It's good to know vocational interests are not lost on the younger generations. Many of us here are, due to a spark planted at an indeterminate point in our own development. That many feed their families this way is more than significant justification.
To my preference and vernacular, what you pursue is less 'new technology' than design improvement. As a term, whether noun, verb, or adjective, technology is severely over utilized.
For example: Hair sprays are chemistry, not so much tech. Same applies to most current advertising. This, I believe stems from unversed marketing 'experts' wasted au courant efforts, evidently zero applicable experience toward any of the varied engineering disciplines.
I did respond fully to your poll, found it well phased and logical. I failed to address a consideration of adjustments. Vertical or Z axis, is inherant to press design. Horizontal X is also beneficial, not all parts are symmetrical. Anyone (HMT.net's) responding here, I'm positive, will offer a wealth of knowledge and EXPERIENCE beyond most any hallowed institution, save MIT, JPL, and few others.