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  1. Kevin Payler
    Kevin Payler
    Just starting here. Waiting for the parts to arrive to build a laser engraving machine.
  2. ke1th
    ke1th Mark Carew
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Thank you Keith
      Nov 20, 2017 at 10:19 AM
  3. alex_b
    @flyingDutchman Possibly be due to belt tension or possibly the steps/mm setting is slightly off. Even 0.05mm off makes a big difference.
  4. Alex037
    Alex037 sgspenceley
    Liked that 1st CNC build vey much and would love to get my hand on any plans and designs if available. If you are willing to share, please let me know. I also noticed that you were away long, and sure hope that everything is OK now. Cheers.
  5. CharlieShimota
    CharlieShimota Mark Carew
    Hi Mark, I'm just getting started with DIY CNC machines and love all the info here at Openbuilds. I want to build a machine similar to the Ox you did but I'll have to do it in increments. Do you think I could use Corian (a solid surface counter-top material) to make the plates, it's 1/2 inch thick, very sturdy and machines nicely. Thanks, I'm chompin at the bit to get started!
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Awesome idea and I think it would work great! I would love to see this build so please be sure to share. Thank you
      Nov 20, 2017 at 10:21 AM
  6. Georgeg123
    Georgeg123 Martin.Barfoed
    Hi do you sell the stainless ox kits? saw someone with one and would like to know more! thanks
    1. Martin.Barfoed
      Hi George,
      Yes I have made some batches of gantry plates and other stuff available through makersupplies.dk - check it out. Cheers, Martin
      Nov 17, 2017 at 5:53 AM
  7. flyingDutchman
    flyingDutchman alex_b
    I'm converting the file to Grbl(mm) gcode format. I sometimes wonder if there is a problem with the format?
  8. flyingDutchman
    flyingDutchman alex_b
    Hi Alex,
    I have used my Ox router on some small projects but I consistently get problems with more complicated ones. When attempting to route a Celtic Weave (from Aspire) I get slippage, apparently from 1 pass to the next, ie material is routed away where it should be retained.
    What could be happening?
  9. RedGreen
    RedGreen Mark Carew
    Hi Mark, I'm a newbie, can you tell me how do I build from scratch and make sure I got all the part I need ?
    1. Mark Carew
      Mark Carew
      Hi @RedGreen Welcome to the OpenBuilds club and to the world of CNC machines! You found the right place to start. Just pick a machine you would like to build and join in on the discussions on the Builds page (tab at the top of the build). There are lots of great folks ready to help you get up and running. Have fun :)
      Nov 2, 2017
  10. blue25
    blue25 Kyo
    Hi Kyo. I want to build your Sphinx C Bream CNC with working area 120cm x 60cm . But I don't know how much is length I need to cut my C-Beam for the X & Y Axis , also the V Slot for the base. Need your advice :)
    1. Kyo
      A 1m x 1m build would get you very close to this and only requires you to double each length. To get 1.2m you would need a 1.5m y-axis and lead screw availability is then a concern.
      Nov 7, 2017
    2. blue25
      Hi, thanks for your reply. For 1M x 1M C beam, what is the machine working area?
      Nov 7, 2017
    3. blue25
      Because the availability for C Beam in my country is low.
      Nov 7, 2017
  11. Clint599
    Clint599 Sonny Jeon
    .was trying to build a mini CNC (core xy)..whenever I press x or y both the steppers rotate.. .. tried different programs changed com port... replaced stepper driver but still it’s there.. please help
    My setup: Arduino Uno
    CNC shield v3
    A4988 driver
    Nema 17
    Power: 19v 4amp
    Grbl 0.9i
  12. 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.
  13. Liam Oakley
    Liam Oakley Mark Carew
    Hi Mark, would you like my Solidworks model of the ACRO Laser system?
    1. MaryD
      Oct 9, 2017
  14. 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
      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
  15. SaidLaouer
    SaidLaouer Peter Oakes
    SLT Peter
    I'm from Algeria and i'm glad to meet u.
  16. flintiii
    flintiii MaryD
    I would like to talk to someone from OpenBuilds right now. Please Call xxx xxx xxxx.
    1. 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
  17. Michael Dwyer
    Michael Dwyer Mark Carew

    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.

    Michael Dwyer
    1. MaryD
      Oct 5, 2017
  18. 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
      Sep 25, 2017
  19. Poorfellar
    Poorfellar Eric Girard
    Would you still be interested in printing parts for the OX CNC?
  20. Pancho Villa
    Pancho Villa Martin.Barfoed
    1. 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
      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 support@makersupplies.dk with a list of items you need.
      Hope this helps you on with your considerations.
      Cheers from Denmark, Martin
      Sep 20, 2017
  21. Pancho Villa
    Pancho Villa MattiasN
  22. Pancho Villa
    Pancho Villa Neil Rosenberg
  23. 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.
  24. jim siulinski
    jim siulinski
    Just completing my machine build. Using C-Beam and X-ProV3. Using UniversalGcodeSender with example files.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
      More details coming this week...
      Sep 6, 2017
      Mark Carew likes this.
  27. Mark Carew
    Mark Carew
    Friday is fun project day!
  28. cdl1701
    cdl1701 Chris Laidlaw
    Sending you a request.
  29. Subzero_01
    Subzero_01 Mark Carew
    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.
  30. 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.
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