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LEAD Lathe

Sep 17, 2022
Category
CNC LATHE BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

LEAD CNC 1010 (40" x 40")

Jul 11, 2022
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!

C-Beam Mini Mite

Jul 9, 2022
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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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.

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

Jul 5, 2022
Category
CNC ROUTER
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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.

Cairo Mini 3d-Printer

Jun 16, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
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Build Complete!

We are introducing the Cairo Mini 3d-printer! It’s a DIY fully Open-source Reproducible 20x20cm 3d-printer. The original goal of the Cairo Mini 3d-printer is to create a low-cost 3d-printer below 220$(3500 LE). That anyone can build with ease.

M10CUBE PICO CNC. A Universal Controller

May 12, 2022
Category
Circuit - Software Project
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

An attempt is to be a Unified Modular Controller based on M10CUBE platform. For GRBLHAL and MARLINHAL applications. HAL porting is under way 1 - WIZnet Pico Clone W5100S-EVB-Pico 2 v- 6 X StepStick. Not sure about the sixth driver, (Pico pins limitation) . External connectors for larger drivers 3 - Opto - isolated spindle PWM. 4 - HMI 5 - I/O on diferent modules and Ethernet 10MBPS communication. Patches will be written to GRBLHAL for Ethernet I/Os (Interrupted).

C-beam charmer

Apr 21, 2022
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Build in Progress...

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

OpenPull From CNC Kitchen.. attempt

Feb 20, 2022
Category
Everything Else
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Build in Progress...

This project is a Pull tester for material testing or structural testing with stress (force) data logging, I don't have plans for strain logging but that might be down the road.

OB Lead 1515 CNC Router 2021

Feb 14, 2022
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Building the OB Lead 1515 was straight forward. The on-line OpenBuilds assembly videos were extremely clear and easy to follow. Initial build of this machine is with OpenBuilds BlackBox which simplified getting the electronics to work the first time. OpenBuilds staff are friendly and helpful.

Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter

Jan 31, 2022
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.

Home made CNC Plasma Cutter

Jan 7, 2022
Category
Plasma Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Not completed yet but it does work, I will be changing small things as I finish the build and I have learned a lot from this build I am looking forward to finishing this one and Building another maybe larger table.

Lead 1510

Nov 25, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Customised Lead 1010 making it a 1510. T-Track work area with dual Y limit switches for auto-squaring. Powered by xPro v5 & CNC.js

(Smaug) 100w 1500x1000mm CNC Laser

May 11, 2021
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.

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!

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Apr 23, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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!

Custom push cart for CNC machines

Mar 13, 2021
Category
Furniture Builds
Build Progress
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.

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 :)

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)

Gigantesque CNC

Feb 22, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
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.

Sphinx 55

Feb 10, 2021
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

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

Router Sled V1.1 V-SLOT

Oct 26, 2020
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

We want to present you the new design of the device which is Router Sled. The whole structure is made of aluminum elements and ensures good quality of the device. We used V-SLOT aluminum profiles and OpenBuilds accessories for the construction. The instructional video can be found on our YouTube channel (subtitles in English soon)

Horizontal CNC V-Beem v1

Sep 16, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

V-Beem horizontal milling machine built on OpenBuilds components. Simple structure, great expansion possibilities, high stiffness.

Beefed up Minimill

Aug 24, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

A beefed up minimill, ready to gnaw on some aluminum! HG15 linear rails, a thick heavy column, bellows and easy fixturing and tramming.

Openbuilds 4x8 cnc

Aug 14, 2020
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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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.

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)

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.

Learning how to build

Jun 15, 2020
Category
Delta Mills / Stewart Platforms
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Build Complete!

I made a 5x10 foot cnc out of the parts I bought on this site. It's been upgraded and tinkered with ever since. The end goal is to learn enough to learn to build a large 10x10 foot 3d printer.

SCoreXY

Jun 9, 2020
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Currently I have Velleman/3Drag K8200 modified and CNC machine self built and wanted to use both to make new 3D printer. After looking at different designs I liked Voron a lot and have decided to go that way. Currently I have ordered majority of parts and build shall start soon. I don't plan to rush it as I am usually 2 months home and 2 off. Today done some electronics. Looks ok. https://youtu.be/ls_tl54ruE0

A very affordable CNC routing

Jun 1, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

In progress CNC, (just design for the momment), I want to get some feedback about the design and the possible flexion of the aluminum profiles chosen

Microwave Filter Tuner

Apr 8, 2020
Category
Everything Else
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The Microwave Filter Tuner (MFT) combined with the University of Regina’s tuning algorithm automatically tunes microwave filters by using a custom CNC machine with a computer vision system for identifying, mapping, and tuning each filter element, providing improved consistency, flexibility, and accuracy compared to traditional methods. The MFT is low cost and is capable of tuning multiple filter configurations with minimal preparation.

Rack and Pinion Cartesian Mill

Mar 30, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

This is a rework of a previous build I did on here, a mostly printed cartesian CNC. Initially intended to just be an update to that, but so many things changed including the linear motion and every single part has been modified significantly that I felt as though it deserved a whole new build.

Raspberry Pi CNC Software

Mar 17, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

The main objective is to build a software which can completely run on a single board computer, Rasbperry Pi, to reduce the complete cost of building a cnc machine. The software is extensively tested and can be run on any raspberry pi 2/3 boards. With no G-Code dependency, you can do complex 3D relief carving to simple tasks with simple GUI based project development environment. Please go through the YouTube channel for more details https://youtu.be/8KOXqLpvscg

Aluminum OX build with some modifications

Mar 15, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is my OX CNC router. It has been a labor of love for over a year now! I hope you find it interesting and inspiring! I also hope that it gives some of you more experienced CNC builders a different perspective and some ideas!

Plasma CNC machine

Jan 17, 2020
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The plasma CNC that I have built has a water table that measures 1350mm x 650mm. The water is flooded onto the cut area while cutting and recycled around with a pump. This is to reduce smoke, cool the metal being cut to reduce distortion and also to keep sparks to a minimum. Most of the machine has been made from aluminium , the frame and table from steel, the water table, stainless steel.

Senior Project CNC table

Jan 9, 2020
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

So for my senior project I decided to build a CNC router. I kind of need to get this done before May so we'll see what all goes down. It's going to be a 3 axis machine (for now) and will be able to handle 4x8 sheets of wood. This is my first build. It's going to be intresting..

3D printed CNC Machine

Dec 28, 2019
Category
Other Style 3D Printers
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

So I thought I would make the Leon van den Beukel version three 3D printed CNC Machine, it is the third incarnation so you would expect a relatively bug-free CNC Machine with a strong foundation.

Barcelona Build

Dec 18, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This will be my second CNC build but this time a proper CNC not a small desktop model that I played with for a while to learn Gcode, It was great but now its time to start playing with the big boys and girls.

Workbee CNC on steroids

Nov 23, 2019
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My First major improvement was changing the controller to a Acorn board. I loved the way a dedicated userinterface was speeding up my workflow. Next project my Y Axis. On Aliexpress I ordered a couple of 16mm ballscrews and some lineair rail. Before I took my gantry off I quickly made some aluminium profiles to fit my carriages. Withouth any doubt these improvements where worth it

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.

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