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FRANKINATOR -- My CNC Router Built Around The C-Beam Rail

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

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...

C-Beam Prefab Untitled

Sep 24, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The C-Beam Prefab Untitled is designed as the cartesian compliment to the C-Beam XL. With the exception of requiring a couple more 1000mm C-Beams and lead screws, the build requires a minimum of additional parts. The primary intention of the build is to maximize the cutting envelope while still staying within the sweet spot for C-beam rigidity. This design can easily be modified and allows for further custom structural components to be cut with the initial build platform.

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 Lead Screw CNC Mountain

Aug 28, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

C-Beam Rigid - 'The Hog'

Apr 25, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

C-Beam Machine baseline build. DW618 Spindle. SuperPID. Gcode Controlled Mist Coolant. Rigid Work Surface. NEMA 23 (425oz-in) Leadshine 4 Axis Stepper Driver. LinuxCNC (MachineKit) Tool Touch Off Probe.

C-Beam to C-Beam XL Upgrade

Dec 27, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is my first public build. Please be kind. We upgraded our C-Beam to the C-Cbeam X-Large. I want to give special thanks to Moag and the OpenBuilds team for making this happen.

"The Moagie Mill" My C-Beam XLarge

Apr 25, 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.

C-Beam Double X

Sep 11, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Per the special notes its a variant of the C-Beam, Machine.... I have noticed that alot of people build a CNC router to cut parts for other larger CNC machines.. eg Delta Printers etc....plus this will enable me to cut parts for model RC plans UAV's etc...

UltiBots CB3030 CNC Router

Jul 18, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The UltiBots CB3030 CNC uses C-Beam, V-Slot and an extruded aluminum T-Slot work table. This allows 6mm T-Nuts, step clamps and blocks to secure materials to the work surface. The all metal design makes the use of a mister possible.

Openbuilds C-beam

May 24, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a build supported by Ooznest by a team of girls in Year 8 (12/13 years old) to machine model F1 cars for the F1 in Schools competition.

CNC Glass Grinder

Nov 21, 2016
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a 1-Axis CNC Glass Grinder. It uses a hobby grinder to miter a precise angle on the edge of a piece of glass.

LCD Based SLA Resin Printer

May 3, 2016
Category
Resin Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

SLA resin printer based on a gen3/4 iPad Retina display. The design intent is to create a printer with the highest resolution possible with a lower cost of entry compared to DLP projector based SLA printers.

C-Beam based modular Resin Printer

Aug 10, 2016
Category
Resin Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The build is based on a 500mm C-Beam and the SeeMeCNC FlexVat. The C-Beam is both the linear motion and a structural element of the design. The frame that holds the 45 degree first surface mirror and the build vat can slide up and down the C-Beam to accommodate projectors with lenses at different elevations.

Contrariwise -- A C-Beam Router

Jun 22, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

A C-Beam router made almost entirely of standard parts. Electronics include an xPro v2 board and NEMA 23 motors. Cuts are made with a small 300W DC spindle. A pressure foot is used to minimize the need for workholding.

RSW's C-Beam Build

Feb 18, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I built a CNC Router using 3/4 MDF, 1/8 aluminum angle for bearing races and various other odds and ends. I learned a lot about how not to build a CNC router. I found Openbuilds.com and decided to build a C-Beam for my first build. The long term idea is to use this machine to build custom plates for and OX type machine and a 3d printer.

CNC Line Boring Machine

Aug 8, 2016
Category
Everything Else
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a CNC Line Boring Machine for our cabinet shop. It drills the holes every 32 mm for the adjustable shelf pins in the cabinet side pieces. I chose this option over purchasing a multi-head boring machine that requires 11 drill bits - Left & Right hand twist - that also requires a lot of strength to plunge that many drill bits into the wood to be drilled.

Moag's CNC Mill

May 16, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A design in progress, to 3D carve two-part Aluminium injection moulds for Soft Plastic Lures and Lead Jigs, so I can prototype some of the concepts rattling around in my head. All Openbuilds parts where possible, 1000x500mm footprint, 0.8kw Water-cooled Spindle?, High Torque Stepper?,Smoothieboard?, I still have no idea. As a newbie to the CNC world, any wisdom would be welcome to take this from just a idea into reality so I can start playing with all this awesome stuff. Thanks in advance

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.

C-beam Router rack and pinion

Sep 24, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I want build a frame that is as sturdy as possibility while at the same time keeping it as compact as possible. working area will be approx 1200mm x 600mm

C-Beam Machine Build

Mar 13, 2017
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is my first CNC router build. I want to gain basic CNC building experience so I can go on to build other items such as a frosting or pancake printer.

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.

My 1st C-Beam Router

Aug 13, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Pretty happy with the build, had some difficulty with the software loading up the settings due to me using the wrong com.

STEAM crane printer

Jun 29, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The STEAM Crane 3d printer uses the new C-Beam linear rail. It is being developed for an after school / summer camp program for kids. All of the electronics are housed in the base and the wiring is routed down the channels of the c-beam. This is done to contain as much of the loose wiring as possible, hopefully keeping it safer for kids.

C-Beam Big Mouth

Jun 27, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

My first build was with the basic C-Beam Build. I soon found the z clearance a little constricting So I added 2 500 mm actuators to support the x axis rail . I also left off the front and back y axis support rails for easy cleaning. I mounted the base of the machine to 1/2" mdf with 10/32 screws and blind nuts.

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.

C-beam Camera slider

Nov 15, 2015
Category
Camera Sliders - Rigs
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

feel kind of bad calling this a build because of pretty much everything is off the shelf parts. I'm writing my own sketch right now for the motion but there is a version or 2 floating around on the net based of this design. I will post my code once it's done.

C-Beam Evolution MkII

May 12, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

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.

C-Beam Prototype

Jul 15, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a variant of a typical OX (Mark Carew inspiration) router using C-Beams/8mm Acme rods to drive all three axis. I went with a 1000mm x 1000mm frame size. Useable space is 28" (711mm) X 26" (660mm) with a Z axis work travel of approx. 3.25" (82.5mm). A TinyG is used as a controller along with Fusion 360/Chilipper as the software for generating and running gcode files.

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.

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.

Dogmeat's Custom C-Beam XL

Aug 31, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I love the C-Beam XL concept, this build is my custom version with the goal of increasing rigidity for metal milling.

C-Beam Plate Machine

Feb 23, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build Complete!

My first openbuilds submission, plain old c-beam machine. Seems like I've spent more time fighting the forum here redirecting in circles than actually building the machine. I'll try to add more pics if I ever find a path out of this corn maze...

Metalguru's C-Beam 750

Jul 12, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a C-Beam build, fairly heavy duty, and 750mm x 750mm. Should be a good, sturdy machine that's relatively easy to assemble.

Murphy OX-CNC Dreamin

Mar 12, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I am in the design phase of my CNC. I would like to thank everyone who has placed resources on the site. I am using it to the up most! I will update as I continue the design and share my progress.

My first CNC - The C-Beam Basic

Sep 14, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

I am a newbie and this is my first build. After hours and hours of research I decided on the C-Beam. I will be changing one or two things but I will basically be building this as per Mark's video.

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...

C-Beam Elexa

Sep 4, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build will be based on the C-Beam Plate Maker, with additional changes based on other builds and ideas.

Makerparts.ca Prusa i3Pro 300

Mar 12, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Concept for a Prusa i3 made from Cbeam Extrusion. X & Y using GT2 Belts, Z using Acme Screws Goal is to build a simple. and very Solid Printer Single Z Motor to keep the Z Screws in Sync. (Might require Geared Nema 17) 12" x 12" x 12" Build volume Nema 17's

C-Beam Machine upgrade to 1000mm x 1000mm

Mar 29, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This built is to convert an existing 500x500 C-Beam Machine into 1000x1000. Inspired by several builds including C-Beam Machine : (http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam%E2%84%A2-machine-plate-maker.2020/) and Gino's build : (http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/c-beam-gtc.3250/)

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.

Improved CBM

Sep 11, 2017
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Yet another build of an improved C-Beam Machine, improving stiffness, size, versatility, and strength without increasing costs much.

The MULE (an OX inspired 3-axis CNC)

Jan 15, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The Mule is a 3-axis CNC inspired by the OX CNC by Mark Carew. This machine borrows the OX's sturdy frame and upgrades the X and Y linear actuators through the use of three 500mm lead screws (as opposed to the belt system of the OX). The result is an inexpensive, sturdy, and powerful design built for cutting tough materials such as aluminum.

OX-SUMO, SUMO-OX, OXSUMO?

Nov 10, 2015
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

One meter square. Short and stout.... reminds me of a Sumo Wrestler. A temporary and adjustable configuration I have devised to cut my own plates. I have kicked around ideas for about a year and the C-Beam extrusion has made this attempt to realize my ideas irresistible. This is just one step towards bigger and better things!

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