Hello! For some time now I have been wanting to convert one of my X-Carve frames into a 3D printer. The lack of Z-height makes the X-Carve a poor platform for polymer FDM printing. However, the expansive work area makes it great for cake decorating! I strapped a syringe pump to my X-Carve and with RAMPS 1.4 as my 3D Printer controller board I was off the races. This shows that X-Carve could be a normal FDM 3D printer if you wanted.
I have documented my build on a couple of different platforms. So that I do not have to rewrite everything I have provided some links below:
Here is my YouTube Video documenting the build.
Here is my Imgur Post for the project.
Here is my Website Link for wiring and firmware settings