Jan 25, 2014

2BEIGH3 DIY hybrid CNC machine and 3D printer with detailed build instructions

Many people are building machines they designed from scratch. Here is combination of CNC machine and 3d printer which is well documented with complete build guide. It has some interesting features like printing with many materials.

Here is 2BEIGH3 as CNC cutter slicing trough acrylic plate:

Here is 2BEIGH3 3d printing with Nylon (btw: printing Nylon emits toxic fumes, it should be done in controlled environment):

2BEIGH3 technical specifications:

  • Build volume for CNCing: 14” x 14” x 6”,  355mm x 355mm x 160mm  
  • Build volume for 3d printing: 14” x 14” x 12”, 355mm x 355mm x 355mm
  • Material Aluminium 3mm or 0.125" ABS and PLA Plastic Rod or Line
  • Plastics 2-3mm(or 0.125") Nylon, Nylon Polymers, Nylon 6 and 6/6 - 6' Rod
  • Foam 3mm or 0.125" PET (Plastic from water bottles)
  • (Steel with the addition of cooling) 
  • Resolution: X-Y Resolution +/- 0.005 ~ +/- 0.012, Z Resolution +/- 0.005 +/- 0.005
  • Cut/Print Speed 350mm/min 24mm/s
  • Cutting Foam ABS
  • Tools/Tips 0.125” – 0.250” .32mm - .62mm
  • Any CAD that makes “.dxf” and exports “.stl”
  • MACH3
  • LazyCam slic3r rev 6
  • PC Win XP

This hybrid can print with various materials like ABS, PLA, different nylon polymers, acrylic and It can also print with reclaimed PET from the regular PET bottles. Here are the images of printed objects in different materials:

Here is a video of it printing in clear acrylic:

Hot end is also custom designed from simple parts:

All the details need for construction of 2BEIGH3 can be found here: