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Build Author Mark Carew Views 969
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 10780
OpenBuilds LEAD CNC
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 Dexter Oddwick Views 4279
Black Rabbit 1500
This is a router that I designed that is loosely based on the Openbuilds Ox, but designed to be heavy duty, rigid, and yet quick and agile.
Build Author obmilllivebuild Views 200
Live OpenBuilds MiniMill -> MiniPrint Conversion Demo @ MRRF2019
Transformation of an OpenBuilds Mini Mill into a convertible 3D printer / CNC mill with interchangeable tooling. Maybe a bonus conversion TBD.
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 93375
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 Mark Carew Views 85263
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 Moag Views 68850
C-Beam Machine XLarge
A rigid and wide format, plate and carving CNC.
Build Author devloop Views 11176
5 X 5 Plasma SIMPLE Build
5 X 5 Plasma table...Hypertherm 45 XP....CandCNC....Openbuilds
Build Author evilc66 Views 23846
LCD Based SLA Resin Printer
SLA resin printer based on a gen3/4 iPad Retina display. The design intent is to create a printer with the highest resolution possible with a lower cost of entry compared to DLP projector based SLA printers.
Build Author j0achim Views 4449
CoreXY - e3d inspired
CoreXY printer heavily inspired by e3d's new open source printer with tool changing. I intend to make it so when e3d start selling toolheads these can be added to the machine without any major work having to be done.
Build Author dreys Views 3954
Behemoth cnc router with linear rails
Behemoth cnc router build in progress using hiwil rails and closedloop servos.
Build Author Ollieg Views 1319
Starting my build 2.8mx1.4m
Starting my cnc router, laser and plasma using aluminium 80x80
Build Author Lasersc Views 4784
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 Metalguru Views 872
WorkLead, no wait, LeadBee, naw... WoodWorker
Improvements on the Lead machine using some Workbee parts
Build Author wojak Views 590
W|W plasma/drag knife 1500x1500 (floating head & z-axis)
Step by step designing and implementing of my plasma approach
Build Author Mark Carew Views 5705
OpenBuilds WorkBee 1050
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1050 - 1000x500 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author Matthew Bates Views 812
CNC Router Overhaul
This will be a complete overhaul of this router with some cool modifications.
Build Author Christian James Views 322
Workbee "style" 1010 cnc
This build is based on the Workbee 1010 CNC. It is not a kit build and is much the same as the original but with some significant changes made here and there as the build progresses.
Build Author Ryan Lock Views 35235
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 Michael.M Views 6731
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 Carew Views 839152
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 CoreCube3D Views 3107
CoreCube3D - A CoreXY 3D Printer
Building a CoreXY based 3D printer using primarily parts from China on eBay. Large 500mm frame.
Build Author evilc66 Views 13194
My C-Beam 3D Printer
Larger format FDM printer using C-Beam linear stages
Build Author patnap71 Views 323
MEGADELTA, TLM CLONE with 500MM bed
All metal frame 500mm bed Delta 3D printer
Build Author John Bolduc Views 2358
SG Duet Delta
This my version of a large no corners cut Delta.
Build Author Gino Lanzi Views 4850
2 GANTRY CNC HOTWIRE MACHINE
A 2 independent gantry affordable hotwire machine.
Build Author Joe Young Views 1231
Goliath - CNC + 3D printer Hybrid
Mostly for Mill work, and FDM 3D printing (mostly Nylonx). I'm currently in the process of adding some hardware for a project requiring lathe work. I've included a solidworks 2014 pack and go for those of you interested in the build. if you need another file type, just let me know and i can try to accommodate. This is a scratch build (electronics and hardware)... see photos. Everything is pretty close to industrial quality... Electronics too. I got sick of other COTS designs breaking down
Build Author Troy Proffitt Views 1989
Sphinx Upgraded plates / ballscrews and linear rail
Upgraded Sphinx Cbeam using 3/8 aluminum plates and linear rails / ballscrews
Build Author TurfnSurf Views 1397
DIY C-Beam CNC
Theoretical Working Area: 360x360x75mm Actual Working Area: 300x300x75mm Will Update Later
Build Author yoyomokomo Views 1890
Desktop 4-Axis Nema 23
This build is specific to a furniture design I am trying to bring to market. My first attempt to build a machine. I have looked at other build submissions to help me figure out where I would like to start. The workable volume should 36" W x 6" D x 6" T. The goal is to become more comfortable with the electronics side of machines I enjoy using and also lower the cost of my product by reducing man hours in the manufacturing process. Yay!
Build Author Spark Concepts Views 421
MPG Jog Controller for CNC xPRO
Been playing around with an MPG Jogwheel
Build Author Doug Rowley Views 472
My Workbee 1010
This is a workbee 1010 build using the mechanical parts from Open Builds. The electrical and electronic parts were from a prior build of a Root 3 CNC by Sailor Pete.
Build Author Ed Chung Views 1442
Rigidbot Big with glass bed
Started with a Rigidbot Big Added a single flat glass bed Used a Smoothieboard clone driving DRV8825
Build Author pedrofernandez Views 5564
The Franken Forty
This is a K40 machine conversion!!
Build Author Jacob Lotter Views 2170
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 Mark Carew Views 7649
OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050
The OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050 - 500x1000 Lead Screw Machine
Build Author Mark Carew Views 7192
OpenBuilds Sphinx 55
The OpenBuilds Sphinx 55 - 500x500 Lead Screw Machine
Build Author Cortellini Views 948
the Feedback Fractal project
The Story of the Scecina Memorial High School 1510 BUILD will unfold through a series of 10 minute Episodes. Each episode will consist of video showing how to assemble some aspect of the 1510 overlaid with a discussion about Technology, Art, Philosophy... and Life the Universe and Everything. Episode two is soon to follow. If sufficient interest ensues, the episodes may continue beyond the building of the 1510 to relate its use in the making of the Art.
Build Author MattR Views 2816
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 Mark Carew Views 3029
C-Beam XL Nema 23 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 roadss Views 10942
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 thinman Views 1539
A 250x250 mm Delta Printer utilizing a Duet Wifi controller and a Titan Aero direct drive extruder.
Build Author Jacob Lotter Views 538
CNC ESS Controls System
My Controls box to run my Workbee 1510 That was retrofitted with Lead Screws as well as Lineal Bearings. The stock electrical configuration was not enough, so here are the Measures that I took to not only make this machine Run again, but to have fun with it, and make this system be able to run any CNC I run in the future with the installed microcontroller.
Build Author Martin.Barfoed Views 69848
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 671
OpenCase Mounting Kit
The OpenCase Mounting Kit makes wire management quick and easy!
Build Author joetemus Views 937
Shapeoko 2 Z-Axis Upgrade
This is a major redesign to the Z-axis of an otherwise stock Shapeoko 2.
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 4527
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 David Hartkop Views 519
Humanitarian Medical Instrument Sterilizer Made from RepRap Parts
Instructions to build an open-source off-grid medical instrument sterilizer that can be used by aid workers in places without reliable electrical power
Build Author Greg Wroblewski Views 3446
Acro Pick And Place Machine
This is a machine for placing SMT components on PCBs. It is based on Acro system, off the shelf parts, and a number of custom 3D printed elements.
Build Author Jay Almers Views 749
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 cdsmith12 Views 5473
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 Lumberjack Engineering Views 10605
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 Keith Davis Views 15148
TrueUp Kit Version
A Cartesian printer using bushings for the Z axis instead of wheels or linear bearings. The design also synchronizes two Z axis screws with a timing belt for a level lift. The ratio of the drive pulley and Z axis pulleys produce .005 lift per full step on a 200 step motor, eliminating layer resolution "drift" caused by microstepping.
Build Author gwandad Views 13491
C Beam Rotary
I've used the good work of Openbuilds & expanded it to suit.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 62188
This OpenBuilds Mini Mill is a great go-to desktop sized CNC milling plate / part maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author linmag Views 9241
C-beam Machine - Modesty
Modified C-beam Machine. Taller (30 cm) C-beam uprights in gantry, and longer 750 mm frame in Y direction. XL gantry plate on X (and Z?). Y will have additional 700 mm SBR16 rails as extra support and slightly raised bed to fit above stepper motor. Approx. machinable area of 370 x 370 mm.
Build Author [email protected] Views 1367
Sphinx CNC modified to 750mm x 750mm c-beams. Parts not readily available in South Africa, so i have to make some modifications...
Build Author MrMojoRisin Views 1199
IIOT WiFi Portable CNC Plasma Cutter
IIOT WiFi Plasma CNC.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 14021
OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010 - 1000x1000 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author mikework Views 3802
Brokkr CNC 2.0
1M C-beam xy variant
Build Author Connor Mckeown Views 2187
My Prusa Build
The process from my bought printer, to a custom home built machine
Build Author Rob Mahan Views 5323
Rob's C-Beam Machine XLarge
This is my first CNC router build, so I started with the OpenBuilds C-Beam Machine XLarge mechanical bundle, including four high torque stepper motors. I took my time with the mechanical build, sought and found some great help for my control system, and designed and built a custom cabinet to house everything.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 16192
OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510 - 1500x1000 Belt Driven CNC Machine
Build Author pek Views 23029
Prusa i3 Bear Upgrade V2
Stronger frame for Prusa i3 MK2(s), MK2.5 and MK3 3D printer
Build Author Vin1027 Views 945
This is the original C-Beam Sphinx with the 16 wheel X gantry plates. I'm using the Ethernet Smoothstepper, Gecko G540 stepper driver and Mach 4 for motion control.
Build Author Liam Dahler Views 1910
Affordable Cartesian Printer (Initial Design)
This specific build page is a collection of screenshots sampling some of my initial SolidWorks design and pictures showing physical construction of the initial design. I will be creating individual build articles as I redesign, test, and implement new aspects of the printer.
Build Author alan richard Views 25146
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 Doychell Views 1354
Approximately 910mm x 955mm x 82mm. There is 250mm available in the Z, but the gantry is only 82mm from the bed surface.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 1844
Nema 17 Belt and Pinion System
This Belt and Pinion actuator is a great example of how easy it is to convert your machine into a belt drive system.
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 3394
MakerSL MSL-21 OB Minimill Enclosure
Simple enclosure for the OB Minimill
Build Author Kyo Views 91138
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 Greenman Views 363
Gluing frame for guitar tops and backs
I have built four of these frames. The first pictured I have been using for maybe a year or two and bought the clamps. The last three I have made I have built my own clamps with openbuild parts. I am still working on the design. At present I use wedges to apply pressure to the side of the wood and block. I am working on a cam system to apply pressure. I just bought 8mm screws with Knobs for quicker adjustment. I will update the build when I make these improvements.
Build Author Vegard Humlen Views 671
CNC Coating Machine
The purpose of this machine is to mix two parts of conformal coating with different viscosity in exactly 1:1 ratio and distribute the fluid on to PCB to seal and make it waterproof.
Build Author SecretSpy711 Views 5663
Heavily upgrading my 1200x500 Shapeoko 2... ...er, wait, scratch that... Building an all new machine, roughly the same size, that should be more rigid than a Shapeoko 3!
Build Author John Mueller Views 13739
Small Mill type CNC machine, using C-Beams and V-Slot rail, bundle packs as a starter point. I needed a smallish desktop machine to fit a pretty narrow use case for my business, but the machine itself has larger applications to the OB community. Currently I will run the Dewalt 611 router on the Z axis, but have plans to add in a brushless RC style motor. So this design does have room to go either way easily.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 1369
V-Slot™ Nema 23 Linear Actuator Build (Belt Driven)
This example build shows how easy it is to make a linear actuator using a few OpenBuilds Parts.
Build Author MarkM_NJ Views 9024
My very first openbuilds cnc machine. Followed along DaztheGas's Spartacus build.
Build Author LukasK Views 6864
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 megashub Views 7209
K40 C02 Laser Rail System
An Openbuilds replacement rail system for the common eBay "K40" C02 Laser Cutter
Build Author Skippydi Views 655
My new wood mill
First and foremost, I want to create accurate parts for my model aircraft. In second line I am interested in the control and electronics of the milling machine. If you are interested in drawings and the parts list, feel free to contact me.
Build Author Craig Anderson Views 3362
Delta without vertices
As this is a build in progress, I will update it as I progress.
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 17842
MakerSL MSL-5 Cantilevered 3D Printer
This is a simple cantilevered 3D Printer. It is designed around the OB V-Slot linear rails. I am trying to simplify this as much as possible, all rails will be 250mm long and only one will require cutting (it will be cut in half). The printer will use all OB wheels and gantry plates where applicable, all other plates can be either Laser Cut or 3D Printed (files will be provided for both). I am not set on electronic as of yet, but plan to use a single control board...no Arduino/Ramps control.
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 957
Grizzly G0758 Benchtop Mill Conversion
A proper CNC mill conversion. But quite small, with my trademark idiosyncracies.
Build Author jdeglavina Views 781
SMD Pick and place machine - Smoothieboard/OpenPnp
A dual head PNP machine that uses Openbuilds hardware, a Smoothieboard controller, dual camera vision, automatic/drag feeders, and OpenPnp.
Build Author jgreenwd Views 3228
Portable Sphinx 1050
Sphinx 1050 kit mounted to a Husky 46" x 24.5" mobile workbench.
Build Author Lindsey Lewis Views 2026
CNC Mini Mill Build
CNC Mini Mill build with some mods after following standard build on Youtube video.
Build Author ChrisViral Views 1421
OP C-Beam Machine XL by ChrisViral
Video diary C-Beam XL build with massive steppers and a 1.5kW Chinese spindle.
Build Author James Evanko Views 597
Sherline C-Beam with Offline Controller and MPG
This is a C-Beam based router with V-rails used for the bed, a Sherline spindle with Jacobs chuck, closed loop stepper motors on every axis and an offline 4-axis CNC controller. A U-channel was created to guide the drag chain on the X-axis.
Build Author C-CNC Views 921
Gantry Style CNC from plywood
I am currently 14 years old, from Germany, trying to build a CNC router. I only designed this CNC based on other CNC routers that I have seen and what I can do. It consists mostly of 2.4cm plywood to keep costs down. The size of the work area is approx. 40 x 80 cm. I would be glad if you could give me advices for improvement on design and everything else ... enjoy :)
Build Author JTB715 Views 914
1000mm x 750mm C-Beam Sphinx, running on Grbl
Build Author mytechno3d Views 9590
Dragon Plasma cutter
Inspired by MetalGuru's idea : The plasma too cutter . If you have to cut small to medium sheet of steel with a plasma , this build may be for you
Build Author Craig Hollabaugh Views 512
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 Kedals Views 272
Small Slot Cutter
A build to cut .008 inch slots into JB Weld.
Build Author rob4cnc Views 997
Rock n Roll
The Rock n Roll is built on granite, is solid as a rock, and gathers no moss. This build provides a high degree of accuracy and repeatability. Built to be strong, use redundancy, and use long lever arms to average out imperfections in the equipment. Built to go fast and light. We will use a high speed spindle, large high voltage stepper motors and small cutting heads to overwhelm the forces produced at the cutting head.
Build Author James Evanko Views 541
Ball Trajectory Machine
Need to build a machine that accurately positions objects for processing by a computer vision algorithm? Here is an example of a machine that does that for a ball trajectory application. The black anodized V-rails work well for applications in optics and imaging where the machine needs to stay out of the limelight.
Build Author Scotty Orr Views 3613
MMXL - A MiniMill Conversion
Using most of the parts of the MiniMill, and adding a few other parts (cost < $200), transforms the MiniMill into a very capable machine. Final build area as shown is 10.25" x 16". With a custom Y-plate, I will take it to 10.25" x 20-24".
Build Author RobFromLDMS Views 877
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 Kims3DIY Views 4764
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 Rick Holder Views 8456
Gantry Type CNC with Makita Router
The machine has met and exceeded my expectations on repeatability and accuracy. Cost was approx £600 including the Windows tablet.