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Build Author MTO Views 37
3d printable galvos
Build Author Liam Dahler Views 221
Affordable Cartesian Printer (Initial Design)
This specific build page is a collection of screenshots sampling some of my initial SolidWorks design and pictures showing physical construction of the initial design. I will be creating individual build articles as I redesign, test, and implement new aspects of the printer.
Build Author alan richard Views 21479
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'
Build Author Kyo Views 83719
A strong desktop cnc router that will enable you to make larger aluminium plates without taking up to much room. Simple, strong and opensource ! Build one today..
Build Author JerwanDavis Views 656
Coined by my family as the: Davomatic
Build Notes: Here are all the parts necessary to re-produce this design. Please note, all of the parts are either sourced through openbuilds or have been selected and printed from thingiverse.
Build Author Nicademus Views 3183
CNC/3DPrint/Laser/Mill (formerly CNC-inator3000)
Ultimately - the design is based on the highly successful Ultimaker concept, for which a regular size costs in the thousands, and one of this size would be edging into the 10's of thousands. Expected Build cost - <$800 It is a X/Y Cartesian printer with Raising/Lowering Z axis (Hotbed.) - Overall size is 610mm x 610mm x 750mm - with build volume of around 450mmx450mmx450mm - and will also have the ability to change work tools - such as for CNC Routing, Lazer etching, 3d Scanning, etc.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 52051
This OpenBuilds Mini Mill is a great go-to desktop sized CNC milling plate / part maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 12172
PhlatPrinter MK 3
The Phlatprinter 3 was designed to be used in a small shop with the ability to cut large sheets of foam for RC airplane projects. The idea was that you could save all of your aircraft as models and tweak to perfection after every flight.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 405
Nema 23 Belt and Pinion System
This easy to build and effective system can take your builds to the next level! This design is strong and accurate and could be the solution/upgrade that you've been looking for!
Build Author Carl Siren Views 1902
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 HuguesP Views 4191
Yet Another Chinese Linear Rail CNC, my first one, doing this mainly for the fun of building it more than using it.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 535
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 crypt-tek Views 10767
My first 3D printer build. It is almost complete and will be posting the first completed print shortly. I still need to mount the print spools and a couple other odd ends to complete this.
Build Author evilc66 Views 22733
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 Indieflow Views 69926
A lightweight, portable, accurate 3D Printer that has a good sized print area and small overall footprint that is easy to build, with easy to source components. The design is OpenSource allowing those with the capability to make their own parts get up and running.
Build Author pek Views 14327
Prusa i3 Bear Upgrade V2
Stronger frame for Prusa i3 MK2(s), MK2.5 and MK3 3D printer
Build Author Colin Russon Views 5090
OX / X3 CNC / Similar Z axis / 1605 Linear Actuator
Z axes 1605 ballscrew, a comparative design proposal.
Build Author j0achim Views 2656
CoreXY - e3d inspired
CoreXY printer heavily inspired by e3d's new open source printer with tool changing. I intend to make it so when e3d start selling toolheads these can be added to the machine without any major work having to be done.
Build Author BinaryConstruct Views 2772
This printer is a design that has evolved over three years. The original goals of this project were to design a rigid printer that had a large print volume, 300mm^3, with easily sources parts and a minimum of complicated printed parts.
Build Author yaman Views 302
V5- 2in1 ( 3dPrint+laser Engraving )
2in1 ( 3dPrint+laser Engraving )
Build Author Rat Rig Views 2057
Rat Rig V-Core 3D Printer ( Core XY )
Fully OpenBuilds based Core XY printer design by Rat Rig. CAD files, build manual, build videos available!
Build Author Sword66 Views 4020
The Archon R2
The Archon "In the style of Cartesian movement." A brief overview, guide and summary of my highly experimental build. and some insight into the challenges of building such a large format/belted machine.
Build Author sgspenceley Views 71210
Linear Rail CNC Machines
A CNC build using linear rails & lead screws.
Build Author Julius Views 15704
OX Balls - 1605 Ballscrew Powered 1000mmx1000mmm OX derivative
1000x1000mm Ballscrew driven OX Derivative. Dewalt 611 spindle and TB6600 Drivers.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 67841
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 Mark Carew Views 37264
V-Slot™ Nema 23 Linear Actuator Build (Lead Screw)
Learn to build a super strong nema 23 lead driven linear actuator
Build Author Lasersc Views 3093
D&R Tiger Paw build combo
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.
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 64959
Large format 1200X1500mm OX Build using Stainless Steel plates, dual belt configuration. Limit switches is a mix of micro switches and NPN Proximity switches. Electronics based on parallel break out board, Long Motor Stepper drivers (Chinese stuff) and motors controlled by Mach3. Spindel will be Kress 1050.
Build Author Herc Views 2293
DPR-v2 full metal
pictures and mony doku see later
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 980
This is a remix of Marshal Peck's Voxel OX, with some design tweaks inspired by Makerparts and jjcolletta. It has a build area of 300mm X 300mm X 480mm, but is easily configured for just about any build area up to 500mm X 500mm X 750mm. I have used some laser cut acrylic plates and a couple of 3D printed parts in its construction, however it can be assembled using nothing but OpenBuilds parts with the exception of the heated bed and the Y axis carrier for the heated bed.
Build Author TurfnSurf Views 1800
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 Trunkmonky Views 7983
OX, of the house Steel
OOZNEST Style OX machine with 3D printed panels
Build Author Brandon Satterfield Views 1036
The SMW3D OX, original other than a lot of learning!
Build Author Kevr102 Views 1279
Ooznest Ox CNC 1000 x 750
A few mods on my Ooznest supplied Ox cnc Encountered a few minor issues along the way but now all sorted.
Build Author Polymergraphy Views 4958
Skyggen 3D Printer
GT2 belt-driven Cartesian 3D Printer on an OpenBuilds Extrusion gantry, developed through Autodesk Fusion 360.
Build Author sebf34 Views 18751
OX Based cnc 3000 x 1500 Double belt
OX Based CNC
Build Author mytechno3d Views 13843
Maximus Evolution (Still another XL 3D Printer )
Maximus Evolution : 380mm x 400mm XL 3D Printer
Build Author Lumberjack Engineering Views 9374
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 IndyMaker Views 9344
Ooznest Ox with 3D Printed Gantry Plates
Ooznest Ox with gantry plates and end caps 3D printed in ABS rather than aluminum.
Build Author Gooshpoo Views 3602
Gooshpoo's H style cnc machine
A cool project about my cnc machines unique style.
Build Author h3rb Views 949
TEVO Little Monster Direct Mount Extruder
Cheap, experimental Modification to Tevo Little Monster's bowden system for the extruder
Build Author h3rb Views 613
TEVO Little Monster Marine Vinyl Removable Enclosure
Make a vinyl burrito ENCLOSURE for your TEVO LITTLE MONSTER for < $30 (<$20 if you don't have your vinyl shipped!)
Build Author mytechno3d Views 8692
SLA (Resin) 3D Printer
SLA LCD 3D Printer ( 8.9'' LCD screen )
Build Author Carl Feniak Views 208476
A robust Core XY style 3D printer that has a clean parallel belt implementation and whose dimensions are adaptable to meet builder's needs. The use of open builds V-slot and other open hardware make customization easy.
Build Author Connor Mckeown Views 1313
My Prusa Build
The process from my bought printer, to a custom home built machine
Build Author MattR Views 1412
Fixed Gantry CNC Router with Old Industrial Supplies
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 any of the widely-used metric sizes... they are the 1.5"x3" 80/20 series. It has presented a few challenges but nothing too bad. I have a few low end components to complete the build but would love to win the ultimate powerpack contest!
Build Author Rob Mahan Views 4330
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 cdsmith12 Views 3072
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 evilc66 Views 12220
My C-Beam 3D Printer
Larger format FDM printer using C-Beam linear stages
Build Author Imko van Beckhoven Views 17260
OKMI 3d Printer
OKMI 3d Printer based on CoreXY
Build Author coxnugget Views 944
Bedroom Builds (BrB) DIY CNC
So I am employed in the automotive industry and I walk by thousands of dollars of CNC products daily that are no use to me due to being a Technologist and not a machinist. So therefore with some research I found openbuilds and their great selection of products to build my own CNC. This CNC will consist of 4 axis one removable 360 degree axis for turning alongside a x axis table Y axis stationary gantry and a Z axis attracted to the Y axis linear actuator.
Build Author ToS Views 2459
3D Printer based upon 3d printed parts and open builds componets
Build Author Rob Withoff Views 1110
Some enhancements of the basic mini-mill
Build Author pek Views 11744
Prusa i3 Bear Half Upgrade v1.0
Stronger frame for Prusa i3 MK2 / MK2s / MK2.5 3D printer
Build Author Gerald Klein Views 3167
300mm Diameter, 1 Meter tall, Delta 3d Printer
I built a custom delta using 3, 1000 mm long C-Beam® Linear Rails and 3 C-Beam Gantry Sets. I had the bottom and top plates water jetted ( for accuracy ) out of 1/2 inch aluminum, from a design that I did in Fusion 360.
Build Author JCPhlux Views 11277
Large Core XY 3d Printer W/fixed build plate
Build Author stephen cia Views 11629
3D printer with 7 drivers, compact, dual extruder, no CNC part. All Openbuilds and 3D printed part. This is purely experimental.
Build Author roadss Views 8702
Rawcnc 1.5 Desktop Edition
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.
Build Author Keith Davis Views 21813
A quiet, 8inx8in build area, Cartesian printer with permanently level bed. This is a compact, solid, inexpensive printer that will reliably print any type filament for thousands of hours while you sleep, fish, or play ball in the park.
Build Author Bill325 Views 519
One more life for a cube
Modify a Gen1 Cube printer into a small cnc router to cut pcbs and light (VERY light) milling work. Also easy to swap out the rotary head and mount a laser head for engraving.
Build Author GDanger117 Views 2258
Gantry CNC - Decisions made only to change over and over.
This is my first CNC build. As per the norm, I went in with months of research, planning, and resource gathering tied neatly together with a solid plan. As the path went on, the plan continued to change to accommodate issues I hadn't counted on. But, at the end of the road, the project reached completion, and I learned a ton along the way!
Build Author James Archer Views 7134
Archer - An extendable all metal 3D printer
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.
Build Author nc3dpw Views 3669
(Portable) Large Format 3d Printer 4ft square frame. Build Volume 36in x 36in x 36in
Large format printer build based off successful small Corexy. I figured it could be scaled to large format and be portable. Portable meaning by removing a few pieces it could effectively be rotated out of a standard door frame.
Build Author jtaggard Views 5551
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 Jacques D Views 3031
My first printer
My first printer! I went for a simple cartesian design, based on evilc66 one. It uses 1000 mm C-beam linear actuators. The build volume is 700x700x700 mm^3.
Build Author Aleksandar Views 8653
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.
Build Author RobSaunders Views 5296
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 brw_racing Views 8103
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 Ronald van Arkel Views 11115
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 JWhitten Views 8049
Build #2 - Bigger & Stronger
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
Build Author Lindsey Lewis Views 1852
Update Eleksmaker with Openbuild eccentrics for X-Carriage
A simple approach to making the Eleksmaker A3 Laser build have a better functioning X-Carriage! Of course this assumes you bought an Eleksmaker A3 or plan to.
Build Author Tucstrlly Views 4579
Stainless OX Kit Build "Diamondback CNC"
A copy of the Stainless Ox by Martin Barfoed. Similar design, construction and control.
Build Author Terone Burgenheim Views 550
This build is my version of the CBeam machine. I opted to NOT use the Gussets, and instead went for the 40, and 60 mil angle brackets to cut the price back a little further. I started with the smoothieboard but decided it was still "too new" and very much experimental. This build took me a few (2-3) days to complete. The CBeams and Lead-Screws really make building things faster since you don't have to clamor over belts.
Build Author MikeBardsley Views 6529
Fast, Large build area, CoreXY design
Build Author ZacharyB Views 1080
Arizona OpenBuilds MiniMill CNC
I ordered the OpenBuilds MiniMill from the OpenBuilds Parts Store http://openbuildspartstore.com/ They were out of Motors and Electronics when I ordered so I had to source these items elsewhere. But it turned out well doing it this way.
Build Author Elmo Clarity Views 6523
A TrueUp Glide modified to use 20x40 V-Slot with a 300x300 bed.
Build Author patdee Views 1976
777 CNC Build
To begin the "Build" I have ordered a few parts from OpenBuilds to get started. They are arriving today; according to "tracking". I cant wait! Praise Jesus! This 85 yr old man is getting a "New " life. Hallelujah and amen. Because I am building this on an existing machine, I have to be careful; so I will order some parts then see what I don't need (such as a base); along with parts that I may need to adapt it to the machine. It should be fun! "Caint wait!"
Build Author William Niedermeyer Views 9364
Structured Light Turntable Scanner
3d Structured Light Scanner with Arduino Controlled Turntable
Build Author Kyo Views 5446
3-Axis CNC Laser Engraver running grbl 1.1 in laser mode and Laserweb4.
Build Author Marshall Peck Views 55911
Voxel OX - Extendable 3D Printer and CNC Platform
An open source 3D printer design with a sturdy V-Slot frame
Build Author Superslinky Views 2708
K40 Laser Build (Major Changes)
Major K40 Laser Mod
Build Author urthlight Views 693
Ancient Roland Table top Mill
The parts are now very reasonable.
Build Author medicshort Views 795
Just now in the planning phase of my build. Waiting for some parts to come in to see what I am going to build off of. Print area going to be close to 300x300x350. Trying to decide if I want it enclosed. I do want to print ABS... so probably so.
Build Author Joerharris Views 2370
Joe Harris's all metal CNC Router build
I'm building a CNC router in my garage (almost finished!) and I'm keeping a video build log of the process in the hope it may be useful to others wanting to do the same. I don't have much in the way of fancy tools so expect a bit of innovation on the way!
Build Author CubeSpawn Views 13865
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 Viren Views 973
Toying around a concept. Inputs are welcome on whether to use lead screw or belt drive. My lead screw will be single start 500 mm lenght, 2 mm pitch and 2 mm lead. Nema 17 motors will be used. All veterans, suggestions please.
Build Author rcKeith Views 26912
Hot Wire 4 Axis CNC Foam cutter
This build uses drawer slides and thread rod to create foam wings and fuselages by passing a hot wire through the foam which makes very accurate shapes. I built a Radio Controlled SuperVC10 using foam but did have a cnc machine then so I had to make many templates to guide the hot wire. This inspired me to build a cnc hot wire cutter. Works really well and have made several RC models with it now
Build Author RSW Views 4169
RSW's 3D Printer Build
I recently completed my C-Beam Plate Maker build ( http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/rsws-c-beam-build.4286/ ) and quickly got the build bug. I was looking for something to make with the new C-Beam and decided its time to venture into the 3D printer world. I can honestly say I have never been in the same room with a 3D printer, so this is going to be a learning experience. I spent some time browsing the 3D printer builds and finally decided to copy the Talos3D by AlexLee.
Build Author Ryan James Views 9524
A smaller version of a standard D-bot. Smaller to fit better in my workable area and to fit my vision for the printer.
Build Author pek Views 1538
V-Slot Hand Cutting Jig
To help cutting v-slots with hand saw
Build Author Jesse Gordon Views 4597
Easy to build and robust 3D printer framework
Lord willing I will be showing you how build a robust and easy to build 3D printer framework using V-Slot rails and rollers. It's a little bulky, but it has all spring tensioned rollers on all axes, and can be built entirely without custom machining on any parts. You will need digital calipers, a drill press, a carbide toothed miter saw for cutting aluminum extrusions, and lots of little screws!
Build Author Jeremiah Guinn Views 2001
OX CNC SMW3d 1500x1500
A small business idea led us here, lets see where it will go.
Build Author Max Tepermeister Views 17732
A dual extrusion CoreXY printer with a 290 X 290mm build volume built entirely out of 2020 aluminum extrusion and using openbuilds mini-carriages for motion.
Build Author mcbuilder22 Views 8009
C-Beam "2" XLarge CNC Router
C-Beam 2XL CNC Router
Build Author kylesmth Views 2649
Lead screw printer
High quality e3d parts with a minimalist design
Build Author Andrew Long Views 6405
CoreXZ implementation on 3d printer using Openbuild and RobotDigg parts.
Build Author francesco pollina Views 3559
FFF 3D printer 2x2x2m
The 3D printer will be able to print 2x2x2m components and not just in PLA or ABS. It's not just a DIY printer but I'm trying to apply engineering formulas to make it. I'm going to apply the state of art for 3D printing and scannering existing.
Build Author changedsoul Views 3506
First Ever Build
This is my first attempt at building my own 3d printer.
Build Author jjcolletta Views 8294
First 3d build
I am building a simple home brewed printer. I have a background in industrial automation so I figured how hard could this be. The mechanical build was pretty smooth as was the electrical side. Now just getting plastic out the hotend is my stopping point.
Build Author Scotty Orr Views 2310
QuorXZ: A String-driven, Core XZ Printer
The QuorXZ doesn't magically appear. It's gestation takes time, careful attention, and requires many parts. However, when it is ready, a magical, mechanical instrument is born....(and when you finally say its name, it sounds a little bit like "corks").