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Build Author Mark Carew Views 75715
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 sgspenceley Views 75412
Linear Rail CNC Machines
A CNC build using linear rails & lead screws.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 71716
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 Hytech2k Views 69002
Area 51 CNC Parts F-117 CNC Gear Rack Drive System
This is my journey on building a rack and pinion Ox variant called the F-117 CNC.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 50935
X Y Table OpenRail / V-Slot Build Examples
The X/Y table system is a great starting point for many CNC projects giving you the ability to move an object on the X and Y axis in a simple compact style.
Build Author gjwest Views 25872
Time Lapse Camera Rail
This is my first go at building a simple Time lapse camera rail system using as much pre-existing hardware and software as I could.
Build Author HPB Views 24260
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 Robert Bailey Views 24105
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 Bobnet Views 12771
Oversize ShapeOko as a 3D printer.
Converting a ShapeOKO into a 3D printer.
Build Author Brian Views 12265
Cubic 3D Printer
I've made a 3D printer
Build Author Josh B Views 9336
V Rail 3D printer
My version a Cartesian style 3d printer, an attempt to eliminate frame vibration and movement and to use up materials left over from other projects.
Build Author Bobnet Views 8858
Rackmount + OpenRail
OpenRail attached to a 19" rackmount 15U box.
Build Author Metalguru Views 8024
C-Beam Machine Too
C-Beam Machine upgrade using linear rails to increase machining size by 2.5 times and increase rigidity
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 7860
MakerSL MSL-8 OB Vise
Small Machining Vise designed around 20x80 Openbuilds Rail System
Build Author ian carfagna Views 7726
Open Rail Build
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.)
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 7624
This a redesign of the Folger-Tech Y-Carriage using the Solid V-Wheels, Ball Bearings, the V-Slot Rail System.
Build Author Tim Pierce Views 7603
Openbuilds V slot Rail extrusion retrofits for Lulzbot 4/5 Taz Printers (X, Y and Z axis)
This project shows how to use Openbuilds Vv slot extrusions and wheels to retrofit a Lulzbot Taz 4 or 5 printer. These modifications improve layer consistency, eliminate nozzle and bed sag, and allow for larger toolhead mounting. Project updates and newer accessory files may be located at http://www.thingiverse.com/piercet/designs
Build Author megashub Views 6917
K40 C02 Laser Rail System
An Openbuilds replacement rail system for the common eBay "K40" C02 Laser Cutter
Build Author Joe Garritano Views 5926
Using criticall OpenBuilds components to upgrade the rigidity and reliability of an X-Carve 1000mm build.
Build Author CNCMD Views 5673
Heavy Duty build with 1605 Ballscrew and Linear Rail
Build Author SecretSpy711 Views 5433
Heavily upgrading my 1200x500 Shapeoko 2... ...er, wait, scratch that... Building an all new machine, roughly the same size, that should be more rigid than a Shapeoko 3!
Build Author Gary Monroe Views 5403
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 HuguesP Views 4728
Yet Another Chinese Linear Rail CNC, my first one, doing this mainly for the fun of building it more than using it.
Build Author HenryCNC Views 4699
Desktop CNC machine
Stable solid, hope can cooperate with coolant in the future.
Build Author Dexter Oddwick Views 3886
Black Rabbit 1500
This is a router that I designed that is loosely based on the Openbuilds Ox, but designed to be heavy duty, rigid, and yet quick and agile.
Build Author dreys Views 3775
Behemoth cnc router with linear rails
Behemoth cnc router build in progress using hiwil rails and closedloop servos.
Build Author sgspenceley Views 3737
LinearRail - 3D Printer
I have re-purposed many of the parts from my Linear OX build. I'm using MGN 12 linear rails on all three axis, 5 start lead screws on the Z axis and I'm going to experiment with 5 start lead screw on the X axis. The frame plates are made from 1/8" laser cut mild steel, & open builds extrusion.
Build Author Bradles Views 3324
Linear Rail derivative with ball screw
basic start to design of cnc machine
Build Author Matt Barile Views 2972
Fixed Gantry Welded Steel Router
Fully welded, fixed gantry CNC router, with chinese linear motion parts, in progress
Build Author dreys Views 2778
Was once a mini mill
Build Author Andreas Bockert Views 2654
Sphinx Z-axis upgrade
Upgraded Z-axis for Sphinx-style CNC using ball screws and linear rails.
Build Author TurfnSurf Views 2204
3-Axis Plywood CNC
Theoretical Working area: 38" x 24" x 6" Actual Working Area: 31" x 23.6" x 4" Positioning Accuracy: about 0.01mm
Build Author slm222 Views 2135
Cheap linear rail set up for z-axis
A easy to do cheap upgrade for the z axis
Build Author Jacob Lotter Views 1437
1510 Workbee Modified
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.
Build Author Troy Proffitt Views 1380
Sphinx Upgraded plates / ballscrews and linear rail
Upgraded Sphinx Cbeam using 3/8 aluminum plates and linear rails / ballscrews
Build Author Mark Carew Views 1032
V-Slot™ Nema 23 Linear Actuator Build (Belt Driven)
This example build shows how easy it is to make a linear actuator using a few OpenBuilds Parts.
Build Author Bucky Wootmaster Views 1003
CNC machine using extrusions with linear rails and ball screws on all axes - no plates
Build Author TurfnSurf Views 994
DIY C-Beam CNC
Theoretical Working Area: 360x360x75mm Actual Working Area: 300x300x75mm Will Update Later
Build Author Bob Darrow Views 984
A slightly more than one half cubic meter 3D Printer using V Rails, V Rollers, "C" Rail, mounting plates, and a bunch of 3D printed brackets to provide strength and stability to the frame. Rigidity was the goal and precision and accuracy the result. The software is a whole other topic, many weeks spent dialing that in to make the printer print.
Build Author joetemus Views 696
Shapeoko 2 Z-Axis Upgrade
This is a major redesign to the Z-axis of an otherwise stock Shapeoko 2.
Build Author James Evanko Views 539
Sherline C-Beam with Offline Controller and MPG
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.