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  1. Kelvin Qdos
    Kelvin Qdos GrayUK
    Hi Gray,

    I just joined Openbuilds and on my first scurry around the site your name popped up strait away. Given that we're both in Dorset I thought it rude for me not to say hello.

    I joined basically as I figured it was time to set too and build a CNC and a 3D printer and this site seems to be right up my street.
    1. GrayUK likes this.
  2. Liam Oakley
    Liam Oakley Mark Carew
    Hi Mark, would you like my Solidworks model of the ACRO Laser system?
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      Oct 9, 2017
  3. flintiii
    flintiii MaryD
    Greetings MaryD. Do you know of anyone I could contact in order to obtain an RMA number for a xPRO V3 Controller that is intermittent?
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      The part store can fix you right up! Contact Us/Live Chat(when available) in the bottom right hand corner of the Part Store. http://openbuildspartstore.com/
      Oct 4, 2017
  4. SaidLaouer
    SaidLaouer Peter Oakes
    SLT Peter
    I'm from Algeria and i'm glad to meet u.
  5. flintiii
    flintiii MaryD
    I would like to talk to someone from OpenBuilds right now. Please Call xxx xxx xxxx.
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      Feel free to Contact Us/Live Chat(when available) in the bottom right hand corner of the Part Store. http://openbuildspartstore.com/ or post your questions directly on the forum. Thanks!
      Oct 4, 2017
  6. Michael Dwyer
    Michael Dwyer Mark Carew
    Mark,

    I love the MiniMill and plan to purchase the build kit. However, I am already interested in increasing the X axis travel and thought about purchasing a longer piece of C-beam and longer lead screw to do so. What is the maximum you think can be supported off of the Y axis travel C-beam without changing the entire design. I'm willing to purchase reinforcement pieces as necessary.

    Thanks,
    Michael Dwyer
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      Oct 5, 2017
  7. Elmo Clarity
    Elmo Clarity Keith Davis
    If there is a way to send someone a private message on here, I guess I am over looking it. I have the files for the carriage, but would rather not post them in a public area. I am providing the OpenSCAD code I used so if there are any changes that need to be made, you can do it.

    If you send me a private message on Thingiverse (ElmoC), I can get the files emailed to you.
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      Sep 25, 2017
  8. Poorfellar
    Poorfellar Eric Girard
    Would you still be interested in printing parts for the OX CNC?
  9. Pancho Villa
    Pancho Villa Martin.Barfoed
    1. Martin.Barfoed
      Martin.Barfoed
      Hi Pancho, From Chili I think you should source the parts from OpenBuildsPartstore. However, there are some important elements that can not be supplied. These include gantry plates, z-limit switches, dual belt end brackets, tape, and spindle bracket for 43mm (like Kress 1050).
      Sep 20, 2017
    2. Martin.Barfoed
      Martin.Barfoed
      These items you can get from makersupplies.dk
      Prices you see on makersupplies.dk are including 25% VAT. Shipments to addresses outside EU will not have to pay this VAT - but you may be charged to import by Chile.
      To get a quote for shipment please contact [email protected] with a list of items you need.
      Hope this helps you on with your considerations.
      Cheers from Denmark, Martin
      Sep 20, 2017
  10. Pancho Villa
    Pancho Villa MattiasN
  11. Pancho Villa
    Pancho Villa Neil Rosenberg
  12. Andreas Hadji
    Andreas Hadji Keith Davis
    Hello. I am new in this section I would like to give me some guides for research on how i can build a 3d printer and the theory behind this. Thank you very much.
  13. jim siulinski
    jim siulinski
    Just completing my machine build. Using C-Beam and X-ProV3. Using UniversalGcodeSender with example files.
  14. Subzero_01
    Subzero_01 Rick 2.0
    Hello Rick,

    Can you tell me when will the release of your new laser cutter be please?
    any more details maybe?
    // Oliver
    1. Rick 2.0
      Rick 2.0
      Sorry Oliver but I'm only a forum moderator and not an insider with the company and I have exactly the same limited amount of information that you do. The new laser's announcement was as much a surprise to me as it was to everyone else.
      Sep 5, 2017
      Subzero_01 likes this.
  15. Subzero_01
    Subzero_01 Mark Carew
    Hello Mark,
    Strange that I can not find anything here on site about pending laser engraver release?
    No news, nothing.
    Do you have any date, anything?
    Power, size?
    // Oliver
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      More details coming this week...
      Sep 6, 2017
      Mark Carew likes this.
  16. Mark Carew
    Mark Carew
    Friday is fun project day!
  17. cdl1701
    cdl1701 Chris Laidlaw
    Sending you a request.
  18. Subzero_01
    Subzero_01 Mark Carew
    Hello,
    Need some advice regarding choosing between C- Beam XL or OX.
    Plans are to later add 17W diode laser on Z axis.
    Which one is to preffer. If I choose OX I will almost att once change it to OX Metal with lead screws so cost will be the same.
    I do not like belts on any machine.
    All tips are wellcome.
    // Oliver
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      It sounds like your best set up right out of the gate would be to go with the lead screw driven C-Beam XL if you are wanting a lead driven machine to work with a diode this should work well for you. You can always use it to make plates as well if you decide to go with a larger machine down the road.
      Aug 28, 2017
      Subzero_01 likes this.
  19. GeoffH
    GeoffH Mark Carew
    Changed the 250mm supports with 400mm c-beam, accurately cut by Ooznest (no filing, thank God), now I have great Z travel on the XLarge.
    1. Mark Carew and Ryan Lock like this.
  20. Abird
    Abird
    Knife Maker, Tinkerer and Tool Maker
    1. MaryD likes this.
  21. Ankur Bohra
    Ankur Bohra Dexter Oddwick
    Sir,
    Your black rabbit 1500 can be a great help to our startup... And i will be glad if you can send me link to the part list and compatible hardware, board and controller for windows....
    We will be very thankful.....
  22. Frank Ruhl
    Frank Ruhl
    My guess is 8 lbs 6 oz
    1. MaryD
      MaryD
      Aug 11, 2017
  23. GeoffH
    GeoffH Mark Carew
    Hi, I purchased a C-Beam XLarge kit from Ooznest in the UK; very good experience and producing some really nice parts, 2d and 3d. I wonder if I could get your opinion on changing the 250mm long c-beam Posts that support the X Gantry to say 300mm in order to increase the Z travel?
    1. Ryan Lock likes this.
  24. midosi
    midosi oni305
    Hi I have been using your inkscape extension, Engineering 305. Is there a way to change resolution values? May be have 8px/mm sort of options?
  25. Lodds
    Lodds Mark Carew
    I have just retired and looking to extend my woodworking hobby to include CNC C-Beam machine.
    I'm looking at purchasing this unit from Ooznest in the UK. Can you tell me if their materials are to a satisfactory standards and original concept by Mark.
    I have no idea what I am getting into and not at all sure if all this is within my capabilities anyway especially when it come to the software and design.
    Regards
    Tony
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hello Tony, Welcome to CNC once you start you will love it! Dive right in and have fun. The Ooznest guys are great and they will have you up and running in no time. The OpenBuilds resource here is the best in the world so be sure to check in on all the helpful tips and ideas here on the forum.
      Aug 3, 2017
  26. Poerdustin
    Poerdustin beardyblair
    Do you have a complete parts list? I am pretty sure i have it narrowed down through your posts and other research but want to order all at once and want to make sure i am not missing anything. Also having trouble nailing down a file for the 2" taller gantry plate complete set chris made for you as i want to have these made locally. Any advice would be greatly appreciated!!!
  27. Gonçalo martins
    Gonçalo martins DiggerJ
    Sorry to be bothering you,
    But I have a problem with my cnc that I can not solve,
    Works fine when I work with Gcode sender manually on the various axes, however, when I submit a G code project, the x, y, and y advances are uncontrollable

    https://youtu.be/KIOs46BwSDI
  28. Gonçalo martins
    Gonçalo martins JustinTime
    Sorry to be bothering you,
    But I have a problem with my cnc that I can not solve,
    Works fine when I work with Gcode sender manually on the various axes, however, when I submit a G code project, the x, y, and y advances are uncontrollable

    https://youtu.be/KIOs46BwSDI

    Arduino UNO x Gshield x Universal G Code Sender 1.0.8
  29. Gonçalo martins
    Gonçalo martins Serge E.
    Sorry to be bothering you,
    But I have a problem with my cnc that I can not solve,
    Works fine when I work with Gcode sender manually on the various axes, however, when I submit a G code project, the x, y, and y advances are uncontrollable

    https://youtu.be/KIOs46BwSDI
  30. Gonçalo martins
    Gonçalo martins Carl Feniak
    Sorry to be bothering you,
    But I have a problem with my cnc that I can not solve,
    Works fine when I work with Gcode sender manually on the various axes, however, when I submit a G code project, the x, y, and y advances are uncontrollable

    https://youtu.be/KIOs46BwSDI