I agree that the cutting bed doesn’t need to be motorized. I was thinking more of something that could be unlocked and slid down. The more I think about it though, just fixing it at the same level would be fine, and have a framed glass or aluminum top to put on for printing. These are just ideas though. At this rate, I may end up building two MPCNCs, one for cutting and milling, one for printing and vinyl plotting.
I like the idea of a water table, but would a downdraft table offer anything in the way of material cooling? I’ve haven’t used one extensively, that’s why I ask.