Select a Category
Build Author mytechno3d Views 55222
Maximus 3D Printer
A full scalable 3D Printer , with a big printing area. Build with openbuild parts from www.vslot-europe.com
Build Author sgspenceley Views 82012
Linear Rail CNC Machines
A CNC build using linear rails & lead screws.
Build Author blterry1 Views 7543
The Beeline CNC
Here are the instructions to build the Beeline custom CNC router table.
Build Author Robert Hummel Views 49040
This will be an Aluminum OX build. Plates and all design credit goes to Mark from open builds. I may add my own touches but mainly this is to see how Aluminum plates perform
Build Author Chris Anderson Views 29632
Openbuilds Co2 80w Laser Cutter
Co2 80 watt openbuilds laser cutter, 1200mm laser tube, 1500x1000x500mm dimensions. Build frame first and then panels to be added.
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 73186
Large format 1200X1500mm OX Build using Stainless Steel plates, dual belt configuration. Limit switches is a mix of micro switches and NPN Proximity switches. Electronics based on parallel break out board, Long Motor Stepper drivers (Chinese stuff) and motors controlled by Mach3. Spindel will be Kress 1050.
Build Author Janis93 Views 7829
1000x1000 Two version of router Belt and Screw
Cheap sheet metal gantry solutions, for diy belt driven cnc and screw driven cnc.
Build Author Michael.M Views 9414
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 roadss Views 13163
Rawcnc 1.5 Desktop Edition
This will showcase the build of my Rawcnc 1.5. A rigid cnc router from the Swedish company Rawcnc, featuring a rather cool linear motion system, rack & pinion and steel reinforced X-axis capable of milling aluminum.
Build Author crypt-tek Views 17216
My first 3D printer build. It is almost complete and will be posting the first completed print shortly. I still need to mount the print spools and a couple other odd ends to complete this.
Build Author Johnnycatt Views 19892
Lathe 4" x 40"
This is a lathe. I do not plan on making parts for NASA, but I want to be able to turn, face and bore things like wood, brass, aluminum and plastics.
Build Author Giarc Views 32792
Lead Screw Driven Ox Derivative (850x1500)
Another build based on the original OX design with a cutting area will be about 26" (680mm) x 50" (1300mm) and driven by lead screws.
Build Author Dollarz81 Views 7176
C-Beam XXLarge "Tank"
This is a modified build C-Beam XLarge. 1000mm C-Beam used for X and Y axis, and the Y Axis moves the X bridge, not the material being worked.
Build Author kallibaba Views 14463
CNC Sand and Spraycalk drawmaschine
A little CNC Sand and Spraycalk drawmaschine More and details in the next weeks
Build Author dougsnash Views 36613
Rotary Axis OX Derivitive
A Rotary Axis CNC router based on the OX CNC Router
Build Author Sword66 Views 5057
The Archon R2
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.
Build Author Tweakie Views 43950
Here it is my intention to show what was involved in adding a CO2 laser to my existing CNC machine.
Build Author Robert Bailey Views 24685
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 Slewratesarego Views 13213
The RAT. A form ply and aluminium hybrid.
A hybrid of form ply and aluminium. 835x1260x100mm working envelope.
Build Author ahayden Views 14555
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 Robert Hummel Views 20808
Stinger V Micro Mill
While building my OX AI I found myself with left over v slot and thought to myself, what do I need that I can build using them? Well since I make a lot of my own PCB boards for projects I figured a micro PCB mill would fit the bill ;) With inspiration from the OX and OX AI I give you the Stinger V :)
Build Author Frank Steinhauer Views 13283
Design of a multifunctional CNC machine.
Build Author MarkM_NJ Views 12264
My very first openbuilds cnc machine. Followed along DaztheGas's Spartacus build.
Build Author Iwan Müller Views 7421
This is a machine to trim and horizontal cutting hedges.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 22640
V-Slot Miter Saw Stop
A quick and simple saw stop build.
Build Author Teflon4 Views 12399
TZ C-Beam Machine Plate Maker
A Modified and augmented Ooznest C-Beam Machine Plate Maker.
Build Author Brian Popp Views 24005
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 Florian Bauereisen Views 3836
Dust Boot and Holddown in one
only 2 screws to hold down even bent sheet material and vaccum dust removal in one
Build Author CharlieShimota Views 9472
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 Tweakie Views 25763
Software speed control of a brushless dc (Bldc) motor from Mach3.
Although this build is typically Mach3 related there is no reason it cannot be adapted for use with any machine control software which provides a PWM spindle control output. As an addition, an option has now been added which will enable the interface to manually control outrunner speed without the need for a PWM signal.
Build Author dcorb Views 9261
Steel Frame 3D Printer
A steel framed 3D printer using a similar design with my CNC Router.
Build Author JOSH.PIERCE Views 23338
CoreXY W/ Fixed Build Plate & Enclosure
Building a Core XY printer with a fixed build plate from off the shelf parts.
Build Author Gooshpoo Views 4739
Gooshpoo's H style cnc machine
A cool project about my cnc machines unique style.
Build Author Colin Mccourt Views 2223
The BEE and ME
I have always wanted to work with CNC machinery...a few years back I got my chance to learn some basics at the Double Glazing Company where I was employed (very basic I might add) before the firm folded and I was made redundant...I wanted to continue learning and when I came across this site which push affordable machines I thought I'd give it a go. So I purchased a !000mmx750mm Screw Driven Workbee from Ooznest and I'm about to embark on my quest as many have done before me...Wish me Luck!
Build Author Rural Views 8640
Mechanically, a scaled up OX build (1500x1500). Electronically, GRBL on an Arduino and a gShield. From a software perspective, the focus is on useable open source software tool chains.
Build Author Mohammed Iskandarani Views 16407
CO2 60 -130 WATT LASER ENGRAVING/CUTTING CNC WITH DSP AWC608 CONTROLLER
LASER ENGRAVING DIY 60 WATT
Build Author idegraaf Views 6003
Build Author Aleksandar Views 11483
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 mytechno3d Views 20142
A low cost and easy to build laser cutter based on 2.8w laser diode .
Build Author cureac Views 15784
Homemade plasma cnc
Build Author Bud Griffin Views 6522
BF3D OX (Big Freakin' 3D OX)
This is my latest printer build. The second printer I've built using V-Slot.
Build Author cureac Views 12907
CNC Rotary Table Rotational Axis, A Axis B Axis 4th 5th Axis CNC Dividing Head
This is my first major project.
Build Author Said Views 11399
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 Jestah Views 5009
Small Red OX
A small router for thin plate stock
Build Author UltiBots Views 25115
Mini Kossel V-Slot 3D Printer
This build is very straight forward. The design is simple. There is a great support community for Delta 3D printers.
Build Author SBLabs Views 8781
C-Beam to C-Beam XL Upgrade
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.
Build Author JWhitten Views 9174
Build #2 - Bigger & Stronger
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
Build Author viktop Views 3172
Simple Cnc System (arduino Grbl)
Arduino powered simple CNC system using GRBL firmware. Designed to give the most function using the very least number of parts at the lowest price.
Build Author Jacob Lotter Views 4685
1510 Workbee Modified
Some of the things that I have done to my 1510 Workbee Installed Linear rails and bearing blocks with drawings. Installed Ops console Made conversion plates for extruded aluminum to casters Extended z axis travel by a couple inches with steel plates. As of now in the process of installing Lead screws across the 1500mm length.
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 4119
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 pedrofernandez Views 2434
The Franken Rotor
Yes another K40 Franken machine dedicated for round objects,,,
Build Author richthorn Views 6332
I have been looking for a good solid kit to build off of for some time and when I saw the Ox buildlog I knew I had to have one. Ordered most of the pieces from Open Builds and started planning. Had a nice gentleman named Chris cut the required plates from 6061 aluminum for me (he sells them on eBay now if you're interested) and got to work.
Build Author Joe Young Views 4354
Rack and Pinion (Death to Belts)
Low profile rack and pinion linear actuator design
Build Author Joerharris Views 3314
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 piyawat thongchan Views 3234
Draw bot core xy
In the design stage. Help guide.
Build Author M^3 Views 16243
M Cubed CNC Mill
A no-nonsense CNC mini mill to get the job done.
Build Author j0achim Views 6170
CoreXY - e3d inspired
CoreXY printer heavily inspired by e3d's new open source printer with tool changing. I intend to make it so when e3d start selling toolheads these can be added to the machine without any major work having to be done.
Build Author Keith Davis Views 12470
A Prusa i3 design running on Open Build's mini V wheels
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 23152
openBuilds FreeBURN-2-Mini V-slot CO2 Laser (40-50w)
A new mini version of the http://openbuilds.com/builds/openbuilds-freeburn-1-v-slot-co2-laser-60-100w.1001/ FreeBurn CO2 Lasercutter
Build Author blindflight Views 6751
This is a mount I wanted to build for a laser project using OpenBuilds part router mount.
Build Author Kims3DIY Views 5868
Beamlazer Laser cutter CO2 100W
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.
Build Author edward siegel Views 7570
cnc plasma table
ive got most of the wire harness made up too im using Chinese electronics for now I will upgrade later when this thing makes me some cash lol im using a ibm think center to case to hold my electronics ive got a 25' parallel cable to put some distance between the table and the computer
Build Author Hackscribble Views 18349
1000mm x 750mm OX with some planned enhancements. My first venture into CNC.
Build Author Darren Ditto Views 7757
V 1.4 - Bright Box Cartesian Printer - *BUILD PROGRESS PICTURES
Cartesian Printer, 200mm x 200mm x 380mm build area, enclosed, belt and pinion movement, heated bed, Raspberry Pi, Pi Cam, OctoPrint
Build Author djKaldor Views 10447
KALΔIS OPEN SLA
Modular easy to adjust scale of the entire build Tablet/LCD monitor SLA 3d Printer.
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 5876
Pelican Case 3D Printer
A portable 3D Printer that can flat pack into a hard carry case
Build Author EvanBruner Views 12184
Vertek CNC - 1000mm x 750mm Linear Rail on C Beam
C beam gantry with steel guide rails!
Build Author dddman Views 11125
Prusa i3 (Acrylic frame with OB rods)
The Prusa i3 (iteration 3) is the newest and most current 3D Printer design by RepRap Core Developer Prusajr (source: http://reprap.org/wiki/Prusa_i3)
Build Author mytechno3d Views 12571
SLA (Resin) 3D Printer
SLA LCD 3D Printer ( 8.9'' LCD screen )
Build Author Jacob Lotter Views 1029
CNC ESS Controls System
My Controls box to run my Workbee 1510 That was retrofitted with Lead Screws as well as Lineal Bearings. The stock electrical configuration was not enough, so here are the Measures that I took to not only make this machine Run again, but to have fun with it, and make this system be able to run any CNC I run in the future with the installed microcontroller.
Build Author BeTrue3D Views 13262
High Quality CoreXY with focus on quality and optimized printarea versus physical size of the printer.
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 27994
Plasma cutter - 608 on steel tube version
CNC Plasma cutter: 608ZZ on steel square tube linear rollers Welded frame HDT2-15 Belt Drive Tradeweld Cut-40 Plasma cutter with converted hand torch Virtual Torch Height Control through inductive probing - open source electronics project
Build Author Iwan Müller Views 3233
Controlbox for a CNC Router
A Controlbox for my CNC-Router, containing stepper-drivers, Planet-CNC MK3 Controller and a Controlpanel with joysticks.
Build Author Michael.M Views 4718
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.
Build Author Lumberjack Engineering Views 11677
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 HC.Carbo Views 4253
C_Beam X5L Hybrid_Tank
classic router with a ab table
Build Author Savvas Views 9918
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 MTO Views 6308
Building a small mill to match my 7x12 lathe.
Build Author Laurence Carroll Views 8872
C-Beam Double X
Per the special notes its a variant of the C-Beam, Machine.... I have noticed that alot of people build a CNC router to cut parts for other larger CNC machines.. eg Delta Printers etc....plus this will enable me to cut parts for model RC plans UAV's etc...
Build Author Metalguru Views 4870
Some Improvements on the Workbee 1000x1000
Improvements both real and suggested for the Workbee assembly
Build Author kylesmth Views 3041
Lead screw printer
High quality e3d parts with a minimalist design
Build Author Justinat Views 4186
Router / Plasma Prototype Build
this is my first attempt at a CNC Table
Build Author UltiBots Views 17401
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 CubeSpawn Views 14959
CubeSpawn Ultimaker 3D Printer Module
This 3D printer is an implementation of the Ultimaker 3D printer Using the Modular approach, many of the parts from the CubeSpawn 3 axis mill translate straight across into this design, so adding new concepts should go quicker
Build Author shauki Views 14230
Black Panther QR
The QuadRap 3D printer version based on OpenBuilds wheels. Born in https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103539262895202172380
Build Author Fábio Pires Views 1158
Frezar - Desktop CNC
This is a small desktop CNC inspired by the Mini OX project. It's designed with the nema 17 motors in mind. It's a 650mm x 500mm machine that it will be used to mill cast acrlic.
Build Author andrew Adsit Views 10253
OX Cable Management, Electronics Case, E-Stops
750mm x 750mm OX build, xPro V2 controller, 400W Spindle with PWM controller.
Build Author Lasersc Views 579
The D & R TigerPaw Trilogy
Hopefully this will be a quick guide to one way that you can add a laser to an existing CNC router.
Build Author Brian Views 12570
Cubic 3D Printer
I've made a 3D printer
Build Author Metalguru Views 2109
WorkLead, no wait, LeadBee, naw... WoodWorker
Improvements on the Lead machine using some Workbee parts
Build Author Bear Views 8312
ANOTHER OX!~ Huge Thanks to Marc Carew and Open Builds. The primary reason I am building this CNC mill is to aid in my homemade snowboard creation. I am going to try and document as much of everything as I can and post it here to help others going a similar route. I know from past projects that taking the time to document each step can be tedious when you want to charge ahead but I will try! I hoping to get feedback on my design choices and set up as I am a complete newbie to CNC.
Build Author UltiBots Views 15774
Kossel 250 V-Slot
This build is very straight forward. The design is simple. There is a great support community for Delta 3D printers.
Build Author runninfarmer Views 6160
Mid range build.
Build Author viktop Views 5793
Simple CNC Router (Nema17, V-slot 2040, Arduino, GRBL)
An OX-inspired mini desktop mill.
Build Author SamKircher Views 4265
C-Beam Sphinx Vacuum
A modified 1000x1000 Sphinx, with a built in vaccum table.
Build Author Chris Anderson Views 7861
An OX build - little large than specs and plates 3D printed
Build Author Tazilla Views 7295
This build is inspired by the Lulzbot Taz printers and makes use of the new OpenBuilds C-Beam
Build Author Spark Concepts Views 1139
MPG Jog Controller for CNC xPRO
Been playing around with an MPG Jogwheel
Build Author Don Crawford Views 5232
Table Saw Fence
Trying to build a low cost table saw fence using v-wheels