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Build Author Joe Young Views 564
Rack and Pinion (Death to Belts)
Low profile rack and pinion linear actuator design
Build Author BOlivier Views 444
Brice's CNC Router Build
I'm building a CNC router for a long time. Here's the result on this long journee. I tried to do my best with the basic tools I have. Don't hesitate to ask if you have questions.
Build Author James Evanko Views 376
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 SCYBUCK Views 1662
KYO SPHINX a la' SCYBUCK
KYO SPHINX, CENTROID ACORN, GECKO 540, HALL EFFECT LIMIT SWITCHES, 2.2 KW, 24,000 RPM SPINDLE, WATER COOLED, 600 oz-in STEPPERS, INTENDED TO CUT ALUMINUM.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 5774
OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050
The OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050 - 500x1000 Lead Screw Machine
Build Author Mark Carew Views 5523
OpenBuilds Sphinx 55
The OpenBuilds Sphinx 55 - 500x500 Lead Screw Machine
Build Author Mark Carew Views 10886
OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010 - 1000x1000 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author Mark Carew Views 4322
OpenBuilds WorkBee 1050
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1050 - 1000x500 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author Mark Carew Views 13452
OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510 - 1500x1000 Belt Driven CNC Machine
Build Author KE6MTO Views 402
My Little Mashup
A mixed drive, PI Controlled machine
Build Author Mark Carew Views 1346
Nema 23 Belt and Pinion System
This easy to build and effective system can take your builds to the next level! This design is strong and accurate and could be the solution/upgrade that you've been looking for!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 1424
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 Mark Carew Views 78325
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 ChrisViral Views 1238
OP C-Beam Machine XL by ChrisViral
Video diary C-Beam XL build with massive steppers and a 1.5kW Chinese spindle.
Build Author Shelby Teknologies Views 744
Pick and place
Openbuilds Pick and Place using ideas from OpenPNP Frame work is from the Openbuilds Part store using 1000mm C beams and vslot 40x40 for support Surface is 3/4 " Particle board
Build Author roadss Views 9881
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 Mark Carew Views 53118
V-Slot™ Belt & Pinion Example Build
The OpenBuilds team has redefined the belt and pinion concept. By using standard OpenBuild components were able to improve on this system in ways that will save on cost and enhance its engineering capabilities.
Build Author MarkM_NJ Views 7683
My very first openbuilds cnc machine. Followed along DaztheGas's Spartacus build.
Build Author JAC_101 Views 1560
Small PCB, Engraving and Delrin CNC Mill
This is my first attempt at building a spindle based CNC machine. The intention is to mill PCB boards and mill delrin blocks. The device was built with an Emergency Stop that actually cuts power to the spindle and motors. This is a post build write-up and consists of finished photo compilation and CAD renderings.
Build Author Sprags Views 782
C-Beam Kyo Sphinx 10060
More stuff here.
Build Author dmasters Views 4860
DM C-Beam XXL Tank
1000mm x 1000mm C-Beam XXL CNC with external drivers and high torque Nema 23 motors, 2.2KW Spindle with VFD.
Build Author CandlerCustoms Views 1307
Candler Customs - Custom CNC Machine
Inexpensive Custom CNC Machine or swappable Laser Engraver utilizing OpenBuilds ACRO System
Build Author JWhitten Views 8273
Build #2 - Bigger & Stronger
Large format CNC router with a 1500mm x 3000mm cutting envelope (5 x 10 ft) strong enough to cut wood and aluminum constructed from 20-series and 40-series aluminum extrusions. Complete Project Log w/ Pictures: https://goo.gl/photos/Co81AvGwVijE2zow9
Build Author Tucstrlly Views 4786
Stainless OX Kit Build "Diamondback CNC"
A copy of the Stainless Ox by Martin Barfoed. Similar design, construction and control.
Build Author patdee Views 2072
777 CNC Build
To begin the "Build" I have ordered a few parts from OpenBuilds to get started. They are arriving today; according to "tracking". I cant wait! Praise Jesus! This 85 yr old man is getting a "New " life. Hallelujah and amen. Because I am building this on an existing machine, I have to be careful; so I will order some parts then see what I don't need (such as a base); along with parts that I may need to adapt it to the machine. It should be fun! "Caint wait!"
Build Author dtanney Views 1376
This will be a CNC milling machine. My goal is to make this mill for the minimum cost I can while not sacrificing quality. In hope of staring an educational YouTube channel on CNC milling and 3D Printing. Along with when to use both.
Build Author DA_Spec Views 4001
Heavy duty C Beam
a 1000mm x 1500mm CBeam build with hgr20 hiwin rails 600w er16 spindle
Build Author DaveStewart Views 2718
Small C-Beam Plate Maker With Remote Login & Operation
C-Beam Plate cutter with Raspberry Pi V3, Arduino Mega2560 and Camera. Remote login & operation via SSH with cnc.js server, mjpg server on the Pi.
Build Author Hisha Views 4485
A 1000mm x 1000mm Sphinx/R7 build.
Build Author Yeo Chun Beng Views 2774
First CNC Build
Building my First CNC for PCB milling. Some modification done to the original build from OpenBuild Bundle.
Build Author Mohammad Kokash Views 4855
CNC 1000x1000mm C-beam
inspired by http://openbuilds.org/builds/c-beam-sphinx.3605/
Build Author Bud Griffin Views 5718
BF3D OX (Big Freakin' 3D OX)
This is my latest printer build. The second printer I've built using V-Slot.
Build Author Hisha Views 2510
Routy based build
Routy based build using 1000mm Y axis beams and 500mm X axis beams. Using a 20x80 Z axis to use the OpenBuilds router mount.
Build Author ymilord Views 18130
C-Beam Rigid - 'The Hog'
C-Beam Machine baseline build. DW618 Spindle. SuperPID. Gcode Controlled Mist Coolant. Rigid Work Surface. NEMA 23 (425oz-in) Leadshine 4 Axis Stepper Driver. LinuxCNC (MachineKit) Tool Touch Off Probe.
Build Author Anthony Bolgar Views 4254
Spindle cooling setup
Cooling system for water cooled spindle.
Build Author noursbricoleur Views 10108
in construction ! chassis vslot 80x20 & 20x20 & 60x80 (Z) home made plates with whells polycarbonate build volume environ, 750x300x200 2 ed3d v6 volcano nozzles 0.8mm & 0.6 + titan extrudeurs rumba bord + auto levelling ip camera home made heat bed aluminium 5mm + glass + heat air chamber 6 doors plexiglass......
Build Author Hytech2k Views 28680
Triple Shot R-P-M Area 51 CNC Parts
We wanted to create a rapid prototyping machine with excellent 3D printing, laser cutting and engraving, and light CNC router work capabilities.
Build Author Steven Sampson Views 7081
A CNC router designed to handle a 4'x8' sheet, for as close to $2000 as possible. The price barrier resulted in my choice to use timing belts rather than leadscrews or rack&pinion. Build List still being updated
Build Author Edgar Robles Views 2005
Sheethexapod works with basic mechanims as direct metal-metal links and joints, all movements can be done by a rc servomotor in this case towerpro model.
Build Author Silverrabbit2 Views 5142
Ooznest OX, Workbench, & Folding Table
An OX based unit with innovation surrounding it -- 9 drawers, workbench, folding CNC table, & portability.
Build Author P. ry Views 10535
Nox 1500mm x 1500mm C-Beam
C-Beam build using a double C-Beam for the X axis. 1500mm x 1500mm
Build Author Jose A. Molina Views 3796
Remote Controlled Robot Spider(Teaching Tool)
This Project is meant to teach introductory robotics and arduino styled micro-controllers to HS and MS students.
Build Author ahayden Views 13857
C-Beam Prefab Untitled
The C-Beam Prefab Untitled is designed as the cartesian compliment to the C-Beam XL. With the exception of requiring a couple more 1000mm C-Beams and lead screws, the build requires a minimum of additional parts. The primary intention of the build is to maximize the cutting envelope while still staying within the sweet spot for C-beam rigidity. This design can easily be modified and allows for further custom structural components to be cut with the initial build platform.
Build Author ymilord Views 6504
Kyoujin Mk1 (C-Beam /w Rack & Pinion)
C-Beam based CNC with Rack & Pinion (for the X Axis) and lead screws (for the Y Axis)
Build Author Joe Garritano Views 5838
Using criticall OpenBuilds components to upgrade the rigidity and reliability of an X-Carve 1000mm build.
Build Author Neptunes Guitars Views 5099
First build of CNC OX for the purpose of using it for Guitar building to take a lot of the muscle work out so I can concentrate on the finer details.
Build Author hasemar Views 3279
C-Beam CNC (1st cnc build!)
1st build CBeam Machine w/ raspberry pi-protoneer hat controller
Build Author Gabriel Faber Views 8153
After completing a standard OX build, I found I didn't have enough Z-clearance and designed a set of taller gantry plates
Build Author Jonathon Duerig Views 5108
Archivist Quill Book Scanner
This is a book scanner built out of aluminum extrusion. It is designed to get high quality scans without harming the book. It is not automated. You still have to turn the pages yourself.
Build Author Gerrald Views 2919
This build is to show what's possible as well with openBuilds! I use a single ArduinoMega and 5 separate stepper drivers (A4988). The LEDs are all NeoPixels. Collision 'detection' is all done within the code, so the endstops are only sensors I use in this build. I'm a self-employed video-artist and this is my first installation which just needs power and it runs (where I'm quite proud of). Normally my interactive installations take a long setup time, so this installation is a relief :)
Build Author Dave420 Views 4039
Dave's Z axis and powder coated.
I just did my first Powder coat paint job on a Z Axis with 9inchs of travel for the DIY CNC Plasma Cutter, Mill Head, Router, Engraver, Laser Head, Water Jet Cutter Machine. 2 different Z Axis ride plates and a 80mm Router/Mill Head/Spindle clamp. Baked on finish in a old oven i had.
Build Author skarab Views 15294
iTopie RepRap - 3D Printer
A stable and strong 3D printer made of 16mm MDF and machined on my OX.
Build Author David Arroyo Views 10498
Using a Raspberry Pi, Arduino and a Protoneer CNC Shield to create an Open Source CNC router controller. It will be equipped with a touch screen to control the on board processor. The touch screen will run a user interface that has buttons for added functionality. There will be a camera for monitoring progress from inside my office. The control box will also feature a way to power the vacuum and spindle/router . I will also be able to monitor room temp as well as Pi CPU temps and averages.
Build Author Nwrgordon Views 10570
An easy Epic Win for novice engineers new to the RepRap project www.3distributed.com
Build Author Gary Bonard Views 3694
This is my second Ox with a working area of 14" x 14" x 5" I wanted to build a small sturdy potable CNC router and this OxZilla has the nice upgrades !
Build Author Yoshiya Arii Views 24473
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 Keith Davis Views 15088
Combines the layout factor of a CoreXY while using Cartesian logic. The design has a fixed build plate - moving an X/Y frame on the Z axis enclosed by an outer main frame.
Build Author alex_b Views 9494
RONIN OX | The G10/Carbon Fiber Hogger
The Ronin OX is a dedicated fiber composite milling machine. I give a complete in-depth article on how to take a nearly stock OX build and easily turn it into something that can mill carbon fiber and G10 plate effectively and quickly.
Build Author Giuliano M Views 3736
C-Beam Router, 48"x48"
C-Beam Router using 1500mm lengths, 48x48" build area, and rack and pinion movement.
Build Author CubeSpawn Views 14194
CubeSpawn Ultimaker 3D Printer Module
This 3D printer is an implementation of the Ultimaker 3D printer Using the Modular approach, many of the parts from the CubeSpawn 3 axis mill translate straight across into this design, so adding new concepts should go quicker
Build Author CubeSpawn Views 11377
CubeSpawn 3 Axis Mill Module
Small Form factor based 3 axis Gantry style mill, Removeable mechanical module. Removable Electronics. with a removable machine pallet, for automation.
Build Author Skoobs Views 3026
Pretty Standard + Slave X Axis
Planning my build, just looking for design input at the moment. I definitely want a slave X axis. I am potentially going to go with one of the 1500W Chinese water cooled spindles.
Build Author DistortedDesigns Views 25645
Project Death Star - DistortedDesigns Laser Engraver
2 watt Laser Engraver, Simple, Fairly Low Cost, and Portable
Build Author Darren Ditto Views 7566
V 1.4 - Bright Box Cartesian Printer - *BUILD PROGRESS PICTURES
Cartesian Printer, 200mm x 200mm x 380mm build area, enclosed, belt and pinion movement, heated bed, Raspberry Pi, Pi Cam, OctoPrint
Build Author Mark Carew Views 90651
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 JoeH Views 5143
The COTSPnP pick-and-place machine (PnP) is used to place surface-mount devices (SMDs) onto a printed circuit board and was designed and built exclusively from off-the-shelf (COTS) components, predominantly sourced from OpenBuilds and Actobotics. Its intended use is prototyping and not high rate, high volume production and is capable of precisely placing parts as small as 0402 capacitors and resistors but more importantly, can precisely place components with lead spacing as small a 0.4mm.
Build Author DiggerJ Views 5785
Pink Panther - MendelMax variant
Taller and wider MendelMax 1.5 spinoff
Build Author Steve B Views 9268
A small, quiet and clean desktop CNC designed for fine cutting.
Build Author Mohsen Abbasi Views 5372
Foldable Rainwater Collector
Realisation of my idea about a foldable collector for rainwater, which is light and easy to make. People around the world need water and can collect rain water with this collector. I made it for syria and all too.
Build Author Robert Hummel Views 36436
890KV OX RC spindle
This build is intended as a light alternative to the Dremel rotary tool.