Select a Category
Build Author Moag Views 69628
C-Beam Machine XLarge
A rigid and wide format, plate and carving CNC.
Build Author blterry1 Views 6873
The Beeline CNC
Here are the instructions to build the Beeline custom CNC router table.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 173564
C-Beam® Machine - Plate Maker
This C-beam Machine is an in affordable CNC plate maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author Janis93 Views 7179
1000x1000 Two version of router Belt and Screw
Cheap sheet metal gantry solutions, for diy belt driven cnc and screw driven cnc.
Build Author Dollarz81 Views 7004
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 Glenn Weston Views 12882
"The Moagie Mill" My C-Beam XLarge
My Experiences building the C-Beam X Large. Maybe you can pick up a few pointers from my ramblings and experiences if you are considering building this machine.
Build Author Robert Bailey Views 24251
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 ahayden Views 14142
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 Teflon4 Views 12079
TZ C-Beam Machine Plate Maker
A Modified and augmented Ooznest C-Beam Machine Plate Maker.
Build Author Rob Mahan Views 5478
Rob's C-Beam Machine XLarge
This is my first CNC router build, so I started with the OpenBuilds C-Beam Machine XLarge mechanical bundle, including four high torque stepper motors. I took my time with the mechanical build, sought and found some great help for my control system, and designed and built a custom cabinet to house everything.
Build Author Savvas Views 12740
C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain
I’m making a desktop CNC machine based on the C-Beam platform. It will be driven by Tr8 Lead Screws, and initially made from 12mm birch ply plates.
Build Author CharlieShimota Views 7277
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 Mark Carew Views 77211
C-Beam™ Linear Actuator Build
Here are a few helpful C-Beam actuator ideas that will help you get a start on your builds
Build Author GinoTheCop Views 28312
Building a larger C-BEAM CNC Machine with no previous experience.
Build Author ymilord Views 18375
C-Beam Rigid - 'The Hog'
C-Beam Machine baseline build. DW618 Spindle. SuperPID. Gcode Controlled Mist Coolant. Rigid Work Surface. NEMA 23 (425oz-in) Leadshine 4 Axis Stepper Driver. LinuxCNC (MachineKit) Tool Touch Off Probe.
Build Author SBLabs Views 8544
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 Maxime Favre Views 6182
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 Sonny Lowe Views 3912
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 dmasters Views 4984
DM C-Beam XXL Tank
1000mm x 1000mm C-Beam XXL CNC with external drivers and high torque Nema 23 motors, 2.2KW Spindle with VFD.
Build Author HC.Carbo Views 3337
C_Beam X5L Hybrid_Tank
classic router with a ab table
Build Author Laurence Carroll Views 8754
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 UltiBots Views 16330
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 Tazilla Views 7165
This build is inspired by the Lulzbot Taz printers and makes use of the new OpenBuilds C-Beam
Build Author chenderson Views 6489
CRH C-BEAM Router, steel capable
C-beam based CNC router using mostly openbuilds parts.
Build Author uwsdandt Views 8878
This is a build supported by Ooznest by a team of girls in Year 8 (12/13 years old) to machine model F1 cars for the F1 in Schools competition.
Build Author Bernie CLark Views 5085
C-Beam XXLarge "Laser "Tank""
A re-imagining of Dollarz81's XXL Tank in Laser form
Build Author Jonathon Duerig Views 5308
CNC Glass Grinder
This is a 1-Axis CNC Glass Grinder. It uses a hobby grinder to miter a precise angle on the edge of a piece of glass.
Build Author evilc66 Views 24018
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.
Build Author Dave420 Views 6678
OpenBuilds C-beam 15mm belt on 1500mm C-Beam.
OpenBuilds C-beam 15mm belt on 1500mm C-Beam.
Build Author Makerparts Views 4177
Cbeam Digital Mitre Saw Fence
Work in progress.. but nearing completion :)
Build Author Jim S Views 8754
C-Beam based modular Resin Printer
The build is based on a 500mm C-Beam and the SeeMeCNC FlexVat. The C-Beam is both the linear motion and a structural element of the design. The frame that holds the 45 degree first surface mirror and the build vat can slide up and down the C-Beam to accommodate projectors with lenses at different elevations.
Build Author Jonathon Duerig Views 9064
Contrariwise -- A C-Beam Router
A C-Beam router made almost entirely of standard parts. Electronics include an xPro v2 board and NEMA 23 motors. Cuts are made with a small 300W DC spindle. A pressure foot is used to minimize the need for workholding.
Build Author RSW Views 7013
RSW's C-Beam Build
I built a CNC Router using 3/4 MDF, 1/8 aluminum angle for bearing races and various other odds and ends. I learned a lot about how not to build a CNC router. I found Openbuilds.com and decided to build a C-Beam for my first build. The long term idea is to use this machine to build custom plates for and OX type machine and a 3d printer.
Build Author P. ry Views 10850
Nox 1500mm x 1500mm C-Beam
C-Beam build using a double C-Beam for the X axis. 1500mm x 1500mm
Build Author HC.Carbo Views 2809
C_Beam Hammerhead 5x
setup for learning 5x
Build Author Carl Siren Views 2890
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 Bridge Port Views 4914
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 Metalguru Views 5265
Yet another build of an improved C-Beam Machine, improving stiffness, size, versatility, and strength without increasing costs much.
Build Author Moag Views 12194
Moag's CNC Mill
A design in progress, to 3D carve two-part Aluminium injection moulds for Soft Plastic Lures and Lead Jigs, so I can prototype some of the concepts rattling around in my head. All Openbuilds parts where possible, 1000x500mm footprint, 0.8kw Water-cooled Spindle?, High Torque Stepper?,Smoothieboard?, I still have no idea. As a newbie to the CNC world, any wisdom would be welcome to take this from just a idea into reality so I can start playing with all this awesome stuff. Thanks in advance
Build Author Apothus Views 11611
Sphinx rigid XL
Rigid variant of the C-Beam sphinx platform
Build Author DazTheGas Views 21154
Been using the Ox now since 2015, so decided I should move on to C-Beam :-)
Build Author jamesdjadams Views 8104
C-Beam XL - TinyG - Aluminium Plate - Dewalt 611
C-Beam XL build using TinyG V8.
Build Author Paul Stoller Views 10059
C-Beam Machine - MyFirstCNC
This is my first foray into CNC machines, after much review I decided on the C-Beam machine as it seemed easy to work with and will enabled me to build more and larger machines as I gain knowledge. I am planning on building the machine largely unmodified from the reference design. I will be building the machine an axis at a time as I need to spread out costs over time.
Build Author Jon Norris Views 15030
I'm building a machine specifically for doing 4th axis work on woodwind instruments.
Build Author rpagewood Views 8625
C-beam Router rack and pinion
I want build a frame that is as sturdy as possibility while at the same time keeping it as compact as possible. working area will be approx 1200mm x 600mm
Build Author JamesL Views 3772
C-Beam Machine Build
This is my first CNC router build. I want to gain basic CNC building experience so I can go on to build other items such as a frosting or pancake printer.
Build Author Ronald van Arkel Views 11632
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 evil2002usna Views 5852
Cheap Ballscrew Ox CNC Router.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 3425
C-Beam XL Nema 23 Actuator
This OpenBuilds C-Beam XL actuator is the backbone of a lot of the awesome builds put together by the OpenBuilds community
Build Author Headlodius Views 2461
My 1st C-Beam Router
Pretty happy with the build, had some difficulty with the software loading up the settings due to me using the wrong com.
Build Author OffAxis Views 2530
OffAxis CNC 1000x1500
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.
Build Author NeeqOne Views 2011
My first attempt at building a CNC. I chose the Sphinx due to ease of build and extensive documentation provided by Kyo.
Build Author Vin1027 Views 1030
This is the original C-Beam Sphinx with the 16 wheel X gantry plates. I'm using the Ethernet Smoothstepper, Gecko G540 stepper driver and Mach 4 for motion control.
Build Author ChrisViral Views 1492
OP C-Beam Machine XL by ChrisViral
Video diary C-Beam XL build with massive steppers and a 1.5kW Chinese spindle.
Build Author Jurgen Views 5876
laser add-on for C-Beam machine
3.8 W laser add-on for C-Beam machine. Can easily be swapped with the router.
Build Author adambrum Views 2683
Slightly larger sphinx
Another C-Beam Sphinx but a little larger,
Build Author Neil G. Views 8008
STEAM crane printer
The STEAM Crane 3d printer uses the new C-Beam linear rail. It is being developed for an after school / summer camp program for kids. All of the electronics are housed in the base and the wiring is routed down the channels of the c-beam. This is done to contain as much of the loose wiring as possible, hopefully keeping it safer for kids.
Build Author Richard Gouge Views 5261
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 Limine3D Views 1552
Shapeoko 1 upgrades
Replaced the original Z-axis for a shapeoko with a c-beam upgrade. This upgrade required a nema 17 mount and a quiet spindle mount I printed with a 3D printer.
Build Author PhotoSgt85 Views 7390
C-Beam Machine XL
Overview of my experience building the C-Beam Machine XL from OpenBuilds, along with updates as I move along and get it going. My application is for creating plates needed for lab functions, 19 rack bay covers, and whatever else arises.
Build Author JTB715 Views 1018
1000mm x 750mm C-Beam Sphinx, running on Grbl
Build Author snokid Views 5938
C-beam Camera slider
feel kind of bad calling this a build because of pretty much everything is off the shelf parts. I'm writing my own sketch right now for the motion but there is a version or 2 floating around on the net based of this design. I will post my code once it's done.
Build Author JakeWyman Views 3350
C-Beam on X, Y and Z Attempting to use internal channel first go around
C-Beam build using the small C-Beam gantry plates only.
Build Author Metalguru Views 8320
C-Beam Machine Too
C-Beam Machine upgrade using linear rails to increase machining size by 2.5 times and increase rigidity
Build Author Dantheman Views 5735
This unit is made with openbuild v-rail and c-beam. using direct drive with lead screws. Nema23 motors
Build Author WarEagle90 Views 3077
Dixie C-Beam XL
Build log of the Dixie C-Beam XL CNC Router.
Build Author Charles Roseberry Views 3118
C-Beam basic package doubled in size.
Build Author patnap71 Views 670
MEGADELTA, TLM CLONE with 500MM bed
All metal frame 500mm bed Delta 3D printer
Build Author mikev Views 5944
C-Beam Evolution MkII
The C-Beam Evolution is an evolving machine. The MkII is inspired by Kyo's C-Beam Spinx but currently uses my own design of plates made of 8mm acrylic (X-axis ends) and 6mm polycarbonate (Y axis ends). The plates were made on the MkI but I hope to be able to make 6mm aluminium plates on the MkII for the MkIII.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 1923
C-Beam XLarge X/Y Table
This OpenBuilds C-Beam XLarge X/Y Table is a great display of how easy it is to modify and create awesome configurations with the OpenBuilds system!
Build Author Rwetzler Views 5617
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 anigeek65 Views 13877
OX Super "C" - Cpmpleted 11/02/16
This CNC utilizes the C-BEAM extruded aluminum for the "X", "Y", and "Z" axis. The gantry will move similar to the OX along with the "Z" except I am incorporating the C-BEAM instead of the 20x60 V-RAIL. To make the system as strong as possible I am using two C-BEAM rails back to back. The "Y" axis will encompass two sets of roller on both side of the C-BEAM extruded rails for added strength. All of the plates for this were created using the C-BEAM machine I completed several month ago.
Build Author rwensley Views 3627
C-Beam for lithophanes
First venture into cnc machining I decided on the C-Beam .
Build Author J. Nye Views 1851
c-beam hello world
My first ever build. Straight C-beam with tinyg controller a few do-dads and some make do choices. Non-metric length lead screws to save long lead time. Jog knobs to cover the extra length and also practical. My old Bosch Colt never had it so good. Build out work remains, wire dressing, drag chain, vacuum, permanent base, etc.
Build Author crnrstndes Views 1011
C-Beam Upgrade to Larger C-Beam
My goal was to be able to enlarge my C-Beam with as many original parts as possible. I was able to recycle almost all of them with a only the two 500 mm rails left over. I used 1000 mm rails for the X Axis and I added another complete Y Axis assembly. I chose to keep it simple and I am very happy with the result!
Build Author dogmeatk Views 8264
Dogmeat's Custom C-Beam XL
I love the C-Beam XL concept, this build is my custom version with the goal of increasing rigidity for metal milling.
Build Author Greg Lampman Views 6316
C-Beam Intro to CNC
Build log for my first CNC machine, a C-Beam Plate Maker
Build Author Mark Carew Views 1542
C-Beam Double Wide Gantry Actuator
This easy to build actuator is configured to have not only strength, but accuracy! This low profile option offers endless possibilities, and we cant wait to see how this actuator is implemented in your build ideas!
Build Author rc3105 Views 4971
C-Beam Plate Machine
My first openbuilds submission, plain old c-beam machine. Seems like I've spent more time fighting the forum here redirecting in circles than actually building the machine. I'll try to add more pics if I ever find a path out of this corn maze...
Build Author Gargoile Views 6439
Gargoile reproduction C-Beam™ Machine - Plate Maker
A stock C-Beam with a CNC shield with DRV8825's
Build Author mikework Views 3867
Brokkr CNC 2.0
1M C-beam xy variant
Build Author Metalguru Views 5151
Metalguru's C-Beam 750
This is a C-Beam build, fairly heavy duty, and 750mm x 750mm. Should be a good, sturdy machine that's relatively easy to assemble.
Build Author Michael Rude Views 724
C-Beam Machine XL
C-Beam XL upgraded with end-stops, E-stop, and cable chain. Running GRBL on Arduino Mega.
Build Author Will Murphy Views 3744
Murphy OX-CNC Dreamin
I am in the design phase of my CNC. I would like to thank everyone who has placed resources on the site. I am using it to the up most! I will update as I continue the design and share my progress.
Build Author crnrstndes Views 2774
My first CNC - The C-Beam Basic
I am a newbie and this is my first build. After hours and hours of research I decided on the C-Beam. I will be changing one or two things but I will basically be building this as per Mark's video.
Build Author Stephen Hall Views 5478
The new C-Beam kit expanded to 1000mm . extra support built in for the extents of the travel.
Build Author Builder+Bob Views 4204
Builder Bob's CNC
Here is the consolidation of my woodworking shop, a CNC Router!
Build Author motopreserve Views 6871
Persnickety Plate Maker
My very first attempt at a CNC build. Based on the OpenBuilds C-Beam Machine, small tweaks will be made to tailor it for my goals: machining G10, aluminum & some carbon fiber for use with multirotor and motorcycle parts. I am looking forward to the day when I am comfortable enough to bring the ideas in my head to the tip of the end mill in a smooth fashion...
Build Author Rui Vasconcelos Views 1135
C-Beam XL ( 1 meter²)
A modified C-Beam Build with a few Addons
Build Author Marcwolf Views 1025
C-Beam unit with 400W Spindle
Standard (If there is one) C-Beam with plnth
Build Author Barry Danks Views 4147
TAZ C-Beam CnC Router by RC-CnC
C-Beam inspired CnC Router (1000x750) Approx 90mm of Z travel
Build Author Nels Views 3663
Another Sphinx - 1000mm x 750mm
The reason for building this CNC is to help me in my guitar building hobby. (telecasters)
Build Author evilc66 Views 13505
My C-Beam 3D Printer
Larger format FDM printer using C-Beam linear stages
Build Author JimB828 Views 1164
This build will be based on the C-Beam Plate Maker, with additional changes based on other builds and ideas.
Build Author Makerparts Views 7753
Makerparts.ca Prusa i3Pro 300
Concept for a Prusa i3 made from Cbeam Extrusion. X & Y using GT2 Belts, Z using Acme Screws Goal is to build a simple. and very Solid Printer Single Z Motor to keep the Z Screws in Sync. (Might require Geared Nema 17) 12" x 12" x 12" Build volume Nema 17's
Build Author Jay Almers Views 1025
FlashPoint CNC v1: 500mm x 1000mm 3-Axis CNC Router
My build is based on many different builds but pieced together into a unit specifically to suit my needs. The footprint, without motors, is around 500mm x 1000mm with a gantry height of around 250mm. I used a combination of C-Beam, for the linear transmission, and V-Slot for the base and gantry supports. Forged angle connectors were used for attachment and I utilized the C-Beam gantry cart kits with anti-backlash blocks for both Y axes, the X axis, and Z axis.
Build Author Ryan McCormick Views 6571
C-Beam Machine Bundle
Short description of my assembly and use of the C-Beam bundle from the Open Builds Part Store.
Build Author Gary Monroe Views 5480
C-Beam Desktop On Rails
My attempt at a Desktop CNC using C-Beam and Open-Rail with Steel Wheel bearings and LeadScrew Drive.
Build Author Bruce Walker Views 3052
BD's C-Beam Machine CNC Router (WIP)
CNC router table based on OpenBuilds C-Beam Machine bundle.
Build Author Cleyton Alencar Views 4124
C-Beam Machine upgrade to 1000mm x 1000mm
This built is to convert an existing 500x500 C-Beam Machine into 1000x1000. Inspired by several builds including C-Beam Machine : (http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam%E2%84%A2-machine-plate-maker.2020/) and Gino's build : (http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam-gtc.3250/)