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Custom build 80w Co2 Laser Cutter

Mar 20, 2019 at 2:48 AM
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Building a custom made 80W Co2 Laser cutter. Making it from scratch and it's a work in progress but I've learned a lot and I'll be sharing a bit of that knowledge with you guys since I've learned a lot from here.

Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter

Mar 16, 2019 at 5:16 PM
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A CNC machine with a massive 30x30" work area, that supports a router, laser, plotting and work monitoring camera. Control includes a tethered control box, game controller style jog control, and relay controlled AC outlets for all appliances. Accessories include a 3D printed dust shoe, a complete spoilboard and hold down system, an XYZ touch probe and multiple vacuum retention boards to support full profile routing.

OpenBuilds ACRO System

Feb 16, 2019
Category
DRAWBOT/ARTBOT
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The OpenBuilds ACRO System was developed to be the most accurate and cost effective positioning system in its class. The ACRO System incorporates the OpenBuilds V-Slot system and, therefore, has the unique ability to expand to multiple sizes creating a size configuration custom to your needs. Choose the size that best fits your workshop. This versatile system allows for precise positioning of many different mountable tools and attachments.

K40 12x24in rebuild (In Original Case)

Feb 14, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Rebuilt the internals of a K40 to allow for a 12 x 24 in cutting area while reusing the same external case and not touching the laser tube.

My Workbee 1010

Feb 2, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

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.

ECNCML (budget mashup)

Nov 28, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build summarizes my CNC milling and laser engraving machine conversion from a dimensional lumber frame and electrical mess to an all aluminum frame with a safe and well constructed (IMHO) control system with the resources I had available.

LaserShark300

Nov 23, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

300x300 belt drive laser etching/cutting platform. The design was borrowed from another's blog and customized to fit materials on-hand. Was a very fun project to assemble.

BA3DP

Nov 1, 2018
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Dragon Plasma cutter

Oct 8, 2018
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Inspired by MetalGuru's idea : The plasma too cutter . If you have to cut small to medium sheet of steel with a plasma , this build may be for you

LS-LASER

Oct 3, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Beamlazer Laser cutter CO2 100W

Sep 30, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Hi everyone, im new to the world of lasercutters but i have been granted access for a Trotec laser for a while with old firmware and only compability trought Windows XP. Then i decided to build my own laser, with some easier workflow and support for Windows 10. Since im still a student i have limited resources, so i will try too use scrap parts as much as possible. I will publish photos and updates during my build continously. Gladly taking advices from others.

Plasma cutting table

Sep 3, 2018
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is our plasma cutting table , based on the famous OX CNC . Can cut up to 15 mm ( steel , stainless , aluminium ) with a really good accuracy and at a really high speed .

+Laser

Sep 2, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A minimalist 2-axis A2 sized laser diode cutter/engraver. Designed to give the most function using the very least number of parts at the lowest price.

V-Slot™ Linear Actuator Build (Belt Driven)

Jun 19, 2018
Category
ACTUATOR

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.

A simple XY laser engraver/cutter

May 31, 2018
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Desktop 4-Axis Nema 23

Apr 6, 2018
Category
CNC LATHE BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build is specific to a furniture design I am trying to bring to market. My first attempt to build a machine. I have looked at other build submissions to help me figure out where I would like to start. The workable volume should 36" W x 6" D x 6" T. The goal is to become more comfortable with the electronics side of machines I enjoy using and also lower the cost of my product by reducing man hours in the manufacturing process. Yay!

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.

"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.

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.

CNC/3DPrint/Laser/Mill (formerly CNC-inator3000)

Mar 5, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

The Plastic Beast CoreXY Printer

Feb 28, 2018
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

My 80w Laser build (1000x1000 cutting area)

Dec 29, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a 80w laser which I am building (picture of the case) the frame is constructed with normal square tubing with plastic corners. this laser needs to live outside

80watt Lasercutter, workingarea 105x52[cm], steel frame

Dec 13, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I will write a short buildlog here with mostly pictures. I designed this lasercutter in solidworks(not totally finished) for a good overview and such that the steel tubes could be lasercut by a company, the metal frame is based on the lasercutter the KÄSER, which you can find on cnczone.nl. The mechical parts are designed by myself because I had no mill to my use, so the mechnical parts are lasercut(same company as tube) steelplates welded together.

Laser Cutter/Engraver OptLaser 6W with Z-axis

Dec 8, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

UK40OB

Oct 21, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Modifying the K40 laser cuter stock gantry in favor of OpenBuilds superior and smoother movement. Also will provide me a better level control for easier beam alignment.

Norm Inverted - Cartesian

Aug 2, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

As a tinkerer and hobbyist I need a reliable quality printer on a budget... Meaning I'm not looking to buy a: Prusa, Zortrax or LulzBot because of the added cost their marketing adds. I can definitely build a machine of hopefully equal quality at a lower cost that is not impacted by the marked-up priced from a large reputable manufacturer. I will need to dedicate time and more time for design shakedowns to ensure I produce a quality machine. Bare with me on this build... Thanks!

CO2 Tube life expectancy experiment - Sponsored in part by Openbuilds

May 11, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Hypothesis - Running CO2 laser tubes at high amperage may shoirten tube life in number of hours, but will be made up for by the increase in actual inches engraved/cut using the higher power. This is a long term experiment, so the build status will remain as "Build in progress" until the experiment has been completed.

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

Openbuilds Co2 80w Laser Cutter

Apr 28, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Co2 80 watt openbuilds laser cutter, 1200mm laser tube, 1500x1000x500mm dimensions. Build frame first and then panels to be added.

Need a catchy name - enlarging CNC

Mar 27, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The aim of this build is to have a CNC that can cut a FULL sheet of wood when I need it to, but also shrink down and cut smaller sheets the rest of the time. The prototype is based on an OX cnc but soon it will be completely custom using Openbuilds Parts

SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter

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

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.

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.

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