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Build Author Mark Carew Views 62765
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 Yosmany325 Views 205
Cartesian style CNC with a working area of around 360mm x 360mm x 120 mm (X, Y, Z) using Linear rails and ball screws. The linear rails are (Hiwin?) HGR 20mm x 520mm and the ball screws are SFU1204 (12mm lead 4mm) of around +/- 430 mm. The base structure is made from rectangular aluminum profiles of 70mm x 45mm x 3mm (thickness of walls).
Build Author mathom713 Views 2412
27" by 40" CNC
DIY design and build of a roughing 2' by 3.5' CNC router
Build Author Troy Proffitt Views 12812
Sphinx Upgraded plates / ballscrews and linear rail
Upgraded Sphinx Cbeam using 3/8 aluminum plates and linear rails / ballscrews
Build Author David Bourne Views 7089
INDY-TR12 CNC (12mm Diameter Lead Screws)
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.
Build Author Andreas Bockert Views 5266
Sphinx Z-axis upgrade
Upgraded Z-axis for Sphinx-style CNC using ball screws and linear rails.
Build Author Ptiwee Views 1508
LR/BS CNC Router
An easy to source/easy to build, yet quite robust CNC router. This design has not yet be implemented.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 36561
OpenBuilds Workbee 1010 (40" x 40")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1010 - 1000x1000 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author Mark Carew Views 42813
OpenBuilds Workbee 1510 (60" x 40")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1510 - 1500x1000 Belt Driven CNC Machine
Build Author brrian Views 915
Build features include a double c-beam gantry (bonded & mechanically fastened), linear x rails, custom gantry end plates, a custom linear rail & ballscrew Z axis, and custom lead screw tensioning plates. The primary goal was to remove twist from the 1500mm gantry & stiffen the Z axis.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 9857
C-Beam® XLarge Linear 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 evil2002usna Views 7186
Cheap Ballscrew Ox CNC Router.
Build Author shanehooper Views 13075
Workhorse 3D Printer
Large 600mm x 350mm x 350mm Build Volume with lead screw driven motion. The printer build has a moving gantry and fixed heat bed. Open Source
Build Author Forestbird Originals Views 1575
Lead 1010 Build - Anything but stock.
This is a lead 1010 build that I wanted to have a little fun with. I purchased the whole Lead 1010 kit, and felt like studying a few shortcomings of the original to see if I can improve it or just have some fun with it.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 88013
V-Slot® NEMA 17 Linear Actuator Bundle (Lead Screw)
Example model of lead screw driven actuators for your next project!
Build Author HuguesP Views 6425
Yet Another Chinese Linear Rail CNC, my first one, doing this mainly for the fun of building it more than using it.
Build Author Sonny Lowe Views 1179
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.
Build Author Mark Carew Views 20016
OpenBuilds Sphinx 55 (20" x 20")
The OpenBuilds Sphinx 55 - 500x500 Lead Screw Machine
Build Author Mark Carew Views 16223
OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050 (20" x 40")
The OpenBuilds Sphinx 1050 - 500x1000 Lead Screw Machine
Build Author SecretSpy711 Views 13124
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 Vunnie Views 3353
Workbee CNC on steroids
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
Build Author Mark Carew Views 4768
C-Beam® Double Wide Gantry Actuator
This easy to build actuator is configured to have not only strength, but accuracy! This low profile option offers endless possibilities, and we cant wait to see how this actuator is implemented in your build ideas!
Build Author Mark Carew Views 13565
OpenBuilds Workbee 1050 (40" x 20")
The OpenBuilds WorkBee 1050 - 1000x500 Lead Screw Driven CNC Machine
Build Author C-CNC Views 4597
Gantry Style CNC from plywood
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 :)
Build Author recoush Views 5063
CoreXY 3D build one
an 8020 build with 1010 extrusion (1") Square tubing Rough size is 24x24x36 (600x600x900) The expected usable print area 21.5x21.5X32"roughly (510x510x760) An XY 3D printer with 3 extruders and 3 Z-axis 0.9 degree motors the table (Z-AXIS) will lift up to the XY Carriage on 3 12mm linear rod and 3 8mm Lead screw's Corexy designs complete and Z-axis build is started don’t have a 3D cad system yet so building my prototypes on a pcb layout tool
Build Author msdosfx Views 3199
Workbee 1510 Screw Driven
Workbee 1510 screw driven build by MsDosFX.
Build Author sgspenceley Views 96441
Linear Rail CNC Machines
A CNC build using linear rails & lead screws.
Build Author Kazeki Views 2343
Upgrading my CNC router to run on ball screws. Me and the belts where not getting along.
Build Author CNCMD Views 9976
Heavy Duty build with 1605 Ballscrew and Linear Rail
Build Author gibson Views 892
ricks workbee build
i had the ox build and wanted to do a more beeffer style so i went with a workbee style machine ..
Build Author MarkM_NJ Views 14980
My very first openbuilds cnc machine. Followed along DaztheGas's Spartacus build.
Build Author Scott Martinez Views 5041
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.
Build Author Christian James Views 3638
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 Zach S Views 10920
Ballmasters 1605 1500x1000 ox cnc
Upgraded 1500x1000 Ox cnc to 1605 Ballscrews on the Y axis. along with the J-tech laser to do most things.
Build Author TurfnSurf Views 2889
DIY C-Beam CNC
Theoretical Working Area: 360x360x75mm Actual Working Area: 300x300x75mm Will Update Later
Build Author joetemus Views 2767
Shapeoko 2 Z-Axis Upgrade
This is a major redesign to the Z-axis of an otherwise stock Shapeoko 2.
Build Author Jay Almers Views 2711
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 BOlivier Views 1784
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 Michael.M Views 5699
Let me explain: About a year ago I was planning to build a CNC router of my own design. I started gathering components including the THK linear rails. I soon found out you pretty much need a CNC to build a CNC and this is when I decided to build my Sphinx machine. I've had these rails and some other parts sitting around so it's time I used them! I'm planning to incorporate linear rails and 1605 ballscrews into the Sphinx design. I really like the overall appearance of the Sphinx.
Build Author Savvas Views 10481
Halloumi CNC Machine - Acetal Plates
I built the original machine using plywood plates, and always intended to upgrade those parts to more durable ones. I decided to go with acetal as it's a lot easier to cut than aluminium. I used fusion 360 to model and rebuild the original machine. Once I have assembled everything and feel confident it all works I will release the plate designs here.
Build Author Marshall Peck Views 64990
Voxel OX - Extendable 3D Printer and CNC Platform
An open source 3D printer design with a sturdy V-Slot frame
Build Author Giarc Views 35883
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.
Build Author Colin Russon Views 6618
OX / X3 CNC / Similar Z axis / 1605 Linear Actuator
Z axes 1605 ballscrew, a comparative design proposal.
Build Author Julius Views 19726
OX Balls - 1605 Ballscrew Powered 1000mmx1000mmm OX derivative
1000x1000mm Ballscrew driven OX Derivative. Dewalt 611 spindle and TB6600 Drivers.
Build Author cmitcham Views 1064
a 1000x1000 acme screw workbee built as frugally as possible. thanks so much to ooznest and openbuilds :)
Build Author TurfnSurf Views 3162
3-Axis Plywood CNC
Theoretical Working area: 38" x 24" x 6" Actual Working Area: 31" x 23.6" x 4" Positioning Accuracy: about 0.01mm
Build Author Vincent Walsarie Views 3463
Workbee 1000x1000 mm screw driven Full Kit From Ooznest
A short summary of my Workbee CNC Build. I try to update it where I can
Build Author Axnfell Views 1153
WorkBee 1000x2000 ACME Screw Version
Hoping to build a WorkBee 1000 x 1000 (2000) from parts and not a kit, cannot afford the kit in full so going the long way round...
Build Author TimVukman Views 2508
My original Tevo Tarantula kit was ok..... I had issues with the X gantry staying level. I got rid of the wheels and replaced them with linear block bearings. I still had some issues with the X gantry. I swapped out the plastic parts with aluminum which was much better. Still not what I want yet
Build Author Bucky Wootmaster Views 1416
CNC machine using extrusions with linear rails and ball screws on all axes - no plates
Build Author LarsTveito Views 6287
Ox Stainless with ballscrews
Ox Stainless with ballscrews for motion, nema 23 steppers, LInuxcnc for control software. Using basic parts for frame from Makersupplies, and the rest sourced from ebay. Building a small router hoping it will be able to cut aluminum with decent results.
Build Author BeTrue3D Views 14954
High Quality CoreXY with focus on quality and optimized printarea versus physical size of the printer.
Build Author kylesmth Views 3354
Lead screw printer
High quality e3d parts with a minimalist design
Build Author Bradles Views 4825
Linear Rail derivative with ball screw
basic start to design of cnc machine
Build Author M^3 Views 17563
M Cubed CNC Mill
A no-nonsense CNC mini mill to get the job done.
Build Author sgspenceley Views 4607
LinearRail - 3D Printer
I have re-purposed many of the parts from my Linear OX build. I'm using MGN 12 linear rails on all three axis, 5 start lead screws on the Z axis and I'm going to experiment with 5 start lead screw on the X axis. The frame plates are made from 1/8" laser cut mild steel, & open builds extrusion.
Build Author evgeny156 Views 4948
3D Printer on Prusa architecture with best parts available
Wanna quet an nice looking device done by my hands
Build Author Limine3D Views 6175
A cartesian build with a build dimension of 200x200x750mm. I will be using a dual extruder, heated build plate, and a screw drive for the z axis.
Build Author mikev Views 6490
C-Beam Evolution MkII
The C-Beam Evolution is an evolving machine. The MkII is inspired by Kyo's C-Beam Spinx but currently uses my own design of plates made of 8mm acrylic (X-axis ends) and 6mm polycarbonate (Y axis ends). The plates were made on the MkI but I hope to be able to make 6mm aluminium plates on the MkII for the MkIII.
Build Author adamcooks Views 38611
Based on the work of Carl Feniak and his C-Bot. A robust Core XY style 3D printer that has a clean parallel belt implementation and whose dimensions are adaptable to meet builder's needs. The use of open builds V-slot and other open hardware make customization easy. Utilizing a 300x300 build plate this derivation utilizes three lead screws, synced to a single motor via gt2 belt
Build Author noursbricoleur Views 10994
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 Steve B Views 12938
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 Philippe Bergeron Views 7896
My first 3D printer: Absolute3Dr
You are about to read the evolution of my 3d Printer build.
Build Author Simon Rafferty Views 5116
A Rigid Delta Printer using C-Beam screw actuators
Build Author laurie Views 7677
Delta 3D Printer
This is a Delta build using 1610 ballscrews from China
Build Author asb_79 Views 8195
Versabot - All metal 3D printer
An all metal construction cartesian style 3D printer with a very rigid frame that has the flexibility to function as a desktop milling station or laser cutter with appropriate user designed attachments. Design is scaleable to suit any size requirement. All axis are leadscrew driven. V-Slot and Mini V-wheels have been utilised for the linear rails.
Build Author Kyo Views 8363
This is Fina; My Lautr3k inspired build.
Build Author Cuong Vu Views 24907
It took me 18 long nights to build it
Build Author Jason Kraft Views 4373
The MULE (an OX inspired 3-axis CNC)
The Mule is a 3-axis CNC inspired by the OX CNC by Mark Carew. This machine borrows the OX's sturdy frame and upgrades the X and Y linear actuators through the use of three 500mm lead screws (as opposed to the belt system of the OX). The result is an inexpensive, sturdy, and powerful design built for cutting tough materials such as aluminum.
Build Author Jason Farley Views 7694
Hybrid OX (Ball Screw, Linear Guides, Ect.)
Planning my first build. Hope to achieve a larger format yet rigid design.