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Reference sensor for CNC Tools

Nov 1, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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For the x and y Axis you set the zero point with a limit switch, but how can you get the zero position for the z Axis? You have different thickness of material to mill and when you change the tool, you have also a other z Axis positon. With the Sensor, you can define the zero position of the piece automaticly.

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.

Designer Jeans with a Laser

Nov 1, 2015
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
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I install the third extension on my cnc router and ask me, what can I do with a laser? So I make some test and find out - >>It is possible to engrave jeans clothes<<. Create your own Designer Jeans with a Laser!

OTiS 500mm

Feb 28, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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OTiS (Off The Shelf) is 500mm cartesian CNC that can be built with all off the shelf parts from OpenBuildsStore. It features C-Beam actuators and a V-Slot frame.

RONIN OX | The G10/Carbon Fiber Hogger

Nov 19, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

PhlatPrinter MK 3

Jun 20, 2018
Category
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.

The Floating Dust Shoe

Feb 15, 2018
Category
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.

Upgrading the C-Beam machine

Jan 20, 2017
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Build in Progress...

So we have new plates, stronger motors, belt drive reduction, but what should we do with them? In this article you might find the answer you were looking for as we took an “old” C-Beam machine and started to upgrade the X/Z body and added more torque and precision to the Z-axis.

Stargeezer Vertimill

Sep 3, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Next up will be the electronics package. My parts bins are overflowing with boards so this may be the hardest decision to make of the entire build.

C-Beam to C-Beam XL Upgrade

Dec 27, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

This is my first public build. Please be kind. We upgraded our C-Beam to the C-Cbeam X-Large. I want to give special thanks to Moag and the OpenBuilds team for making this happen.

DSLR Video Slider

Aug 31, 2014
Category
Camera Sliders - Rigs
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A simple 1500mm V Slot camera slider for timelapse and possibly video with an Arduino Uno controlling a Pololu A4988 driving an OpenBuilds NEMA 17 stepper, and triggering the camera.

The Plastic Beast CoreXY Printer

Feb 28, 2018
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
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In my opinion, this is the easiest and most complete tutorial to walk you through building a large platform 3D printer and the Sketchup File is included for you to make any changes needed.. The Plastic Beast is a CoreXY Printer with a build platform of 440mm square. You can print 600mm or about 23 inches diagonal. Any level of user from novice to expert should gain something from my tutorial.

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.

Beamlazer Laser cutter CO2 100W

Sep 30, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build in Progress...

Hi everyone, im new to the world of lasercutters but i have been granted access for a Trotec laser for a while with old firmware and only compability trought Windows XP. Then i decided to build my own laser, with some easier workflow and support for Windows 10. Since im still a student i have limited resources, so i will try too use scrap parts as much as possible. I will publish photos and updates during my build continously. Gladly taking advices from others.

YAPCNC (Yet Another Poor's Man CNC)

Jul 12, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Yet Another Poor's Man CNC (YAPCNC) is my first attempt to build a CNC. The idea is for the build to be as inexpensive as posible while being usable for my goals.

RSW's C-Beam Build

Feb 18, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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I built a CNC Router using 3/4 MDF, 1/8 aluminum angle for bearing races and various other odds and ends. I learned a lot about how not to build a CNC router. I found Openbuilds.com and decided to build a C-Beam for my first build. The long term idea is to use this machine to build custom plates for and OX type machine and a 3d printer.

Jim's C-Beam Machine Build

Jan 29, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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This machine is fantastic. Teamed up with Fusion 360, Inkscape, and GrblPanel, I'm well on my way towards making at least one Christmas gift this year. I had some frustrating times during the build, mainly with getting everything to go together square, but overall it was fun. I can see that I'm going to need to be a bit creative in order to max out the work area for this machine so that I can produce the product I bought it for, but it will be able to do so much more for me as well.

CNC Line Boring Machine

Aug 8, 2016
Category
Everything Else
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This is a CNC Line Boring Machine for our cabinet shop. It drills the holes every 32 mm for the adjustable shelf pins in the cabinet side pieces. I chose this option over purchasing a multi-head boring machine that requires 11 drill bits - Left & Right hand twist - that also requires a lot of strength to plunge that many drill bits into the wood to be drilled.

Phlatformer v2

Aug 29, 2015
Category
VACUUM FORMING MACHINES

Hello, I have been looking around for a vacuum forming machine for a long time, and could not find one that was either in my price range or was safe enough for me to want in my home. The Phlatformer answers both of these requirements... Unfortunately, it was not available in either cut-out or...

Modular DIY CNC Machine

Jan 21, 2018
Category
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.

CUT SMITH

Mar 9, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

3D Printer - Big Size

Feb 14, 2014
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS

I creat a open source 3D Printer to print big things. Print size: 400x500x300 mm. You can download the Drawing in PDF and in Inventor 2013 format. The unwinding drawings are also included. I take some detail photos for a better understanding.

Griffin Delta Printer

Mar 9, 2014
Category
Delta Bots
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Designed from the ground up as a low cost, highly scalable delta printer. This printer has been built as small as carry on luggage size, up to an 18in wide print surface and is capable of larger. Approximate cost is low to mid $500 range start to finish, including electronics for a basic model.

The Growler

Feb 27, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Portable Diode Laser Cutter

Jan 2, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build in Progress...

Integrating custom machined components and off-the-shelf CNC components to create a portable diode laser etcher with air assist and reasonably substantial z-axis travel.

Joe Harris's all metal CNC Router build

Dec 4, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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!

RSW's 3D Printer Build

Mar 15, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build in Progress...

I recently completed my C-Beam Plate Maker build ( http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/rsws-c-beam-build.4286/ ) and quickly got the build bug. I was looking for something to make with the new C-Beam and decided its time to venture into the 3D printer world. I can honestly say I have never been in the same room with a 3D printer, so this is going to be a learning experience. I spent some time browsing the 3D printer builds and finally decided to copy the Talos3D by AlexLee.

BlackBox Motion Control System

Nov 1, 2019
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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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.

Vox Solid State

Mar 15, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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).

Niko’s Egg-painter robot (OpenBuilds)

Mar 31, 2015
Category
Sphere Bots
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This EggBot design has a perfect functionality (the same as the original EggBot professional), a perfect cable and microcontroller arrangement, and a perfect cost as it uses a minimum list of parts (with one V-Slot Linear Rail size20mm x 80mm and length 500mm you can build 3 EggBots!)

My 1st Build - Delta Printer with 3 filament hot end

Jun 6, 2016
Category
Delta Bots
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Build in Progress...

The build area will be fully enclosed. I anticipate using primarily ABS, and have interest in the soluble support materials as well. The main components to date include: OPENBUILDS - 3 x C-Beam™ Linear Actuator Bundle, 1000 mm, w/ Included NEMA23 Motor) Extruders (3) - [Sintron] 1.75mm Mini All Metal MK8 Extruder Hot End - reprap diamond Control board - RUMBA Stepper drivers - DRV8825 StepStick Power supply - eTopxizu 12v 30a

C-Beam Rigid - 'The Hog'

Apr 25, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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C-Beam Machine baseline build. DW618 Spindle. SuperPID. Gcode Controlled Mist Coolant. Rigid Work Surface. NEMA 23 (425oz-in) Leadshine 4 Axis Stepper Driver. LinuxCNC (MachineKit) Tool Touch Off Probe.

Goliath - CNC + 3D printer Hybrid

Dec 9, 2018
Category
Everything Else
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Build in Progress...

Mostly for Mill work, and FDM 3D printing (mostly Nylonx). I'm currently in the process of adding some hardware for a project requiring lathe work. I've included a solidworks 2014 pack and go for those of you interested in the build. if you need another file type, just let me know and i can try to accommodate. This is a scratch build (electronics and hardware)... see photos. Everything is pretty close to industrial quality... Electronics too. I got sick of other COTS designs breaking down

All in One Grill -Mangal Schaschlik Döner

Aug 17, 2014
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
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I create for some Years this all in one Grill. This Grill is without wellding, only fixed with screws. My Grill is 5 years old and look so, as at the first day (no moving away). The drawings and discription (sorry only in German, but with some pictures) to Download as PDF file. The unwindings to Download as DXF and GEO (Trumpf Laser) file. Have fun to build and Grill

Table saw fence and guide

May 5, 2017
Category
Furniture Builds
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Build in Progress...

The idea was to build a proof of concept table saw fence similar to a thru-rip or accusquare fences which retail for 400$, with the added option to motorize the positioning.

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

Jan 11, 2018
Category
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!

Yet Another LEAD CNC Build

Apr 30, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build Complete!

My take on the LEAD CNC build. Followed the instructions and I think it came together very nicely. Added a few of my own touches to finish up the build.

Suitcase Vacuumformer

Dec 5, 2013
Category
Small Vacuum Former

Quick overview of my build up for a vacuum former that is self contained, portable and fairly easy to build.

Openbuilds rovo laser mini(오픈빌드)

Sep 16, 2015
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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laser mini 20 * 40 OPENBUILDS base frame.(크기 412x455mm) laser mini 20*40 기본프레임입니다. 기존 여러부품을 사용한 제품보다 부품수를 줄이면서 최소한의 단가를 뽑을려고 디자인했습니다.. 기존대비 부품수 절반에 단가도 절반을 줄이면서 최적의성능을 내려합니다.

Hot Wire 4 Axis CNC Foam cutter

Nov 14, 2017
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
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Build Complete!

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

Minimalist Laser Platform

Aug 18, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Minimalist laser platform built with Makerlink connectors and modified Nema 17 stepper mounts used as gantry plates.

HandCrafted WorkBee - HCWB

Sep 4, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

This will be a slow build as I collect parts and materials as funds permit for 1000mm x 1000mm Workbee. I call it the "Hand Crafted WorkBee" because I will be hand making the plates and as much of the build as possible using a drill press and hand tools.

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