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DIY CNC Machine

Jun 8, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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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.

BlackBox Motion Control System

Nov 1, 2019
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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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.

LEAD CNC 1010 (40" x 40")

Oct 24, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER
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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!

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Aug 30, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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!

High Z Mod for Lead CNC

Oct 28, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER
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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.

OpenBuilds ACRO System

Oct 25, 2019
Category
DRAWBOT/ARTBOT
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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.

Workbee CNC on steroids

Oct 24, 2019
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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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

Plasma cutting table

Sep 26, 2019
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
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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 .

Gantry Style CNC from plywood

Oct 13, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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 :)

Fixed Gantry CNC Router with Old Industrial Supplies

Oct 8, 2019
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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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.

Hyatt and My Journey to Tonehenge

Dec 1, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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?

Modified LEAD machine

Sep 27, 2019
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
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Build in Progress...

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.

INDY-TR12 CNC (12mm Diameter Lead Screws)

Jun 7, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

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.

Cnc Mill using standard and 3d printed cimponents

Sep 20, 2019
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build in Progress...

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.

The FEEDBACK FRACTAL Build

Sep 20, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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The Feedback Fractal Project (Project) - building "A Monument For Our Time." As its intent is to build a monumental sculpture, the Project will produce an object d'art. Yet, once begun, the Project has evolved a life and character of its own. I continue to follow the thread woven by the materials, the processes, and the people that come to it and in the end the work will not only be a faithful rendition of an image and a concept, it will also be a tapestry of the story of its making.

WorkBee CNC Machine

Sep 17, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

1510 Workbee Modified

Jan 22, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

D&R Tiger Paw build combo

Feb 17, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

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.

Yet Another LEAD CNC Build

Apr 30, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build Complete!

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.

Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter

Mar 16, 2019
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
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Build Complete!

A CNC machine with a massive 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.

WorkBee CNC build - My honest opinion, tips and help

Sep 14, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

Laser Displacement Golf Ball Scanner

Jul 26, 2019
Category
Turntable 3D Scanner
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Build Complete!

Getting an accurate scan of a golf ball can be difficult with general-purpose 3D scanners. This purpose-built golf ball scanner uses a very accurate Keyence LK-081 laser displacement sensor with an Open Builds linear actuator for the vertical axis and a Sherline CNC rotary table for the turntable. Scan detail is determined by the sample step size and can be set arbitrarily based on desired scan time.

Rawcnc 1.5 Desktop Edition

Jul 11, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

CNC xPRO Driver

Oct 9, 2017
Category
Circuit - Software Project
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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?)

Bee the Boss

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

The frame of the CNC is going to to Bee a basic Work Bee with maybe 1 modification to the spoil board attachment. This will be located on a custom bench housing the electronics and vacuum. I plan to install Stepper online steppers, drivers, power supplies, and break out board. I will add a 1.5 KW water cooled spindle, with a radiator. The fans from the radiator will pull air from a filtered enclosure for all the electronics.

CNC FOR EVERYONE!

May 12, 2014
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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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.

PhlatPrinter MK 3

Jun 20, 2018
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
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Build Complete!

The Phlatprinter 3 was designed to be used in a small shop with the ability to cut large sheets of foam for RC airplane projects. The idea was that you could save all of your aircraft as models and tweak to perfection after every flight.

Shapeoko 2 - my first CNC

Jan 4, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

This was my first foray into CNC. I chose to go with a reliable kit build since my knowledge of GCode, controllers, and steppers was pretty rudimentary.

3D printed Laser Engraver

May 8, 2019
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build Complete!

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

Sphinx 55 with 3D Printed Addons

Feb 3, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

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.

Lead CNC build, Mansfield, Texas - BUILD COMPLETED WITH REVIEW OF THE KIT

Mar 26, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The machine is a stock Lead CNC, with the Black Box controller and StepperOnline 269oz NEMA 23 motors. I'll be using the DeWalt 611 from Openbuilds, as well.

The Growler

Feb 27, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build Complete!

This machine is a heavy duty, moving gantry style CNC router. It uses Teknic ClearPath servo motors driving ballscrews and linear rails. The machine has 36" x 48" x 19" of travel with about 7" of clearance below the gantry.

LimpyCNC

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

Inpired by the OpenBuilds OX and PrintrBot Crawlbot. This is the LimpyCNC. It's still a work-in-progress. But it provides a 120x120cm work space without using up 150x150cm of garage space.

Clear Acrylic Dust Shoe

Mar 17, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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Build Complete!

Attaches router with screw clamping. Clear Skirt is 2" long or can be made longer if requested. Works well keeping dust within the chamber. It can be made to fit shapeoko, ox cnc, workbee, xcarve, 6040, laguna,piranha, millright etc. with similar setup including Bosh, Makita , dewalt 611 routers or spindles.

Vox Solid State

Mar 15, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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Build in Progress...

I never thought owning a CNC machine was possible until I stumbled upon the Openbuilds site. After viewing numerous builds I was drawn to the Ox by Mark Carew but ultimately decided on a build of similar design, Halloumi by Savvas. It's a C-beam design driven by Nema 23 steppers with Acme lead screws. Like Savvas I will be fabricating temporary plates to get up and running then use the machine to mill the final plates. The material I'm using for the temp plates is solid surface (Avonite).

C-Beam Machine Build

Mar 13, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
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Build in Progress...

This is my first CNC router build. I want to gain basic CNC building experience so I can go on to build other items such as a frosting or pancake printer.

SCoreXY

Dec 7, 2016
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
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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.

Ooznest OX CNC Machine

Sep 17, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
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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.

Workbee "style" 1010 cnc

Feb 12, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Goliath - CNC + 3D printer Hybrid

Dec 9, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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

My Workbee 1010

Feb 2, 2019
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

CNC ESS Controls System

Jan 22, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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Build in Progress...

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.

Stainless OX

Jan 19, 2019
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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.

Portable Diode Laser Cutter

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

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.

SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
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Build in Progress...

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.

Sphinx 7575

Dec 27, 2018
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Sphinx CNC modified to 750mm x 750mm c-beams. Parts not readily available in South Africa, so i have to make some modifications...

CNC Control Box with VFD etc etc

Jan 6, 2019
Category
Everything Else
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Build in Progress...

I'm currently working on the CNC control box, before doing any future work on the CNC Mountain Machine. I want the controller to be future proof and as professional as I can manage. I am planning to use stepper drivers, PSU's, a motor contactor unit to turn everything on, as well as a VFD and proximity limits switches. Each video will document the process and steps involved in researching, designing, planning and assembling a controller. I am not a natural electrician so learning as I go.

The Floating Dust Shoe

Feb 15, 2018
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I wanted a dust shoe that have a easy access to tool change and something that kind of float on the surface. And I have seen shoes with long brush that sucked in by the vacuum. I think I have the solution too all that here.

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.

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