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CO2 Tube life expectancy experiment - Sponsored in part by Openbuilds

May 11, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Hypothesis - Running CO2 laser tubes at high amperage may shoirten tube life in number of hours, but will be made up for by the increase in actual inches engraved/cut using the higher power. This is a long term experiment, so the build status will remain as "Build in progress" until the experiment has been completed.

Openbuilds Co2 80w Laser Cutter

Apr 28, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Co2 80 watt openbuilds laser cutter, 1200mm laser tube, 1500x1000x500mm dimensions. Build frame first and then panels to be added.

Need a catchy name - enlarging CNC

Mar 27, 2017
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The aim of this build is to have a CNC that can cut a FULL sheet of wood when I need it to, but also shrink down and cut smaller sheets the rest of the time. The prototype is based on an OX cnc but soon it will be completely custom using Openbuilds Parts

SOLAC: Space Optimized LAser Cutter

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

The Space Optimized LAser Cutter is a 40 watt CO2 laser cutter that supports a maximum part volume of 24" x 16" x 6.25". It consists of a V-slot frame + brackets/mounts designed to be 3D printed on a consumer desktop printer. Total cost of the machine is ~ $1,400 USD.

L'FOX - Large Format OX deriviative. Designed and built by Revision 13 Prototypes

Mar 9, 2017
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build is for a testing rig to use while testing out different controller boards and CAM software for milling and routing. It is in the early stages, planning is complete, parts are ordered. Awaiting parts delivery to start build. Please not the BOM only covers parts from the OpenBuilds part store. I will be posting the other required items very shortly.

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.

Kruk 0.1

Nov 27, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style CNC
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This is a stool, designed in 18mm wood for a cnc router, it's easily scaleable to different wood-thicknesses, in 18mm wood it takes up 1200*1200mm. It can be assembled without screws, nails or glue and can therefore also be easily disassembled.

Hobby OX CNC

Oct 24, 2016
Category
CNC ROUTER BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

This "hobby OX" CNC is built for multiple purposes such as cutting and engraving various materials, laser etching and cutting, etc... Its a great platform for hobby enthusiasts like me where this machine can be used for so many different purposes effectively and efficiently!

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.

mBOX

Sep 25, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Hi! This build is, or at least should be, a multipurpose box (mBOX). Due to limited space I want to build something that can serve multiple purposes such as 3d printing, 3d scan, plexiglass cutting and hopefully some milling too (both wood and metal). Switching between modes should involve switching heads and worksurface (change heatbed with a wood platform and viceversa). (for the scan part I'm thinking of integrating this opensource project into the frame: http://www.freelss.org/ )

Fun and Functional Laser Build

Sep 12, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A very fun and fulfilling build. I can't say enough about the whole Open Builds site and Open Source movement. I strongly believe this is the fastest and most creative way of getting ideas out of the mind, and onto the floor.

CO2 laser

Sep 10, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

http://www.buildlog.net/sm_laser/drawings.html using this as a baseline.... Going to try and use all or most off the shelf parts.

CO2 laser cutter

Aug 16, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

A build which is based on a metal frame and aluminium plate which I salvaged from a skip. The frame is sized to hold 19" rack units so I'll build my control box into a 3U rack unit (also salvaged). The area available for the build is 700x1200mm. I'll sling a 60W CO2 tube under the base, the beam path will be initially upward into the enclosure.

Update for my 3D Printer - Big Size

Jul 19, 2016
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
Build Progress
Build Complete!

I like combo machines, so I upgrade my 3D Printer with a Laser. It is a double head combination. The Laser is easy removable.

Laser cutter

Jun 2, 2016
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

In the expo projects during the second year of engineering students. the project group who made this rapport made a laser cutter for the students of Fontys Hogeschool Engineering to use this machine for creating parts for their projects. The goal of Project Laser Cutter is to build a laser cutter, which is safe and can be used within the school. Also it has to be able to cut through 10 millimetres thick acrylic material or 10 millimetres thick plywood. This project will follow the V-model. This

Printer1

May 17, 2016
Category
Cartesian Style Bots
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Open source 3D printer with very powerful heated bed and light weight x axis design. Full source repository can be found here: https://github.com/a-drizzle/Printer1

PCBman CNC

May 12, 2016
Category
X/Y Table Style CNC Mill
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This is a design for a desktop CNC machine. It may be a router or laser. I am undecided as to the final design.

MOX CNC

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

[EN] Build of my Multiple OX CNC. It's goal is to run in 2 differents modes : router and 3D printer modes. The router mode will allows the use of a laser diode or a standard spindle. [FR] Construction d'une CNC basée sur l'OX pour des usages multiples. Deux modes principaux sont prévus : l'impression 3D et l'usinage via une defonceuses. Le mode usinage permettra à l'avenir de placerune tête laser pour effectuer quelques gravures simples. Une version française : http://kermareg.be/?page_id=103

Laser cutter project by students

Dec 3, 2015
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

This build is made by students from Fontys Hogescholen Eindhoven, department Engineering. Every quarter a new group continues the work of the previous group. We have been working on the project since september 2015, and as it is a work in progress, a lot will be added later. The first months have mainly been about designing and building an XY-table on which later all the electronic components will be added and the laser.

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!

core xy smoothie

Oct 14, 2015
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

i had som left over parts and i dit like to test the corexy control so this is wat i came up with. sorry bad englich.

3D Printer 320x220x200

Sep 21, 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

Openbuilds rovo laser mini(오픈빌드)

Sep 16, 2015
Category
Laser Cutter Builds
Build Progress
Build Complete!

laser mini 20 * 40 OPENBUILDS base frame.(크기 412x455mm) laser mini 20*40 기본프레임입니다. 기존 여러부품을 사용한 제품보다 부품수를 줄이면서 최소한의 단가를 뽑을려고 디자인했습니다.. 기존대비 부품수 절반에 단가도 절반을 줄이면서 최적의성능을 내려합니다.

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

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.

CO2 laser.

Jul 10, 2014
Category
LASER - PLASMA BUILDS
Build Progress
Build in Progress...

Here it is my intention to show what was involved in adding a CO2 laser to my existing CNC machine.

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

Proteus

Nov 26, 2013
Category
X/Y Table Style Bots

Proteus is the Greek God of change. Besides the numerous aspect of 3D printing that this could relate to this machine like the god can change. The Build allows for an interchanging head that will allow different functionality to be quickly and easily adapted. So you could print clay, silicon, plastic, cut with a laser cutter or even attach a rotary tool

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