Hi everyone ! I was wondering if it is possible to make 3D printing with a CNC machine. I was especially thinking about installing a 3D printer extruder on a CNC machine, like this one : http://www.openbuilds.com/builds/openbuilds-ox-cnc-machine.341/. I saw a few people doing it with the Shapeoko 2, for exemple : http://www.shapeoko.com/wiki/index.php/3D_Printing_Mach3. But, thinking about that, I was like : is it really a good solution ? And few days ago I saw these two machines : · The Microfactory : https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/327919589/the-microfactory-a-machine-shop-in-a-box · The FABtotum : http://www.fabtotum.com/about Seeing that, I thought that my project was maybe not so crazy. The idea is to build an hybrid machine, based on a CNC machine (like the first one mentioned). The head of the machine would be interchangeable with a CNC spindle and a 3D filament extruder. Of course, that involves some changes from the CNC base, like extending the Z-axis to have a decent build size for 3D printing. The goal would be to reach a 100 micron resolution. Notice that the print time doesn’t matter. So, my real question is : What do you think about my project ? Any answers or comments would be appreciated !