I was reading an article recently about mitigation concepts that are known to be successful in mitigating the effects of earthquakes on buildings. The functional takeaway concept that I gleaned from the article (that applies to other construction also obviously....CNCs?? ) is active correction of forces that are (whether we like them or not) acting to knock THINGS out of alignment). Here is the idea that is by no means new except in the application to CNCs..... Friction Pendulum BearingsA modified version of friction pendulum bearings with some sort of dampener medium. I envision something like a "Non-Newtonian" fluid of some sort (for instance cornstarch and water; shown in the following picture...also known as "magic-mud", "Ooze" or similar) which works as a shear thickening fluid, or dilatant fluid, in which liquid the 'stickiness' (viscosity/thickness) increases when the shear rate increases (in water alone, shear is constant no matter how fast you move your fingers through it). Corn starch, "....when stirred slowly it looks milky, when stirred vigorously it feels like a very viscous liquid." The bearing on which the table sits would (I envision) be suspended in such a solid to keep vibrations from getting 'out of control' (resonance). Also gravity and a curved seat for the bearing (see picture that follows), would necessarily keep everything level with gravity (which is very good for building with pseudo liquid materials like fluid ABS or PLA or what not because then the balance of the part, the bed, AND the nozzle are all simultaneously balanced perpendicular to gravitational pull (which means the part is not pulled harder on one side then the other while it is still pliable and susceptible to having its shape messed up by gravity and a bed that may be sitting cock-eyed. Any ideas or thoughts. This is an open brainstorming session. Thanks to those that contribute, (PS....in brainstorming there are no ideas or thoughts too ridiculous to be shared. Any thoughts could be the one that directly works, or jogs a thought in someone else that would directly work.