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Creating your ideal CNC Control Box for your new machine can be the most creative part of your build. It's got to function well and fit into your workspace. If it can look good while doing the job that's even better! Step 1) Determine what you are going to put in the box A CNC Control [...]
When your needs progress and you start planning that move to a bigger machine, it may not always be necessary to build your larger machine from scratch. You can utilize what you already own, with some additional parts, and fairly quickly find your C-Beam Machine upgraded to a C-Beam XL. OpenBuilds member @SBLabs shows just [...]
New Awesomeness Thank you for your continued support of OpenBuilds! OpenBuilds has always been a leader in the Open Source Hardware industry and 2017 will be no exception. There is a lot of awesome to report this round, so jump in and see what new exciting things are in the happenings at OpenBuilds. The OpenBuilds Design Team has moved into [...]
A big part of OpenBuilds is our forum on OpenBuilds.com which allows anyone to share open source ideas. This week we welcomed our 50,000th registered member. That's a lot of sharing!
Forget the little #pewpew lasers, you need to build THIS 80 Watt Laser Cutter for your workshop!Check out the Build In Progress!
Setting up the controller and software can be one of the most challenging tasks when building your own CNC machine such as a CNC router or a 3D printer. In this tutorial, you'll learn how to get a TinyG controller installed and working on a CNC Machine.
Version 3 of the CNC xPRO controller will be available in Matte Black finish (not shown) The CNC xPRO is already known as a single board stepper motor driver that runs the open source G-code interpreter GRBL. The CNC xPRO features: 4 stepper connections Full to 1/32 stepping Options for input and feedback include E-Stop/Reset, Feed Hold, Cycle Start, Homing Location [...]
Making the spoiler-board Lets make a simple spoiler board that we can use for cutting into when we are cutting a part out and the bit needs to go all the way though the material. This board will also have 1/4-20 hold down clamps on the sides to allow for multiple material sizes to be clamped [...]
Many CNC users are interested in cutting aluminum in order to make plates or other projects. In this video, we'll show you how easy it is to cut aluminum with the OpenBuilds C-Beam CNC machine! Getting your machine setting right will certainly help you succeed in any project. Cutting aluminum is possible, as long as [...]