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My ACRO Build
An ACRO laser put together with some repurposed and some new parts.
Build Author Mac6986 Views 10984
Vinyl Application Roller table
Build progress of custom roller table for applying graphics
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 17225
INTERFACE CNC Touch Control System
Super cool standalone Human-Machine Interface for controlling your CNC machines!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 61556
OpenBuilds Workbee 1010 (40" x 40")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010 - 1000x1000 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
A Rolling Plotter
To build a simple plotter that rolls along the length of large paper, foam core or other flat objects.
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 6527
The next level of CNC motion control solutions. Packed with advanced new features and built on the reliability of the proven BlackBox system
Build Author Mark Carew Views 153732
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 UltiBots Views 29364
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.
A Sphinx Linear rail build (600mm x 600mm) hence the title Sphinx66. Plates supplied by Chris Laidlaw. Linear rails used MGN15
Build Author Yanou Fishel Views 5049
Beefed up Minimill
A beefed up minimill, ready to gnaw on some aluminum! HG15 linear rails, a thick heavy column, bellows and easy fixturing and tramming.
Build Author Moag Views 103151
C-Beam Machine XLarge
A rigid and wide format, plate and carving CNC.
Build Author Sigifredo Cruz Rojas Views 717
ALl included interface
I have not too much space and need a portable solution, and tired of cleaning the electronics I decide to put everything inside a box and this is the result.
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 12635
OpenBuilds Table Series
The OpenBuilds Table Series offers a modular table structure that grows with your needs.
Build Author 2SIsurf Views 2597
Hotwire cnc Surfboards
Xl 2 axis foam cutter Eps Surfboard blanks Simple open concept but high production machine. Shape 3d case with open builds controller
Build Author Keith Davis Views 2878
A framing design for cantilever style printers
Build Author Jason Moore Views 5670
Lead1500 Plasma Table w/THC
lead machine plasma table with Black Box, and Torch Height Control
Build Author Mark Carew Views 22005
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 Keith Davis Views 15724
While mimicing the frame platform of the popular Crealiy CR-10 and Ender series, the Vulcan MAX overcomes design weaknesses in both printers. Chief improvements are a more stable, rigid mounting of the Z frame and Z gantry.
Denford CNC Resurrection
Denford CNC Mill Update
Build Author wackocrash5150 Views 14129
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.
Y-1200 co2 laser
Y-1200 Build The Y-1200 has a cutting area of 1200 x 600mm and the main chassis has a external size of 1620 x 955 x 450mm. The recommended power output is 60-90W, this can also be increased with the use of an extension box. designed by furtherfabrication ROB CHESNEY FREELANCE INDUSTRIAL DESIGNER.
Build Author that-jim Views 32461
LINEAR RAIL SPHINX 55 (Blue OX plates)
Machine based on Sphinx 55 built with linear rails.
KillerBee 1515 customized
Killerbee 1515 with modifications.
Build Author alex_b Views 14817
TACIT RONIN CNC - Flood Coolant Enabled C-Beam
The TACIT RONIN CNC is a fully enclosed C-Beam platform intended for flood coolant cutting of Carbon Fiber and G10 composites.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 187401
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.
OpenBuilds LEAD CNC Machine 1515 (60" x 60")
It began with creating an extremely rigid axis that incorporates a multi C-Beam Linear Rail system as well as precision lead screws coupled with a tension system for the absolute maximum in performance.
Laser Rotary Tool / Attachment
Rotary attachment to engrave cylindrical objects on laser machines
Build Author Retsaj Views 36012
Standalone Torch Height Controller for CNC Plasma Cutting
A Torch Height Controller helps improve plasma cut quality and can save a CNC Machine from crashing. This design doesn't require you to know electronics or need any custom circuits... Its plug and play! This is a COMPLETELY standalone controller with a built-in Driver powerful enough to run just about any stepper motor. (maybe a little to powerful for a NEMA17)
Build Author skarab Views 71287
Much4 - LaserV printed version
By following the way of Robert Hummel, I drew a version of its exellent Laser V to use NEMA17 and easily printable parts.
Build Author Cam Garrett Views 726
Sturdy Motorized Photographic Copy Stand
i would like to build a sturdy motorized photographic copy stand. i have hobbled together a hand crank version using a used umbrella pole but it is not suitable as it is awkward and wobbly.
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 1799
Multi Z LEAD Machine Addon
The Multi Z adds multiple Z axis to a LEAD CNC Machine allowing it to cut and carve 2 to 3 times the amount of projects in the tame it takes to make just one
A modern take on a Kossel
Cairo 30 3d-printer
We are introducing the Cairo30 3d-printer! It’s our new premium creature with no compromises! The Cairo30 3d-printer is the culmination of our accumulated years of experience designing and producing open-source CNC machines kits.
Build Author that-jim Views 3118
Z-Axis Upgrade For My Sphinx
Z-Axis Upgrade For My Sphinx
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 16266
OpenBuilds Enclosure Series
Easy to build series of enclosures for all your CNC needs!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 64843
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.
Photogrammetry 3d Scanner
A mid-sized version of a Photogrammetry 3D Scanner.
Build Author Spark Concepts Views 69289
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 Mark Carew Views 1116129
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!
Fixed Gantry CNC Router
A fixed gantry router using OpenBuilds control and electronics.
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 deltajegga Views 6971
probably as big as you'd want it...
Dash X Direct, Cross-Beam 3d Printer
This is the next version of Dash, now operating much closer to its potential. Please message me if you need anything, such as Simplify3D settings, material information, design intent etc. Since the Pack-and-Go zip file is fairly large (120mB), here is a link where it can be downloaded: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1Q3ygyo_tTrB4UYIV62_wtCSCbWuE3krT/view?usp=sharing Note: I use Solidworks 2022, acquired through their Solidworks for Makers program (check it out!). A super deal at $100/yr
CNC built, work in progress, fail
2x4 cutting area, enclosed with dust collection mainly built out of wood.
Budget friendly starter build
DIY CO2 laser build. Budget friendly, 2020 T/V-slot profiles and scalability.
Build Author Ted Moyer Views 2141
LEAD 1515 HIGH Z MOD 4KW ER20 7.5 KW VFD
OLD Lead 1010 High Z Mod converted to Newest Lead 1515 with High Z mod, slimmer cbeam motor mounts, thrust bearings etc. Extended by original table out and upgraded my 1.5kw VFD and Spindle to 4kw ER20 Spindle and 7.5kw GT VFD
Build Author Mark Carew Views 241509
C-Beam® Machine - Plate Maker
This C-beam Machine is an in affordable CNC plate maker and 3D carving machine!
Build Author boutrous Views 5920
Laser Rotary Attachment
Build Summary updated after parts list completed
Filament winder ( carbon fiber )
Carbon fiber filament winder
Build Author Neil Rosenberg Views 32329
Dash-X 3D Printer: Innovative design
Cross-beam Cartesian 3d printer with dual master/slave lightweight fiberglass drive shafts, BMG style extruder with Bowden (Capricorn) tubing. Hot end is Creality Ender 3 style with two fans and BLTouch for autoleveling. Filament runout sensor is also included.
Fixed Gantry Easy Assembly
Fixed Gantry CNC with good accuracy and rigidity but for a higher price than the usual CNC's on the site.
Dedicated Rotary Laser Made from Scrap and Spares
A clone of https://openbuilds.com/builds/dedicated-compact-rotary-axis-laser-engraver.10204/
Custom 40W Laser Cutter
So this is my custom 40W build. I wanted to make another laser similar to the one I built but a lot smaller and an all in one system so that if I ever decide to do a farmers market or something similar, I wanted to be able to put the laser on the back of the car and drive to whatever location. I think it's going to work. It will be see-through with lights and screens eveywhere. The lights alone should attract people like flies. That's the plan anyway.
CoreXY W/ Fixed Build Plate & Enclosure
Building a Core XY printer with a fixed build plate from off the shelf parts.
Build Author Jasont Views 1520
MY first CNC build
my first cnc build using the lead 1010 to build bigger and better!!
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 4138
MakerSL MSL-65 Manual Coffee Grinder Stand
I know this build is a little off category here at OB, but I wanted to share it with the community (as well as other coffee lovers) and show however vast the possibilities are when OB hardware is involved. This is a powered stand intended to operate a manual coffee grinder. It is compact, light, portable and uses simple drive components (B&D Cordless Screwdriver). I will post two version, V-1 (Beginner skill level ) and V-2 (Intermediate skill level). Both accomplish the same results.
1010 with linear rails
Has a 700 by 700 cutting area and is very stable
My 3D Printer
A DIY 3D printer. At beginning made from aluminium profiles, aluminium sheet and wood :)
Build Author Frank Del Favero Views 2694
Portable self-contained Lead 1010 table
I have a two car garage NOT devoted to 3d printing or CNC. I have set aside a space for my 3d printer and a place to store my portable CNC table. The reason it’s portable is so that I wheel and can use my Lead 1010 outside where it won’t make a mess in the garage. The table is self contained. It houses a vac system as well as my CNC tools and supplies.
THE BIG GREEN MACHINE
1500*1500*1900 (xyz) Biocomposite Pellet 3D printer
Build Author sausagePaws Views 1726517
DIY Embroidery Machine V2
My second attempt at an affordable sewing machine embroidery add on. This one uses readily available electronics modules and 3D printable parts where possible.
Salmon Sphinx 1.0
A tribute build based on Kyo's wonderful CBeam Sphinx. My hope is to improve on that build slightly, but to be honest, I'll probably just screw it up. I'll use this build to publicly document my failures.
3D printer for printing Clay/Paste
I designed this 3D printer from scratch for my mechanical engineering capstone project. It's made for printing clay but should be able to print any paste material. The clay extruder system could be easily modified to work with almost any 3D printer. The printer is approximately the same size as an Ender 3.
Dedicated Compact Rotary Axis Laser Engraver
Compact Dedicated Rotary Axis Laser Engraver
Build Author Jason @ MCC Views 5801
QueenBee Pro CNC Router and Lathe
A 1000x1500mm QueenBee Pro with a 4th Axis Rotary attachment/Lathe Bed.
Build Author nc3dpw Views 17605
(Portable) Large Format 3d Printer 4ft square frame. Build Volume 36in x 36in x 36in
Large format printer build based off successful small Corexy. I figured it could be scaled to large format and be portable. Portable meaning by removing a few pieces it could effectively be rotated out of a standard door frame.
Build Author JCPhlux Views 22006
Large Core XY 3d Printer W/fixed build plate
Build Author tarekhassan2030 Views 2511
Home build from A to Z
I made this from A to Z at home by myself with reading and watching tones of videos. 50 cm X 50 cm but I get 40cm x 35 cm as a real workread
2 Axis Lathe cutter
Rubber company use as a lathe cutter for accurate cuts compared to hand cutting.
Build Author Rick 2.0 Views 11429
C-Beam Mini Mite
A small system with a big bite. Design achieves a good balance between machine size vs. build area, rigidity and ease of construction all while keeping build cost as low as possible.
Horizontal Cantilever or Vertical Diode Laser Engraver
Light weight portable Laser Engraver (6.5lbs - 12lbs)
Build Author BNMaker Views 8831
A minimalist 2-axis A2 sized laser diode cutter/engraver. Designed to give the most function using the very least number of parts at the lowest price.
Dragon Portable CNC Plasma Cutter
A small portable CNC Plasma Cutter with some unique features
Build Author viktop Views 18825
Simple Cnc System (arduino Grbl)
Arduino powered simple CNC system using GRBL firmware. Designed to give the most function using the very least number of parts at the lowest price.
Build Author ahayden Views 22426
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 Indieflow Views 104785
A lightweight, portable, accurate 3D Printer that has a good sized print area and small overall footprint that is easy to build, with easy to source components. The design is OpenSource allowing those with the capability to make their own parts get up and running.
Build Author Troy Joachim Views 12584
Prusa i3 Bear IDEX
Remix of the Prusa i3 Bear with added IDEX
Build Author Rob Taylor Views 12400
M4: 1510SS Heavy Mk.I
A 1500x1200mm, 20mm rail and 1610 ballscrew, heavy-duty, four-axis gantry machine. As high speed as spindle power MRR will allow for. Approx 4 x 3 x 1ft travels, intermediate size between benchtop and floor-scale units. Aiming at $10-15k machine in the $3k region.
Build Author joetemus Views 21519
K40 ACRO Conversion
A K40 to ACRO Co2 laser cutter build. Designed and built to expand the work area of the K40
Build Author James Archer Views 11036
Archer - An extendable all metal 3D printer
This is an all metal build using OpenBuilds V-Slot linear rails to produce a high quality and cost effective 3D printer. The printer is designed to be scalable for your desired build area and can utilize high quality hotends with 16mm groove mounts such as E3D.
Build Author PCBman Views 5648
A desktop Cartesian CNC router
Build Author OpenBuilds Views 6901
Simple Swing Arm Build for the Modular Table Series. Create a simple vacuum swing arm that swings over your machine keeping your vacuum hose and router cord, etc. up and out of the way
Build Author mytechno3d Views 10898
Z FLoating head for Plasma cutting (OX CNC compatible)
How to convert your OX CNC to a plasma cutter at low cost
W|W plasma/drag knife 1500x1500 (floating head & z-axis)
Step by step designing and implementing of my plasma approach
Build Author Ahmed Ibrahim Views 3443
Cairo Mini 3d-Printer
We are introducing the Cairo Mini 3d-printer! It’s a DIY fully Open-source Reproducible 20x20cm 3d-printer. The original goal of the Cairo Mini 3d-printer is to create a low-cost 3d-printer below 220$(3500 LE). That anyone can build with ease.
Build Author stephen cia Views 29464
3D printer with 7 drivers, compact, dual extruder, no CNC part. All Openbuilds and 3D printed part. This is purely experimental.
Build Author Leonard Cross Views 31593
Workbee CNC Router/Laser/Plotter
A CNC machine with an expansive 30x30" work area, supporing a router, laser, simple 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 blterry1 Views 14629
The Beeline CNC
Here are the instructions to build the Beeline custom CNC router table.
3D Turn Table Scanner
My attempt at a 3D scanner. Still trying to convince myself it will work.
Hydraulic lifting table
I started this project without drawing. in itself this went fine with some minor adjustments. My profession is machine builder that might make it a little easier. I still enjoy it every day.
New Workbee Z Axis
Hopefully an upgrade of the Z axis of the Workbee.
V-Slot Miter Saw Stop
A quick and simple saw stop build.
Build using standard parts as much as possible, Open Builds etc. To keep printer usable for more materials will be trying a heated bed with rotary elec union for the thermistor and power.
ACME OX (A Lead Screw Driven Ox Derivative (850x1500))
Another build based on the original OX design with a cutting area will be about 26" (680mm) x 50" (1300mm) and driven by lead screws.
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 Ariel Yahni Views 48182
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.
All metal CoreXY 3D Printer Design with triple z, kinematic bed, and scalable corexy mechanism.
Build Author Damian V-SLOT Poland Views 11552
DIY Slab Flattening Mill
V-SLOT profiles and OpenBuilds accessories give us many possibilities. We decided to build a manual ROUTER SLED using only components of the OpenBuilds system. The design is simple to build, construction takes little time, and the frame is easy to transport.
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.