This question doesn’t quite fit any of the forum categories, so I’ll just place it here.
I am thinking of buying a 3D printer, to make gears, cams, etc. But it also occurred to me that perhaps a 3D printer could lay down a thin plastic layer on a PCB board to serve as an etch resist. That would work provided
- the plastic being used stuck to the copper well enough to last through the etching process,
- I could translate a PCB design file to a 3D printer build file,
- the printer would maintain enough accuracy to allow traces down to say, 10 mils.
If anyone has had any experience with this, I’d sure like to here from them.
Thanks in advance for any info.