I service my own machines and actually have made replacement components that work better than the Techno default hardware. In fact, I have 2 bearing housings that work better than the cluster f--- spherical bearing combination and use angular contact bearings instead of the default radial bearings. Unlike many machines out there, the Techno is quite easy to service, once you get past that fear of breaking something. Only one beef with Techno has to do with their linear bearings. The most common failure is the plastic race that houses the bearings. When it warps, the entire bearing assembly has to be swapped out, I source the actual ball bearings from Enco, and generally use one new assembly to repair 2 broken ones, which reduces repair expenses by 50%. In the near future, I'll be able to make an injection molded replacement. As for the actual motor mount assemblies, I'll be modifying my own to put the motor in the middle. My own machine is a 1998 version and runs with OreTek Micromill code, an in-house language designed for the machinist to understand.