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Build Author Mark Carew Views 10083
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 cureac Views 12758
CNC Rotary Table Rotational Axis, A Axis B Axis 4th 5th Axis CNC Dividing Head
This is my first major project.
Build Author Jestah Views 5001
Small Red OX
A small router for thin plate stock
Build Author Steve B Views 9464
A small, quiet and clean desktop CNC designed for fine cutting.
Build Author jtaggard Views 12185
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 GDanger117 Views 3211
Gantry CNC - Decisions made only to change over and over.
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!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 21033
OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010 - 1000x1000 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author joe williams Views 1140
HandCrafted WorkBee - HCWB
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.
Build Author Scott Martinez Views 3152
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 robbell Views 9883
OX-Based Self-Contaned HVLP Spray Booth
A CNC HVLP spray booth based on OX.
Build Author PhotoSgt85 Views 7725
Desktop PCB Maker
With the focus always on larger builds I wanted to focus on a desktop PCB milling machine that fulfills the average users desktop needs at an entry level cost. Design considerations will allow expandable capabilities to include 3D printing and any other functions a small form Cartesian robot can perform. The current iteration has a desktop footprint of approximately 15.5" X 14.5".
Build Author Troy Proffitt Views 4433
Sphinx Upgraded plates / ballscrews and linear rail
Upgraded Sphinx Cbeam using 3/8 aluminum plates and linear rails / ballscrews
Build Author Rakmup Views 34092
CNC Router Lathe
Steel square tube frame with dual feed gantry and indexing lathe section. Will have 36" x 30" x 6" travel. Has a Harmonic Drive on the 4th Axis.
Build Author M^3 Views 16163
M Cubed CNC Mill
A no-nonsense CNC mini mill to get the job done.
Build Author Ronald van Arkel Views 12456
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 Michael Morlan Views 1504
Shapeoko 2 - my first CNC
This was my first foray into CNC. I chose to go with a reliable kit build since my knowledge of GCode, controllers, and steppers was pretty rudimentary.
Build Author Kazeki Views 2464
Open builds style wood CNC router. Usable work aria 1000mm x 1250mm x 150MM (X x Y x Z). 80x40 C bleam for the Y axis , two 60x20 beams for X axis and a 60x20 fo Z. Interlocking GT3 belts for X and Y. Looking to change over to a rack and pinion system in the future. 8x8Tr Lead screw for the Z. Leadshine HBS507 close loop drivers and 3-phase servo motor 573HBM20-EC-1000 motors driving the Y and X axis. Would recommend them to anyone looking for servo like performance at a affordable price.
Build Author Joe Young Views 1715
Goliath - CNC + 3D printer Hybrid
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
Build Author mike125 Views 11383
Cheetah 1.1 CNC Router
I hope to have a working prototype built soon.
Build Author pedrofernandez Views 3258
The Acro Laser Machine Build
Build Author Dave Ashley Views 5926
My Second CNC
In short...this was a fun project.
Build Author gazingm42 Views 3937
1000mm X 1000mm with tinyg
1000mm X 1000mm overhead cnc machine
Build Author Spark Concepts Views 1031
MPG Jog Controller for CNC xPRO
Been playing around with an MPG Jogwheel
Build Author Teflon4 Views 12324
TZ C-Beam Machine Plate Maker
A Modified and augmented Ooznest C-Beam Machine Plate Maker.
Build Author rcKeith Views 33191
Hot Wire 4 Axis CNC Foam cutter
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
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 4074
The MakerSL Customized OB Minimill
This is my interpretation of the OB Minimill, what I've changed so far, and what may continue to change as my requirements change.
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 6295
Portable Diode Laser Cutter
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.
Build Author CharlieShimota Views 9185
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 RoosterTX Views 1667
Lead CNC build, Mansfield, Texas - BUILD COMPLETED WITH REVIEW OF THE KIT
The machine is a stock Lead CNC, with the Black Box controller and StepperOnline 269oz NEMA 23 motors. I'll be using the DeWalt 611 from Openbuilds, as well.
Build Author Lasersc Views 6060
D&R Tiger Paw build combo
The Tiger Paw will be a 1000mm X 500mm Cartesian style CNC with the Minimill attached to the end. It is named the D&R Tiger Paw because my son, Daniel, and myself, Richard, will put this Tiger strong and fast machine together. Our goal is to have a Tiger strong build with a Paw print that wouldn’t take up a huge amount of space in our garage.
Build Author Jonathon Harms Views 3179
Schematix Ox-Metal Build
A build of Schematix's Ox-Metal design, with a 0.8kw watercooled spindle.
Build Author UltiBots Views 7197
Machined Aluminum MagBall Carriages
Machined Aluminum MagBall Carriages
Build Author Carl Siren Views 3190
A home-made CNC-machine with a 1.5 kW air cooled spindle motor suitable for milling materials such as wood, plastic and soft metals. The work table is 650 mm wide by 700 mm deep and the maximum movement is set to 560 mm for the x-axis, 480 mm for the y-axis and 105 mm for the z-axis.
Build Author Rigga11 Views 3706
This is my CNC build. My goal is to have fun and learn some new things.
Build Author Superslinky Views 3823
K40 Laser Build (Major Changes)
Major K40 Laser Mod
Build Author Savvas Views 9786
CNC Control Box with VFD etc etc
I'm currently working on the CNC control box, before doing any future work on the CNC Mountain Machine. I want the controller to be future proof and as professional as I can manage. I am planning to use stepper drivers, PSU's, a motor contactor unit to turn everything on, as well as a VFD and proximity limits switches. Each video will document the process and steps involved in researching, designing, planning and assembling a controller. I am not a natural electrician so learning as I go.
Build Author Srđan Marković Views 784
I am satisfied with my build and next one will be even better.
Build Author Aaron Newsome Views 3938
Yet Another LEAD CNC Build
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.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 10196
OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050
The OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050 - 500x1000 Lead Screw Machine
Build Author Metalguru Views 6707
Dragon Portable CNC Plasma Cutter
A small portable CNC Plasma Cutter with some unique features
Build Author John J Talavera Views 14136
CNC FOR EVERYONE!
This build was very complex due to the fact I wanted to create a low cost larger than normal CNC. I did not want a MDF or plastic body. I wanted it to be able to do more than most CNC routers this size on the market.
Build Author Andreas Bockert Views 3298
Sphinx Z-axis upgrade
Upgraded Z-axis for Sphinx-style CNC using ball screws and linear rails.
Build Author Gerrald Views 3114
This build is to show what's possible as well with openBuilds! I use a single ArduinoMega and 5 separate stepper drivers (A4988). The LEDs are all NeoPixels. Collision 'detection' is all done within the code, so the endstops are only sensors I use in this build. I'm a self-employed video-artist and this is my first installation which just needs power and it runs (where I'm quite proud of). Normally my interactive installations take a long setup time, so this installation is a relief :)
Build Author roseundy Views 4375
A larger version of the OX.
Build Author Jen Views 5623
My first OX build
This is the story of my experience building a 1000 x 750mm OOZNest OX CNC router
Build Author Adam Filipowicz Views 5088
CNC Based on CBeam, with No custom Plates, and Z GANTRY
Build Author FancyKiddo Views 5420
Triangular CNC Milling Machine
A wonky build to eliminate slop on a long Z axis
Build Author MattR Views 3820
Fixed Gantry CNC Router with Old Industrial Supplies
I got lucky enough to purchase aluminum extrusions and linear motion components (and nuts/bolts/etc) at scrap metal prices when a bunch of industrial automation equipment was decommissioned. The only problem is that the aluminum extrusions are not metric sizes... they are the 1.5"x3" 80/20 series. It has presented a few challenges but nothing too bad.
Build Author cureac Views 15693
Homemade plasma cnc
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 1937
Openbuilds 1050 Sphinx. Thank you to Mark Carew for trading me a set of plates for a spindle and PSU I was not using. Mark is a champ!
Build Author dddman Views 6884
60W CNC Laser build
Laser CNC, 60W, didn't have one yet... have to :) This build is a retrofit of a surgical laser into a CNC.
Build Author Tucstrlly Views 5083
Stainless OX Kit Build "Diamondback CNC"
A copy of the Stainless Ox by Martin Barfoed. Similar design, construction and control.
Build Author JimB828 Views 4172
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 Anthony Bolgar Views 8146
L'FOX - Large Format OX deriviative. Designed and built by Revision 13 Prototypes
This build is for a testing rig to use while testing out different controller boards and CAM software for milling and routing. It is in the early stages, planning is complete, parts are ordered. Awaiting parts delivery to start build. Please not the BOM only covers parts from the OpenBuilds part store. I will be posting the other required items very shortly.
Build Author Martin Skov Nielsen Views 3797
Stainless OX kit
This is a 1500 X 1500 Stainless OX kit build, by a cnc novice. It is the first cnc machine i have ovned and build I got this kit from http://makersupplies.dk/20-ox-cnc-kits
Build Author BooTec Views 972
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 John Meikrantz Views 8420
Another build based on the venerable OX. xPRO CNC controller, and a few extras.
Build Author Krishnakumar Views 4868
Hobby OX CNC
This "hobby OX" CNC is built for multiple purposes such as cutting and engraving various materials, laser etching and cutting, etc... Its a great platform for hobby enthusiasts like me where this machine can be used for so many different purposes effectively and efficiently!
Build Author Iwan Müller Views 14200
CNC Router (Non OX)
My own Design (not an OX Derivative) using standard Parts.
Build Author Dave Pyatt Views 1783
DaveP's Homemade CNC Project
Somewhere along the line sometime around February 2017 I got the bug in my head that I needed to build a CNC router. This is where I am today...
Build Author Kyo Views 3626
Plate Maker V-slot Table
C-beam Plate Maker V-slot Table System to aid in clamping and setup of jobs.
Build Author evildean Views 6945
OX-SUMO, SUMO-OX, OXSUMO?
One meter square. Short and stout.... reminds me of a Sumo Wrestler. A temporary and adjustable configuration I have devised to cut my own plates. I have kicked around ideas for about a year and the C-Beam extrusion has made this attempt to realize my ideas irresistible. This is just one step towards bigger and better things!
Build Author The Dude Views 7251
Flexible Axis Revolving Tool-holder
Drag knife and pen holder which mounts in spindle collet.
Build Author kev20009 Views 6073
This Build Is Is Inspired By OOZ Nest CNC, But With Some Changes,
Build Author mytechno3d Views 1427
Z FLoating head for Plasma cutting (OX CNC compatible)
How to convert your OX CNC to a plasma cutter at low cost
Build Author Steven Sampson Views 7367
A CNC router designed to handle a 4'x8' sheet, for as close to $2000 as possible. The price barrier resulted in my choice to use timing belts rather than leadscrews or rack&pinion. Build List still being updated
Build Author Vincent Walsarie Views 2907
Workbee 1000x1000 mm screw driven Full Kit From Ooznest
A short summary of my Workbee CNC Build. I try to update it where I can
Build Author Mark Carew Views 23616
OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510 - 1500x1000 Belt Driven CNC Machine
Build Author Nugz Views 10896
Angus : A Slightly "Beefier" OX
This is where I will share my attempt at building a slightly "beefier" OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine using commonly available parts in the spirit of OPENBUILDS and Open Source in general. I have a tendancy to over-build things so I will be balancing that tendacy against budget constraints and common sense as much as possible.
Build Author viktop Views 4541
Simple CNC Router (Nema17, V-slot 2040, Arduino, GRBL)
An OX-inspired mini desktop mill.
Build Author Apothus Views 12182
Sphinx rigid XL
Rigid variant of the C-Beam sphinx platform
Build Author Bikes and Beer Views 1376
The Forever Project
Workbee 1010 Lead Screw with water cooled spindle and enclosure
Build Author Chris Anderson Views 7840
An OX build - little large than specs and plates 3D printed
Build Author AndersFaust Views 8540
(R)OX CNC [FR/EN]
Another (R)OX CNC something like build, in French please ! Pics Heavy !
Build Author Sandy DeFalco Views 3026
Sandy3D wall mounted 1000 mm x 1000 mm C Beam Mill
I am attempting to mount The C-Beam Machine XLarge on the wall and have it look like a piece of art and be totally functional as this will be in our livingroom.
Build Author Motions Views 13439
Screaming Ox CNC Machine
Big brother of the Charging Ox CNC machine.
Build Author jgreenwd Views 4035
Portable Sphinx 1050
Sphinx 1050 kit mounted to a Husky 46" x 24.5" mobile workbench.
Build Author Robert Bailey Views 24612
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 coxnugget Views 1217
Bedroom Builds (BrB) DIY CNC
So I am employed in the automotive industry and I walk by thousands of dollars of CNC products daily that are no use to me due to being a Technologist and not a machinist. So therefore with some research I found openbuilds and their great selection of products to build my own CNC. This CNC will consist of 4 axis one removable 360 degree axis for turning alongside a x axis table Y axis stationary gantry and a Z axis attracted to the Y axis linear actuator.
Build Author DaveStewart Views 2969
Small C-Beam Plate Maker With Remote Login & Operation
C-Beam Plate cutter with Raspberry Pi V3, Arduino Mega2560 and Camera. Remote login & operation via SSH with cnc.js server, mjpg server on the Pi.
Build Author Rwetzler Views 5813
This is a variant of a typical OX (Mark Carew inspiration) router using C-Beams/8mm Acme rods to drive all three axis. I went with a 1000mm x 1000mm frame size. Useable space is 28" (711mm) X 26" (660mm) with a Z axis work travel of approx. 3.25" (82.5mm). A TinyG is used as a controller along with Fusion 360/Chilipper as the software for generating and running gcode files.
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 2169
Grizzly G0758 Benchtop Mill Conversion
A proper CNC mill conversion. But quite small, with my trademark idiosyncracies.
Build Author Scadam Views 1078
WorkBee 1510 - First CNC Build
This build will go through the construction of a WorkBee 1510 kit from the OpenBuilds Part Store, all mechanical and electrical components were purchased from the store in late October 2018.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 40798
V-Slot™ Nema 23 Linear Actuator Build (Lead Screw)
Learn to build a super strong nema 23 lead driven linear actuator
Build Author Kevr102 Views 2144
Ooznest Ox CNC 1000 x 750
A few mods on my Ooznest supplied Ox cnc Encountered a few minor issues along the way but now all sorted.
Build Author Bmoz Views 12628
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 blue25 Views 2091
Need cnc to make alumunium sign, brass stamp, etc
Build Author zelos Views 14181
ZelosLaser Engraver/Cutter 2.0 : Sturdy & Versatile
Zelos Laser Cutter Version 2.0 GRBL Shield with Nema 17 motors. 2 Watt laser for cutting and fine grayscale pictures built very sturdy and modular
Build Author getoffmyland Views 9318
Water Buffalo - Water jet cut OX+
A modified OX based on Aluminum plates cut on a waterjet. Some new ideas and additions from other builds are included.
Build Author Ryan McCormick Views 6696
C-Beam Machine Bundle
Short description of my assembly and use of the C-Beam bundle from the Open Builds Part Store.
Build Author Colin Russon Views 5932
OX / X3 CNC / Similar Z axis / 1605 Linear Actuator
Z axes 1605 ballscrew, a comparative design proposal.
Build Author Huub65 Views 5087
My C Beam - NEMA 17 - GRBL- Arduino project
Cbeam machine. Using small stepper motors (NEMA 17) and Arduino controller. Try to get this working in de upcoming month.
Build Author RandyF Views 2383
Large C-Beam Sphinx style CNC Build
Started my build of a large Sphinx style cnc Router. I wanted one to handle the Dollar Tree Foam Board (DTFB) so I am making this to handle 2' X 3'. This is my first endeavor for a CNC so I am learning as I go but there is one thing for sure.
Build Author David Bunch Views 5068
Sphinx 55 with 3D Printed Addons
This is a build log of the Openbuilds Sphinx 55 with some 3D printed parts for the electronics and probably other parts as they come up.
Build Author Matthew Bates Views 1566
CNC Router Overhaul
This will be a complete overhaul of this router with some cool modifications.
Build Author Dangatech Views 3928
C beam machine (with larger T-slot platform)
Larger, more rigid build plate C beam machine
Build Author Maxime Favre Views 6325
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 John foale Views 10731
Guitar shop CNC
Great bit of kit time will tell if it is up to the job
Build Author brw_racing Views 8918
3d printed 2.5' X 2.5' cnc plasma cutting machine
Improvements to a cnc plasma cutter i designed a while back. Not that it really needs it to work but i think it could be an improvement.