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Hi mark building my first machine need some cam help on a project i eould like to do any suggestions
Hello Smfuller, welcome to OpenBuilds!
Sure I would say it really depends on if you mainly want to do 2D cut out s and pocketing or full on 3D relief type carvings. Have a look at Vectics products and compare - http://www.vectric.com/products/compare.html
Also have a look at Artcam - https://www.autodesk.com/products/artcam/overview
Hope this helps have fun and be sure to share your project creations in the all new OpenBuilds projects section!
Waiting on spindle speed controller to arrive.
See my second build: "Bigger and Stronger" 1500x3000mm (5x10ft) CNC Router here: https://openbuilds.com/builds/build-2-bigger-stronger.5402/
Whats up kyo building a sphinx and was wonder if u had dimensions for the plates needed for xy and z or possible them in an svg format?
Hi Mary, I just received an order from Openbuilds and was disappointed to find that the 45mm cap screws were m3's. I was planning on using them to mount my steppers but already have m5 threads cut. That's my bad, I didn't look carefully when I placed the order, just wondering if the cap screws are even available in m5?
Here is a link to the M5 related products http://openbuildspartstore.com/search.php?search_query=m5%20§ion=product
Ok, thanks. I still wonder why the m3 cap screws are in with the list you sent?
Wiring Mini CNC Mill
how do I add a gallery or add pics to an album?
Day after X-mad I received my Mini Mill Bundle with upgrades HD steppers. Can’t wait to get started. Still going thru all the How to Videos
hi there, I also really interested in getting the plates made by yourself on the group UK bit, what material are these made from?
Hi Marc, wow thanks for the comment this is the first time I've logged in to the forum in a long time I can't remember the actual spec of the material now and unlikely to get any more cut unless there is enough people wanting them
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New to the forum. Working on a sphinx now. I have noticed that when using the extreme v wheels and mini v wheels with the c beam extrusion I have to use 2 1mm spacers on the mini v wheels to maintain alignment with the v grooves. The full size wheels on the out side of the c beam only need 1 1mm spacer while the inner mini v wheels need 2 1mm spacers along with the 6mm spacers. Any ideas as to why?
Hello @Seth Maltais Welcome to the forum !
That is correct, Mini V-wheels always get one additional 1mm shim when used in conjunction with a full sized V-wheel. It keeps everything aligned and square. Rick and myself covered the reasons behind this on page 37 of the C-beam thread.
Hey Mark, I am new to the CNC community. I was looking at buying a C-Beam and was wondering if this build would be OK to use a laser diode down the road and alternate between them? And would I need to change out anything on the machine in order to do this i.e. boards, frame work etc;
Welcome to the awesome OpenBuilds community! Yes I see no reason why you could not attach a laser diode down the road if you would like to, in fact guys here do it all the time in that they have both diodes as well as mills on the same machine. Hope this helps and we look forward to your Build, please share.
Just starting here. Waiting for the parts to arrive to build a laser engraving machine.
Hi Mark I'm a newbie reading all the daily new builds but this supposed build is just a spam advert for hair loss stuff: https://openbuilds.com/builds/https-alphajackedhelp-com-boli-testoboost.5919/
Thank you Keith
@flyingDutchman Possibly be due to belt tension or possibly the steps/mm setting is slightly off. Even 0.05mm off makes a big difference.
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.
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!
Awesome idea and I think it would work great! I would love to see this build so please be sure to share. Thank you
Hi do you sell the stainless ox kits? saw someone with one and would like to know more! thanks
Yes I have made some batches of gantry plates and other stuff available through makersupplies.dk - check it out. Cheers, Martin
I'm converting the file to Grbl(mm) gcode format. I sometimes wonder if there is a problem with the format?
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?
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 ?
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 :)
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 :)
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.
Hi, thanks for your reply. For 1M x 1M C beam, what is the machine working area?
Because the availability for C Beam in my country is low.
.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
Power: 19v 4amp
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.
Hi Mark, would you like my Solidworks model of the ACRO Laser system?
Your model of the ACRO System would make a great addition to our Resources section. http://openbuilds.com/projectresources/