As a furry and a costume maker, I have a fun and particular use case; cutting large quantities of fur!
The Lowrider is a really interesting option for this, given the potentially huge work area.
The plan is to modify the design to make it lighter and suited to a laser-only workload. The main idea being swapping the X-rods for lighter, smaller-diameter carbon-fiber tubes.
Having no means to cut the wooden plates, am also considering printing a thinner Y-Plate using the very light and rigid Colorfabb XT-CF20, and standard PLA Y-plates. Since there is less need for Z-play, i will see to make it as compact as possible, likely with smaller Z-rods.
Before getting to it, I wanted to do a sanity check on these ideas! Do you know of successful lightweight implementations using carbon fiber tubes? Are there any existing mounts or Y-plate designs to accomodate a blue-laser-only setup?
Thanks in advance! I hope to keep you updated on this build!