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The Archon R2

Mar 19, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

WorkBee 750x750 build

Apr 19, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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!).

ORCA Laser Build

Mar 28, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is my take on the Acro Laser system made from mostly salvaged, scrap, or leftover parts. I modified the plates in an attempt to maximize the cutting area and I wanted a lightweight adjustable Z axis.

20x24 inch Fixed Gantry Mill

Mar 25, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I have shared many pictures of this project it is now complete I have had my first cuts on this machine and it is solid , still learning the new motion Controller. The Acorn is more like you would find on a commercial built CNC or CNC Lathe.But it does have all of the functionally one needs

Live C-Beam Build @ MRRF2018

Mar 26, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Contained within are links to our OpenBuilds sponsored C-beam Machine live build taking place at MRRF 2018 (Midwest Reprap Festival) on March 24 and 25, 2018. There will also be some build images and a few 3D printed STL items that were added.

Embroidery machine with XY belt and pinion drive.

Apr 22, 2014
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A simple Embroidery machine using an XY belt and pinion drive to drive a hoop under a standard sewing machine. Needle timing, machine power and stepper control are all provided by a PIC processor. A tablet provides the higher level formatting required for communicating with the PIC chip.

CUT SMITH

Mar 9, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I am building a multi tool CNC. I plan to have a quick change tooling system that will accept Routers, oxy acetylene torch, Plasma torch. etc. there will be a water bed under the convertible router table / work bench. The inspiration to build this machine is from having a small garage and not a shop.

"AcroCadabra" My Acro Laser built with my C-Beam XL

Mar 15, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Well I built a C-Beam XL around a year ago, I am still learning things as I make stuff with it, it has been quite a wonderful learning experience. Now I have gained enough confidence and knowhow to Mill the required Plates to build an Acro Laser System using the Acro Laser Sketchup Model. I have pulled the Model apart in Sketchup, isolated the Plates and generated the G-Code to cut/Mill the plates. I have used Sketchucam to generate the G-Code. I Use Mach3 on my C-Beam XL to Mill.

Fourth Axis Mill Prototype

Mar 6, 2018
Category
Other Lathe Build
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I really like the 4th axis I purchased a few years back, but when I went looking for it again the suppliers who once carried it no longer do. Anyone know who makes it? Center hole receives collets. I own a ShopSmith so I am using a 5/8th rod and can mount it's chucks onto this machine. Also I like the use of the skateboard wheels, they are adjustable and one could use more sets over a longer axis. The Sherline z-axis is not my first choice, I just had a spare.

C-Beam Rigid - 'The Hog'

Apr 25, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

C-Beam Machine baseline build. DW618 Spindle. SuperPID. Gcode Controlled Mist Coolant. Rigid Work Surface. NEMA 23 (425oz-in) Leadshine 4 Axis Stepper Driver. LinuxCNC (MachineKit) Tool Touch Off Probe.

OffAxis CNC 1000x1500

Mar 1, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Cut Area: 825 x 1340. Max Cutting depth: 2 inches. Arduino based control with Nema 23 and Nema 17 drive. 8mm leadscrew and 2GT belt drive. 400W 48V quite cut spindle.

C-Beam Upgrade to Larger C-Beam

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

My goal was to be able to enlarge my C-Beam with as many original parts as possible. I was able to recycle almost all of them with a only the two 500 mm rails left over. I used 1000 mm rails for the X Axis and I added another complete Y Axis assembly. I chose to keep it simple and I am very happy with the result!

Small PCB, Engraving and Delrin CNC Mill

Feb 28, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is my first attempt at building a spindle based CNC machine. The intention is to mill PCB boards and mill delrin blocks. The device was built with an Emergency Stop that actually cuts power to the spindle and motors. This is a post build write-up and consists of finished photo compilation and CAD renderings.

OTiS 500mm

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

OTiS (Off The Shelf) is 500mm cartesian CNC that can be built with all off the shelf parts from OpenBuildsStore. It features C-Beam actuators and a V-Slot frame.

Beefed-up and customized OX build

Sep 13, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My Machine is based on the OX CNC designed by Mark Carew as well as the ooznest kit, and it incorporates a bunch of my own details and revisions to increase performance and robustness. It has become way more beastly than I originally planned!

C-Beam - Sphinx 1000x1000mm inspired by Kyo

Feb 23, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A stable CNC Router that allows me to cut and carve bigger Parts. The Machine is an original Build from Kyo's Sphinx CNC Machine. Thanks for the great Work and the Effort Kyo. Your Files and Lists helped me a lot to build that Sphinx 1x1m.

Bedroom Builds (BrB) DIY CNC

Jan 12, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

32 Button Hand Pendant for the PlanetCNC Control Board

Feb 24, 2018
Category
Circuit - Software Project
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This project is for building a remote hand pendant for the Planet-CNC control board but could be adapted for many other projects. The pendant allows for machine control without being at the computer keyboard and the button functions on the pendant are defined by the user.

All metal Ox hybrid CNC Router Table

Feb 19, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is my second CNC build, but the first one that I design from the ground up. The base is all metal because I want to add Plasma facility later on. I used the Ox model for the gantry plates and made a few changes to adapt to my design. Since I wanted to use parts from my first CNC to save as much as possible, I kept the 5/8 Hi-Lead Screw I had from Roton for the Y and Z axis. I will also add a downdraft table to keep all parts tight on the table for cutting.

Improved CBM

Oct 26, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Yet another build of an improved C-Beam Machine, improving stiffness, size, versatility, and strength without increasing costs much.

Nightfuel

Feb 4, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The user will input a selection from a variety of pre-established drinks. The user will not need a glass, since it will be provided in the automation process. This completely eliminates the need for a bartender if an RFID purchase system is implemented.

DaveP's Homemade CNC Project

Feb 7, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Somewhere along the line sometime around February 2017 I got the bug in my head that I needed to build a CNC router. This is where I am today...

OneZ i3

Apr 19, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

One more life for a cube

Feb 4, 2018
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Gantry CNC - Decisions made only to change over and over.

Jan 11, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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!

Opening into doors

Jan 29, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Construction of a CNC table for a specific project that could cut an area larger than a door (>8'x4'). Much thought went into how to avoid the weight of the gantry bending the (long) Y axis, whilst still keeping down the complexity and cost.

C Beam Served

Jan 23, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

C Beam Machine built in a server cab. Hopefully this keeps every thing enclosed , clean and quite ?

Modular DIY CNC Machine

Jan 21, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Upgrading the C-Beam machine

Jan 20, 2017
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Plastic Monstrosity

Nov 17, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Large inexpensive build that can cut a 4x8 ft sheet with room to spare. Can be built using only a 3D printer and standard parts -- no special CNC'd plates required.

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

Update Eleksmaker with Openbuild eccentrics for X-Carriage

Jan 10, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

MQTitan printer

Jan 9, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Components- RAMPS, running marlin, Nema 17, All metal extruder, 600mm lead screws, 600mm 2020 aluminum extrusions, 12v 30a power supply, 12v LED strip, Typical endstops, 600mm 8mm linear rods, Bearing block for 8mm bearings, Openbuilds plates, wheels, and bearings, 500x500mm borosilicate glass plate

First build - small scale

Jan 9, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Using basic standard components, beams, motors, belt drive on x and y, z is a screw. Using Grbl Panel on Windows 10. Really basic router, had trouble getting the controller to turn on the router and set speeds so it is currently wired to a power bar switch so it runs full speed and I just use the switch to turn it on and off. Just getting x, y and z control working properly for now and likely going to switch the router to my dremel 4000 using a 3d printed mounting bracket I got from thingiverse

CoreXY - Tower Printer

Jan 5, 2018
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I wanted to try a different way of operating the Z Axis so I setup a tower using 40x40. In the end it worked excellently and can easily print 60mm/s with 150mm/s travels. The coreXY is a very cool kinematic, and you can get some pretty great speed and accuracy. The main issue is the fact your Steps/mm are doubled, so the lower end motors don't like it at high speeds.

My CNC

Jan 5, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Arizona OpenBuilds MiniMill CNC

Jan 1, 2018
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

CubeSpawn Ultimaker 3D Printer Module

Sep 15, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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

Hot Wire 4 Axis CNC Foam cutter

Nov 14, 2017
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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

C-Beam Machine XL

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Overview of my experience building the C-Beam Machine XL from OpenBuilds, along with updates as I move along and get it going. My application is for creating plates needed for lab functions, 19 rack bay covers, and whatever else arises.

Atucnc

May 2, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

2 1/2 axis CNC chassis. Convertible to plasma, 3D printer and welder. Currently used as router. Plotting table dim: X axis 620 mm, Y 650 mm, Z 100 mm. Created for teaching purposes, open source license, currently used for engraving ukiyo-e wood plates and printmaking

Suitcase Vacuumformer

Dec 5, 2013
Category
Small Vacuum Former

Quick overview of my build up for a vacuum former that is self contained, portable and fairly easy to build.

Jim's C-Beam Machine Build

Jan 29, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This machine is fantastic. Teamed up with Fusion 360, Inkscape, and GrblPanel, I'm well on my way towards making at least one Christmas gift this year. I had some frustrating times during the build, mainly with getting everything to go together square, but overall it was fun. I can see that I'm going to need to be a bit creative in order to max out the work area for this machine so that I can produce the product I bought it for, but it will be able to do so much more for me as well.

Budget 1500mm OpenBuilds V-Slot Deltabot Build

Jan 24, 2017
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This 1500mm tall Delta is a work in progress. The triangle corners are water jetted from 1" 6061 Aluminum, and are welded to 1" square tubing. The 1500mm OpenBuilds 20x20 V-Slot extrusions are held into the corner brackets by two stainless steel set screws per bracket. This printer will need to be reinforced with wall brackets due to the combination of height/materials.

Hobby OX CNC

Oct 24, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This "hobby OX" CNC is built for multiple purposes such as cutting and engraving various materials, laser etching and cutting, etc... Its a great platform for hobby enthusiasts like me where this machine can be used for so many different purposes effectively and efficiently!

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