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A simple XY laser engraver/cutter

Feb 18, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A simple low-cost XY plane laser engraver/cutter inspired by the Much 4 laser build, with minimal parts and assembly time. Uses standard off the shelf components in almost 90% of the build with the exception of the axes motor and wheel mounts which need to be 3D printed.

Double D-Bot 400mm x 400mm x 600mm

Dec 21, 2016
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Based on D-Bot but used more metal bracing / openbuild plates instead of plastic parts. Also size was increased.

UK40OB

Oct 4, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Modifying the K40 laser cuter stock gantry in favor of OpenBuilds superior and smoother movement. Also will provide me a better level control for easier beam alignment.

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

3D printer inspired by the Bukito

Aug 22, 2016
Category
3D PRINTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I have been working on this project for something like 3 years on and off, sometimes leaving it for a few months. Now I really want to finish it. For me, the mechanical part was the easy (though long) part because I get to use about 17 CNC machines and MasterCAM and I am a machinist. The hard part is the electronics part. Had a few problems getting Windows to communicate to the X5 Mini via the USB cable but found something on the Smoothie forum and got the machine moving.

Phlatformer v2

Aug 29, 2015
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...

OpenXY

Nov 30, 2015
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Combines the layout factor of a CoreXY while using Cartesian logic. The design has a fixed build plate - moving an X/Y frame on the Z axis enclosed by an outer main frame.

V-Slot™ Belt & Pinion Example Build

Sep 17, 2015
Category
Everything Else

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.

Large Delta Printer made from scrap 80/20

Feb 10, 2017
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This printer will leverage scrap pieces around the shop to fulfill a single print's needs. It will use a combination of 80/20, OpenBuilds, and 3D printed parts.

Amazon Special

Feb 10, 2017
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I have parts that are apparently not suited to a cnc router or a 3d printer. I am still trying to figure out what to make out of what I have,

Old Faithful...FDM/CNC machine

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I've owned some pretty unreliable printers, and I'll leave it at that... This design comes from the need to have a 3D printer that is reliable, period. I didn't have the money for a several thousand dollar 3d printer with an equivalent build area so that was out of the question. Plus as a fledgling Engineer, I really wanted to blood myself on a project. And that's how Old Faithful came to be. A simple, reliable, rigid, durable machine. Made by me :) Also, it'll be tough enough for light CNC.

betterBot

Feb 10, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is going to be a more or less detailed how to build BetterBot. Pictures and more (decent) text are to be added.

C-Beam Machine XL

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Overview of my experience building the C-Beam Machine XL from OpenBuilds, along with updates as I move along and get it going. My application is for creating plates needed for lab functions, 19 rack bay covers, and whatever else arises.

Adjustable Router Guide Template

Feb 9, 2017
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This project is an adjustable router guide template made with 20x60 V-slot. It was meant as a less expensive and more user friendly alternative to commercially available units.

c-beam hello world

Jan 29, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My first ever build. Straight C-beam with tinyg controller a few do-dads and some make do choices. Non-metric length lead screws to save long lead time. Jog knobs to cover the extra length and also practical. My old Bosch Colt never had it so good. Build out work remains, wire dressing, drag chain, vacuum, permanent base, etc.

1500mmx500mm Kossel Delta

Feb 3, 2017
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Please, look over my build and make any recommendations you can think of! I haven't figured out how long my arms need to be yet. Nor have I done any shopping around to find better prices...

Jim's C-Beam Machine Build

Jan 29, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This machine is fantastic. Teamed up with Fusion 360, Inkscape, and GrblPanel, I'm well on my way towards making at least one Christmas gift this year. I had some frustrating times during the build, mainly with getting everything to go together square, but overall it was fun. I can see that I'm going to need to be a bit creative in order to max out the work area for this machine so that I can produce the product I bought it for, but it will be able to do so much more for me as well.

C-Beam XXLarge "Tank"

Jan 14, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a modified build C-Beam XLarge. 1000mm C-Beam used for X and Y axis, and the Y Axis moves the X bridge, not the material being worked.

C-Beam 1M

Jan 31, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Basing this build on the C-Beam machine XL on the parts store, but added a few things to make it more like the C-Beam XXLarge "Tank" by Dollarz81. Going with the Dewalt 611 instead of a water cooled spindle at first. May change down the road. Using a Panucat Gradus M1 controller with BigFoot drivers.

Budget 1500mm OpenBuilds V-Slot Deltabot Build

Jan 24, 2017
Category
Delta Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This 1500mm tall Delta is a work in progress. The triangle corners are water jetted from 1" 6061 Aluminum, and are welded to 1" square tubing. The 1500mm OpenBuilds 20x20 V-Slot extrusions are held into the corner brackets by two stainless steel set screws per bracket. This printer will need to be reinforced with wall brackets due to the combination of height/materials.

C-Beam Evolution MkII

Jan 28, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The C-Beam Evolution is an evolving machine. The MkII is inspired by Kyo's C-Beam Spinx but currently uses my own design of plates made of 8mm acrylic (X-axis ends) and 6mm polycarbonate (Y axis ends). The plates were made on the MkI but I hope to be able to make 6mm aluminium plates on the MkII for the MkIII. Currently I am in the process of fitting the limit switches and adding motor wiring and cable chains

Stainless OX kit

Dec 28, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a 1500 X 1500 Stainless OX kit build, by a cnc novice. It is the first cnc machine i have ovned and build I got this kit from http://makersupplies.dk/20-ox-cnc-kits

Large C-Beam Sphinx style CNC Build

Jan 12, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Started my build of a large Sphinx style cnc Router. I wanted one to handle the Dollar Tree Foam Board (DTFB) so I am making this to handle 2' X 3'. This is my first endeavor for a CNC so I am learning as I go but there is one thing for sure.

C-Beam Machine - MyFirstCNC

Jan 24, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is my first foray into CNC machines, after much review I decided on the C-Beam machine as it seemed easy to work with and will enabled me to build more and larger machines as I gain knowledge. I am planning on building the machine largely unmodified from the reference design. I will be building the machine an axis at a time as I need to spread out costs over time.

MakerSL MSL-5 Cantilevered 3D Printer

Jun 23, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a simple cantilevered 3D Printer. It is designed around the OB V-Slot linear rails. I am trying to simplify this as much as possible, all rails will be 250mm long and only one will require cutting (it will be cut in half). The printer will use all OB wheels and gantry plates where applicable, all other plates can be either Laser Cut or 3D Printed (files will be provided for both). I am not set on electronic as of yet, but plan to use a single control board...no Arduino/Ramps control.

Hlidskjalf, CoreXYU (dual X-carriage)

Jan 21, 2017
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Dual X-Carriage CoreXY. Not impossible, but probably the only one. Use the link to Thingiverse "Hlidskjalf" for parts and downloads.

Upgrading the C-Beam machine

Jan 20, 2017
Category
Other Style CNC Mills
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

So we have new plates, stronger motors, belt drive reduction, but what should we do with them? In this article you might find the answer you were looking for as we took an “old” C-Beam machine and started to upgrade the X/Z body and added more torque and precision to the Z-axis.

C-Beam Lead Screw CNC Mountain

Jan 18, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I’m making a desktop CNC machine based on the C-Beam platform. It will be driven by Tr8 Lead Screws, and initially made from 12mm birch ply plates.

Ooznest build - 1500mm x 1000mm

Apr 2, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Its the first build for me so its just the story of me attempting to build the kit and hopefully end up with something I can use. Hopefully without destroying anything or anyone.

LinearRail - 3D Printer

Jan 10, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I have re-purposed many of the parts from my Linear OX build. I'm using MGN 12 linear rails on all three axis, 5 start lead screws on the Z axis and I'm going to experiment with 5 start lead screw on the X axis. The frame plates are made from 1/8" laser cut mild steel, & open builds extrusion.

"The Moagie Mill" My C-Beam XLarge

Jan 5, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My Experiences building the C-Beam X Large. Maybe you can pick up a few pointers from my ramblings and experiences if you are considering building this machine.

RiNo Route

Jan 5, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A CNC router designed to handle a 4'x8' sheet, for as close to $2000 as possible. The price barrier resulted in my choice to use timing belts rather than leadscrews or rack&pinion. Build List still being updated

Embroidery machine with XY belt and pinion drive.

Apr 22, 2014
Category
Everything Else
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.

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.

CBeam OX

Dec 30, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

i wanted to use both the ox and the C beam C beam for the gantry because its stronger i also made the gantry 20 mm higher so i can cut thinker material i will maybe later go to rack& pinion on the 1500 mm Y axes also instead of the V wheels i will maybe go to hiwin in the furture

SHRED-Buddy3D UPcycler - Open Source Multi Material Cutter&Pelletizer

Jan 2, 2017
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The whole system is powered by 12V / DC power. Process it into Pellets or Granules to use it with your 3D Printer or Filament Extruder. Our self-developed steppermotor Controls allows you to optimally adjust Feedrate for your Situation. Forward, Backward and Stop is integrated for easy operation. The Speed can be continuously regulated via rotary switch.

OX Super "C" - Cpmpleted 11/02/16

Dec 2, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This CNC utilizes the C-BEAM extruded aluminum for the "X", "Y", and "Z" axis. The gantry will move similar to the OX along with the "Z" except I am incorporating the C-BEAM instead of the 20x60 V-RAIL. To make the system as strong as possible I am using two C-BEAM rails back to back. The "Y" axis will encompass two sets of roller on both side of the C-BEAM extruded rails for added strength. All of the plates for this were created using the C-BEAM machine I completed several month ago.

Much4 - LaserV printed version

Feb 5, 2015
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

By following the way of Robert Hummel, I drew a version of its exellent Laser V to use NEMA17 and easily printable parts.

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

cnc plasma table

Apr 5, 2015
Category
OTHER BUILDS/PROJECTS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

ive got most of the wire harness made up too im using Chinese electronics for now I will upgrade later when this thing makes me some cash lol im using a ibm think center to case to hold my electronics ive got a 25' parallel cable to put some distance between the table and the computer

CoreXY Cubish

Aug 28, 2016
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A dual extrusion CoreXY printer with a 290 X 290mm build volume built entirely out of 2020 aluminum extrusion and using openbuilds mini-carriages for motion.

PowerBot

Dec 12, 2016
Category
H-Bot and Core XY
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is my own modified version of the D-Bot printer. I wanted to spec this printer to be able to print exotic materials at high accuracy with little to no compromises and maximum reliability.

Designer Jeans with a Laser

Nov 1, 2015
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I install the third extension on my cnc router and ask me, what can I do with a laser? So I make some test and find out - >>It is possible to engrave jeans clothes<<. Create your own Designer Jeans with a Laser!

Ultimo

Jul 26, 2014
Category
Delta Mills / Stewart Platforms
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.

Sheethexapod

Dec 10, 2016
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

Sheethexapod works with basic mechanims as direct metal-metal links and joints, all movements can be done by a rc servomotor in this case towerpro model.

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