I’ve done some research on how those cheap Chinese resin printers work and it seems like they all use similar off the shelf parts and common design: at the bottom of the resin tank there’s a high resolution LCD screen illuminated from behind by a fairly powerful UV LED array. In the printer application this cures the resin at the point of contact with the screen, causing a layer to form, and a motor then pulls the print away one layer.
But exposing PCBs is another application that might benefit from this process. At least in theory it does away with the separate step of printing transparencies of your Gerber files, and aids the process of exposing the photoresist. I’d say it’s a good enough reason to try.
There are drawbacks - as always - to this approach. The screens used in these printers are rather small, comparable to those of smartphones. This still should be enough for smaller PCBs though.
Does anyone know of something similar? Or have any information that I could use to decide whether to make this thing?