Views 14015
The RAT. A form ply and aluminium hybrid.
A hybrid of form ply and aluminium. 835x1260x100mm working envelope.
Build Author Robert Bailey Views 26400
FRANKINATOR -- My CNC Router Built Around The C-Beam Rail
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...
Build Author alex_b Views 12176
RONIN OX | The G10/Carbon Fiber Hogger
The Ronin OX is a dedicated fiber composite milling machine. I give a complete in-depth article on how to take a nearly stock OX build and easily turn it into something that can mill carbon fiber and G10 plate effectively and quickly.
Build Author Frank Steinhauer Views 13954
Design of a multifunctional CNC machine.
Build Author Jake Fry Views 8329
Another (Mostly) Stock OX
For my first Openbuilds project, I decided to put together an OX CNC Router.
Build Author Brian Popp Views 35361
Salmon Sphinx 1.0
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.
Build Author CharlieShimota Views 12282
Vox Solid State
I never thought owning a CNC machine was possible until I stumbled upon the Openbuilds site. After viewing numerous builds I was drawn to the Ox by Mark Carew but ultimately decided on a build of similar design, Halloumi by Savvas. It's a C-beam design driven by Nema 23 steppers with Acme lead screws. Like Savvas I will be fabricating temporary plates to get up and running then use the machine to mill the final plates. The material I'm using for the temp plates is solid surface (Avonite).
Build Author CNCMD Views 12673
Heavy Duty build with 1605 Ballscrew and Linear Rail
Build Author MarkM_NJ Views 16346
My very first openbuilds cnc machine. Followed along DaztheGas's Spartacus build.
Build Author SORIN ILIESCU Views 29921
Sphinx 55 on MGN12 linear rails
My machine is a combination of the Openbuilds Sphinx 55, MGN12 linear rails knockoffs and custom made plates made by Chris Laidlaw
Build Author Said Views 13632
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.
Build Author winand Views 15678
YAOR (Yet Another Openbuilds Router)
Yet Another Openbuilds Router, my version :-)
Build Author Rural Views 10746
Mechanically, a scaled up OX build (1500x1500). Electronically, GRBL on an Arduino and a gShield. From a software perspective, the focus is on useable open source software tool chains.
Build Author Jestah Views 5562
Small Red OX
A small router for thin plate stock
Build Author GinoTheCop Views 40465
Building a larger C-BEAM CNC Machine with no previous experience.
Build Author Julius Views 21505
OX Balls - 1605 Ballscrew Powered 1000mmx1000mmm OX derivative
1000x1000mm Ballscrew driven OX Derivative. Dewalt 611 spindle and TB6600 Drivers.
Build Author Savvas Views 15791
C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain
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.
Build Author Gary Caruso Views 21252
OX Heavy Duty Build
OX Heavy Duty, using Chrisclub plates, for 2080 X-Y and C-beam Z
Build Author Zach S Views 12009
Ballmasters 1605 1500x1000 ox cnc
Upgraded 1500x1000 Ox cnc to 1605 Ballscrews on the Y axis. along with the J-tech laser to do most things.
Build Author Jacob Lotter Views 17867
1510 Workbee Modified
Some of the things that I have done to my 1510 Workbee Installed Linear rails and bearing blocks with drawings. Installed Ops console Made conversion plates for extruded aluminum to casters Extended z axis travel by a couple inches with steel plates. As of now in the process of installing Lead screws across the 1500mm length.
Build Author Colin Mccourt Views 4742
The BEE and ME
I have always wanted to work with CNC machinery...a few years back I got my chance to learn some basics at the Double Glazing Company where I was employed (very basic I might add) before the firm folded and I was made redundant...I wanted to continue learning and when I came across this site which push affordable machines I thought I'd give it a go. So I purchased a !000mmx750mm Screw Driven Workbee from Ooznest and I'm about to embark on my quest as many have done before me...Wish me Luck!
Build Author mytechno3d Views 15063
Router / plasma cutting table ( Rack and pinion )
Heavy DIY plasma cutting table
Build Author richthorn Views 6860
I have been looking for a good solid kit to build off of for some time and when I saw the Ox buildlog I knew I had to have one. Ordered most of the pieces from Open Builds and started planning. Had a nice gentleman named Chris cut the required plates from 6061 aluminum for me (he sells them on eBay now if you're interested) and got to work.
Build Author Serge E. Views 53929
myOX : a 4' x 2' OX CNC with potential
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
Build Author Hytech2k Views 16256
Florida Ox 2x4 Area 51 CNC Parts Original Build
2x4 Ox with Vac table
Build Author skarab Views 15766
OX Fixed Dust Shoe
A simple fixed dust shoe for your OX.
Build Author Hackscribble Views 19583
1000mm x 750mm OX with some planned enhancements. My first venture into CNC.
Build Author John Meikrantz Views 8949
Another build based on the venerable OX. xPRO CNC controller, and a few extras.
Build Author Jasen Stengel Views 8491
GrOX (OX based router)
1000mm x 1500mm OX router using Openbuilds parts and plates by Chris Laidlaw
Build Author Dexter Oddwick Views 7136
Black Rabbit 1500
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.
Build Author Maxime Favre Views 7269
SmoothiebrainZ CBeam Machine
Modded Plate maker with: Smoothiebrainz board and DQ542MA SN04 Endstops Modded Z axis Aluminium build plate and renforced Y axis Dust shoe
Build Author Savvas Views 11755
Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates
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.
Build Author dmasters Views 6186
DM C-Beam XXL Tank
1000mm x 1000mm C-Beam XXL CNC with external drivers and high torque Nema 23 motors, 2.2KW Spindle with VFD.
Build Author Joerharris Views 4700
Joe Harris's all metal CNC Router build
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!
Build Author Andre Cooke Views 10025
CNC Greenland Paddle Carver build
CNC mill for carving / milling Greenland Paddles
Build Author Michael.M Views 6654
Let me explain: About a year ago I was planning to build a CNC router of my own design. I started gathering components including the THK linear rails. I soon found out you pretty much need a CNC to build a CNC and this is when I decided to build my Sphinx machine. I've had these rails and some other parts sitting around so it's time I used them! I'm planning to incorporate linear rails and 1605 ballscrews into the Sphinx design. I really like the overall appearance of the Sphinx.
Build Author Gary Caruso Views 3119
Gary's Mod Plates for OX Heavy Duty X and Z
Gary's take on the OX HD X and Z plates, making it stiffer, adding mini wheels to the C-beam and Quick removable Z axis.
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 8593
A Small format CNC Cartesian style Machine. This machine is meant to be fitting as an entry level machine as well as smaller projects for carpenters ect. Size range from 500mmx500mm to 1000mmx1000mm
Build Author Mike Campbell Views 2918
A large format, modular, rack and pinion build designed around OpenBuilds components.
Build Author mike125 Views 12776
Cheetah 1.1 CNC Router
I hope to have a working prototype built soon.
Build Author Giuliano M Views 11869
OpenBuilds OX 48x48 Aluminum
Variant on the OpenBuilds OX CNC Router, enlarged with 1500mm length beams for a cutting area of 48" x 48". Based on the original model, the larger of the two, with the addition of a third 20x60 beam on the gantry for strength. Estimated cost is around $1100, minus the router.
Build Author Justinat Views 4647
Router / Plasma Prototype Build
this is my first attempt at a CNC Table
Build Author TahoeTim Views 9427
Long Ox with drop in table
This build is a modified Ox build. The long rails are 1000mm. My build includes a solid clamping table.
Build Author Bmoz Views 14168
Ox with Gecko Controller and CNC Linux
This build is the documentation of someone with no experience building the OX cnc machine with a Gecko G540 controller and CNClinux
Build Author Pendragon Views 8915
A bigger OX. As this build is nothing new I will detail my build process, I am not an experienced builder, this will maybe help someone else. The size of the bOX will be 100cmx75cm. I will use aluminium plates, a tinyG, and most probably only open source / free software.
Build Author Bear Views 8948
ANOTHER OX!~ Huge Thanks to Marc Carew and Open Builds. The primary reason I am building this CNC mill is to aid in my homemade snowboard creation. I am going to try and document as much of everything as I can and post it here to help others going a similar route. I know from past projects that taking the time to document each step can be tedious when you want to charge ahead but I will try! I hoping to get feedback on my design choices and set up as I am a complete newbie to CNC.
Build Author Chris Anderson Views 8390
An OX build - little large than specs and plates 3D printed
Build Author DiggerJ Views 6937
Babe - The Big Blue (Laser) OX Build
A 1000 x 1500 OX build with the ability to router cut dovetails as well as laser engraving and light cutting.
Build Author d0rk1e Views 6151
OXford (OX fortified)
150x75 cm OX with additional Y axis supports and hopefully a working double belt system
Build Author adhd_nerd Views 7987
Standard OX Build
Build Author Paruk Views 15589
OX 1500 x 1000 mm
Build Author SlyClockWerkz Views 14469
1000mm X 1500mm OX CNC -- Fiber/Garolite
Building the full size OX.
Build Author inhan Views 10329
OPENBUILDS Korea (ROVO 1000)
I am very grateful to Mark Carew with passion and imagination. Therefore, the machine is good, but making the website there too daedanhaeseo The end of the same either way to invisible homework. Thank you for allowing openbuilds team submitted to the challenge once again for those with a passion that I feel like in Korea, I want to be a great help.
Build Author Steve B Views 10298
A small, quiet and clean desktop CNC designed for fine cutting.
Build Author andrew Adsit Views 11481
OX Cable Management, Electronics Case, E-Stops
750mm x 750mm OX build, xPro V2 controller, 400W Spindle with PWM controller.
Build Author Robert.sims Views 11299
What I want to build is a unit to: rout wood, plastic and occasional aluminium . to be able to swap cutters. i.e. drragknife, laser, router, drill
Build Author James Gao Views 19688
An OX-inspired mini desktop mill. Designed in OpenSCAD, these parts are fully parametric and can be customized to your liking.
Build Author Ronald van Arkel Views 13715
Routy GT2 300 BSX CNC Router
This is the first project that I would like to share with you. I know the build looks familiar and it is; it’s based on kram242´s Routy. Work area is 300*500*55 mm and is NEMA17/GT2 belt driven.
Build Author DazTheGas Views 23325
From where Mark left off from the Ox build I am going to film the whole process of customizing the Ox.
Build Author Steven Bloom Views 20846
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.
Build Author Laurence Carroll Views 9464
C-Beam Double X
Per the special notes its a variant of the C-Beam, Machine.... I have noticed that alot of people build a CNC router to cut parts for other larger CNC machines.. eg Delta Printers etc....plus this will enable me to cut parts for model RC plans UAV's etc...
Build Author Dominic Ross Views 7705
Beaver's OX 1500
OX 1500mm x 1500mm w/1.5Kw Water Cooled Spindle & VFD ran by a Gecko G540 & Mach3
Build Author Dave Hylands Views 7874
My build of the OX kit from SMW3D.com
Build Author Jesse Jenkins Views 7933
Hedron's build with Ooznest kit and Xylotex motors
A 3-axis flying gantry (4'x4') mechanical kit is assembled. A 3D printer is used to make cable chain for tidy and cheap wire management. A BeagleBone Black development platform with Machinekit software (LinuxCNC) is configured to control a Xylotex motor driver box connected to an Openbuilds Ox direct-drive pulley and belt motion system. A vacuum dust-collection system is designed, CNC-routed and installed. A steel table is made to mount the table onto.
Build Author inhan Views 20686
openbuilds rovo c-beam (700*1000)(1000*1000)한국오픈빌드.
Open the build will create open and sharing. 오픈빌드는 만들고 오픈하고 공유합니다.
Build Author yakecadi Views 4379
All directions to innovate
all directions to innovate
Build Author Catawissa_CNC Views 7906
Arctic Ox CNC Router
This is a cartesian CNC Router build that is based off the OX CNC build by Mark Carew. I am using Spark Concepts CNC xPro controller board and their 400w spindle kit.
Build Author Jonathon Duerig Views 10468
Contrariwise -- A C-Beam Router
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.
Build Author UltiBots Views 26395
UltiBots CB3030 CNC Router
The UltiBots CB3030 CNC uses C-Beam, V-Slot and an extruded aluminum T-Slot work table. This allows 6mm T-Nuts, step clamps and blocks to secure materials to the work surface. The all metal design makes the use of a mister possible.
Build Author Jen Views 6131
My first OX build
This is the story of my experience building a 1000 x 750mm OOZNest OX CNC router
Build Author Jim F Views 7875
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.
Build Author Chefson Views 9836
OX CNC Router
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.
Build Author seedorff Views 4185
This is my OX. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My OX is my best friend. It is my life. I must master it as I must master my life.....
Build Author chenderson Views 9412
CRH C-BEAM Router, steel capable
C-beam based CNC router using mostly openbuilds parts.
Build Author pocovolvedor Views 4821
Soundproof case for Ox
Not much to say... Soundproofing box for noisy works... Build in MDF and 20 mm plexiglas. Very effective!!!
Build Author Adam Filipowicz Views 6020
CNC Based on CBeam, with No custom Plates, and Z GANTRY
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 4866
MakerSL MSL-21 OB Minimill Enclosure
Simple enclosure for the OB Minimill
Build Author Hisha Views 6369
A 1000mm x 1000mm Sphinx/R7 build.
Build Author SamKircher Views 4988
C-Beam Sphinx Vacuum
A modified 1000x1000 Sphinx, with a built in vaccum table.
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 91487
WorkBee CNC Machine
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.
Build Author ChadRat6458 Views 3615
SkyKae sphinx - c beam xl hybrid
I took what I thought were the best parts of the sphinx and the c beam xl to build a bigger and faster machine.
Build Author Scotty Orr Views 5635
MMXL - A MiniMill Conversion
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".
Build Author jtaggard Views 24812
Modular DIY CNC Machine
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.
Build Author Weldsmith Views 5068
I am building a multi tool CNC. I plan to have a quick change tooling system that will accept Routers, oxy acetylene torch, Plasma torch. etc. there will be a water bed under the convertible router table / work bench. The inspiration to build this machine is from having a small garage and not a shop.