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GRANITE 1.0

Dec 25, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

OX AI

Jan 24, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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

Stainless OX

Feb 22, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Rawcnc 1.5 Desktop Edition

Jul 11, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

C3DO

Dec 6, 2019
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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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.

Lathe 4" x 40"

Jan 22, 2016
Category
CNC LATHE BUILDS
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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.

ACME OX (A Lead Screw Driven Ox Derivative (850x1500))

Nov 2, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

C-Beam Prefab Untitled

Sep 24, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

C-Beam XXLarge "Tank"

Jan 14, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

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.

CO2 laser.

Jul 10, 2014
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
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Here it is my intention to show what was involved in adding a CO2 laser to my existing CNC machine.

Stinger V Micro Mill

May 24, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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 :)

Software speed control of a brushless dc (Bldc) motor from Mach3.

Sep 2, 2014
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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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.

FRANKINATOR -- My CNC Router Built Around The C-Beam Rail

Feb 2, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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...

SCoreXY

Jun 9, 2020
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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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. Today done some electronics. Looks ok. https://youtu.be/ls_tl54ruE0

Salmon Sphinx 1.0

Jul 22, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Vox Solid State

Mar 15, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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).

Sphinx 55 on MGN12 linear rails

Sep 8, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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My machine is a combination of the Openbuilds Sphinx 55, MGN12 linear rails knockoffs and custom made plates made by Chris Laidlaw

LEAD Lathe

Oct 25, 2020
Category
CNC LATHE BUILDS
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I have been toying with the idea of making a 3 axis rotary CNC machine for awhile. I wanted to make it with off the shelf OpenBuilds parts so any one can replicate it and I felt the LEAD High Z Mod would be a good starting point.

3000x1500 CNC

Apr 25, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

OS OX

Nov 15, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

1510 Workbee Modified

Jan 22, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

The BEE and ME

Apr 2, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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!

Simple Cnc System (arduino Grbl)

May 25, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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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.

Vulcan MAX

Jan 6, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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While mimicing the frame platform of the popular Crealiy CR-10 and Ender series, the Vulcan MAX overcomes design weaknesses in both printers. Chief improvements are a more stable, rigid mounting of the Z frame and Z gantry.

Aluminum Ox

Mar 15, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Black Panther QR

Mar 3, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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The QuadRap 3D printer version based on OpenBuilds wheels. Born in https://plus.google.com/u/0/communities/103539262895202172380

cnc plasma table

Apr 5, 2015
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
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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

Plasma cutter - 608 on steel tube version

Apr 20, 2015
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
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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

MakerSL MSL-5 Cantilevered 3D Printer

Jun 23, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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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.

C-Beam to C-Beam XL Upgrade

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

CNC Control Box with VFD etc etc

Jan 6, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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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.

SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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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 #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

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!

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.

CoreXY - e3d inspired

May 1, 2018
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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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.

CNC ESS Controls System

Jan 22, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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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.

maker CARVER

Feb 18, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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A Small format CNC Cartesian style Machine. This machine is meant to be fitting as an entry level machine as well as smaller projects for carpenters ect. Size range from 500mmx500mm to 1000mmx1000mm

OpenBuilds OX 48x48 Aluminum

Apr 4, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Variant on the OpenBuilds OX CNC Router, enlarged with 1500mm length beams for a cutting area of 48" x 48". Based on the original model, the larger of the two, with the addition of a third 20x60 beam on the gantry for strength. Estimated cost is around $1100, minus the router.

Ultimo

Jul 26, 2014
Category
Delta Mills / Stewart Platforms
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Ultimo is the ultimate multi tool for the person who's serious about prototyping new ideas. A Delta Robot frame supports 3d printing up to 450mm in diameter, a powerful CNC Mill, and 50 amp plasma cutter for processing steel plate. And that's just a start.....wait till you see some of the other attachments we are currently working on incorporating.

CubeSpawn Ultimaker 3D Printer Module

Sep 15, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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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

Long Ox with drop in table

Jun 1, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This build is a modified Ox build. The long rails are 1000mm. My build includes a solid clamping table.

Ox with Gecko Controller and CNC Linux

Dec 26, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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This build is the documentation of someone with no experience building the OX cnc machine with a Gecko G540 controller and CNClinux

OXBear

Sep 3, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

BldrBox

Oct 9, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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OpenBuilds box type printer using min-v-wheels for X & Y axis. Designed for plexiglas panel enclosure of build area.

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