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Build Author Mark Carew Views 28587
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 Mark Carew Views 124035
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 Mark Carew Views 948028
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 BooTec Views 12559
DIY CNC Machine
In this project, I show you how I built my DIY CNC machine. All moving parts of the DIY CNC router are running on ball bearings while the structural parts are made with natural materials, namely birch plywood and solid beech wood.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 45417
V-Slot NEMA 23 Linear Actuator (Lead Screw)
Learn to build a super strong nema 23 lead driven linear actuator
Build Author Aleksandar Views 14319
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
Build Author Troy Proffitt Views 12609
Sphinx Upgraded plates / ballscrews and linear rail
Upgraded Sphinx Cbeam using 3/8 aluminum plates and linear rails / ballscrews
Build Author David Bourne Views 6867
INDY-TR12 CNC (12mm Diameter Lead Screws)
TR12x3 screws, M8 wheel sets, a draw built into the design, an electronics set built onto the kit, back brace to stop C-Beam twist.
Build Author Giarc Views 370
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.
Build Author Twoods Views 373
Learning how to build
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.
Build Author GinoTheCop Views 7227
A 1000 by 1000 CNC Router with linear rails and a control box.
Build Author Steven Busch Views 1541
Large floor or wall mounted plotter design.
Build Author RobLand Views 1067
My Ooznest Workbee V2.0 build
I'm new to this whole process, so this is a build by a newbie for newbies.
Build Author Andreas Bockert Views 5167
Sphinx Z-axis upgrade
Upgraded Z-axis for Sphinx-style CNC using ball screws and linear rails.
Build Author snokid Views 6181
http://www.buildlog.net/sm_laser/drawings.html using this as a baseline.... Going to try and use all or most off the shelf parts.
Build Author Joe F Views 2718
Rack and Pinion Cartesian Mill
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.
Build Author Leonard Cross Views 15383
Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter
A CNC machine with an expansive 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.
Build Author Schematix Views 127121
OX-Metal CNC Router Mill
The OX-Metal is based on the original OX CNC mill But with a few modifications and add-ons
Build Author javierburger Views 1322
A very affordable CNC routing
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
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 1758
LEAD CNC 1010 Laser Modification
Easy All-in-One Laser and Mounting Kit for your Openbuilds CNC.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 6090
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 Mark Carew Views 61855
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 Ptiwee Views 1440
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 Mark Carew Views 36160
OpenBuilds Workbee 1010 (40" x 40")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010 - 1000x1000 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author Mark Carew Views 42339
OpenBuilds Workbee 1510 (60" x 40")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510 - 1500x1000 Belt Driven CNC Machine
Build Author RegPye Views 1039
Plasma CNC machine
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.
Build Author that-jim Views 2907
LINEAR RAIL SPHINX 55 (Blue OX plates)
Machine based on Sphinx 55 built with linear rails.
Build Author Jymmiee Views 833
Massive Hotwire Foam Cutter
CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter. Lathe, Turntable and 4 axis Cutter. Can cut XPS and EPS.
Build Author Gonçalo martins Views 609
Cnc Router 3000 x 1000 mm
Build Author blue25 Views 2900
Need cnc to make alumunium sign, brass stamp, etc
Build Author beardyblair Views 20609
My build log of an adapted Sphinx design with additional height and a larger X and Y axis.
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 31481
Plasma cutter - 608 on steel tube version
CNC Plasma cutter: 608ZZ on steel square tube linear rollers Welded frame HDT2-15 Belt Drive Tradeweld Cut-40 Plasma cutter with converted hand torch Virtual Torch Height Control through inductive probing - open source electronics project
Build Author Tristen Poliseno Views 354
Back and forth rail mechanism
I have the whole description and all the details in the "Body" section!
Build Author mbkmorgan Views 560
WorkBee Saving Lives
Using the WorkBee to protect doctors against Corona virus.
Build Author Jacob Lotter Views 11756
1510 Workbee Modified
Some of the things that I have done to my 1510 Workbee Installed Linear rails and bearing blocks with drawings. Installed Ops console Made conversion plates for extruded aluminum to casters Extended z axis travel by a couple inches with steel plates. As of now in the process of installing Lead screws across the 1500mm length.
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 3776
Grizzly G0758 Benchtop Mill Conversion
A proper CNC mill conversion. But quite small, with my trademark idiosyncracies.
Build Author Braden Masse Views 765
Microwave Filter Tuner
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.
Build Author Spiffcow Views 11151
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 Author Mark Carew Views 89643
This OpenBuilds Mini Mill is a great go-to desktop sized CNC milling plate / part maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author Alexander Leiser Views 1368
Paintbot painting cnc
Custom painting machine in designed and wrote the software for. Paintings are with acrylic color on canvas
Build Author SandeepsCNC Views 1389
Raspberry Pi CNC Software
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
Build Author Dave Zahn Views 12066
Aluminum OX build with some modifications
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!
Build Author Gino Lanzi Views 7030
2 GANTRY CNC HOTWIRE MACHINE
A 2 independent gantry affordable hotwire machine.
Build Author txcomp Views 1444
WorkBee 1010 "Get Rid of the Slop" Build
My goals for this build were to eliminate slop and flex while also allowing easy serviceability.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 99945
ROUTY CNC Router (V-Slot Belt & Pinion)
A cool little CNC router build that uses the V-Slot belt & pinion drive and stock parts.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 9774
C-Beam® XLarge Linear Actuator
This OpenBuilds C-Beam XL actuator is the backbone of a lot of the awesome builds put together by the OpenBuilds community
Build Author evil2002usna Views 7150
Cheap Ballscrew Ox CNC Router.
Build Author Aaron Newsome Views 7403
Yet Another LEAD CNC Build
My take on the LEAD CNC build. Followed the instructions and I think it came together very nicely. Added a few of my own touches to finish up the build.
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 79948
Large format 1200X1500mm OX Build using Stainless Steel plates, dual belt configuration. Limit switches is a mix of micro switches and NPN Proximity switches. Electronics based on parallel break out board, Long Motor Stepper drivers (Chinese stuff) and motors controlled by Mach3. Spindel will be Kress 1050.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 3420
A simple to assemble, super clean and safe PSU case solution that fits into the OpenBuilds wire management ecosystem
Build Author Mark Carew Views 700
Get organized with the SharkBits Holder!
Build Author gwandad Views 20279
OX TWO in ONE
What I'm doing is pretty self explanatory. I've put a few pictures up
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 1906
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
Build Author Los215 Views 405
Ox cnc improvements chain driven
Just ox cnc experiment
Build Author infectedfpv Views 5784
3D printed Laser Engraver
i´ve designing this laser taking care of every part to be functional, This laser has Endstops mounts on the corners and the X axis both sides too. The corners has fasbelt tension knobs for easy operation. The laser mount has adjustable knob to manually rise or down the laser for focusing purpose. all the parts have been printed at 65% infill a 2 perimeter lines just to make the parts stronger. Attached you will find a part list with quantity and link where to buy. SIZE 1mts x 75cm Built area
Build Author UltiBots Views 22629
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 DaleShaw Views 1546
Senior Project CNC table
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..
Build Author GinoTheCop Views 35608
Building a larger C-BEAM CNC Machine with no previous experience.
Build Author David Florian Views 2723
Dual Extruders 3D Printer - Zidex Upgraded
How to build an Independent Dual EXtruder (IDEX) 3D printer from OpenBuilds parts.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 200988
C-Beam® Machine - Plate Maker
This C-beam Machine is an in affordable CNC plate maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author Darren Dickson Views 901
3D printed CNC Machine
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.
Build Author Neil Scott Views 685
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.
Build Author mytechno3d Views 22328
Plasma cutting table
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 .
Build Author Mark Carew Views 19816
OpenBuilds Sphinx 55 (20" x 20")
The OpenBuilds Sphinx 55 - 500x500 Lead Screw Machine
Build Author Mark Carew Views 16090
OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050 (20" x 40")
The OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050 - 500x1000 Lead Screw Machine
Build Author PickyCNC Views 784
Building a Phlat based CNC for MDF processing. Capacity of 48" x unlimited length.
Build Author Spark Concepts Views 62416
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 Vunnie Views 3313
Workbee CNC on steroids
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
Build Author Mark Carew Views 7068
V-Slot™ Nema 23 Linear Actuator (Belt Driven)
This example build shows how easy it is to make a linear actuator using a few OpenBuilds Parts.
Build Author David Bunch Views 7905
Sphinx 55 with 3D Printed Addons
This is a build log of the Openbuilds Sphinx 55 with some 3D printed parts for the electronics and probably other parts as they come up.
Build Author kallibaba Views 18739
CNC Sand and Spraycalk drawmaschine
A little CNC Sand and Spraycalk drawmaschine More and details in the next weeks
Build Author Kyo Views 109049
A strong desktop cnc router that will enable you to make larger aluminium plates without taking up to much room. Simple, strong and opensource ! Build one today..
Build Author Mark Carew Views 13455
OpenBuilds Workbee 1050 (40" x 20")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1050 - 1000x500 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author dominichartman Views 503
cnc vreesbank 2500x30000
This cnc milling machine is 3 meters by 30 meters,
Build Author C-CNC Views 4528
Gantry Style CNC from plywood
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 :)
Build Author MattR Views 6656
Fixed Gantry CNC Router with Old Industrial Supplies
I got lucky enough to purchase aluminum extrusions and linear motion components (and nuts/bolts/etc) at scrap metal prices when a bunch of industrial automation equipment was decommissioned. The only problem is that the aluminum extrusions are not metric sizes... they are the 1.5"x3" 80/20 series. It has presented a few challenges but nothing too bad.
Build Author Craig Hollabaugh Views 1798
Hyatt and My Journey to Tonehenge
I'm conducing guitar loudspeaker cabinet fabrication technique research (material type/thickness, mechanical joints, adhesives, etc) and how these relate to cabinet/speaker coupling and enclosure resonance with respect to psycho-acoustics. Basically, does one speaker cab sound better than another and why?
Build Author mjenkins5720 Views 839
Modified LEAD machine
At the moment this build is in progress, I will be updating the files as I finish the remainder of the machine. This machine is intended to be a multipurpose CNC, but a bit bigger than a desktop unit. The machine is scalable in the X and Y axis.
Build Author Michael.M Views 19978
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.
Build Author Mark and Oreo Views 760
Cnc od grinder and thread grinder
This is a totally original build of an od id grinder and thread grinder, I hope.
Build Author BKTT Views 1340
BKE Lead 1010 - First CNC Router
Build Author TRMA-Chaser Views 2515
Cnc Mill using standard and 3d printed cimponents
I used the cad designs for the c beam to find a solution to my initial sourcing problem. I figured that I could use 2x 20x20 and 1x 20x80 Profil to create a c beam actuator. I sourced all of the profiles from a local machin builder and t-nuts and screws in my local hardware store. Some parts are currently in 3d printed pla for testing reasons.
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 66974
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 Lasersc Views 7761
D&R Tiger Paw build combo
The Tiger Paw will be a 1000mm X 500mm Cartesian style CNC with the Minimill attached to the end. It is named the D&R Tiger Paw because my son, Daniel, and myself, Richard, will put this Tiger strong and fast machine together. Our goal is to have a Tiger strong build with a Paw print that wouldn’t take up a huge amount of space in our garage.
Build Author Mohammad Kokash Views 7010
CNC 1000x1000mm C-beam
inspired by http://openbuilds.org/builds/c-beam-sphinx.3605/
Build Author viktop Views 9666
Simple CNC Router (Nema17, V-slot 2040, Arduino, GRBL)
An OX-inspired mini desktop mill.
Build Author Sir Bagels Views 730
Senior Design Project Bennett Robertson, Megan England University of Iowa College of Engineering
Build Author T4Concepts Views 38492
WorkBee CNC build - My honest opinion, tips and help
My main goal for my build is to have a machine that is capable of profiling and help me in my designs, for the manufacture of custom automotive headlights.
Build Author Lasersc Views 1766
The D & R TigerPaw Trilogy
Hopefully this will be a quick guide to one way that you can add a laser to an existing CNC router.
Build Author Mavricks710 Views 872
CNC Router Machine
CNC Router with working area 550*550*200
Build Author roadss Views 16640
Rawcnc 1.5 Desktop Edition
This will showcase the build of my Rawcnc 1.5. A rigid cnc router from the Swedish company Rawcnc, featuring a rather cool linear motion system, rack & pinion and steel reinforced X-axis capable of milling aluminum.
Build Author msdosfx Views 3155
Workbee 1510 Screw Driven
Workbee 1510 screw driven build by MsDosFX.
Build Author Kazeki Views 2328
Upgrading my CNC router to run on ball screws. Me and the belts where not getting along.
Build Author KronBjorn Views 2114
WorkBee Lead 1010, Reduced Footprint, Nema17
This is a WorkBee 1000x1000mm with lead screws and Nema17's. It has a reduced footprint, with the geared Nema's inside the frame.
Build Author RobFromLDMS Views 2605
Lithgow Mens Shed CNC build
The tale of how we put together our CNC Router, and some of the difficulties encountered. It is now ready for final testing and commissioning.
Build Author Jon Norris Views 18626
I'm building a machine specifically for doing 4th axis work on woodwind instruments.
Build Author dougsnash Views 39476
Rotary Axis OX Derivitive
A Rotary Axis CNC router based on the OX CNC Router
Build Author JCPhlux Views 3489
Phlux Core XY Laser Etcher
A 750mm x 1000mm Core XY Laser Etcher/Cutter. To cut down on cost I tried to have as many parts as possible be printed.
Build Author John J Talavera Views 15183
CNC FOR EVERYONE!
This build was very complex due to the fact I wanted to create a low cost larger than normal CNC. I did not want a MDF or plastic body. I wanted it to be able to do more than most CNC routers this size on the market.