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Build List

C-Beam bellows

Sep 2, 2015 at 11:04 PM
Category
Other Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Making a bellows to cover a C-beam to prevent swarf from gumming up the works.

Triple C-Bot

Aug 14, 2015
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

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

Phlatformer v2

Aug 29, 2015 at 4:48 PM
Category
VACUUM FORMING MACHINES

Hello, I have been looking around for a vacuum forming machine for a long time, and could not find one that was either in my price range or was safe enough for me to want in my home. The Phlatformer answers both of these requirements... Unfortunately, it was not available in either cut-out or...

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine

Aug 21, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

OpenBuilds OX CNC Machine. A strong easy to build shop CNC router that can be sized to suit your needs. Many new features have been incorporated into the OX to make it a great router that is sure to inspire!

C-Bot

Aug 22, 2015
Category
H-Bot
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

Persnickety Plate Maker

Aug 13, 2015
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My very first attempt at a CNC build. Based on the OpenBuilds C-Beam Machine, small tweaks will be made to tailor it for my goals: machining G10, aluminum & some carbon fiber for use with multirotor and motorcycle parts. I am looking forward to the day when I am comfortable enough to bring the ideas in my head to the tip of the end mill in a smooth fashion...

Sea-OX

Sep 2, 2015 at 1:44 PM
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is my first CNC build. The Sea-OX is a machine built out of three 1000mm C-Beams. I plan to have a Y length of 1000mm and a X length of 650mm. The Z should have the ability to move approximately 100mm.

Delta Bot: Improved DIY 3D Printer

Sep 1, 2015 at 3:45 PM
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Build the efficient and reliable all metal structure 3D Printer. Improved significantly with new concepts for printers. Great quality and up to 400 mm/s print speed (very fast). Built with heated bed, hybrid bowden suspended extruder, and counterweight (tested printing 21 hours straight with no motors hot). Optional smart controller for computerless printing. Print any kind of thermoplastic.

Monster - a multiple material 3D printer with 20"(X) X 14"(Y) X ~20"(Z)

Sep 1, 2015 at 12:19 AM
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A Laut3k derivative that goes for volume and large number of print materials at the same time. Using OpenBuild linear motion systems to get away from belt drives.

LYNX - Huge 3D printer

Aug 31, 2015 at 11:13 PM
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I'm basically building a larger version of my crappy wanhao 3d printer. My work was recycling some aluminium extrusion and it broke my heart to see such nice pieces of aluminium engineering being sent to a furnace. Mega 3d printer was born!

Hot Wire 4 Axis CNC Foam cutter

Aug 29, 2015 at 2:40 AM
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This build uses drawer slides and thread rod to create foam wings and fuselages by passing a hot wire through the foam which makes very accurate shapes. I built a Radio Controlled SuperVC10 using foam but did have a cnc machine then so I had to make many templates to guide the hot wire. This inspired me to build a cnc hot wire cutter. Works really well and have made several RC models with it now

V-Slot Belt Driven Linear Actuator Build

Apr 20, 2015
Category
Other Builds

Quick and Simple V-Slot Gantry System. This example build shows how easy it is to make a linear actuator using a few OpenBuilds Parts. You can mount this system an many ways so be sure to download the example models.

Routy GT2 290 BSX CNC Router, Low Cost and Good!

Aug 18, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The Routy GT2 300 BSX CNC Router is a Low Cost CNC build. It performs the same as the larger Routy's from OpenBuilds but doesn't break the bank!

My CNC Router Built Around The New C-Beam Rail

May 30, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC

I started this build about 2 weeks after the c-beam hit the store. I purchased a single bundle and ordered a TinyG to run it. where I work I have Hardware, Software and Mechanical engineers and they all got sucked into my project. they want one to do prototyping at the office, once they see mine...

IndieLC

Jul 21, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A lightweight, portable, accurate 3D Printer that has a good sized print area and small overall footprint that is easy to build, with easy to source components. The design is OpenSource allowing those with the capability to make their own parts get up and running.

V-Slot SphereBot

Apr 20, 2015
Category
Sphere Bots

This SphereBot is based on the EggBot which is an open-source art robot (drawbot) that can draw on spherical or egg-shaped objects.

My Belt & Pinion Drive CNC Router

Aug 28, 2015 at 5:46 AM
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My CNC Router design and inspiration came from the Routy CNC project. I modified some of the aspects of the Routy build, but left the original XY dimensions intact. The build has been very enjoyable thus far and am nearing completion of all wiring in preparation for my first test run!

H-Bot CoreXY Cube with Fixed Build Plate

Apr 21, 2015
Category
H-Bot
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Use of V-Slot for frame and rails with option to use identical 500mm uncut lengths: 8 * 20x60 x 500mm 8 * 20x40 x 500mm 7 * 20x20 x 500mm (2 cut into four identical 125mm pieces for filament holders) Use of uncut 500mm rails obtained through use of 12 joining plates for use as spacers. Alternate approach is to trim two 20x40 and 1 20x20 rail by 6-8mm each. Build volume ~400mm cubed (with dual extruders). Use of only openbuilds components! Currently in design phase...

Ultimo

Jul 26, 2014
Category
Other Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Ultimo is the ultimate multi tool for the person who's serious about prototyping new ideas. A Delta Robot frame supports 3d printing up to 450mm in diameter, a powerful CNC Mill, and 50 amp plasma cutter for processing steel plate. And that's just a start.....wait till you see some of the other attachments we are currently working on incorporating.

Laser V

Feb 15, 2014
Category
Laser Cutter Builds

With such great success/attention my laser got, I ended up with a good friend that would like to dabble in stencil art and so I have decided to share my build with him and you here :) I will be using all the same electronics as in my previous build except the driver boards I will be using are the famous reprap 4988's they are more easy to come by and cost less. I will also be using open builds mini v wheels/v groove extrusion just so I can get a feel for their versatile products

Ez3D - Phoenix 3D Printer Build

Jun 24, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is my 1st submission to openbuilds.com and my 1st venture into building a 3D Printer. The Phoenix 3d Printer is a kit from Ez3D, a company based out of Colorado, started and backed by successful Kick-starter and IndieGogo campaigns. The Phoenix 3d Printer kit is currently backlogged 10 to 12 weeks which means quite a wait. I will be chronicling my experience with this kit as I get it done.

1200 x 2700 CNC based on OX

Aug 20, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Preliminary design for cnc based on OX for cutting wood sheet products (ply, MDF etc.) for a sheet size of 1200mm x 2700mm

V-Slot Belt & Pinion Example Build

Oct 20, 2014
Category
Other Builds

The OpenBuilds team has redefined the belt and pinion concept. By using standard OpenBuild components were able to improve on this system in ways that will save on cost and enhance its engineering capabilities.

Tall OX

Aug 1, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

After completing a standard OX build, I found I didn't have enough Z-clearance and designed a set of taller gantry plates

Plasma cutter - 608 on steel tube version

Apr 20, 2015
Category
Other Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

CNC Plasma cutter: 608ZZ on steel square tube linear rollers Welded frame HDT2-15 Belt Drive Tradeweld Cut-40 Plasma cutter with converted hand torch Virtual Torch Height Control through inductive probing - open source electronics project

3D Printer 320x220x200

Aug 19, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Someone donated a E3D Volcano to me (http://e3d-online.com/Volcano/V6-VOLCANO-POWER-PACK-175-UNIVERSAL-24V) and with a super hotend like that, it feels like a waste to stick it into a small 3D printer. So I decided I want a 320x220mm (XY) machine, 200mm Z is plenty for me

Mostly Printed CNC

Aug 18, 2015
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Mostly 3D Printed CNC is an inexpensive, multi-functional cnc platform, size isn't an issue. Built using inexpensive, easy to use electronics, and parts commonly available worldwide. This is the best way to get you feet wet in cnc or expand you current shops capabilities.

Longhorn OX (Under Construction and In Progress)

Mar 30, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I ran across the OX and knew it was the one I wanted to build. Some of the things I wanted to include was make it bigger and a little more solid than what the original plans called for. So here is where I am at so far. It will have a cutting area of 48" x 48". The waste board support frame will have more support rails. The Y axis will have (3) 20mm x 60mm rails instead of the original (2) that is called for. 1/4" aluminum OX plates. And a few more odds and ends.

OneZ

Aug 17, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

OneZ gets it's name from it's most unique feature - only motor for the Z axis while maintaining the stability of two bearing guides for the Z axis. Reduction to one Z motor eliminates need for auto bed leveling.

Delta 3d Printer

May 27, 2015
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I am going to use this as a build log for my delta 3d printer build. I have access to a MakerBOT to print some of the parts. I am still finishing up a few of the design elements but the idea is to have a rigid unit to eliminate deflection in components and maintain accuracy.

First Ooznest OX

Jun 2, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The ooznest OX CNC Machine is based on the OX CNC Machine designed by Mark Carew of Openbuilds, and incorporates many upgrades from the Openbuilds community. Mark Carew based the OX on the Routy, which was in turn based on the Shapeoko

myOX : a 4' x 2' OX CNC with potential

Aug 10, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is the story of me building myOX - my version of the "ideal" OX. I want a machine which can route/mill at least 4' wide and as long as I can feed through (don't be shy, think "infinity") as well as going deep on multiple faces - manual 4th axis. I have loads of ideas to take myOX towards that goal and way beyond. Time will tell. Just follow along through this build and possibly a few others along the way ... Check out my OXCalculator : let your computer figure out your BoM

CNC xPRO Driver

May 2, 2015
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Spark Concepts CNC xPRO Driver. A new GRBL compatible, all-in-one stepper driver board with 4 motor controllers for XYZ + 1 clone (or rotary!). Capable of powering your next build with an ATX PSU (or 12V 2 wire supply), and ready for wireless printing. Compatible with Arduino (wireless robots anyone?)

My Ox

May 16, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

What I want to build is a unit to: rout wood, plastic and occasional aluminium . to be able to swap cutters. i.e. drragknife, laser, router, drill

Kitchen Space Saver

Aug 7, 2015
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

The frame is made from all open builds parts, add the rubber feet and pads for the glass. The glass is clear 12" x 16" x 1/4" with a polished edge. A light basket slides on the countertop.

Lautr3k RepRap

Feb 12, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style Bots

A 3D printer without belts, a print volume of 320x320x260mm, obviously the V-Slot as linear guide! and a maximum of printed pieces.

Cousin CNC OX Router

Aug 6, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I hope to be able to cut out larger gantry plates with some modifications. I would like to do some 3D cuts in the near future. I've also read about doing some lithophane projects for Christmas.

The Hoss

Apr 9, 2015
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The purpose of this build is to create a simple, strong modular build that is rugged enough to cut out some of the softer metals along with wood and plastics. Using basic parts like the universal plates, t-nuts and v- wheels coupled with the strength of C-Beam I am sure this will deliever the desired results!!

Vic Aussie Ox

Jul 28, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Dove in and ordered the kit from Makerstore in Melbourne. While awaiting for the order watched videos and sourced steppers and controllers from China. Had some fun with the 4 axis TB6600 controller board. Ran into a few problems with the build, but after stripping and restarting looks like I am on track.

Griffin Delta Printer

Mar 9, 2014
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Designed from the ground up as a low cost, highly scalable delta printer. This printer has been built as small as carry on luggage size, up to an 18in wide print surface and is capable of larger. Approximate cost is low to mid $500 range start to finish, including electronics for a basic model.

Cancelled - Modified OX CNC for Mitre Cutting (Picture Framing)

Jul 22, 2015
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Creating a CNC mitre (45°) cutter, for picture frame cutting. Starting with an OX, but inverting various parts and adding a material table, with a stepper-controlled measuring guide.

OpenBot

Jun 3, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The aim of this OpenBot build, was to make a 3d Printer that was easy to build with minimal tools and using of the shelve parts from Openbuilds.

OpenBuilds OX 48x48 Aluminum

Apr 4, 2014
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Variant on the OpenBuilds OX CNC Router, enlarged with 1500mm length beams for a cutting area of 48" x 48". Based on the original model, the larger of the two, with the addition of a third 20x60 beam on the gantry for strength. Estimated cost is around $1100, minus the router.

Stainless OX

Jul 14, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Large format 1200X1500mm OX Build using Stainless Steel plates, dual belt configuration. Limit switches is a mix of micro switches and NPN Proximity switches. Electronics based on parallel break out board, Long Motor Stepper drivers (Chinese stuff) and motors controlled by Mach3. Spindel will be Kress 1050.

Embroidery machine with XY belt and pinion drive.

Apr 22, 2014
Category
Other Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A simple Embroidery machine using an XY belt and pinion drive to drive a hoop under a standard sewing machine. Needle timing, machine power and stepper control are all provided by a PIC processor. A tablet provides the higher level formatting required for communicating with the PIC chip.

Easy to build and robust 3D printer framework

Jun 20, 2015
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Lord willing I will be showing you how build a robust and easy to build 3D printer framework using V-Slot rails and rollers. It's a little bulky, but it has all spring tensioned rollers on all axes, and can be built entirely without custom machining on any parts. You will need digital calipers, a drill press, a carbide toothed miter saw for cutting aluminum extrusions, and lots of little screws!

McRouter 3 Axis CNC

Jul 9, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I wanted to put together a medium size router using PTFE slides from McMaster-Carr. I've had great experience with these slides in long term continuous motion operations in industrial environments.

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