I will be building a resin printer using an lcd display to cure a “daylight resin”. Daylight resin is manufactured by a company called photocentric3d which can be cured by the wavelength produced by a standard LCD screen. I personally believe this type of resin printer technology will be a common type of technology for resin printers. The resolution of the print is based on the pixel density of the screen (DPI). There are very high resolution screens available for a low price with a high pixel density. These screens are rapidly advancing as well. A lot of the ideas will be based on the work shown on the post about the DLP resin printer as the concept is similar enough.
Here is a quick concept diagram:
I have ordered these parts to start the build and will be prototyping on the go with these parts.
Parts that have been ordered online:
LP079QX1(SP)(0V) Ipad Mini 2 7.9″ Retina screen
iPad Mini Retina 2048×1536 7.9″ LCD to Mini DisplayPort Adapter (Abusemark)
- Photocentric3D Daylight Resin
- PET (PTFE) Sheet
The rest of the parts that are needed i have at home.
I designing and building this along with the GMTECH cartesian printer so i will be busy for sure. But i really believe this could be an incredible printer.
More to come soon