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Build Author Joonie65 Views 5167
Hydraulic lifting table
I started this project without drawing. in itself this went fine with some minor adjustments. My profession is machine builder that might make it a little easier. I still enjoy it every day.
Build Author Troy Proffitt Views 20740
Sphinx Upgraded plates / ballscrews and linear rail
Upgraded Sphinx Cbeam using 3/8 aluminum plates and linear rails / ballscrews
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 11854
The next level of CNC motion control solutions. Packed with advanced new features and built on the reliability of the proven BlackBox system
Build Author Mark Carew Views 113717
C-Beam™ Linear Actuator
Here are a few helpful C-Beam actuator ideas that will help you get a start on your builds
Build Author Frank Del Favero Views 3835
Portable self-contained Lead 1010 table
I have a two car garage NOT devoted to 3d printing or CNC. I have set aside a space for my 3d printer and a place to store my portable CNC table. The reason it’s portable is so that I wheel and can use my Lead 1010 outside where it won’t make a mess in the garage. The table is self contained. It houses a vac system as well as my CNC tools and supplies.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 167427
LEAD CNC 1010 (40" x 40")
The OpenBuilds Lead Machine takes us back to the roots of the OpenBuilds modular building system, and has proven itself as an adaptable design that can compete with any machine in its class!
Build Author Phil Harris Views 209
cnc back stop for brake press
back stop build
Build Author sausagePaws Views 70140
Embroidery machine with XY belt and pinion drive.
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.
Build Author Neil Rosenberg Views 7728
Dash X Direct, Cross-Beam 3d Printer
This is the next version of Dash, now operating much closer to its potential. Please message me if you need anything, such as Simplify3D settings, material information, design intent etc. Since the Pack-and-Go zip file is fairly large (120mB), here is a link where it can be downloaded: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q3ygyo_tTrB4UYIV62_wtCSCbWuE3krT/view?usp=sharing Note: I use Solidworks 2022, acquired through their Solidworks for Makers program (check it out!). A super deal at $100/yr
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 114371
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 CONUCON Views 642
3DTwinX Gantry CNC System
Belt driven 3-axis linear system for high precision and low costs. > Threading and linear real cutting needed
Build Author Mark Carew Views 24160
High Z Mod for Lead CNC
The High Z modification for the LEAD CNC brings your creative capabilities to new heights! With 8" of clearance this modification can be adapted easily to your existing LEAD CNC Router.
Build Author Ptiwee Views 9775
LR/BS CNC Router
An easy to source/easy to build, yet quite robust CNC router. This design has not yet be implemented.
Build Author tshilling Views 28702
K40 12x24in rebuild (In Original Case)
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.
Build Author Mac6986 Views 13205
Vinyl Application Roller table
Build progress of custom roller table for applying graphics
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 125902
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 Kyo Views 18350
A Sphinx build to inspire and encourage all those who want to get started with cnc to check out Opensbuilds line of machine bundles and hardware.
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 19607
INTERFACE CNC Touch Control System
Super cool standalone Human-Machine Interface for controlling your CNC machines!
Build Author Peter Stoneham Views 22238
Large 'Double H-Bot' using Openbuilds 2040 v-slot
The aim of this design is to build a simple, cost effective (under $1000) and relatively compact large volume (m3) 3D printer that will use a pellet extruder to create art/design objects using shredded recycled plastics.
Build Author ewr2san Views 733
Techsoft Roland TS-30 rebuild
Replacing the Electronics and Spindle. Intending to rewire all the buttons and make it into a more modern and easy to use CNC.
Build Author Kyo Views 26380
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 Brian Popp Views 48386
Salmon Sphinx 1.0
A tribute build based on Kyo's wonderful CBeam Sphinx. My hope is to improve on that build slightly, but to be honest, I'll probably just screw it up. I'll use this build to publicly document my failures.
Build Author Scott Drake Views 11055
1500x1000 CNC Router
1500x1000, additional frame stiffening from laser cut Stainless steel bracing plates, Nema 34 motor upgrade and Hiwin 16mm ballscrew additions on the way. Ethernet Smooth stepper control, 2.2kw Water cooled spindle. Schneider atv320 variable speed drive. SICK inductive limit switches, Leadshine Em882S stepper drivers ,1kw 62V supply for Stepper drives
Build Author alan richard Views 43461
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 Rob Taylor Views 14072
M4: 1510SS Heavy Mk.I
A 1500x1200mm, 20mm rail and 1610 ballscrew, heavy-duty, four-axis gantry machine. As high speed as spindle power MRR will allow for. Approx 4 x 3 x 1ft travels, intermediate size between benchtop and floor-scale units. Aiming at $10-15k machine in the $3k region.
Build Author Tweakie Views 33490
Software speed control of a brushless dc (Bldc) motor from Mach3.
Although this build is typically Mach3 related there is no reason it cannot be adapted for use with any machine control software which provides a PWM spindle control output. As an addition, an option has now been added which will enable the interface to manually control outrunner speed without the need for a PWM signal.
Build Author Keith Davis Views 30957
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 xyzzy603 Views 5792
Plasma Table 006
Fast, inexpensive, near-zero maintenance, and 2+ years of near-daily use.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 247391
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 11953
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 Ryan155 Views 6697
I made a mill from first principles because I didn't like any of the ones that were out there, More info can be found on the website RigCNC.com
Build Author that-jim Views 5309
Z-Axis Upgrade For My Sphinx
Z-Axis Upgrade For My Sphinx
Build Author that-jim Views 37765
LINEAR RAIL SPHINX 55 (Blue OX plates)
Machine based on Sphinx 55 built with linear rails.
Build Author MattR Views 14834
Cricut Expressions 2 to ESP32 GRBL Control
A log of my "brain surgery" on a Cricut Expressions 2 to change the control board to something open so that I could cut what I wanted. The ESP32 GRBL board I used has bluetooth and WIFI built-in and was very easy to get working just the way I wanted.
Build Author Damian V-SLOT Poland Views 955
Discover our unique DIY project that blends creativity, utility, and sustainability. This guide will take you through the construction of a LEGO display box, ingeniously crafted using offcuts of V-SLOT aluminium profiles and OpenBuilds accessories. Not only is this an eco-friendly approach to reusing surplus materials, but it also results in a stylish, functional display for your prized LEGO models. Whether you're a LEGO enthusiast or have little LEGO fans at home, this innovative project offers
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 15414
OpenBuilds Table Series
The OpenBuilds Table Series offers a modular table structure that grows with your needs.
Build Author that-jim Views 1433
My ACRO Build
An ACRO laser put together with some repurposed and some new parts.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 65318
OpenBuilds Workbee 1010 (40" x 40")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010 - 1000x1000 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author David Bunch Views 12146
A Rolling Plotter
To build a simple plotter that rolls along the length of large paper, foam core or other flat objects.
Build Author Netechsys Views 32151
LEAD 1515, HGH15, SFU1604 Ball Screw
Build Author UltiBots Views 32431
UltiBots CB3030 CNC Router
The UltiBots CB3030 CNC uses C-Beam, V-Slot and an extruded aluminum T-Slot work table. This allows 6mm T-Nuts, step clamps and blocks to secure materials to the work surface. The all metal design makes the use of a mister possible.
Build Author Moag Views 105662
C-Beam Machine XLarge
A rigid and wide format, plate and carving CNC.
Build Author Sigifredo Cruz Rojas Views 1653
ALl included interface
I have not too much space and need a portable solution, and tired of cleaning the electronics I decide to put everything inside a box and this is the result.
Build Author 2SIsurf Views 3480
Hotwire cnc Surfboards
Xl 2 axis foam cutter Eps Surfboard blanks Simple open concept but high production machine. Shape 3d case with open builds controller
Build Author Jason Moore Views 8092
Lead1500 Plasma Table w/THC
lead machine plasma table with Black Box, and Torch Height Control
Build Author Tourniquet63 Views 1379
Denford CNC Resurrection
Denford CNC Mill Update
Build Author StephanG. Views 4341
KillerBee 1515 customized
Killerbee 1515 with modifications.
Build Author alex_b Views 15552
TACIT RONIN CNC - Flood Coolant Enabled C-Beam
The TACIT RONIN CNC is a fully enclosed C-Beam platform intended for flood coolant cutting of Carbon Fiber and G10 composites.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 197725
OpenBuilds ACRO System
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.
Build Author Cam Garrett Views 1399
Sturdy Motorized Photographic Copy Stand
i would like to build a sturdy motorized photographic copy stand. i have hobbled together a hand crank version using a used umbrella pole but it is not suitable as it is awkward and wobbly.
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 2516
Multi Z LEAD Machine Addon
The Multi Z adds multiple Z axis to a LEAD CNC Machine allowing it to cut and carve 2 to 3 times the amount of projects in the tame it takes to make just one
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 20002
OpenBuilds Enclosure Series
Easy to build series of enclosures for all your CNC needs!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 69004
BlackBox Motion Control System
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 Spark Concepts Views 70432
CNC xPRO Driver
Spark Concepts CNC xPRO Driver. A new GRBL compatible, all-in-one stepper driver board with 4 motor controllers for XYZ + 1 clone (or rotary!). Capable of powering your next build with an ATX PSU (or 12V 2 wire supply), and ready for wireless printing. Compatible with Arduino (wireless robots anyone?)
Build Author Mark Carew Views 1138162
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 deltajegga Views 7653
probably as big as you'd want it...
Build Author I-P-Daily Views 1297
CNC built, work in progress, fail
2x4 cutting area, enclosed with dust collection mainly built out of wood.
Build Author Ted Moyer Views 3016
LEAD 1515 HIGH Z MOD 4KW ER20 7.5 KW VFD
OLD Lead 1010 High Z Mod converted to Newest Lead 1515 with High Z mod, slimmer cbeam motor mounts, thrust bearings etc. Extended by original table out and upgraded my 1.5kw VFD and Spindle to 4kw ER20 Spindle and 7.5kw GT VFD
Build Author boutrous Views 6742
Laser Rotary Attachment
Build Summary updated after parts list completed
Build Author Kanu Views 8623
Filament winder ( carbon fiber )
Carbon fiber filament winder
Build Author Neil Rosenberg Views 33850
Dash-X 3D Printer: Innovative design
Cross-beam Cartesian 3d printer with dual master/slave lightweight fiberglass drive shafts, BMG style extruder with Bowden (Capricorn) tubing. Hot end is Creality Ender 3 style with two fans and BLTouch for autoleveling. Filament runout sensor is also included.
Build Author Giarc Views 1497
Y table for LEAD Lathe - essentially a High Z Cbeam XL
I built the lathe as a dedicated rotary axis, but I soon realized I could have a back up CNC for very little expense.
Build Author Jasont Views 1994
MY first CNC build
my first cnc build using the lead 1010 to build bigger and better!!
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 4780
MakerSL MSL-65 Manual Coffee Grinder Stand
I know this build is a little off category here at OB, but I wanted to share it with the community (as well as other coffee lovers) and show however vast the possibilities are when OB hardware is involved. This is a powered stand intended to operate a manual coffee grinder. It is compact, light, portable and uses simple drive components (B&D Cordless Screwdriver). I will post two version, V-1 (Beginner skill level ) and V-2 (Intermediate skill level). Both accomplish the same results.
Build Author sausagePaws Views 1733128
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 Jason @ MCC Views 7569
QueenBee Pro CNC Router and Lathe
A 1000x1500mm QueenBee Pro with a 4th Axis Rotary attachment/Lathe Bed.
Build Author nc3dpw Views 19059
(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 JCPhlux Views 23144
Large Core XY 3d Printer W/fixed build plate
Build Author tarekhassan2030 Views 3179
Home build from A to Z
I made this from A to Z at home by myself with reading and watching tones of videos. 50 cm X 50 cm but I get 40cm x 35 cm as a real workread
Build Author Nick Cipolla Views 1716
2 Axis Lathe cutter
Rubber company use as a lathe cutter for accurate cuts compared to hand cutting.
Build Author Rick 2.0 Views 13278
C-Beam Mini Mite
A small system with a big bite. Design achieves a good balance between machine size vs. build area, rigidity and ease of construction all while keeping build cost as low as possible.
Build Author David Bunch Views 6693
Horizontal Cantilever or Vertical Diode Laser Engraver
Light weight portable Laser Engraver (6.5lbs - 12lbs)
Build Author BNMaker Views 9301
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.
Build Author Metalguru Views 14249
Dragon Portable CNC Plasma Cutter
A small portable CNC Plasma Cutter with some unique features
Build Author viktop Views 20013
Simple Cnc System (arduino Grbl)
Arduino powered simple CNC system using GRBL firmware. Designed to give the most function using the very least number of parts at the lowest price.
Build Author ahayden Views 23999
C-Beam Prefab Untitled
The C-Beam Prefab Untitled is designed as the cartesian compliment to the C-Beam XL. With the exception of requiring a couple more 1000mm C-Beams and lead screws, the build requires a minimum of additional parts. The primary intention of the build is to maximize the cutting envelope while still staying within the sweet spot for C-beam rigidity. This design can easily be modified and allows for further custom structural components to be cut with the initial build platform.
Build Author Lloydsch47 Views 1702
Double C-beam Y axis 500mm., Double 2080 X axis 600mm. , C-beam Z axis 250mm, TB-6600 drivers, MKS-DLC32v2 GRBL w/wi-fi and blue tooth
Build Author Indieflow Views 107262
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 Troy Joachim Views 14056
Prusa i3 Bear IDEX
Remix of the Prusa i3 Bear with added IDEX
Build Author James Archer Views 11543
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 PCBman Views 6376
A desktop Cartesian CNC router
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 7967
Simple Swing Arm Build for the Modular Table Series. Create a simple vacuum swing arm that swings over your machine keeping your vacuum hose and router cord, etc. up and out of the way
Build Author mytechno3d Views 11942
Z FLoating head for Plasma cutting (OX CNC compatible)
How to convert your OX CNC to a plasma cutter at low cost
Build Author Leonard Cross Views 32692
Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter
A CNC machine with an expansive 30x30" work area, supporing a router, laser, simple 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.
Build Author blterry1 Views 15558
The Beeline CNC
Here are the instructions to build the Beeline custom CNC router table.
Build Author DarkPenguin Views 2379
New Workbee Z Axis
Hopefully an upgrade of the Z axis of the Workbee.
Build Author boutrous Views 2530
Build using standard parts as much as possible, Open Builds etc. To keep printer usable for more materials will be trying a heated bed with rotary elec union for the thermistor and power.
Build Author Ariel Yahni Views 49506
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.
Build Author Damian V-SLOT Poland Views 12922
DIY Slab Flattening Mill
V-SLOT profiles and OpenBuilds accessories give us many possibilities. We decided to build a manual ROUTER SLED using only components of the OpenBuilds system. The design is simple to build, construction takes little time, and the frame is easy to transport.
Build Author sharmstr Views 14456
Shawn's Workbee 1510
Shawn's adventure in assembling and customizing the Openbuild's version of the 1500x1000 Workbee.
Build Author cdsmith12 Views 21337
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 Mike Longden Views 3287
My Openbuilds Journey
I've learned a lot from building this machine, and had and will continue to enjoy using it. Let The CHIPS FLY!
Build Author Scott Martinez Views 9407
This machine is a heavy duty, moving gantry style CNC router. It uses Teknic ClearPath servo motors driving ballscrews and linear rails. The machine has 36" x 48" x 19" of travel with about 7" of clearance below the gantry.
Build Author Jay Almers Views 5872
FlashPoint CNC v1: 500mm x 1000mm 3-Axis CNC Router
My build is based on many different builds but pieced together into a unit specifically to suit my needs. The footprint, without motors, is around 500mm x 1000mm with a gantry height of around 250mm. I used a combination of C-Beam, for the linear transmission, and V-Slot for the base and gantry supports. Forged angle connectors were used for attachment and I utilized the C-Beam gantry cart kits with anti-backlash blocks for both Y axes, the X axis, and Z axis.
Build Author Dollarz81 Views 10388
C-Beam XXLarge "Tank"
This is a modified build C-Beam XLarge. 1000mm C-Beam used for X and Y axis, and the Y Axis moves the X bridge, not the material being worked.
Build Author Slewratesarego Views 16413
The RAT. A form ply and aluminium hybrid.
A hybrid of form ply and aluminium. 835x1260x100mm working envelope.
Build Author Dave420 Views 12560
OpenBuilds C-beam 15mm belt on 1500mm C-Beam.
OpenBuilds C-beam 15mm belt on 1500mm C-Beam.
Build Author Frank Gore Views 6482
A custom Delta printer for large projects with any filament that still retains speed and accuracy, all within a 15 amp/110VAC power budget. Based on Johann's Mini Kossel design.
Build Author BeTrue3D Views 19330
High Quality CoreXY with focus on quality and optimized printarea versus physical size of the printer.