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  1. sxt
    sxt Mark Carew
    Hi Mark. I need help on c-beam. Y- axis limit switch led is on even the machine is turned off. Even on the interface it shows on. I don't understand what is going on. Can you help?
    1. Peter Van Der Walt
      Peter Van Der Walt
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      Nov 22, 2021 at 2:58 PM
  2. Travis brady
    Travis brady Mark Carew
    What do I have to do to get a bent rail that came with new machine. I sent pics and sku # to support, now do I just wait or should I try and bend it back, it’s at the end of a 20x40
    1. Peter Van Der Walt
      Peter Van Der Walt
      This is an automated reply. Store related questions such as shipping damage, orders, and other similar queries are handled by the OpenBuilds Partstore team. If you log a ticket via http://support.openbuilds.com - please wait for a reply during the next business hours window. We thank you for your patience and understanding
      Oct 16, 2021
  3. Travis brady
    Travis brady Mark Carew
    Just got 1 box of new stuff for 1515 nothing labeled thanks
    1. Peter Van Der Walt
      Peter Van Der Walt
      For order/shipping/store queries, please contact the OpenBuilds Partstore directly by logging a ticket on http://support.openbuilds.com - to ensure the correct team assists you. Thanks
      Oct 14, 2021
  4. Mike Campbell
    Mike Campbell
    There's no better feeling than being able to make whatever you can dream up.
  5. samuel rojas
    samuel rojas wackocrash5150
    you wouldnt happen to have the stl files for your linear rail carriage to 2040 end holder ( the yellow holder thingys)
  6. Gareth-1977
    Gareth-1977 Mark Carew
    I bought a OpenBuild Used. I am having trouble setting it up. Are there Tech's in the Houston area that could help?
    1. Peter Van Der Walt
      Peter Van Der Walt
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      Sep 24, 2021
  7. NikkiCanti
    NikkiCanti Rick 2.0
    Hello,
    Do you know if openbuilds have a feeds and speeds guide sheet for the 1010 lead CNC machines?
    1. Rick 2.0
      Rick 2.0
      They probably do but I have no idea where. That's not my area (I do physical build questions). Posing the question in the open forum would give you a much better probability of an answer.
      Sep 16, 2021
  8. lee jenkins
    lee jenkins GrayUK
    hiya im having trouble setting up my cnc. where do i get help from . thanks
    1. Peter Van Der Walt
      Peter Van Der Walt
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      Sep 14, 2021
  9. Jorge Luis Fumero
    Jorge Luis Fumero Mark Carew
    Hello, I have a problem, my laptop does not recognize the BlackBox Motion Control System
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Sep 8, 2021
  10. Michael Knox
    Michael Knox Scotty Orr
    Scotty,

    I just go around to upgrading my mini mill to your MMXL (nice build by the way) the question I have is about your gantry DXF file the holes look to be too far apart for the c-beam I'm measuring 116.3 mm between the wheels is this correct?
  11. Emerson Nunez
    Emerson Nunez Mark Carew
    Good afternoon friends I just put together my 15 15 leam and after some cuts my machine started to lose its way after the second pass when the third pass starts it gets lost and cuts where it is not someone has had this problem

    Thank you very much

    PD excuse me my English is not good hehehe
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Jul 22, 2021
  12. Holley
    Holley David the swarfer
    Possible"bug" in Drill toolpath Fusion360 Openbuilds Post Processor?

    code produces Z-10...wrong direction?

    I have code comparing drilling 4 holes in corner of stock with the 2 post processors, Generic GRBL and Openbuilds Fusion Post Processor. I tried to include however the Forum only allows 420 characters
    1. David the swarfer
      David the swarfer
      With the origin at the top of the stock all Z cutting motion is negative, perfectly normal. Z negative motion will move the bit through the material. All CNC machines must follow the 'right hand rule' for motion directions, even if they are upside down like the Phlatprinters. Please create a forum post and attach your Fusion file so I can look at it.
      Jul 20, 2021
    2. Holley
      Holley
      Using Right Hand Rule Z+ is up... This processor gives me a -Z 10 to start and plunges and moves x,y... It should start with +Z10 move to x/y and begin cut
      Aug 4, 2021
  13. Graeme Stevens
    Graeme Stevens Ariel Yahni
    Hi, I downloaded the files for your K40 build, perfect for using my K40 to make the parts to improve itself.

    On opening in Inkscape there is a message which says I should convert to R13 in Qcad. I tried that but Qcad adds a load of random lines. Never had this issue, Inkscape usually opens these files with no issue. Do you have the files in a different version, or a suggestion how I get them to Inkscape.

    Thanks
    1. Ariel Yahni
      Ariel Yahni
      HI, I'm sorry but I'm, not an inscape user much these days. Maybe try any other tool like librecad or freecad, dont use them either but should work. Even Fusion 360 would work
      Jul 21, 2021
  14. Steve Hall
    Steve Hall Chris Laidlaw
    Hi Chris, I am in the UK and making a build that looks like the OX & Piranha style build. I am after a full set of plates - my machine is based on a 1000mmx1000mm with HGR20 rails C Beam Extrusion 80mmx40mm & Block ball screw Rm1605-1000mm
    It looks like your 9" Sphinx kit may well work, but not sure if US extrusion is the same as that in the uk?

    Also, would all of your threads and screws be in imperial?
  15. George Linkh
    George Linkh Mark Carew
    The latest update for the blackbox has it not working and it will not jog. I tried the fix that you said ut that didn't work.
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Jun 12, 2021
  16. DFarmer
    DFarmer Chris
    Can you post info about your thc setup with the blackbox in a new thread?
    1. Peter Van Der Walt
      Peter Van Der Walt
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      May 27, 2021
  17. George Linkh
    George Linkh Mark Carew
    Hi Mark, I am trying to find out what happened to my order Order #137945. It was placed on May 4th.
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    2. Peter Van Der Walt
      Peter Van Der Walt
      May 27, 2021
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  18. jorgee
    jorgee Ariel Yahni
    tengo problemas con las medidas, en el aspire hago la pieza de 150x100mm y al abrir el archivo y darle play para que empiece a trabajar el router me lo hace en 3mm. que sera?
    1. Ariel Yahni
      Ariel Yahni
      Jorge no veo un motivo de conversion automedica diferente de imperial a métrico, quizás debes verificar esto. Si estas usando control cuando cargas el archivo puedes ver el tamaño que este esta leyendo y así no tienes que darle play y malgastar material
      Apr 29, 2021
  19. mcallisterracing
    mcallisterracing Mark Carew
    The latest update for the blackbox has it not working and it will not jog. Can you walk me through going back to a previous install?
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Apr 11, 2021
  20. mohamed abo oody
    mohamed abo oody kallibaba
    hi pro
    can you help me
    i need the dimension of layers sand draw machien
  21. theracermark
    theracermark Gary Johnson
    Hi there Gary I think I figured it out how to send message. lets work together to sort out the PhlatPringer.
  22. Guy Bigfoot
    Guy Bigfoot Ariel Yahni
    i am looking for Firmware Grbl 1.1x as mu PC some how upgraded the firmware and now it does not work
    1. Ariel Yahni
      Ariel Yahni
      Hi Guy, i suggest you post this question as a Post in the general forum so the community can chime in on this.
      Mar 31, 2021
  23. David Simmonds
    David Simmonds Mark Carew
    Hello Mark, I am building an Aluminium boat from a kit. ' metal boat kits dot com ' . I need to CNC plasma or router cut Aluminium sheet up to 6000mm long . Is it possible to extend the length of your table to 6000mm . Many thanks David in the UK
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hi @David Simmonds sounds like a great project! Instead of making the machine bigger I think you may be better off to cut the entire work in sections (or tilling as some cams call it) The idea is you can run a continuous job on the same material.
      Jan 18, 2021
    2. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Jan 18, 2021
  24. Dragos691
    Dragos691 alex_b
    Hi Everyone,
    I am a newbie on the open builts and trying to automate a NEMA17 linear actuator bundle with lead screw; my main goal is to automate with an ARDUINO + step motor drive a horizontal linear movement back and forth with a couple of limit switches; maybe even to vary the motor speed with the help of a potentiometer. Can I kindly have your feedback and direction as what components do I need?
  25. SIMONE RENIERO
    SIMONE RENIERO Mark Carew
    hello and Merry Christmas to everyone I have a doubt in the bad case the blackbox has a problem with a driver rather than another device will be possible to replace it or it will be destinate to the garbage?
    1. Peter Van Der Walt
      Peter Van Der Walt
      Jan 4, 2021
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  26. Mark Fletcher
    Mark Fletcher alex_b
    Mark Fletcher
    Mark Fletcher I am about 7 days old in the CNC world. I am planning to build the 1515 Lead CNC. I have a few questions:
    1. Will the structure support and operate correctly with a 2.2kw water cooled spindle?

    2. If not how detailed can a router be?

    3. I will not need a speed machine but I do want an accurate and precise machine.

    Any help would be nice.

    Thanks
    Mark Fletcher.
    1. alex_b
      alex_b
      Dec 24, 2020
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    2. alex_b
      alex_b
      You may have to make an adapter plate to interface it correctly, but this mount is the one we use. The structure should support it well. Our 2nd shop CNC is an older OX build and also uses a 2.2kW 80mm spindle.

      2) & 3) The precision of the Lead 1515 shouldn't be affected by the heavier spindle as long as your stepper motors have enough torque.
      Dec 24, 2020
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    3. alex_b
      alex_b
      You can use high inductance NEMA 23 motors if you care less about speed and want more holding torque at the lower end of the speed range. In my experience the real-world precision is determined by the software, no-backlash in the lead-screws, and available torque. 0.01mm cutting accuracy is attainable depending on your CAM. More if you tools are sharp and you run "spring" (repeat finishing passes) on parts.
      Alex
      Dec 24, 2020
  27. Mark Fletcher
    Mark Fletcher Giarc
    I am about 7 days old in the CNC world. I am planning to build the 1515 Lead CNC. I have a few questions:
    1. Will the structure support and operate correctly with a 2.2kw water cooled spindle?

    2. If not how detailed can a router be?

    3. I will not need a speed machine but I do want an accurate and precise machine.

    Any help would be nice.

    Thanks
    Mark Fletcher.
    1. Giarc
      Giarc
      I can't answer here because I am only allowed 420 characters. I sent you a message.
      Dec 18, 2020
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  28. John Heath
    John Heath Mark Carew
    I just finished assembling my black box 4x controller. I have 24vdc power supplied, I have the switch turned on, I have the nema 17 motors wired, I have limit switches wired. On the trouble shooting tab, I see the switches change state, but the motors do not turn, I see the numbers on the Openbuilds Control change, but the motors don't move. I;ve tried everything I can think of. Any help?
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hello @John Heath Welcome to the OpenBuilds community. If you would not mind could you please post your question over in the Controllers forum so that the developers will see it and so that others can learn from it in case they find they run into the same issue. I thank you in advance. https://openbuilds.com/forums/controller-boards.28/
      Nov 27, 2020
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    2. Kevin S
      Kevin S
      I had the same problem and following the advice of others, I went back and checked my connections. The block box kit has several sets of two wire connections. I had used the wrong ones. I switched them out and that solved the problem.
      Dec 4, 2020
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  29. John Heath
    John Heath MaryD
    I just finished assembling my black box 4x controller. I have 24vdc power supplied, I have the switch turned on, I have the nema 17 motors wired, I have limit switches wired. On the trouble shooting tab, I see the switches change state, but the motors do not turn, I see the numbers on the Openbuilds Control change, but the motors don't move. I;ve tried everything I can think of. Any help?
    1. Peter Van Der Walt
      Peter Van Der Walt
      For support questions, please make use of our Forums instead of private / profile posts:
      Support is done via the public forum:
      - More people can see and thus answer your question quicker
      - The answers help other people searching for the same issue
      - Remember to search for your issue using the Search box. Its might already have been discussed a few times
      Dec 7, 2020
  30. John Heath
    John Heath Mark Carew
    Ok, I'm new to this. I got a Black Box controller. I have it wired to 3 Nema 17 motors. I installed and opened openbuild control, connected to the controller, and nothing. I tried to jog x and , the numbers increment on the openbuild control, but the motor doesn't move. I down loaded a g-file from sandify, and I get an error 22, rate not defined. What am I doing wrong?
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