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Rawcnc 1.5 Desktop Edition

Jul 11, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

A simple XY laser engraver/cutter

May 31, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A simple low-cost XY plane laser engraver/cutter inspired by the Much 4 laser build, with minimal parts and assembly time. Uses standard off the shelf components in almost 90% of the build with the exception of the axes motor and wheel mounts which need to be 3D printed.

V-Slot™ X -Y Stage Hidden Acme Rod Example

Sep 17, 2015
Category
Everything Else

An X-Y Stage created from two self contained acme screw linear actuators. This build was published as an example of how many of the OpenBuilds Parts can be used.

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

Sep 2, 2014
Category
Circuit - Software Project
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

RONIN OX | The G10/Carbon Fiber Hogger

Nov 19, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The Ronin OX is a dedicated fiber composite milling machine. I give a complete in-depth article on how to take a nearly stock OX build and easily turn it into something that can mill carbon fiber and G10 plate effectively and quickly.

"The Moagie Mill" My C-Beam XLarge

Feb 18, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

V-Slot™ Belt & Pinion Example Build

Jun 22, 2018
Category
Everything Else

The OpenBuilds team has redefined the belt and pinion concept. By using standard OpenBuild components were able to improve on this system in ways that will save on cost and enhance its engineering capabilities.

SCoreXY

Jun 9, 2020
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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

Vox Solid State

Mar 15, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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).

BlackBox Motion Control System

Nov 1, 2019
Category
Circuit - Software Project
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The Openbuilds BlackBox is a new system evolved around a set of subsystems that cover more than just control and also more than just CNC type applications! With a plug-and-play easy connection system this controller can be used with ease, without sacrificing power.

UltiFaker 2 Go

Mar 21, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a breakdown of how I designed the UltiFaker 2 Go as well as how I machined and assembled it. I'll include a complete BOM and all of the drawings and prices.

Core-XY Cube

Sep 21, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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'

TrueUp Glide

Apr 14, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A Cartesian printer using bushings for the Z axis instead of wheels or linear bearings. The design also synchronizes two Z axis screws with a timing belt for a level lift. The ratio of the drive pulley and Z axis pulleys produce .005 lift per full step on a 200 step motor, eliminating layer resolution "drift" caused by microstepping.

LEAD CNC 1010 (40" x 40")

Jul 11, 2022
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The OpenBuilds Lead Machine takes us back to the roots of the OpenBuilds modular building system, and has proven itself as an adaptable design that can compete with any machine in its class!

CNC ESS Controls System

Jan 22, 2019
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Tool position setting Part III.

Jan 29, 2014
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

In this, the final part, I would like to introduce Machine Vision and show how it can be used, not only for tool position setting but also for resolving the triangle to calculate the G68 (local system rotated) for jobs which are not squarely placed on the work table.

myOX : a 4' x 2' OX CNC with potential

Mar 14, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is the story of me building myOX - my version of the "ideal" OX. I want a machine which can route/mill at least 4' wide and as long as I can feed through (don't be shy, think "infinity") as well as going deep on multiple faces - manual 4th axis. I have loads of ideas to take myOX towards that goal and way beyond. Time will tell. Just follow along through this build and possibly a few others along the way ... Check out my OXCalculator : let your computer figure out your BoM

CNC Router Lathe

Feb 11, 2018
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Steel square tube frame with dual feed gantry and indexing lathe section. Will have 36" x 30" x 6" travel. Has a Harmonic Drive on the 4th Axis.

MakerSL MSL-5 Cantilevered 3D Printer

Jun 23, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

CNC Control Box with VFD etc etc

Jan 6, 2019
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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

Opening into doors

Jan 29, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Construction of a CNC table for a specific project that could cut an area larger than a door (>8'x4'). Much thought went into how to avoid the weight of the gantry bending the (long) Y axis, whilst still keeping down the complexity and cost.

Lab Power Supply + Soldering Station

Mar 14, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A small 32 V, 96 W lab power supply with voltage/current/power limit, program memory and an outlet to power the popular TS-100 soldering iron

OpenBuilds LEAD CNC Machine 1515 (60" x 60")

Jul 5, 2022
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

It began with creating an extremely rigid axis that incorporates a multi C-Beam Linear Rail system as well as precision lead screws coupled with a tension system for the absolute maximum in performance.

Portable self-contained Lead 1010 table

Jul 18, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I have a two car garage NOT devoted to 3d printing or CNC. I have set aside a space for my 3d printer and a place to store my portable CNC table. The reason it’s portable is so that I wheel and can use my Lead 1010 outside where it won’t make a mess in the garage. The table is self contained. It houses a vac system as well as my CNC tools and supplies.

CubeSpawn Ultimaker 3D Printer Module

Sep 15, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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

Controll Board for CNC Projects

Jul 24, 2014
Category
Circuit - Software Project
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The Echinus Team change the Firmware from "Teacup" to "Marlin". I use this board in my 3D Printer and it works very good! So I write a short report.

bOX

Feb 15, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A bigger OX. As this build is nothing new I will detail my build process, I am not an experienced builder, this will maybe help someone else. The size of the bOX will be 100cmx75cm. I will use aluminium plates, a tinyG, and most probably only open source / free software.

The Hoss

Apr 9, 2015
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The purpose of this build is to create a simple, strong modular build that is rugged enough to cut out some of the softer metals along with wood and plastics. Using basic parts like the universal plates, t-nuts and v- wheels coupled with the strength of C-Beam I am sure this will deliever the desired results!!

OneZ

Jan 7, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

OneZ gets it's name from it's most unique feature - only motor for the Z axis while maintaining the stability of two bearing guides for the Z axis. Reduction to one Z motor eliminates need for auto bed leveling.

Hedron's build with Ooznest kit and Xylotex motors

Oct 26, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A 3-axis flying gantry (4'x4') mechanical kit is assembled. A 3D printer is used to make cable chain for tidy and cheap wire management. A BeagleBone Black development platform with Machinekit software (LinuxCNC) is configured to control a Xylotex motor driver box connected to an Openbuilds Ox direct-drive pulley and belt motion system. A vacuum dust-collection system is designed, CNC-routed and installed. A steel table is made to mount the table onto.

MakerSL MSL-6 DLP 3D Printer

Apr 22, 2016
Category
Resin Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This will be a DLP 3D Printer designed around an Openbuilds Frame and rail system. It will be a collaborated effort between myself and Ben Smith. We will be building two prototypes.

Arctic Ox CNC Router

Jun 25, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a cartesian CNC Router build that is based off the OX CNC build by Mark Carew. I am using Spark Concepts CNC xPro controller board and their 400w spindle kit.

Pong CNC

Jun 2, 2016
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This build is to show what's possible as well with openBuilds! I use a single ArduinoMega and 5 separate stepper drivers (A4988). The LEDs are all NeoPixels. Collision 'detection' is all done within the code, so the endstops are only sensors I use in this build. I'm a self-employed video-artist and this is my first installation which just needs power and it runs (where I'm quite proud of). Normally my interactive installations take a long setup time, so this installation is a relief :)

Archer - An extendable all metal 3D printer

Jul 15, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

UltiBots CB3030 CNC Router

Jul 18, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

blackcat3d printer

Mar 1, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

in construction ! chassis vslot 80x20 & 20x20 & 60x80 (Z) home made plates with whells polycarbonate build volume environ, 750x300x200 2 ed3d v6 volcano nozzles 0.8mm & 0.6 + titan extrudeurs rumba bord + auto levelling ip camera home made heat bed aluminium 5mm + glass + heat air chamber 6 doors plexiglass......

Robo Morten

Aug 24, 2017
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A horizontal-router CNC using openbuilds parts geared toward routing out mortise and tenon joinery; or any other end grain work on wood.

MMXL - A MiniMill Conversion

Oct 29, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Using most of the parts of the MiniMill, and adding a few other parts (cost < $200), transforms the MiniMill into a very capable machine. Final build area as shown is 10.25" x 16". With a custom Y-plate, I will take it to 10.25" x 20-24".

Modular DIY CNC Machine

Jan 21, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This modular CNC machine is based on the OpenBuilds ACRO System, however I wanted something that did more than just laser engrave. So I designed my machine using the same style as the ACRO but with some upgrades such as an actual Z-axis and the ability for multiple tool attachments.

Voxel OX with Helix Gear Z Transmission (single z motor)

Jun 4, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a modification I made to my Voxel Ox 3D Printer Z axis, which synchronizes the Z leadscrews via a shaft and helical gear transmission. It prevents the two Z leadscrew from getting out of adjustment relative to each other, and uses a single Z motor instead of two. This build is just documenting the specific changes I have made to the Z-axis, since the frame and other axes are still from the original Voxel Ox design.

Cricut Expressions 2 to ESP32 GRBL Control

Nov 18, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A log of my "brain surgery" on a Cricut Expressions 2 to change the control board to something open so that I could cut what I wanted. The ESP32 GRBL board I used has bluetooth and WIFI built-in and was very easy to get working just the way I wanted.

Rock n Roll

Nov 27, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The Rock n Roll is built on granite, is solid as a rock, and gathers no moss. This build provides a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. Built to be strong, use redundancy, and use long lever arms to average out imperfections in the equipment. Built to go fast and light. We will use a high speed spindle, large high voltage stepper motors and small cutting heads to overwhelm the forces produced at the cutting head.

Sherline C-Beam with Offline Controller and MPG

Nov 23, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a C-Beam based router with V-rails used for the bed, a Sherline spindle with Jacobs chuck, closed loop stepper motors on every axis and an offline 4-axis CNC controller. A U-channel was created to guide the drag chain on the X-axis.

Goliath - CNC + 3D printer Hybrid

Dec 9, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Mostly for Mill work, and FDM 3D printing (mostly Nylonx). I'm currently in the process of adding some hardware for a project requiring lathe work. I've included a solidworks 2014 pack and go for those of you interested in the build. if you need another file type, just let me know and i can try to accommodate. This is a scratch build (electronics and hardware)... see photos. Everything is pretty close to industrial quality... Electronics too. I got sick of other COTS designs breaking down

Openbuilds CNC (witthuhnCNC XKLBR-1S)

Feb 25, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Based on the popular C-beam / V-wheel design, with the largest available work area, relative to machine size. Screw driven with anti-backlash, integrated drag chains, Carbon fibre gantry plates, Openbuilds BlackBox Controller (USB), Transformer & kill switches, with internal wiring, limit switches & Nema 23 motors.

Horizontal CNC V-Beem v1

Sep 16, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

V-Beem horizontal milling machine built on OpenBuilds components. Simple structure, great expansion possibilities, high stiffness.

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