It may not be the next million dollar idea, but its gotta be worth at least a couple hundred.
Imagine a CNC carried to the extreme. Like, 20 x 20 feet. Now, you’re thinking there will be no rigidity in the X axis, but wait, there’s more! Instead of mounting this monster on a bench, picture it hanging from a ceiling. Now the Y axis has as many rails as needed. Instead of a spindle, the carriage has an LED array. Instead of using CAM toolpaths, it uses simple one touch commands to fast move to preset locations. Say you’re at the lathe. Press the light button, and the LED array moves to be overhead. You move from the lathe to the drill press. Press the light button there and the array follows you. Program as many presets as you need and you have a spotlight that effectively follows you around the shop!
What do you think?