Came across this post from @berg_prototyping on Instagram this morning. He converted a 230v air compressor to 48v fully programmable use for a hookah dive pump using a VESC and Arduino.
The motor he used is a 2.7kw SK3 6364.
Thoughts - something like this could be designed to be used for a custom, efficient air compressor for cnc use. Maybe a water cooled motor and tap into a spindle coolant line for those that have that.
Essentially you could hav e a diy version of a professional grade air brush compressor if the right pump head(s) is sourced or made.
The Orive could also be a good candidate for this one and I’ve seen single motor boards decently cheap. Rabbit hole…a dual purpose vacuum and compressor. Imagine being able to choose between airblast or vacuum table with the same equipment.
One can dream