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Routy GT2 300 BSX CNC Router

Jun 24, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is the first project that I would like to share with you. I know the build looks familiar and it is; it’s based on kram242´s Routy. Work area is 300*500*55 mm and is NEMA17/GT2 belt driven.

Aluminum OX build with some modifications

Mar 15, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is my OX CNC router. It has been a labor of love for over a year now! I hope you find it interesting and inspiring! I also hope that it gives some of you more experienced CNC builders a different perspective and some ideas!

LEAD Lathe

Sep 17, 2022
Category
CNC LATHE BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

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).

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.

Portable Diode Laser Cutter

Jan 2, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

PiDuinoCNC Controller

Feb 23, 2016
Category
Circuit - Software Project
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

INDY-TR12 CNC (12mm Diameter Lead Screws)

Jun 7, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

TR12x3 screws, M8 wheel sets, a draw built into the design, an electronics set built onto the kit, back brace to stop C-Beam twist.

Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates

Oct 28, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I built the original machine using plywood plates, and always intended to upgrade those parts to more durable ones. I decided to go with acetal as it's a lot easier to cut than aluminium. I used fusion 360 to model and rebuild the original machine. Once I have assembled everything and feel confident it all works I will release the plate designs here.

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

Angus : A Slightly "Beefier" OX

Dec 1, 2014
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is where I will share my attempt at building a slightly "beefier" OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine using commonly available parts in the spirit of OPENBUILDS and Open Source in general. I have a tendancy to over-build things so I will be balancing that tendacy against budget constraints and common sense as much as possible.

C-Beam Machine - MyFirstCNC

Mar 30, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Reference sensor for CNC Tools

Nov 1, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

For the x and y Axis you set the zero point with a limit switch, but how can you get the zero position for the z Axis? You have different thickness of material to mill and when you change the tool, you have also a other z Axis positon. With the Sensor, you can define the zero position of the piece automaticly.

Sphinx 55 with 3D Printed Addons

Feb 3, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a build log of the Openbuilds Sphinx 55 with some 3D printed parts for the electronics and probably other parts as they come up.

My JGro CNC becomes an OpenBuild Project

Jan 3, 2015
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is the story of my progression from the JGRO cnc router design to using the OpenBuild system. In the process I think I have learned some things about cnc routers and the accuracy required to make a good build.

The Floating Dust Shoe

Feb 15, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I wanted a dust shoe that have a easy access to tool change and something that kind of float on the surface. And I have seen shoes with long brush that sucked in by the vacuum. I think I have the solution too all that here.

Fixed Gantry CNC Router with Old Industrial Supplies

Oct 8, 2019
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I got lucky enough to purchase aluminum extrusions and linear motion components (and nuts/bolts/etc) at scrap metal prices when a bunch of industrial automation equipment was decommissioned. The only problem is that the aluminum extrusions are not metric sizes... they are the 1.5"x3" 80/20 series. It has presented a few challenges but nothing too bad.

OPENBUILDS Korea (ROVO 1000)

Feb 7, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I am very grateful to Mark Carew with passion and imagination. Therefore, the machine is good, but making the website there too daedanhaeseo The end of the same either way to invisible homework. Thank you for allowing openbuilds team submitted to the challenge once again for those with a passion that I feel like in Korea, I want to be a great help.

MaxBox

May 10, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Simple cartesian style CNC. Uses ACME screws for all 3 axes, 20x40 v-slots and should have 50cm x 50cm x 50cm work volume.

Matt's Ox

Aug 8, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I'm building an OX CNC router. It will be the larger size of 750x 1000mm. This should give me a working area of about 22"x30".

Desktop PCB Maker

Mar 1, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

With the focus always on larger builds I wanted to focus on a desktop PCB milling machine that fulfills the average users desktop needs at an entry level cost. Design considerations will allow expandable capabilities to include 3D printing and any other functions a small form Cartesian robot can perform. The current iteration has a desktop footprint of approximately 15.5" X 14.5".

Longhorn OX (Under Construction and In Progress)

Mar 30, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I ran across the OX and knew it was the one I wanted to build. Some of the things I wanted to include was make it bigger and a little more solid than what the original plans called for. So here is where I am at so far. It will have a cutting area of 48" x 48". The waste board support frame will have more support rails. The Y axis will have (3) 20mm x 60mm rails instead of the original (2) that is called for. 1/4" aluminum OX plates. And a few more odds and ends.

RSW's C-Beam Build

Feb 18, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

OX CNC Router

Jul 20, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Ca fait 2 ans que je rêve d'une Fraiseuse CNC. Ni trop grande ni trop petite, sans avoir le budget pour en acheter une toute faite. Je suis artisan menuisier ébéniste et j'ai finalement décidé de la construire. Le projet OX m'a séduit, alors je me lance.

Yet Another LEAD CNC Build

Apr 30, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My take on the LEAD CNC build. Followed the instructions and I think it came together very nicely. Added a few of my own touches to finish up the build.

L'FOX - Large Format OX deriviative. Designed and built by Revision 13 Prototypes

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Sphinx 55

Feb 10, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A Sphinx build to inspire and encourage all those who want to get started with cnc to check out Opensbuilds line of machine bundles and hardware.

Gantry Style CNC from plywood

Mar 4, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I am currently 15 years old, from Germany and trying to build a low budged CNC router. I only designed this CNC based on other CNC routers that I have seen and what I am able of. It consists mostly of 2.3cm plywood to keep costs down. The size of the work area is approx. 40 x 80 cm. I would be really glad if you could give me advice's for improvement on the design and everything else ... ( I could really need your help :) ) enjoy :)

CNC Hotwire Foam Cutter

Oct 21, 2014
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Here is my first ever CNC build. A CNC Hotwire Foam Cutter. I will update about achievements. I would love to read from you guys - advices, ideas. Especially regarding the electronics. I feel confident with the hardware part which I can't say about the electronics part.

pain in my ox

Mar 21, 2015
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

build is in process the machine went together perfectly no issues at all but the software is another issue I have been trying to get the thing dialed in it is driving me nuts I'm still in the process will update if I ever get it figured out

OXBear

Sep 3, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

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.

cnc plasma table

Apr 5, 2015
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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

RiNo Route

Jan 5, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A CNC router designed to handle a 4'x8' sheet, for as close to $2000 as possible. The price barrier resulted in my choice to use timing belts rather than leadscrews or rack&pinion. Build List still being updated

Open Rail Build

Nov 10, 2014
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This will be a chronicle. It's my first CNC build so, I will be making many changes as I learn from my mistakes. I will pass on any tips or tricks i learn along the way. This build is an OX Hybrid. I decided to use the open rail with the V wheels and not to go with the V Slot. (I'll let you know how it works out.)

D&R Tiger Paw build combo

Feb 17, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The Tiger Paw will be a 1000mm X 500mm Cartesian style CNC with the Minimill attached to the end. It is named the D&R Tiger Paw because my son, Daniel, and myself, Richard, will put this Tiger strong and fast machine together. Our goal is to have a Tiger strong build with a Paw print that wouldn’t take up a huge amount of space in our garage.

CO2 laser

Sep 10, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

3 Axis MultiTool - 3D printer, CNC Mill and Plasma Cutter

Jun 25, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Raspberry Pi CNC Software

Mar 17, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The main objective is to build a software which can completely run on a single board computer, Rasbperry Pi, to reduce the complete cost of building a cnc machine. The software is extensively tested and can be run on any raspberry pi 2/3 boards. With no G-Code dependency, you can do complex 3D relief carving to simple tasks with simple GUI based project development environment. Please go through the YouTube channel for more details https://youtu.be/8KOXqLpvscg

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.

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.

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