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TrueUp LZ

Apr 6, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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A version of TrueUp using linear bearings/rods for the Z axis. This required enough modification to make a separate OpenBuilds project to avoid confusion for DIYers.

Desktop 4-Axis Nema 23

Apr 6, 2018
Category
CNC LATHE BUILDS
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This build is specific to a furniture design I am trying to bring to market. My first attempt to build a machine. I have looked at other build submissions to help me figure out where I would like to start. The workable volume should 36" W x 6" D x 6" T. The goal is to become more comfortable with the electronics side of machines I enjoy using and also lower the cost of my product by reducing man hours in the manufacturing process. Yay!

Desktop CNC

Apr 2, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Approximately 910mm x 955mm x 82mm. There is 250mm available in the Z, but the gantry is only 82mm from the bed surface.

ORCA Laser Build

Mar 28, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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This is my take on the Acro Laser system made from mostly salvaged, scrap, or leftover parts. I modified the plates in an attempt to maximize the cutting area and I wanted a lightweight adjustable Z axis.

1 Cubic Meter 3D Printer

Mar 20, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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This is a at home built 1000mm x 1000mm x 1000mm 3d printer. It uses mainly parts from OpenBuild Parts and is very simple to build. The only thing that was custom was the build plate which was designed by myself and tooled at a local machine shop.

The Archon R2

Mar 19, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

"AcroCadabra" My Acro Laser built with my C-Beam XL

Mar 15, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Well I built a C-Beam XL around a year ago, I am still learning things as I make stuff with it, it has been quite a wonderful learning experience. Now I have gained enough confidence and knowhow to Mill the required Plates to build an Acro Laser System using the Acro Laser Sketchup Model. I have pulled the Model apart in Sketchup, isolated the Plates and generated the G-Code to cut/Mill the plates. I have used Sketchucam to generate the G-Code. I Use Mach3 on my C-Beam XL to Mill.

EOX

Mar 12, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

CUT SMITH

Mar 9, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Fourth Axis Mill Prototype

Mar 6, 2018
Category
Other Lathe Build
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I really like the 4th axis I purchased a few years back, but when I went looking for it again the suppliers who once carried it no longer do. Anyone know who makes it? Center hole receives collets. I own a ShopSmith so I am using a 5/8th rod and can mount it's chucks onto this machine. Also I like the use of the skateboard wheels, they are adjustable and one could use more sets over a longer axis. The Sherline z-axis is not my first choice, I just had a spare.

CNC/3DPrint/Laser/Mill (formerly CNC-inator3000)

Mar 5, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Ultimately - the design is based on the highly successful Ultimaker concept, for which a regular size costs in the thousands, and one of this size would be edging into the 10's of thousands. Expected Build cost - <$800 It is a X/Y Cartesian printer with Raising/Lowering Z axis (Hotbed.) - Overall size is 610mm x 610mm x 750mm - with build volume of around 450mmx450mmx450mm - and will also have the ability to change work tools - such as for CNC Routing, Lazer etching, 3d Scanning, etc.

Sphinx Evolution

Mar 3, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

OffAxis CNC 1000x1500

Mar 1, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Cut Area: 825 x 1340. Max Cutting depth: 2 inches. Arduino based control with Nema 23 and Nema 17 drive. 8mm leadscrew and 2GT belt drive. 400W 48V quite cut spindle.

C-Beam - Sphinx 1000x1000mm inspired by Kyo

Feb 23, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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A stable CNC Router that allows me to cut and carve bigger Parts. The Machine is an original Build from Kyo's Sphinx CNC Machine. Thanks for the great Work and the Effort Kyo. Your Files and Lists helped me a lot to build that Sphinx 1x1m.

All metal Ox hybrid CNC Router Table

Feb 19, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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This is my second CNC build, but the first one that I design from the ground up. The base is all metal because I want to add Plasma facility later on. I used the Ox model for the gantry plates and made a few changes to adapt to my design. Since I wanted to use parts from my first CNC to save as much as possible, I kept the 5/8 Hi-Lead Screw I had from Roton for the Y and Z axis. I will also add a downdraft table to keep all parts tight on the table for cutting.

DaveP's Homemade CNC Project

Feb 7, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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...

Nightfuel

Feb 4, 2018
Category
Everything Else
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The user will input a selection from a variety of pre-established drinks. The user will not need a glass, since it will be provided in the automation process. This completely eliminates the need for a bartender if an RFID purchase system is implemented.

CNC-machine 650by700

Feb 4, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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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.

One more life for a cube

Feb 4, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Modify a Gen1 Cube printer into a small cnc router to cut pcbs and light (VERY light) milling work. Also easy to swap out the rotary head and mount a laser head for engraving.

C Beam Served

Jan 23, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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C Beam Machine built in a server cab. Hopefully this keeps every thing enclosed , clean and quite ?

Bedroom Builds (BrB) DIY CNC

Jan 12, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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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.

(Portable) Large Format 3d Printer 4ft square frame. Build Volume 36in x 36in x 36in

Jan 12, 2018
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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Large format printer build based off successful small Corexy. I figured it could be scaled to large format and be portable. Portable meaning by removing a few pieces it could effectively be rotated out of a standard door frame.

Build #2 - Bigger & Stronger

Jan 11, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Large format CNC router with a 1500mm x 3000mm cutting envelope (5 x 10 ft) strong enough to cut wood and aluminum constructed from 20-series and 40-series aluminum extrusions. Complete Project Log w/ Pictures: https://goo.gl/photos/Co81AvGwVijE2zow9

MQTitan printer

Jan 9, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Components- RAMPS, running marlin, Nema 17, All metal extruder, 600mm lead screws, 600mm 2020 aluminum extrusions, 12v 30a power supply, 12v LED strip, Typical endstops, 600mm 8mm linear rods, Bearing block for 8mm bearings, Openbuilds plates, wheels, and bearings, 500x500mm borosilicate glass plate

First build - small scale

Jan 9, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Using basic standard components, beams, motors, belt drive on x and y, z is a screw. Using Grbl Panel on Windows 10. Really basic router, had trouble getting the controller to turn on the router and set speeds so it is currently wired to a power bar switch so it runs full speed and I just use the switch to turn it on and off. Just getting x, y and z control working properly for now and likely going to switch the router to my dremel 4000 using a 3d printed mounting bracket I got from thingiverse

My 80w Laser build (1000x1000 cutting area)

Dec 29, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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This is a 80w laser which I am building (picture of the case) the frame is constructed with normal square tubing with plastic corners. this laser needs to live outside

80watt Lasercutter, workingarea 105x52[cm], steel frame

Dec 13, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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I will write a short buildlog here with mostly pictures. I designed this lasercutter in solidworks(not totally finished) for a good overview and such that the steel tubes could be lasercut by a company, the metal frame is based on the lasercutter the KÄSER, which you can find on cnczone.nl. The mechical parts are designed by myself because I had no mill to my use, so the mechnical parts are lasercut(same company as tube) steelplates welded together.

Core XY

Dec 10, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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Just now in the planning phase of my build. Waiting for some parts to come in to see what I am going to build off of. Print area going to be close to 300x300x350. Trying to decide if I want it enclosed. I do want to print ABS... so probably so.

Joe Harris's all metal CNC Router build

Dec 4, 2017
Category
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!

777 CNC Build

Nov 29, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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To begin the "Build" I have ordered a few parts from OpenBuilds to get started. They are arriving today; according to "tracking". I cant wait! Praise Jesus! This 85 yr old man is getting a "New " life. Hallelujah and amen. Because I am building this on an existing machine, I have to be careful; so I will order some parts then see what I don't need (such as a base); along with parts that I may need to adapt it to the machine. It should be fun! "Caint wait!"

Vertical Mill

Nov 22, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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This will be a CNC milling machine. My goal is to make this mill for the minimum cost I can while not sacrificing quality. In hope of staring an educational YouTube channel on CNC milling and 3D Printing. Along with when to use both.

Unique Z

Nov 21, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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My original Tevo Tarantula kit was ok..... I had issues with the X gantry staying level. I got rid of the wheels and replaced them with linear block bearings. I still had some issues with the X gantry. I swapped out the plastic parts with aluminum which was much better. Still not what I want yet

Plastic Monstrosity

Nov 17, 2017
Category
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.

CNC design (parts named)

Nov 14, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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This design is previously posted in this area. I downloaded the file in order to customize as I needed. I found that the parts were not identified. I went through the design in an attempt to name the parts and identify them by location.

Screen Mesh Stretching

Nov 10, 2017
Category
Everything Else
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The intention of this project is so that the mesh is on the well stretched frame, and thus there is a better production of frames.

my version of xl

Nov 5, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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A table top version of the open build xl router kit set build. This use of c - beam and xl kit set was coupled with Mach 3 controller running on Dell opti -plex 755 and win 7 pro licence. A Dell opti-plex 755 empty case was used to house the controls and wiring , including the limit switch and emergency stop safety circuits

DIY Ultimaker

Nov 4, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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This design should give the same performance as the high speed Ultimaker since it uses a similar ultra-light X/Y concept which eliminates any movement of both the X and Y motors to achieve X/Y travel.

Mini D-Bot

Oct 30, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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A smaller version of a standard D-bot. Smaller to fit better in my workable area and to fit my vision for the printer.

ivern

Oct 28, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Toying around a concept. Inputs are welcome on whether to use lead screw or belt drive. My lead screw will be single start 500 mm lenght, 2 mm pitch and 2 mm lead. Nema 17 motors will be used. All veterans, suggestions please.

Mobile bed cnc machine, first build

Sep 12, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Currently i am reworking the frame still with current available parts just going to buy material to make the y and the z axis from openbuilds. The x axis is now going to be mobile similar to a 3d printer style.

C-Beam Elexa

Sep 4, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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This build will be based on the C-Beam Plate Maker, with additional changes based on other builds and ideas.

Stargeezer Vertimill

Sep 3, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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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.

Modular Controller PCBs

Sep 3, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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This is a build still in the prototype stage. The initial design is being used to control a 4 axis sample change, but the PCBs when finalized will be able to be adapted as a convenient way to wire stepper (or eventually hybrid stepper) drivers to which ever controller you happen to be using. Current developments center around an Arduino Mega, although more interfaces are planned in the future. The main design centers around the use of Phoenix Connectors.

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