Laser Module with printer and going from printer to laser and back to printer

Hello all Just got our first 3d printer and laser module … why not go for broke on the first attempt with this crafting stuff … anyways has anyone engineered a Z stop or lift or brace yet ?

The closest I have come up with so far is powering on the printer and moving z axis up and holding it there.

Besides the z axis thing what are people doing for a cutting bed … Im borderline on getting wood/plastic that is thick enough to not burn through laser on first pass ( 5 W ) and is also cheap to replace … as above and will keep the build plate and the magnetic surface safe from damage …

right now my basic theory is on how i will operate is since its a seperate control unit taking the module off

Any inputs and or suggestions or solutions Thanks in advance

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