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Build Author Mark Carew Views 11914
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.
Build Author rkugler Views 1875
Miter Saw Stop Block
Just starting a miter saw stop system. Any suggestions appreciated.
Build Author mjenkins5720 Views 87
Modified LEAD machine
At the moment this build is in progress, I will be updating the files as I finish the remainder of the machine. This machine is intended to be a multipurpose CNC, but a bit bigger than a desktop unit. The machine is scalable in the X and Y axis.
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 47986
WorkBee CNC Machine
The WorkBee is our latest CNC Machine and is a culmination of all our experience, feedback, and suggestions from selling the OX CNC Machine over the past 2 years. The WorkBee is capable of accurately cutting foams, woods, plastics or aluminum at depths greater than 25mm to 0.2mm accuracy or greater.
Build Author Joe Young Views 4628
Rack and Pinion (Death to Belts)
Low profile rack and pinion linear actuator design
Build Author megashub Views 9507
K40 C02 Laser Rail System
An Openbuilds replacement rail system for the common eBay "K40" C02 Laser Cutter
Build Author BooTec Views 2503
DIY CNC Machine
In this project, I show you how I built my DIY CNC machine. All moving parts of the DIY CNC router are running on ball bearings while the structural parts are made with natural materials, namely birch plywood and solid beech wood.
Build Author viktop Views 7340
Simple CNC Router (Nema17, V-slot 2040, Arduino, GRBL)
An OX-inspired mini desktop mill.
Build Author SecretSpy711 Views 8914
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 Mark Carew Views 41487
V-Slot™ Nema 23 Linear Actuator Build (Lead Screw)
Learn to build a super strong nema 23 lead driven linear actuator
Build Author T4Concepts Views 27240
WorkBee CNC build - My honest opinion, tips and help
My main goal for my build is to have a machine that is capable of profiling and help me in my designs, for the manufacture of custom automotive headlights.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 887664
OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine
OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine. A strong easy to build shop CNC router that can be sized to suit your needs. Many new features have been incorporated into the OX to make it a great router that is sure to inspire!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 82299
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 sausagePaws Views 1685244
DIY Embroidery Machine V2
My second attempt at an affordable sewing machine embroidery add on. This one uses readily available electronics modules and 3D printable parts where possible.
Build Author James Evanko Views 1094
Laser Displacement Golf Ball Scanner
Getting an accurate scan of a golf ball can be difficult with general-purpose 3D scanners. This purpose-built golf ball scanner uses a very accurate Keyence LK-081 laser displacement sensor with an Open Builds linear actuator for the vertical axis and a Sherline CNC rotary table for the turntable. Scan detail is determined by the sample step size and can be set arbitrarily based on desired scan time.
Build Author HC.Carbo Views 4370
C_Beam X5L Hybrid_Tank
classic router with a ab table
Build Author petethepig Views 2011
OpenBuilds ACRO Z Axis
Z-Axis for OpenBuilds ACRO system. It is sturdy enough to carry a small drill.
Build Author LukasK Views 8952
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 pedrofernandez Views 4052
Openbuilds Table Top 50w Co2 Laser Cutter/Engraver
DIY build of a Co2 Laser cutter/engraver 12x24 working area.
Build Author pek Views 35211
Prusa i3 Bear Upgrade V2
Stronger frame for Prusa i3 MK2(s), MK2.5 and MK3 3D printer
Build Author roadss Views 13547
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 Cortellini Views 1161
The FEEDBACK FRACTAL Armature Build
The Feedback Fractal Project (Project) - building "A Monument For Our Time." As its intent is to build a monumental sculpture, the Project will produce an object d'art. Yet, once begun, the Project has evolved a life and character of its own. I continue to follow the thread woven by the materials, the processes, and the people that come to it and in the end the work will not only be a faithful rendition of an image and a concept, it will also be a tapestry of the story of its making.
Build Author Fábio Pires Views 1781
Frezar - Desktop CNC
This is a small desktop CNC inspired by the Mini OX project. It's designed with the nema 17 motors in mind. It's a 650mm x 500mm machine that it will be used to mill cast acrlic.
Build Author nc3dpw Views 7309
(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 RobSaunders Views 6498
Z-Axis for Laser Diode
Custom Z Axis for OptLaser 6watt and the Acro System
Build Author Mark Carew Views 26208
OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510 - 1500x1000 Belt Driven CNC Machine
Build Author Todd Brous Views 734
Modified Acro with build plate, Z-axis and OPT Laser
Modified Acro for laser engraving. Extra height and and a sturdy build surface for part fixtures, custom mount plates, OPT Laser, and a Z-Axis.
Build Author Moag Views 74218
C-Beam Machine XLarge
A rigid and wide format, plate and carving CNC.
Build Author RV6APilot Views 1507
South Carolina Workbee 1000X1000
This is about my build of a Workbee 1000X1000 being built here in Trenton, SC. My goal is to use it to help cut the new panel for my RV6A airplane.
Build Author CNCMD Views 7992
Heavy Duty build with 1605 Ballscrew and Linear Rail
Build Author Stan Howe Views 750
Bee the Boss
The frame of the CNC is going to to Bee a basic Work Bee with maybe 1 modification to the spoil board attachment. This will be located on a custom bench housing the electronics and vacuum. I plan to install Stepper online steppers, drivers, power supplies, and break out board. I will add a 1.5 KW water cooled spindle, with a radiator. The fans from the radiator will pull air from a filtered enclosure for all the electronics.
Build Author Xxztrexxx Views 1499
Black out Edition Workbee 1010
Thanks to all the Open Build elves that meticulously package and wrap all the little tiny parts and pieces. I have put in a request to get you people a raise..
Build Author MarkM_NJ Views 12849
My very first openbuilds cnc machine. Followed along DaztheGas's Spartacus build.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 11017
OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050
The OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050 - 500x1000 Lead Screw Machine
Build Author Cortellini Views 2258
the Feedback Fractal project
The Story of the Scecina Memorial High School 1510 BUILD will unfold through a series of 10 minute Episodes. Each episode will consist of video showing how to assemble some aspect of the 1510 overlaid with a discussion about Technology, Art, Philosophy... and Life the Universe and Everything. Episode two is soon to follow. If sufficient interest ensues, the episodes may continue beyond the building of the 1510 to relate its use in the making of the Art.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 23214
OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010 - 1000x1000 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author crystaldragon141 Views 3728
Rostock TETRA V0
This is an experiment to build a Linear Delta Printer using four towers instead of three. Primary reasons: 1. Build area is roughly cubic vs roughly cylindrical 2. Greater speed and precision from additional control provided by fourth tower. 3. Symmetric kinematics from even number of towers.
Build Author gonzachus Views 4007
1000 x 1000 Workbee powered by X controller
A standard 1000x1000 Workbee powered by an X-controller using a Hitachi router
Build Author Srđan Marković Views 1203
I am satisfied with my build and next one will be even better.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 4092
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 joetemus Views 8393
K40 ACRO Conversion
A K40 to ACRO Co2 laser cutter build. Designed and built to expand the work area of the K40
Build Author Gerald Klein Views 5441
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 RoosterTX Views 2103
Lead CNC build, Mansfield, Texas - BUILD COMPLETED WITH REVIEW OF THE KIT
The machine is a stock Lead CNC, with the Black Box controller and StepperOnline 269oz NEMA 23 motors. I'll be using the DeWalt 611 from Openbuilds, as well.
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 9414
MakerSL MSL-8 OB Vise
Small Machining Vise designed around 20x80 Openbuilds Rail System
Build Author Mark Carew Views 3349
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 Metalguru Views 9088
C-Beam Machine Too
C-Beam Machine upgrade using linear rails to increase machining size by 2.5 times and increase rigidity
Build Author Shelby Teknologies Views 641
Pick and place
Pick and place based on the Openbuilds ACRO 20x20
Build Author Mark Carew Views 183406
C-Beam® Machine - Plate Maker
This C-beam Machine is an in affordable CNC plate maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 80144
V-Slot™ Nema 17 Lead Screw / ACME Driven Actuators
Example model of lead screw driven actuators for your next project!
Build Author RobSaunders Views 8104
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 Ryan Lock Views 98624
Ooznest OX CNC Machine
The Ooznest OX CNC Machine Kit is based on the OX CNC Machine designed by Mark Carew, and it incorporates many upgrades from this community. The plate designs in our kit are based on the originals. However we have added our own touches to increase the performance and design of the machine. To complement Mark's build videos, we have made a complete written instruction manual, with IKEA'eske assembly diagrams.
Build Author Metalguru Views 2307
WorkLead, no wait, LeadBee, naw... WoodWorker
Improvements on the Lead machine using some Workbee parts
Build Author Mark Carew Views 8607
OpenBuilds WorkBee 1050
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1050 - 1000x500 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author Christian James Views 2070
Workbee "style" 1010 cnc
This build is based on the Workbee 1010 CNC. It is not a kit build and is much the same as the original but with some significant changes made here and there as the build progresses.
Build Author TurfnSurf Views 2215
DIY C-Beam CNC
Theoretical Working Area: 360x360x75mm Actual Working Area: 300x300x75mm Will Update Later
Build Author Doug Rowley Views 1649
My Workbee 1010
This is a workbee 1010 build using the mechanical parts from Open Builds. The electrical and electronic parts were from a prior build of a Root 3 CNC by Sailor Pete.
Build Author pedrofernandez Views 7302
The Franken Forty
This is a K40 machine conversion!!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 11269
OpenBuilds Sphinx 55
The OpenBuilds Sphinx 55 - 500x500 Lead Screw Machine
Build Author MattR Views 4261
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 metric sizes... they are the 1.5"x3" 80/20 series. It has presented a few challenges but nothing too bad.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 5223
C-Beam XL Nema 23 Actuator
This OpenBuilds C-Beam XL actuator is the backbone of a lot of the awesome builds put together by the OpenBuilds community
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 6872
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 David Hartkop Views 781
Humanitarian Medical Instrument Sterilizer Made from RepRap Parts
Instructions to build an open-source off-grid medical instrument sterilizer that can be used by aid workers in places without reliable electrical power
Build Author Greg Wroblewski Views 4785
Acro Pick And Place Machine
This is a machine for placing SMT components on PCBs. It is based on Acro system, off the shelf parts, and a number of custom 3D printed elements.
Build Author cdsmith12 Views 8313
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 Lumberjack Engineering Views 11823
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 linmag Views 10716
C-beam Machine - Modesty
Modified C-beam Machine. Taller (30 cm) C-beam uprights in gantry, and longer 750 mm frame in Y direction. XL gantry plate on X (and Z?). Y will have additional 700 mm SBR16 rails as extra support and slightly raised bed to fit above stepper motor. Approx. machinable area of 370 x 370 mm.
Build Author Adam Filipowicz Views 2406
RRP - Roller Rack Pinion System
Current progress uses existing openbuilds bearings, but also uses 8mm shafts (custom)
Build Author Connor Mckeown Views 2983
My Prusa Build
The process from my bought printer, to a custom home built machine
Build Author Rob Mahan Views 6295
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 Kyo Views 2681
This is going to be a Sphinx 1050 build. Starting off as a stock kit build using industrial electronics and opensource control software. Mods and upgrades to follow.
Build Author alan richard Views 28991
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 Mark Carew Views 3033
Nema 17 Belt and Pinion System
This Belt and Pinion actuator is a great example of how easy it is to convert your machine into a belt drive system.
Build Author Shelby Teknologies Views 1417
Pick and place
Openbuilds Pick and Place using ideas from OpenPNP Frame work is from the Openbuilds Part store using 1000mm C beams and vslot 40x40 for support Surface is 3/4 " Particle board
Build Author Lindsey Lewis Views 2739
CNC Mini Mill Build
CNC Mini Mill build with some mods after following standard build on Youtube video.
Build Author ChrisViral Views 2102
OP C-Beam Machine XL by ChrisViral
Video diary C-Beam XL build with massive steppers and a 1.5kW Chinese spindle.
Build Author Craig Hollabaugh Views 914
Hyatt and My Journey to Tonehenge
I'm conducing guitar loudspeaker cabinet fabrication technique research (material type/thickness, mechanical joints, adhesives, etc) and how these relate to cabinet/speaker coupling and enclosure resonance with respect to psycho-acoustics. Basically, does one speaker cab sound better than another and why?
Build Author tommygun Views 1381
Full aluminium profiles construction. Synrad 50w CO2 laser. Ruida controller. Yaskawa servo motors
Build Author rob4cnc Views 1476
Rock n Roll
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.
Build Author James Evanko Views 1062
Ball Trajectory Machine
Need to build a machine that accurately positions objects for processing by a computer vision algorithm? Here is an example of a machine that does that for a ball trajectory application. The black anodized V-rails work well for applications in optics and imaging where the machine needs to stay out of the limelight.
Build Author deltajegga Views 1857
probably as big as you'd want it...
Build Author SCYBUCK Views 2465
KYO SPHINX a la' SCYBUCK
KYO SPHINX, CENTROID ACORN, GECKO 540, HALL EFFECT LIMIT SWITCHES, 2.2 KW, 24,000 RPM SPINDLE, WATER COOLED, 600 oz-in STEPPERS, INTENDED TO CUT ALUMINUM.
Build Author Michael.M Views 4797
Let me explain: About a year ago I was planning to build a CNC router of my own design. I started gathering components including the THK linear rails. I soon found out you pretty much need a CNC to build a CNC and this is when I decided to build my Sphinx machine. I've had these rails and some other parts sitting around so it's time I used them! I'm planning to incorporate linear rails and 1605 ballscrews into the Sphinx design. I really like the overall appearance of the Sphinx.
Build Author Bob Darrow Views 1907
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 Savvas Views 9352
Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates
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 Author Mark Carew Views 2423
C-Beam Double Wide Gantry Actuator
This easy to build actuator is configured to have not only strength, but accuracy! This low profile option offers endless possibilities, and we cant wait to see how this actuator is implemented in your build ideas!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 70196
V-Slot™ Mini V Linear Actuator Build
Learn to build the V-SLOT Mini V Modular linear Actuator System and create all kinds of cool machines!
Build Author Hilleke Views 2789
Acro System cable management and enclosure
wooden parts of the enclosure can be removed easily used the existing extraction of my glass bead burners
Build Author blterry1 Views 7663
The Beeline CNC
Here are the instructions to build the Beeline custom CNC router table.
Build Author Nicademus Views 4862
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 stepper Views 859
Touch screen macro imaging
This is a brief overview of the build of my macro imaging slide.
Build Author Carl Siren Views 3338
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 Mark Carew Views 2685
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 Indieflow Views 76634
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 reef Views 2122
CNC Cyclone PCB Factory, my way, step by step.
I'd like to renew my cnc for PCB so I decide to create new one from an existing project named Cyclone PCB Factory.
Build Author BinaryConstruct Views 4858
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 Gary Caruso Views 19022
OX Heavy Duty Build
OX Heavy Duty, using Chrisclub plates, for 2080 X-Y and C-beam Z
Build Author Sword66 Views 5124
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 Sprags Views 946
C-Beam Kyo Sphinx 10060
More stuff here.
Build Author fwm891 Views 4740
WorkBee 750x750 build
This CNC build is to help with some areas of my guitar builds - mainly inlays but some body work as well where appropriate. I expect it will be used for lots of other things once I get to know what it's capable of (sorry - what I'm capable of!).