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Build Author Jacques D Views 4413
My first printer
My first printer! I went for a simple cartesian design, based on evilc66 one. It uses 1000 mm C-beam linear actuators. The build volume is 700x700x700 mm^3.
Build Author urthlight Views 1358
Ancient Roland Table top Mill
The parts are now very reasonable.
Build Author medicshort Views 1473
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.
Build Author RobSaunders Views 10274
Laser Cutter/Engraver OptLaser 6W with Z-axis
This was my first attempt for a laser platform. I'm using the OpenBuilds ACRO 20"x40 platform, 6W OptLaser, homemade z height and the xPro driver board.
Build Author Joerharris Views 3771
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 patdee Views 2539
777 CNC Build
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!"
Build Author rcKeith Views 36991
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 Superslinky Views 4608
K40 Laser Build (Major Changes)
Major K40 Laser Mod
Build Author Ryan James Views 11762
A smaller version of a standard D-bot. Smaller to fit better in my workable area and to fit my vision for the printer.
Build Author Viren Views 1498
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.
Build Author pek Views 2537
V-Slot Hand Cutting Jig
To help cutting v-slots with hand saw
Build Author Jeremiah Guinn Views 2994
OX CNC SMW3d 1500x1500
A small business idea led us here, lets see where it will go.
Build Author alan richard Views 32348
An enclosed cube shaped 3D printer using CoreXY motion. Fabricated from V slot extrusion, standard extrusion, aluminium plate and acrylic sheet using basic workshop tools. Using standard RAMPS/ Reprap electronics. Technically a 'Repstrap' currently used to build a true 'Reprap'
Build Author changedsoul Views 5018
First Ever Build
This is my first attempt at building my own 3d printer.
Build Author Scotty Orr Views 4043
QuorXZ: A String-driven, Core XZ Printer
The QuorXZ doesn't magically appear. It's gestation takes time, careful attention, and requires many parts. However, when it is ready, a magical, mechanical instrument is born....(and when you finally say its name, it sounds a little bit like "corks").
Build Author changedsoul Views 3064
First CoreXY Build
First CoreXY. Simple Square build, hopes for faster movements.
Build Author Roberts Kristins Views 4786
Core XY My-BOT 500 x 500 x 1000
My first construction after many years buys ready devices.
Build Author Indieflow Views 79981
A lightweight, portable, accurate 3D Printer that has a good sized print area and small overall footprint that is easy to build, with easy to source components. The design is OpenSource allowing those with the capability to make their own parts get up and running.
Build Author Joortiz1 Views 3083
Norm Inverted - Cartesian
As a tinkerer and hobbyist I need a reliable quality printer on a budget... Meaning I'm not looking to buy a: Prusa, Zortrax or LulzBot because of the added cost their marketing adds. I can definitely build a machine of hopefully equal quality at a lower cost that is not impacted by the marked-up priced from a large reputable manufacturer. I will need to dedicate time and more time for design shakedowns to ensure I produce a quality machine. Bare with me on this build... Thanks!
Build Author islahcnc Views 3047
I will post soon some more details.
Build Author Puddin Views 4442
HUGE 3D printer build
just wanted to share my build of a huge 3d printer. It stands just over 2 meters tall and has a total print area of around 850mm x 850mm.
Build Author mytechno3d Views 14897
SLA (Resin) 3D Printer
SLA LCD 3D Printer ( 8.9'' LCD screen )
Build Author Marshall Peck Views 62702
Voxel OX - Extendable 3D Printer and CNC Platform
An open source 3D printer design with a sturdy V-Slot frame
Build Author Limine3D Views 6014
A cartesian build with a build dimension of 200x200x750mm. I will be using a dual extruder, heated build plate, and a screw drive for the z axis.
Build Author Tomas F Uribe Views 3441
2 1/2 axis CNC chassis. Convertible to plasma, 3D printer and welder. Currently used as router. Plotting table dim: X axis 620 mm, Y 650 mm, Z 100 mm. Created for teaching purposes, open source license, currently used for engraving ukiyo-e wood plates and printmaking
Build Author mcbuilder22 Views 9069
C-Beam "2" XLarge CNC Router
C-Beam 2XL CNC Router
Build Author francesco pollina Views 4476
FFF 3D printer 2x2x2m
The 3D printer will be able to print 2x2x2m components and not just in PLA or ABS. It's not just a DIY printer but I'm trying to apply engineering formulas to make it. I'm going to apply the state of art for 3D printing and scannering existing.
Build Author Keith Davis Views 25452
A quiet, 8inx8in build area, Cartesian printer with permanently level bed. This is a compact, solid, inexpensive printer that will reliably print any type filament for thousands of hours while you sleep, fish, or play ball in the park.
Build Author nschreiber0813 Views 3407
Schreibotics Fabricator MkII
It all started after my prusa i3 build inspired me to experiment with resin 3D printers because I want to learn if they are worth it and if I can design my own printer.
Build Author runninfarmer Views 6606
Mid range build.
Build Author Kyo Views 6785
3-Axis CNC Laser Engraver running grbl 1.1 in laser mode and Laserweb4.
Build Author antonyking Views 8913
3D PrintBot 500x500x500
Large scale True 500x500x500 build volume 3D printer.
Build Author Jonathon Duerig Views 4189
Chrysalis: An Enclosure for TAZ 6 3d Printers
Aluminum-framed enclosure for TAZ 6 3d Printer made with Makerlink.
Build Author Limine3D Views 18873
Delta printer designed in sketchup and includes an adjustable bed.
Build Author 3D Meister Views 2483
Camera slider with rotation prototype
I made a cam slider prototype with adjustable rotation to get experience for my CNC milled slider in planing.
Build Author McAdam Views 2301
Need a catchy name - enlarging CNC
The aim of this build is to have a CNC that can cut a FULL sheet of wood when I need it to, but also shrink down and cut smaller sheets the rest of the time. The prototype is based on an OX cnc but soon it will be completely custom using Openbuilds Parts
Build Author J-Wahl Dezign Views 6595
1.4 meter tall build height, 300x410mm build plate cartesian
The original plan was to build a 3d printer with a 1200x1200 build platform with a 600mm build height. I was having issues getting ahold of a large enough borosilicate glass plate for the build so I decided to go for build height. I plan on using a smoothieboard for the controller. The build has currently slowed down. I was removing a broken drillbit from the linear rail mount, and it shattered and took out my eye. I am doing what I can when I can focus my eyes long enough for the build.
Build Author ToS Views 3085
3D Printer based upon 3d printed parts and open builds componets
Build Author Matt Barile Views 3729
Fixed Gantry Welded Steel Router
Fully welded, fixed gantry CNC router, with chinese linear motion parts, in progress
Build Author Tom Dirriwachter Views 3226
3DS Cube 3 Modular Extruder
How to modularize the 3D Systems Cube 3 extruder nozzle.
Build Author RSW Views 5330
RSW's 3D Printer Build
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.
Build Author Lumberjack Engineering Views 12634
SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter
The Space Optimized LAser Cutter is a 40 watt CO2 laser cutter that supports a maximum part volume of 24" x 16" x 6.25". It consists of a V-slot frame + brackets/mounts designed to be 3D printed on a consumer desktop printer. Total cost of the machine is ~ $1,400 USD.
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 8516
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 Kyo Views 3888
C-beam Delta Printer
Large scale delta robot using c-beam as the core frame component.
Build Author Makerparts Views 4371
DIY Multi Row Nodal Point Spherical Panorama Head
DIY Pano Head
Build Author mcp Views 3100
delta 3d printer kit
HE3D K200 kit build
Build Author Ciprian Stingu Views 2564
My 3D Printer
A DIY 3D printer. At beginning made from aluminium profiles, aluminium sheet and wood :)
Build Author Norm OKonek Views 5312
Large 3D printer 12"x12"x12" with heated bed
I want to have a printer to support senior projects. Also working on supporting 3D printing needs in the local community.
Build Author PhotoSgt85 Views 3455
Large Delta Printer made from scrap 80/20
This printer will leverage scrap pieces around the shop to fulfill a single print's needs. It will use a combination of 80/20, OpenBuilds, and 3D printed parts.
Build Author Linkreincarnate Views 1692
I have parts that are apparently not suited to a cnc router or a 3d printer. I am still trying to figure out what to make out of what I have,
Build Author Eclectic Hobbyist Views 2625
Old Faithful...FDM/CNC machine
I've owned some pretty unreliable printers, and I'll leave it at that... This design comes from the need to have a 3D printer that is reliable, period. I didn't have the money for a several thousand dollar 3d printer with an equivalent build area so that was out of the question. Plus as a fledgling Engineer, I really wanted to blood myself on a project. And that's how Old Faithful came to be. A simple, reliable, rigid, durable machine. Made by me :) Also, it'll be tough enough for light CNC.
Build Author IndyMaker Views 12194
Ooznest Ox with 3D Printed Gantry Plates
Ooznest Ox with gantry plates and end caps 3D printed in ABS rather than aluminum.
Build Author TouchPadKing Views 2749
1500mmx500mm Kossel Delta
Please, look over my build and make any recommendations you can think of! I haven't figured out how long my arms need to be yet. Nor have I done any shopping around to find better prices...
Build Author Hytech2k Views 29991
Triple Shot R-P-M Area 51 CNC Parts
We wanted to create a rapid prototyping machine with excellent 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, and light CNC router work capabilities.
Build Author dodgenet Views 3936
Budget 1500mm OpenBuilds V-Slot Deltabot Build
This 1500mm tall Delta is a work in progress. The triangle corners are water jetted from 1" 6061 Aluminum, and are welded to 1" square tubing. The 1500mm OpenBuilds 20x20 V-Slot extrusions are held into the corner brackets by two stainless steel set screws per bracket. This printer will need to be reinforced with wall brackets due to the combination of height/materials.
Build Author Ronald van Arkel Views 12627
Upgrading the C-Beam machine
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.
Build Author kylesmth Views 3220
Lead screw printer
High quality e3d parts with a minimalist design
Build Author Ken376 Views 1761
Welded project cnc first try
Kind of hard to see in this pic now lining up drive s and finishing framework
Build Author ANDRESCAMPA Views 3547
SUPER OX NEMA 34 1600 OZ Motors!!!
CNC OX 1500X3000
Build Author sgspenceley Views 4399
LinearRail - 3D Printer
I have re-purposed many of the parts from my Linear OX build. I'm using MGN 12 linear rails on all three axis, 5 start lead screws on the Z axis and I'm going to experiment with 5 start lead screw on the X axis. The frame plates are made from 1/8" laser cut mild steel, & open builds extrusion.
Build Author TronixMaker Views 3811
Another 3D Printer using OpenBuilds Hardware only
A light 3D printer made of OpenBuilds hardware only
Build Author Steven Sampson Views 7841
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 Venturebit Views 4625
SHRED-Buddy3D UPcycler - Open Source Multi Material Cutter&Pelletizer
The whole system is powered by 12V / DC power. Process it into Pellets or Granules to use it with your 3D Printer or Filament Extruder. Our self-developed steppermotor Controls allows you to optimally adjust Feedrate for your Situation. Forward, Backward and Stop is integrated for easy operation. The Speed can be continuously regulated via rotary switch.
Build Author Power Playground Views 2736
This is my own modified version of the D-Bot printer. I wanted to spec this printer to be able to print exotic materials at high accuracy with little to no compromises and maximum reliability.
Build Author Edgar Robles Views 2349
Sheethexapod works with basic mechanims as direct metal-metal links and joints, all movements can be done by a rc servomotor in this case towerpro model.
Build Author Aleksandar Views 12704
Currently I have Velleman/3Drag K8200 modified and CNC machine self built and wanted to use both to make new 3D printer. After looking at different designs I liked Voron a lot and have decided to go that way. Currently I have ordered majority of parts and build shall start soon. I don't plan to rush it as I am usually 2 months home and 2 off.
Build Author sebf34 Views 22124
OX Based cnc 3000 x 1500 Double belt
OX Based CNC
Build Author Bob K Views 6880
Dream to practical
This is my journey from a dream machine to a practical (for me) machine. This is a Cartesian style frame that can change tool heads quickly. The first version will have milling and 3D printing tool heads. Later on I'll add a drag knife tool head.
Build Author MikeBardsley Views 7998
Fast, Large build area, CoreXY design
Build Author David Bunch Views 9806
Delta 3d Printer using 3/4" Electrical Metal Tubing (EMT) for Horizontals & 2060 V-Slot for the Verticals and adding a tetrahedron at the top.
Build Author uran Views 8967
TesseractXY (MendelMax 1.5 version)
History about making 3d printer.
Build Author Martin Bogomolni Views 8789
Delta-Six ( Jerry426 variant )
Building a Delta-6 variant, using recycled parts from a WolfStock Delta printer.
Build Author Asaku Views 6577
Hi! This build is, or at least should be, a multipurpose box (mBOX). Due to limited space I want to build something that can serve multiple purposes such as 3d printing, 3d scan, plexiglass cutting and hopefully some milling too (both wood and metal). Switching between modes should involve switching heads and worksurface (change heatbed with a wood platform and viceversa). (for the scan part I'm thinking of integrating this opensource project into the frame: http://www.freelss.org/ )
Build Author Simon Rafferty Views 4903
A Rigid Delta Printer using C-Beam screw actuators
Build Author mytechno3d Views 4791
Watercooled 3D printer : Maximus Evo Rev 2
Watercooled 3D printer
Build Author sergeysapiro78 Views 3731
Zen3D Atlantis 3D printer, H-Bot mechanics
H-Bot mechanics 3D printer. Build volume - 300x300x300mm dimensions: 560x500x500mm
Build Author Dexter Oddwick Views 6004
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 mrtinkerer Views 12724
V-slot and MDF DeltaBot
This is a deltabot 3D printer build using CNC routed MDF and v-slot rails. Full description found in instructables.com.
Build Author Lindsey Lewis Views 6102
CORE XY 3D Printer
This is an inexpensive build, large volume 2225 cubic inch, CORE XY 3D printer providing decent speed with precise and repeatable precision with expandable features.
Build Author Julius Views 18936
OX Balls - 1605 Ballscrew Powered 1000mmx1000mmm OX derivative
1000x1000mm Ballscrew driven OX Derivative. Dewalt 611 spindle and TB6600 Drivers.
Build Author Bridge Port Views 5434
CNC Line Boring Machine
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.
Build Author soup3y Views 2867
This build will hopefully be 18x18x24 build space using RAMPS 1.4 with Marlin firmware. Using NEMA 17 motors and belts to drive the X and Y axis, lead screws for the Z axis. The build plate will be heated with a delrin Y carriage for the glass and heatbed. Z axis motors will be top mounted. Possibly and ATX power supply.
Build Author evilc66 Views 15390
My C-Beam 3D Printer
Larger format FDM printer using C-Beam linear stages
Build Author William Niedermeyer Views 11417
Structured Light Turntable Scanner
3d Structured Light Scanner with Arduino Controlled Turntable
Build Author AK-Creation Views 4279
Update for my 3D Printer - Big Size
I like combo machines, so I upgrade my 3D Printer with a Laser. It is a double head combination. The Laser is easy removable.
Build Author UltiBots Views 19955
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 Rwetzler Views 6208
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 James Archer Views 8387
Archer - An extendable all metal 3D printer
This is an all metal build using OpenBuilds V-Slot linear rails to produce a high quality and cost effective 3D printer. The printer is designed to be scalable for your desired build area and can utilize high quality hotends with 16mm groove mounts such as E3D.
Build Author griso Views 6585
Over 840 parts. Of whom around 450 are screws and nuts, more than 100 parts are printed on a 3D printer, the frame consists of about 60 components. There is nearly 40 electrical components connected with tens of meters of wires, most of them sleeved.
Build Author Richard Gouge Views 5902
C-Beam Big Mouth
My first build was with the basic C-Beam Build. I soon found the z clearance a little constricting So I added 2 500 mm actuators to support the x axis rail . I also left off the front and back y axis support rails for easy cleaning. I mounted the base of the machine to 1/2" mdf with 10/32 screws and blind nuts.
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 21086
MakerSL MSL-5 Cantilevered 3D Printer
This is a simple cantilevered 3D Printer. It is designed around the OB V-Slot linear rails. I am trying to simplify this as much as possible, all rails will be 250mm long and only one will require cutting (it will be cut in half). The printer will use all OB wheels and gantry plates where applicable, all other plates can be either Laser Cut or 3D Printed (files will be provided for both). I am not set on electronic as of yet, but plan to use a single control board...no Arduino/Ramps control.
Build Author Gabriel Faber Views 8822
After completing a standard OX build, I found I didn't have enough Z-clearance and designed a set of taller gantry plates
Build Author UltiBots Views 7548
Machined Aluminum MagBall Carriages
Machined Aluminum MagBall Carriages
Build Author Jose A. Molina Views 7491
The Roberta Clementine a proof of concept and progenitor to the series of printers I will be calling the Clementine Sisters. The printer is named after Pittsburgh Pirates baseball player Roberto Clemente. Although it is more accurate to say the printer is named after the school I work for which is named after Clemente the Roberto Clemente Charter School. http://www.myrccs.com Roberta is the first and not really built to last but instead built to test ideas and to produce the parts for successors
Build Author Neil Rosenberg Views 4731
XDrive 3d Printer
XDrive 3d printer, high quality large build volume.
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 6243
Pelican Case 3D Printer
A portable 3D Printer that can flat pack into a hard carry case
Build Author Dave420 Views 7529
OpenBuilds C-beam 15mm belt on 1500mm C-Beam.
OpenBuilds C-beam 15mm belt on 1500mm C-Beam.
Build Author andrizzle Views 4232
Open source 3D printer with very powerful heated bed and light weight x axis design. Full source repository can be found here: https://github.com/a-drizzle/Printer1
Build Author Keteland Views 8049
MULIMATERIAL 3D PRINTER (in progress)
ELECTRONICS - ARDUINO Mega 2560 + RAMPS 1.4 + power supply 12V - Leadshine DM 5042 external driver + Power supply 36V + NEMA 23 stepper motor SOFTWARE - Repetier Host to communicate with the Ramps - ARDUINO to upload the firmware (Marlin) MECANIC - V-Slots rails 40x40 + home-made plates - everything goes fine on the side of the build
Build Author evilc66 Views 26638
LCD Based SLA Resin Printer
SLA resin printer based on a gen3/4 iPad Retina display. The design intent is to create a printer with the highest resolution possible with a lower cost of entry compared to DLP projector based SLA printers.