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Daniel
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this is a slight tangent and a bit of a thread hijack but it’s related to the title!

Something occurred to me when i was putting mine together in its new home in the workshop (i have my kitchen back now, always a landmark step in MPCNC building i think)
can you assemble the machine upside down? like, not the outer frame, but hang the X/Y steppers backwards and upside down so the cross part/central hub hangs underneath. sorry if i’m explaining this badly.

I’m not really an engineer with a capital e or anything, so this is probably a dumb thought and i look forward to hearing why it’s a stupid idea but i feel like this would help with rigidity, having gravity help out, and then you’re a little closer to the work surface too.

feel free to tell me what i’m missing and laugh at me for missing it