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Standalone Torch Height Controller for CNC Plasma Cutting

Mar 4, 2021
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
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Build Complete!

A Torch Height Controller helps improve plasma cut quality and can save a CNC Machine from crashing. This design doesn't require you to know electronics or need any custom circuits... Its plug and play! This is a COMPLETELY standalone controller with a built-in Driver powerful enough to run just about any stepper motor. (maybe a little to powerful for a NEMA17)

(Smaug) 100w 1500x1000mm CNC Laser

May 4, 2021 at 3:59 PM
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Laser CNC made with mostly Openbuilds and amazon sourced components. Lots of 3d printed components as well. The main purpose is to cut EVA foam.

M4: 1510SS Heavy Mk.I

Aug 22, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

Homemade CNC Router (Under $400)

Apr 30, 2021
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

So Instead of buying a CNC Router which can cost thousands of dollars I ventured on the quest to design and build my own. I have multiple parts to this series. Hopefully all of my information I share helps!

Sphinx 55 on MGN12 linear rails

Sep 8, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My machine is a combination of the Openbuilds Sphinx 55, MGN12 linear rails knockoffs and custom made plates made by Chris Laidlaw

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Apr 23, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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!

maker CARVER

Feb 18, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

A Small format CNC Cartesian style Machine. This machine is meant to be fitting as an entry level machine as well as smaller projects for carpenters ect. Size range from 500mmx500mm to 1000mmx1000mm

GRANITE 1.0

Dec 25, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This machine has been in the works for quite a while. Most of the plates were cut with my Shpinx machine. I have a lot more photos and information to share soon.

ACRO 1010 with custom Z axis

Apr 17, 2021
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is my build for an ACRO system with a custom z-axis for changing z height for focusing or for adjusting depth when making multiple passes when cutting.

Gigantesque CNC

Feb 22, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

This is a upgrade to make a little deeper and a little bigger foot print for cutting. This is a copy of design off Rob Taylor idea for Dbl C Beam setup. The goal though is to design it around a new build with minimal tools for some one with no cnc access. Drillpress and drill bits and tap set. A 10in Non ferrous metal cutting blade for my table saw. Paper printer for printing DXF files.

Modified Sphinx 55 with MGN12 linear rails

Aug 2, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

Inspired by previous Sphinx builds by Sorin (w/ MGN Rails) and Kenneth's witthuhnCNC XKLBR-1S. I wanted to create a desktop unit that kept a minimal profile and neatly contained the PS, Controller, and all wiring, making it a singular unit that could be easily transportable (as it will be doing double duty at my home and at work)

LEAD CNC 1010 (40" x 40")

Sep 4, 2020
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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!

BlackBox Motion Control System

Nov 1, 2019
Category
Circuit - Software Project
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Dash-X 3D Printer: Innovative design

Mar 21, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build Complete!

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.

High Z Mod for Lead CNC

Oct 28, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

3000x1500 CNC

Apr 25, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

Here is my Project A CNC 3000 mm by 1500 mm, with a 2.2kW spindle collet ER25 and 4 stepper motor nema 23 425oz-in. The purpose being to have a large work surface for a minimum cost.

45W CO2 Laser Build

Dec 2, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build in Progress...

A co2 laser build that is heavily inspired and based quite a bit off Pedro Fernandez' 50w co2 laser build. This is my first build post so, bare with me.

OpenBuilds LEAD CNC Machine 1515 (60" x 60")

Nov 18, 2020
Category
CNC ROUTER
Build Progress
Build Complete!

It began with creating an extremely rigid axis that incorporates a multi C-Beam Linear Rail system as well as precision lead screws coupled with a tension system for the absolute maximum in performance.

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.

Custom push cart for CNC machines

Mar 13, 2021
Category
Furniture Builds
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Build in Progress...

I’m custom building a push table / cart for my cnc machines mostly out things I already had in my garage. Using a gray push utility cart as the main body and building around that.

UK40OB

Mar 9, 2020
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.

Indie i2

Mar 10, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build Complete!

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.

Workhorse 3D Printer

Feb 28, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Large 600mm x 350mm x 350mm Build Volume with lead screw driven motion. The printer build has a moving gantry and fixed heat bed. Open Source

Vulcan MAX

Jan 6, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build in Progress...

While mimicing the frame platform of the popular Crealiy CR-10 and Ender series, the Vulcan MAX overcomes design weaknesses in both printers. Chief improvements are a more stable, rigid mounting of the Z frame and Z gantry.

Sim Racing rig

Oct 23, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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Build Complete!

Made with OpenBuilds 2020 and 2060 material/brackets/hardware. Simlabs wheel deck. Fanatec DD wheel base/wheel/pedals NRG seat Sim racing studio wind simulators Few 3D printed brackets/caps/cable holds

Gantry Style CNC from plywood

Mar 4, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I am currently 15 years old, from Germany and trying to build a low budged CNC router. I only designed this CNC based on other CNC routers that I have seen and what I am able of. It consists mostly of 2.3cm plywood to keep costs down. The size of the work area is approx. 40 x 80 cm. I would be really glad if you could give me advice's for improvement on the design and everything else ... ( I could really need your help :) ) enjoy :)

Laser cutter

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

Full aluminium profiles construction. Synrad 50w CO2 laser. Ruida controller. Yaskawa servo motors

Sea-OX

Dec 29, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

This is my first CNC build. The Sea-OX is a machine built out of three 1000mm C-Beams. I plan to have a Y length of 1000mm and a X length of 650mm. The Z should have the ability to move approximately 100mm.

Openbuilds 4x8 cnc

Aug 14, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I built this cnc using 2 z axis actuators thinking it would minimize deflection and it seems to be very sturdy. I used 2 1500mm c channels for my x axis, 1 1500mm c channel for my y axis, nema 23 stepper motors, dm556 drivers, 2 24v power supplies, smc5-5-n-n controller, 9mm wide belts, and the Hitachi m12vc router. So far it's working very well with a few hiccups. Programming the controller was a learning experience but I'm very happy with it.

crypt-cube

Feb 19, 2021
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The crypt-cube is another project I've been working on off and on over the past year, unlike my previous built C3DO this is a much smaller built with a volume of 318mm x 240mm x 220mm. With this build my main focus is precision and speed.

Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter

Feb 15, 2021
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

DIY Embroidery Machine V2

Jun 11, 2019
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My second attempt at an affordable sewing machine embroidery add on. This one uses readily available electronics modules and 3D printable parts where possible.

Sphinx 55

Feb 10, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

GIGAWATT 2.1 LASER CUTTER

Feb 5, 2021
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Progetto di un laser CO2 da 50w Autocostruito, con scheda di controllo MKS Sbase v.1.3 Firmware Smoothieware versione CNC Struttura realizzata con profili T-slot 20x20 e 20x40

Improved CBM

Dec 9, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build Complete!

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

Plastic Monstrosity

Nov 17, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

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.

Kossel Extreme

Jan 24, 2021
Category
Delta Bots
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Build in Progress...

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.

Custom build 80w Co2 Laser Cutter

Aug 7, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

The dwarf

Jan 20, 2021
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a build for those of us that want to work fairly large but are in a tight space and budget

CupriForge

Jan 20, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build will use 1/2 inch copper water pipe as the primary material for all structural parts. As of now my intent is a cartesian design drawing from a few popular printers. I'm going to use the least amount of printed parts as possible and locally source as much as I can. I have built an EMT-conduit core-xy printer in the past and while it worked out fine, I feel copper is easier to work, manufactured with more precision, still reasonably inexpensive and will look super cool!

MOVABLE ART TO SCREEN WALL-MOUNTED TV

Jan 17, 2021
Category
Furniture Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This project produced a movable framed canvas to cover a wall-mounted flat-screen TV when not being viewed, which at the touch of of a switch moves down below the TV and sound bar. The same switch is used afterwards to return the artwork up to cover the TV again. Photo shows mechanism without the canvas frame. See other photos.

GridBot Two: Powerfully Simple

Sep 23, 2020
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Core XY, sensor-less homing, integrated camera, touch screen, pi, 32-bit controller, fast, quiet, beautiful prints. 300 x 300 x any build volume. Just change out the Z lead screws, rods, and four pillars. Total BOM around $700 USD. Build time around 6 hours.

The BEE and ME

Apr 2, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I have always wanted to work with CNC machinery...a few years back I got my chance to learn some basics at the Double Glazing Company where I was employed (very basic I might add) before the firm folded and I was made redundant...I wanted to continue learning and when I came across this site which push affordable machines I thought I'd give it a go. So I purchased a !000mmx750mm Screw Driven Workbee from Ooznest and I'm about to embark on my quest as many have done before me...Wish me Luck!

Sphinx 1050

Dec 4, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Ooznest OX CNC Machine

Sep 17, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

LEAD Lathe

Oct 25, 2020
Category
CNC LATHE BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I have been toying with the idea of making a 3 axis rotary CNC machine for awhile. I wanted to make it with off the shelf OpenBuilds parts so any one can replicate it and I felt the LEAD High Z Mod would be a good starting point.

OpenBuilds ACRO System

Jul 22, 2020
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.

750x750 Plasma cutter table

Dec 15, 2020
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

It startet in May with some leftovers from a cnc router build. Now in the middle of December its 99% finish. Everything is lowcost, spend about 1600$ so far.

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