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Build Author I-P-Daily Views 40
CNC built, work in progress, fail
2x4 cutting area, enclosed with dust collection mainly built out of wood.
Build Author that-jim Views 156
Z-Axis Upgrade For My Sphinx
Z-Axis Upgrade For My Sphinx
Build Author Mark Carew Views 59686
BlackBox Motion Control System
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.
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 192
The next level of CNC motion control solutions. Packed with advanced new features and built on the reliability of the proven BlackBox system
Build Author Mark Carew Views 234708
C-Beam® Machine - Plate Maker
This C-beam Machine is an in affordable CNC plate maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 13007
INTERFACE CNC Touch Control System
Super cool standalone Human-Machine Interface for controlling your CNC machines!
Build Author Ponxerino Views 559
Fixed Gantry Easy Assembly
Fixed Gantry CNC with good accuracy and rigidity but for a higher price than the usual CNC's on the site.
Build Author Giarc Views 13787
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.
Build Author xyzzy603 Views 702
Plasma Table 006
Fast, inexpensive, near-zero maintenance, and 2+ years of near-daily use.
Build Author Jasont Views 708
MY first CNC build
my first cnc build using the lead 1010 to build bigger and better!!
Build Author that-jim Views 25274
LINEAR RAIL SPHINX 55 (Blue OX plates)
Machine based on Sphinx 55 built with linear rails.
Build Author Retsaj Views 28317
Standalone Torch Height Controller for CNC Plasma Cutting
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)
Build Author Mark Carew Views 19564
High Z Mod for Lead CNC
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.
Build Author Brian Popp Views 41602
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 OpenBuilds Views 45002
OpenBuilds LEAD CNC Machine 1515 (60" x 60")
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.
Build Author Nick Cipolla Views 752
2 Axis Lathe cutter
Rubber company use as a lathe cutter for accurate cuts compared to hand cutting.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 137016
LEAD CNC 1010 (40" x 40")
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!
Build Author Rick 2.0 Views 7904
C-Beam Mini Mite
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.
Build Author Metalguru Views 11537
Dragon Portable CNC Plasma Cutter
A small portable CNC Plasma Cutter with some unique features
Build Author ahayden Views 20338
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 Lloydsch47 Views 908
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
Build Author Sam Keller Views 18768
Openbuilds 4x8 cnc
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.
Build Author infectedfpv Views 17000
3D printed Laser Engraver
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
Build Author mytechno3d Views 9797
Z FLoating head for Plasma cutting (OX CNC compatible)
How to convert your OX CNC to a plasma cutter at low cost
Build Author Ahmed Ibrahim Views 1878
Cairo Mini 3d-Printer
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.
Build Author Leonard Cross Views 29652
Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter
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.
Build Author blterry1 Views 13019
The Beeline CNC
Here are the instructions to build the Beeline custom CNC router table.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 1090219
OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine
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!
Build Author BooTec Views 27778
DIY CNC Machine
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.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 176584
OpenBuilds ACRO System
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.
Build Author Scott Martinez Views 7753
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.
Build Author Serge E. Views 56321
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 Glenn67 Views 4033
This started as an attempt to learn to weld and quickly took on a life of its own.
Build Author Slewratesarego Views 15357
The RAT. A form ply and aluminium hybrid.
A hybrid of form ply and aluminium. 835x1260x100mm working envelope.
Build Author Edgar Mata Views 5695
ME - Laser CNC
Build of a small laser engraver using V-slot profiles and 3d printed parts
Build Author Justinat Views 40098
Mini lathe CNC Conversion - Work in progress
My on going build of CNC Mini Lathe
Build Author m10cube Views 1533
M10CUBE PICO CNC. A Universal Controller
An attempt is to be a Unified Modular Controller based on M10CUBE platform. For GRBLHAL and MARLINHAL applications. HAL porting is under way 1 - WIZnet Pico Clone W5100S-EVB-Pico 2 v- 6 X StepStick. Not sure about the sixth driver, (Pico pins limitation) . External connectors for larger drivers 3 - Opto - isolated spindle PWM. 4 - HMI 5 - I/O on diferent modules and Ethernet 10MBPS communication. Patches will be written to GRBLHAL for Ethernet I/Os (Interrupted).
Build Author Savvas Views 17053
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 T4Concepts Views 63626
WorkBee CNC build - My honest opinion, tips and help
My main goal for my build is to have a machine that is capable of profiling and help me in my designs, for the manufacture of custom automotive headlights.
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 120436
Ooznest OX CNC Machine
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.
Build Author Shaun Weitzel Views 2186
OpenBuilds Lead 1515
First build of a Lead 1515!
Build Author JimB828 Views 6437
A horizontal-router CNC using openbuilds parts geared toward routing out mortise and tenon joinery; or any other end grain work on wood.
Build Author Robert Hummel Views 143914
With such great success/attention my laser got, I ended up with a good friend that would like to dabble in stencil art and so I have decided to share my build with him and you here :) I will be using all the same electronics as in my previous build except the driver boards I will be using are the famous reprap 4988's they are more easy to come by and cost less. I will also be using open builds mini v wheels/v groove extrusion just so I can get a feel for their versatile products
Build Author Michael.M Views 48171
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 Mike Campbell Views 6904
A large format, modular, rack and pinion build designed around OpenBuilds components.
Build Author Damian V-SLOT Poland Views 7546
Router Sled V1.1 V-SLOT
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)
Build Author Mike Campbell Views 12178
Prototype Rack-n-Pinion 4'x8'
This is a custom gear rack drive machine with a 4'x8' cut capacity.
Build Author Gino Lanzi Views 9825
2 GANTRY CNC HOTWIRE MACHINE
A 2 independent gantry affordable hotwire machine.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 121469
This OpenBuilds Mini Mill is a great go-to desktop sized CNC milling plate / part maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author Gary Caruso Views 761
OpenPull From CNC Kitchen.. attempt
This project is a Pull tester for material testing or structural testing with stress (force) data logging, I don't have plans for strain logging but that might be down the road.
Build Author Safetywrench Views 3265
OB Lead 1515 CNC Router 2021
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.
Build Author lewac Views 7481
PnP 4 axis small/fast machine
You need some mechanical and electronic experience. This is NOT a novice undertaking! a familiarity with linux a plus (but not necessary). Basic woodworking and metal fabrication a big plus as well.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 52980
V-Slot NEMA 23 Linear Actuator (Lead Screw)
Learn to build a super strong nema 23 lead driven linear actuator
Build Author joshua a chavez Views 2378
Home made CNC Plasma Cutter
Not completed yet but it does work, I will be changing small things as I finish the build and I have learned a lot from this build I am looking forward to finishing this one and Building another maybe larger table.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 66233
OpenBuilds Workbee 1510 (60" x 40")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510 - 1500x1000 Belt Driven CNC Machine
Build Author Steve Hall Views 2161
Cartesian Style Build UK
Another Cartesian style build with parts from the UK, US & China.
Build Author Paul Mitchener Views 639
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
Build Author Johnny Reich Views 502
ProLight 1000 Mill Retrofit
Update a 20-year old bench top milling machine with OpenBuild Ecosystem electronics.
Build Author txcomp Views 4643
WorkBee 1010 "Get Rid of the Slop" Build
My goals for this build were to eliminate slop and flex while also allowing easy serviceability.
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 105192
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 evil2002usna Views 9330
Cheap Ballscrew Ox CNC Router.
Build Author Smoothimage Views 1162
An other Ox Metal Build AZ
Had left over parts from cnc plasma build.
Build Author Mike Campbell Views 4218
DIY Vacuum Hold Down table
A simple vacuum hold down/clamp set up using a 6hp canister vacuum.
Build Author GinoTheCop Views 45655
Building a larger C-BEAM CNC Machine with no previous experience.
Build Author David Šilha Views 2132
Very cheap CNC made from laser fired and bent parts.
Build Author javierburger Views 7246
A very affordable CNC routing
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
Build Author rcKeith Views 9371
Ooznest OX CNC Build
Ooznest OX CNC build
Build Author Jeremiah Guinn Views 4400
OX CNC SMW3d 1500x1500
A small business idea led us here, lets see where it will go.
Build Author reza janati Views 2353
cnc made with a 6mm metal body .
Build Author Ryan155 Views 4092
I made a mill from first principles because I didn't like any of the ones that were out there, More info can be found on the website RigCNC.com
Build Author Srđan Marković Views 2465
Machine with 12,5Nm closed loop steppers or servo steppers
Build Author Mark Carew Views 37822
OpenBuilds Sphinx 55 (20" x 20")
The OpenBuilds Sphinx 55 - 500x500 Lead Screw Machine
Build Author Kyo Views 9809
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.
Build Author DeltaModworks Views 6772
(Smaug) 100w 1500x1000mm CNC Laser
Laser CNC made with mostly Openbuilds and amazon sourced components. Lots of 3d printed components as well. The main purpose is to cut EVA foam.
Build Author Superslinky Views 7545
K40 Laser Build (Major Changes)
Major K40 Laser Mod
Build Author Quentin Karmark Views 2205
Laguna Swift 4X4 CNC mill retrofitted with OpenBuilds
Used Laguna Swift 4X4 CNC mill with Water-cooled Spindle and RichAuto serial pendant retrofitted with OpenBuilds/Blackbox/Interface
Build Author theracermark Views 1692
Reviving the Origonal PhlatPrinter with BlackBox
Reworked PhlatPrinter Gen1 Adding dual nema 17s to all 3 axis Supprot for carriage to insure even dept cuts Lighting for view of cutting area
Build Author BunkerBuilder Views 1731
Homemade CNC Router (Under $400)
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!
Build Author Wes Dwight Views 4585
Modified Sphinx 55 with MGN12 linear rails
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)
Build Author CChico Views 1170
Custom push cart for CNC machines
I’m custom building a push table / cart for my cnc machines mostly out things I already had in my garage. Using a gray push utility cart as the main body and building around that.
Build Author ckgottabuild Views 1481
Lead CNC 1010 Platform and Rotating Laptop Mount
Moveable Lead CNC1010 build with handles on four corners. Everything fits on one sheet of cut out 4x8 plywood
Build Author CChico Views 1768
Magnetic CNC Dust Shoe with LED lights and Camera*
Making my own magnetic dust shoe with led lights and a camera. Showing my progress from beginning to now.
Build Author AWoodbridge Views 1968
Pro Light 1000 CNC Machining Center Rebuild
Replacing the Pro Light control box with a Open Builds BlackBox.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 58517
OpenBuilds Workbee 1010 (40" x 40")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010 - 1000x1000 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author Kyo Views 129827
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 Corey Corbin Views 3995
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.
Build Author DarkPenguin Views 1571
Workbee with less irritations
My workbee build with some add ons
Build Author Stokrotka74 Views 4650
This is a Sphinx variation, aimed to minimize footprint and maximize workarea. Work in progress.
Build Author Said Views 15284
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 RSch Views 1926
Scroll-saw Spiral Cutter
Attached to a scroll saw you can cut nested wooden spirals with this jig. Make two, three, four ... interlocking spirals that unwind/unscrew. Fascinating toys or art objects!
Build Author CNCGear Views 6444
The BlackBee CNC
Ball screw drive, linear rail CNC Kit
Build Author Ptiwee Views 7748
LR/BS CNC Router
An easy to source/easy to build, yet quite robust CNC router. This design has not yet be implemented.
Build Author that-jim Views 6649
Fixed Gantry CNC Router
A fixed gantry router using OpenBuilds control and electronics.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 16710
C-Beam® XLarge Linear Actuator
This OpenBuilds C-Beam XL actuator is the backbone of a lot of the awesome builds put together by the OpenBuilds community
Build Author C-CNC Views 9699
Gantry Style CNC from plywood
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 :)
Build Author Steven Bloom Views 21486
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 Kelly Horn Views 1556
first CNC build
It start out to be an upgrade of a CNC 3018-PRO but ended up being a full build
Build Author Spiffcow Views 16661
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.
Build Author Elaina c Views 702
This is a build for those of us that want to work fairly large but are in a tight space and budget