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Build Author CChico Views 20072
Custom build 80w Co2 Laser Cutter
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.
Build Author LukasK Views 12952
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.
Build Author snokid Views 7342
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 tshilling Views 12404
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 Kims3DIY Views 12646
Beamlazer Laser cutter CO2 100W
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.
Build Author Ariel Yahni Views 38565
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 Jymmiee Views 1791
Massive Hotwire Foam Cutter
CNC Hot Wire Foam Cutter. Lathe, Turntable and 4 axis Cutter. Can cut XPS and EPS.
Build Author rcKeith Views 2438
USB Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter
Build a Hot Wire CNC Foam Cutter with inexpensive 3d printer electronics.
Build Author wackocrash5150 Views 6129
45W CO2 Laser Build
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.
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 33724
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 pedrofernandez Views 19670
Openbuilds Table Top 50w Co2 Laser Cutter/Engraver
DIY build of a Co2 Laser cutter/engraver 12x24 working area.
Build Author Daniel Stewart Views 494
Ultra sun cutter
A sun cutter only using mirror and glass balls with x and y table movement
Build Author MattR Views 6456
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 Metalguru Views 8360
Dragon Too Plasma Cutter
A Benchtop Plasma Cutter Concept
Build Author pedrofernandez Views 6994
Laser Rotary Tool / Attachment
Rotary attachment to engrave cylindrical objects on laser machines
Build Author pedrofernandez Views 9146
Co2 Laser Cutter/Engraver Rotary Attachment
Vslot rail system at work again, laser cutter/engraver rotary device for cylindrical objects .
Build Author megashub Views 14793
K40 C02 Laser Rail System
An Openbuilds replacement rail system for the common eBay "K40" C02 Laser Cutter
Build Author mjenkins5720 Views 1047
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 Lasersc Views 1970
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 Chris Anderson Views 38233
Openbuilds Co2 80w Laser Cutter
Co2 80 watt openbuilds laser cutter, 1200mm laser tube, 1500x1000x500mm dimensions. Build frame first and then panels to be added.
Build Author Cody Kesler Views 2909
Vacuum laser table
Large 10’x6’ vacuum table made from steel tubing and 1/4 inch steel plate
Build Author JCPhlux Views 4056
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 Rusticalmond Views 8964
CNC Hot Wire Cutter 4 Axis for Cutting Foam Wings
My build is to allow me to cut foam wings using CNC Hot Wire Cutter.
Build Author Ollieg Views 1099
Hevavy duty 1300mm x 1300mm laser cutter Ceramic tube Servo motors
Starting the next Laser build, Plan to complete within 60 days.
Build Author joetemus Views 12606
K40 ACRO Conversion
A K40 to ACRO Co2 laser cutter build. Designed and built to expand the work area of the K40
Build Author holographic Views 3486
How i construct and create my DIY Co2 Laser cutter and engraving mashine. details will follow
Build Author Puddin Views 10594
100w Laser Cutter Build Log
I rebuild my 2 meter tall 3D printer into a 100w laser cutter
Build Author pedrofernandez Views 9788
The Franken Forty
This is a K40 machine conversion!!
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 10076
Portable Diode Laser Cutter
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.
Build Author Lumberjack Engineering Views 14296
SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter
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.
Build Author pedrofernandez Views 5707
K40 Cube Laser Cutter
The k40 cube is a laser cutter build using mostly stock parts of the chinese k40 laser
Build Author tommygun Views 2083
Full aluminium profiles construction. Synrad 50w CO2 laser. Ruida controller. Yaskawa servo motors
Build Author Brian Slee Views 24994
Ultimo is the ultimate multi tool for the person who's serious about prototyping new ideas. A Delta Robot frame supports 3d printing up to 450mm in diameter, a powerful CNC Mill, and 50 amp plasma cutter for processing steel plate. And that's just a start.....wait till you see some of the other attachments we are currently working on incorporating.
Build Author jpjoshua Views 6929
Arduino Grbl Laser CNC
Arduino powered Laser CNC using GRBl firmware.
Build Author pedrofernandez Views 4393
The Acro Laser Machine Build
Build Author silverchris Views 2648
Silverchris's Laser Cutter
Work in Progress of a laser cutter design. Based on the CoreXY build from https://makerstore.com.au
Build Author janneman Views 6627
Big CNC plasma cutter
Build Author Denis Lapratte Views 1800
All metal Ox hybrid CNC Router Table
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.
Build Author cory stafford Views 2752
Home built laser cutter
This is a laser cutter built with intent to use arduino as controller for a co2 cutting laser.
Build Author shadowtec Views 2914
My 80w Laser build (1000x1000 cutting area)
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
Build Author sybren Views 4381
80watt Lasercutter, workingarea 105x52[cm], steel frame
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.
Build Author blindflight Views 7549
This is a mount I wanted to build for a laser project using OpenBuilds part router mount.
Build Author zelos Views 15940
ZelosLaser Engraver/Cutter 2.0 : Sturdy & Versatile
Zelos Laser Cutter Version 2.0 GRBL Shield with Nema 17 motors. 2 Watt laser for cutting and fine grayscale pictures built very sturdy and modular
Build Author Yoshiya Arii Views 29132
V-Slot Laser cutter and engraver
The Smart Laser Mini is an open source such as use Raspberry pi. Easy to assemble type of desktop laser cutter and engraver. Also we used V-slot
Build Author rcKeith Views 40727
Hot Wire 4 Axis CNC Foam cutter
This build uses drawer slides and thread rod to create foam wings and fuselages by passing a hot wire through the foam which makes very accurate shapes. I built a Radio Controlled SuperVC10 using foam but did have a cnc machine then so I had to make many templates to guide the hot wire. This inspired me to build a cnc hot wire cutter. Works really well and have made several RC models with it now
Build Author Karan Singh Sisodia Views 5032
CoreXY based CNC Laser machine.
Build Author Bernie CLark Views 6059
C-Beam XXLarge "Laser "Tank""
A re-imagining of Dollarz81's XXL Tank in Laser form
Build Author Venturebit Views 6374
SHRED-Buddy3D UPcycler - Open Source Multi Material Cutter&Pelletizer
The whole system is powered by 12V / DC power. Process it into Pellets or Granules to use it with your 3D Printer or Filament Extruder. Our self-developed steppermotor Controls allows you to optimally adjust Feedrate for your Situation. Forward, Backward and Stop is integrated for easy operation. The Speed can be continuously regulated via rotary switch.
Build Author Metalguru Views 8907
Dragon Portable CNC Plasma Cutter
A small portable CNC Plasma Cutter with some unique features
Build Author mytechno3d Views 21198
A low cost and easy to build laser cutter based on 2.8w laser diode .
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 8973
L'FOX - Large Format OX deriviative. Designed and built by Revision 13 Prototypes
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.
Build Author openhardwarecoza Views 24543
openBuilds FreeBURN-2-Mini V-slot CO2 Laser (40-50w)
A new mini version of the http://openbuilds.com/builds/openbuilds-freeburn-1-v-slot-co2-laser-60-100w.1001/ FreeBurn CO2 Lasercutter
Build Author Steve B Views 13123
OX PPR - Portable Plasma/Router
PPR = Portable Plasma/Router. A ~30x30"work area with leadscrews. Work surface is below support members. Can be placed ONTO cutting surface.
Build Author Anglesachse Views 7072
Corexy, with possible head change (3d, cnc, laser)
Build Author Dave420 Views 6840
Powder coated multi CNC Z Axis plasma adapter with Prox.
Powder coated multi CNC Z Axis plasma adapter with Proximity sensor. . It can also hold a 80mm Router head/Spindle as seen in my router build.
Build Author Max_Sijbers_Mechatr... Views 8349
In the expo projects during the second year of engineering students. the project group who made this rapport made a laser cutter for the students of Fontys Hogeschool Engineering to use this machine for creating parts for their projects. The goal of Project Laser Cutter is to build a laser cutter, which is safe and can be used within the school. Also it has to be able to cut through 10 millimetres thick acrylic material or 10 millimetres thick plywood. This project will follow the V-model. This
Build Author Sjors Views 7127
Laser cutter project by students
This build is made by students from Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven, department Engineering. Every quarter a new group continues the work of the previous group. We have been working on the project since september 2015, and as it is a work in progress, a lot will be added later. The first months have mainly been about designing and building an XY-table on which later all the electronic components will be added and the laser.
Build Author KBill Views 11080
MIY OLY Delta Printer
Mag arm deltabot with laser cut carriages and connectors.
Build Author Cameron1995 Views 8164
3 Axis MultiTool - 3D printer, CNC Mill and Plasma Cutter
So in short this build is a work in progress; it aims to make a large 3d printer, medium size CNC mill and a small plasma cutter all in one CNC unit.
Build Author Jovian Views 21289
Proteus is the Greek God of change. Besides the numerous aspect of 3D printing that this could relate to this machine like the god can change. The Build allows for an interchanging head that will allow different functionality to be quickly and easily adapted. So you could print clay, silicon, plastic, cut with a laser cutter or even attach a rotary tool
Build Author Mohsen Abbasi Views 5687
Portable Foam Cutter
A portable foam cutter to make your forms everyware using a LiPo Battery.
Build Author JCPhlux Views 16872
Large 1500x1000 Laser V
I am building a Laser cutter based off Robert Hummel's Laser V design.
Build Author mirage335 Views 9740
Multi-tool 3D printer, laser cutter, and CNC mill.