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Build Author Robert Hummel Views 130266
With such great success/attention my laser got, I ended up with a good friend that would like to dabble in stencil art and so I have decided to share my build with him and you here :) I will be using all the same electronics as in my previous build except the driver boards I will be using are the famous reprap 4988's they are more easy to come by and cost less. I will also be using open builds mini v wheels/v groove extrusion just so I can get a feel for their versatile products
Build Author Mark Carew Views 100565
OpenBuilds ACRO System
The OpenBuilds ACRO System was developed to be the most accurate and cost effective positioning system in its class. The ACRO System incorporates the OpenBuilds V-Slot system and, therefore, has the unique ability to expand to multiple sizes creating a size configuration custom to your needs. Choose the size that best fits your workshop. This versatile system allows for precise positioning of many different mountable tools and attachments.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 79621
V-Slot™ Linear Actuator Build (Belt Driven)
Quick and Simple V-Slot Gantry System. This example build shows how easy it is to make a linear actuator using a few OpenBuilds Parts. You can mount this system an many ways so be sure to download the example models.
Build Author skarab Views 56322
Much4 - LaserV printed version
By following the way of Robert Hummel, I drew a version of its exellent Laser V to use NEMA17 and easily printable parts.
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 55738
openBuilds FreeBURN-1 V-slot CO2 Laser (60-100w)
DIY Lasercutter: Budget orientated, medium sized (60-100w), safety first, based on Lasersaur software toolchain
Build Author Tweakie Views 43980
Here it is my intention to show what was involved in adding a CO2 laser to my existing CNC machine.
Build Author oni305 Views 41524
Laser Engraver Control Board + Inkscape extension
This is a PCB designed to control a laser Engraver CNC
Build Author Chris Anderson Views 29689
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 Hytech2k Views 29424
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 openhardwarecoza Views 28006
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 HPB Views 26983
A simple XY laser engraver/cutter
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.
Build Author DistortedDesigns Views 26947
Project Death Star - DistortedDesigns Laser Engraver
2 watt Laser Engraver, Simple, Fairly Low Cost, and Portable
Build Author Yoshiya Arii Views 26056
V-Slot Laser cutter and engraver
The Smart Laser Mini is an open source such as use Raspberry pi. Easy to assemble type of desktop laser cutter and engraver. Also we used V-slot
Build Author Ariel Yahni Views 25082
Modifying the K40 laser cuter stock gantry in favor of OpenBuilds superior and smoother movement. Also will provide me a better level control for easier beam alignment.
Build Author Brian Slee Views 23317
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.
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 23160
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 DazTheGas Views 21661
Been using the Ox now since 2015, so decided I should move on to C-Beam :-)
Build Author mytechno3d Views 20147
A low cost and easy to build laser cutter based on 2.8w laser diode .
Build Author Jovian Views 18577
Proteus is the Greek God of change. Besides the numerous aspect of 3D printing that this could relate to this machine like the god can change. The Build allows for an interchanging head that will allow different functionality to be quickly and easily adapted. So you could print clay, silicon, plastic, cut with a laser cutter or even attach a rotary tool
Build Author mytechno3d Views 17571
Plasma cutting table
This is our plasma cutting table , based on the famous OX CNC . Can cut up to 15 mm ( steel , stainless , aluminium ) with a really good accuracy and at a really high speed .
Build Author Mohammed Iskandarani Views 16416
CO2 60 -130 WATT LASER ENGRAVING/CUTTING CNC WITH DSP AWC608 CONTROLLER
LASER ENGRAVING DIY 60 WATT
Build Author dcorb Views 16265
3D Turn Table Scanner
My attempt at a 3D scanner. Still trying to convince myself it will work.
Build Author cureac Views 15791
Homemade plasma cnc
Build Author inhan Views 15444
Openbuilds rovo laser mini(오픈빌드)
laser mini 20 * 40 OPENBUILDS base frame.(크기 412x455mm) laser mini 20*40 기본프레임입니다. 기존 여러부품을 사용한 제품보다 부품수를 줄이면서 최소한의 단가를 뽑을려고 디자인했습니다.. 기존대비 부품수 절반에 단가도 절반을 줄이면서 최적의성능을 내려합니다.
Build Author CubeSpawn Views 14964
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 devloop Views 14744
5 X 5 Plasma SIMPLE Build
5 X 5 Plasma table...Hypertherm 45 XP....CandCNC....Openbuilds
Build Author JCPhlux Views 14699
Large 1500x1000 Laser V
I am building a Laser cutter based off Robert Hummel's Laser V design.
Build Author Ridgeback Views 14656
Dual Extruder 3D Printer and Laser Cutter combo
Dual extruder 3D printer and laser cutter.
Build Author ahayden Views 14565
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 Kermareg Views 14485
[EN] Build of my Multiple OX CNC. It's goal is to run in 2 differents modes : router and 3D printer modes. The router mode will allows the use of a laser diode or a standard spindle. [FR] Construction d'une CNC basée sur l'OX pour des usages multiples. Deux modes principaux sont prévus : l'impression 3D et l'usinage via une defonceuses. Le mode usinage permettra à l'avenir de placerune tête laser pour effectuer quelques gravures simples. Une version française : http://kermareg.be/?page_id=103
Build Author kallibaba Views 14479
CNC Sand and Spraycalk drawmaschine
A little CNC Sand and Spraycalk drawmaschine More and details in the next weeks
Build Author zelos Views 14318
ZelosLaser Engraver/Cutter 2.0 : Sturdy & Versatile
Zelos Laser Cutter Version 2.0 GRBL Shield with Nema 17 motors. 2 Watt laser for cutting and fine grayscale pictures built very sturdy and modular
Build Author AK-Creation Views 13538
Designer Jeans with a Laser
I install the third extension on my cnc router and ask me, what can I do with a laser? So I make some test and find out - >>It is possible to engrave jeans clothes<<. Create your own Designer Jeans with a Laser!
Build Author M^3 Views 13090
M Cubed 3 Axis Bluetooth CNC Controller
Low cost, Bluetooth enabled, 3 axis CNC controller. GRBL 0.9 compatible.
Build Author lenne0815 Views 13022
Hurricane - Large 80cm x 80cm x 80cm cm build space project
Huge - Fast - Affordable
Build Author jtaggard Views 12682
Modular DIY CNC Machine
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.
Build Author Steve B Views 12423
OX PPR - Portable Plasma/Router
PPR = Portable Plasma/Router. A ~30x30"work area with leadscrews. Work surface is below support members. Can be placed ONTO cutting surface.
Build Author mytechno3d Views 12231
Dragon Plasma cutter
Inspired by MetalGuru's idea : The plasma too cutter . If you have to cut small to medium sheet of steel with a plasma , this build may be for you
Build Author CubeSpawn Views 11867
CubeSpawn 3 Axis Mill Module
Small Form factor based 3 axis Gantry style mill, Removeable mechanical module. Removable Electronics. with a removable machine pallet, for automation.
Build Author Lumberjack Engineering Views 11685
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 Nwrgordon Views 11440
An easy Epic Win for novice engineers new to the RepRap project www.3distributed.com
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 11326
Just a little light duty laser engraver.
Build Author rengelking Views 11298
Vacuum Forming Machine
Vacuum Former built with off-the-shelf parts, works perfectly every time!
Build Author David Arroyo Views 10827
Using a Raspberry Pi, Arduino and a Protoneer CNC Shield to create an Open Source CNC router controller. It will be equipped with a touch screen to control the on board processor. The touch screen will run a user interface that has buttons for added functionality. There will be a camera for monitoring progress from inside my office. The control box will also feature a way to power the vacuum and spindle/router . I will also be able to monitor room temp as well as Pi CPU temps and averages.
Build Author Robert.sims Views 10685
What I want to build is a unit to: rout wood, plastic and occasional aluminium . to be able to swap cutters. i.e. drragknife, laser, router, drill
Build Author CChico Views 10623
Custom build 80w Co2 Laser Cutter
Building a custom made 80W Co2 Laser cutter. Making it from scratch and it's a work in progress but I've learned a lot and I'll be sharing a bit of that knowledge with you guys since I've learned a lot from here.
Build Author KBill Views 10383
MIY OLY Delta Printer
Mag arm deltabot with laser cut carriages and connectors.
Build Author rusirius Views 10175
A CNC platform designed with swapable heads to do laser engraving/etching/cutting, routing and milling, as well as 3D printing.
Build Author alex_b Views 10168
RONIN OX | The G10/Carbon Fiber Hogger
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.
Build Author Zach S Views 9504
Ballmasters 1605 1500x1000 ox cnc
Upgraded 1500x1000 Ox cnc to 1605 Ballscrews on the Y axis. along with the J-tech laser to do most things.
Build Author north90 Views 9267
OpenSampler: OpenSource autosampler for use in laboratory
An open source autosampler to be used in laboratories for the automated analysis of gas or liquid samples.
Build Author megashub Views 9151
K40 C02 Laser Rail System
An Openbuilds replacement rail system for the common eBay "K40" C02 Laser Cutter
Build Author mirage335 Views 9021
Multi-tool 3D printer, laser cutter, and CNC mill.
Build Author Clint Phillips Views 9018
LYNX - Huge 3D printer
I'm basically building a larger version of my crappy wanhao 3d printer. My work was recycling some aluminium extrusion and it broke my heart to see such nice pieces of aluminium engineering being sent to a furnace. Mega 3d printer was born!
Build Author brw_racing Views 9007
3d printed 2.5' X 2.5' cnc plasma cutting machine
Improvements to a cnc plasma cutter i designed a while back. Not that it really needs it to work but i think it could be an improvement.
Build Author LukasK Views 8655
I have completed some custom build 3d printers (i3 and delta style) and a cnc mill based on v-slot and c-beam. From the beginning the cnc was built to fit/change between router, 5w led laser module and plotter pen. While all three works great, the build is primarily focused on heavy duty milling and brings some disadvantages when it comes to laser - slow because of leadscrew motion system and not as powerful because of “only” led laser. That is why I have started this build of co2 laser machine.
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 8185
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 joetemus Views 8098
K40 ACRO Conversion
A K40 to ACRO Co2 laser cutter build. Designed and built to expand the work area of the K40
Build Author cdsmith12 Views 7980
The Plastic Beast CoreXY Printer
In my opinion, this is the easiest and most complete tutorial to walk you through building a large platform 3D printer and the Sketchup File is included for you to make any changes needed.. The Plastic Beast is a CoreXY Printer with a build platform of 440mm square. You can print 600mm or about 23 inches diagonal. Any level of user from novice to expert should gain something from my tutorial.
Build Author RobSaunders Views 7953
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 Puddin Views 7853
100w Laser Cutter Build Log
I rebuild my 2 meter tall 3D printer into a 100w laser cutter
Build Author CoreCube3D Views 7844
CoreCube3D - A CoreXY 3D Printer
Building a CoreXY based 3D printer using primarily parts from China on eBay. Large 500mm frame.
Build Author zaxes Views 7688
Laser engraving machine
Second better project, high durable mainframe, silent work, non vibration.
Build Author Cameron1995 Views 7593
3 Axis MultiTool - 3D printer, CNC Mill and Plasma Cutter
So in short this build is a work in progress; it aims to make a large 3d printer, medium size CNC mill and a small plasma cutter all in one CNC unit.
Build Author edward siegel Views 7572
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 Metalguru Views 7484
Small Laser Engraver Concept
Low cost Laser Engraver build using all off-the-shelf components.
Build Author Andrew Hague Views 7469
Laseroko Laser Engraver Build
After expanding a Shapeoko 2 with the rails and motors left over, make yourself a laser engraver.
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 7393
CO2 Tube life expectancy experiment - Sponsored in part by Openbuilds
Hypothesis - Running CO2 laser tubes at high amperage may shoirten tube life in number of hours, but will be made up for by the increase in actual inches engraved/cut using the higher power. This is a long term experiment, so the build status will remain as "Build in progress" until the experiment has been completed.
Build Author pedrofernandez Views 7138
The Franken Forty
This is a K40 machine conversion!!
Build Author Max_Sijbers_Mechatr... Views 7016
In the expo projects during the second year of engineering students. the project group who made this rapport made a laser cutter for the students of Fontys Hogeschool Engineering to use this machine for creating parts for their projects. The goal of Project Laser Cutter is to build a laser cutter, which is safe and can be used within the school. Also it has to be able to cut through 10 millimetres thick acrylic material or 10 millimetres thick plywood. This project will follow the V-model. This
Build Author dddman Views 6945
60W CNC Laser build
Laser CNC, 60W, didn't have one yet... have to :) This build is a retrofit of a surgical laser into a CNC.
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 6854
3D Printer 320x220x200
Someone donated a E3D Volcano to me (http://e3d-online.com/Volcano/V6-VOLCANO-POWER-PACK-175-UNIVERSAL-24V) and with a super hotend like that, it feels like a waste to stick it into a small 3D printer. So I decided I want a 320x220mm (XY) machine, 200mm Z is plenty for me
Build Author Metalguru Views 6853
Dragon Portable CNC Plasma Cutter
A small portable CNC Plasma Cutter with some unique features
Build Author blindflight Views 6751
This is a mount I wanted to build for a laser project using OpenBuilds part router mount.
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 6598
Portable Diode Laser Cutter
Integrating custom machined components and off-the-shelf CNC components to create a portable diode laser etcher with air assist and reasonably substantial z-axis travel.
Build Author Anglesachse Views 6534
Corexy, with possible head change (3d, cnc, laser)
Build Author MConner Views 6497
Fun and Functional Laser Build
A very fun and fulfilling build. I can't say enough about the whole Open Builds site and Open Source movement. I strongly believe this is the fastest and most creative way of getting ideas out of the mind, and onto the floor.
Build Author Sjors Views 6360
Laser cutter project by students
This build is made by students from Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven, department Engineering. Every quarter a new group continues the work of the previous group. We have been working on the project since september 2015, and as it is a work in progress, a lot will be added later. The first months have mainly been about designing and building an XY-table on which later all the electronic components will be added and the laser.
Build Author Kyo Views 6334
3-Axis CNC Laser Engraver running grbl 1.1 in laser mode and Laserweb4.
Build Author griso Views 6301
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 Asaku Views 6286
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 RobSaunders Views 6286
Z-Axis for Laser Diode
Custom Z Axis for OptLaser 6watt and the Acro System
Build Author DiggerJ Views 6270
Babe - The Big Blue (Laser) OX Build
A 1000 x 1500 OX build with the ability to router cut dovetails as well as laser engraving and light cutting.
Build Author Jurgen Views 6178
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 John J Talavera Views 6119
CNC FOR EVERYONE, THE DUCK!
www.cncforeveryone.com. the Duck is something that i think would be helpful in my shop since we already do cold casting.
Build Author COMsulting Views 6119
1x1 Meter Laser Engraver
Building of a big open frame laser engraver.
Build Author Leonard Cross Views 5936
Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter
A CNC machine with a massive 30x30" work area, that supports a router, laser, plotting and work monitoring camera. Control includes a tethered control box, game controller style jog control, and relay controlled AC outlets for all appliances. Accessories include a 3D printed dust shoe, a complete spoilboard and hold down system, an XYZ touch probe and multiple vacuum retention boards to support full profile routing.
Build Author michel pet Views 5928
core xy smoothie
i had som left over parts and i dit like to test the corexy control so this is wat i came up with. sorry bad englich.
Build Author Metalguru Views 5914
Dragon Too Plasma Cutter
A Benchtop Plasma Cutter Concept
Build Author Dave420 Views 5885
Powder coated multi CNC Z Axis plasma adapter with Prox.
Powder coated multi CNC Z Axis plasma adapter with Proximity sensor. . It can also hold a 80mm Router head/Spindle as seen in my router build.
Build Author Kims3DIY Views 5877
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 Jonathon Duerig Views 5671
Archivist Quill Book Scanner
This is a book scanner built out of aluminum extrusion. It is designed to get high quality scans without harming the book. It is not automated. You still have to turn the pages yourself.
Build Author Shannon Jardine Views 5634
Large Laser cut table build
Large 6 x 10 foot laser table build. New to building CNC
Build Author Mohsen Abbasi Views 5609
Foldable Rainwater Collector
Realisation of my idea about a foldable collector for rainwater, which is light and easy to make. People around the world need water and can collect rain water with this collector. I made it for syria and all too.
Build Author snokid Views 5493
http://www.buildlog.net/sm_laser/drawings.html using this as a baseline.... Going to try and use all or most off the shelf parts.
Build Author Jonathon Duerig Views 5469
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 openhardwarecoza Views 5374
Pocket Ox (Sheetmetal)
Small CNC - made with some custom lasercut+bent sheetmetal parts + Openbuilds V Slot
Build Author John J Talavera Views 5359
A simple low cost rotomolder.
Build Author Bernie CLark Views 5331
C-Beam XXLarge "Laser "Tank""
A re-imagining of Dollarz81's XXL Tank in Laser form
Build Author Tinker Views 5287
Kitchen Space Saver
The frame is made from all open builds parts, add the rubber feet and pads for the glass. The glass is clear 12" x 16" x 1/4" with a polished edge. A light basket slides on the countertop.