On the same boat here, searched hi and low for a high definition printer with an usable build area. Mostly setting on a Moai 200 but its price is not making any sense, its price is too close to the Form3, so for just a few hundred more you can get a professional machine instead, that is printing mostly consumer ready objects a few minutes out of the box. The issue is that i don’t like to get locked with custom supplies with the FormLabs resin ecosystem.
That and the fact that browsing this forums there seems to be a lot Moai 200 (130 as well?) issues as quality, banding, calibrations, backlash in the galvo system and the BIG issue of a locked firmware that seems to be property of an original Peopoly founder member that have rights over it, but now has moved to another startup and have taken the firmware source with it.
Add to that the Moai 200 seems to be discontinued now.
Later I considered just ordering the galvos and the main board, and reverse engineer the firmware to make an Open Source version of it, but the problem is that I need a machine to produce consumer ready products ASAP, so not really looking for another machine to thinker with as a hobby. Need something dependable to use as a tool.
Next I considered to just create a laser system with a Cartesian platform movement, that will make the build area to be virtually scalable to any size needed, and avoid fighting with distortions and refractions and compensations of the incidence angle and what not.
The other alternative is just accepting LCD as a consumable, buy several screens to have in stock and go with a LCD printer. Going this way seems to be cheap these days as the screens are relatively cheap now ($39 for a 2k 10.1 inches with 85um resolution).
The thing is that I’m not comfortable with the shorter lcd panel usable time frame (400 hours, that is less than a month), it would be better if the monochrome screens were priced lower ($400 including shipping for a 13 inches today), and this prices don’t look to be any lower for the next years.
So far, after weeks of research, it seems that there is nothing that is usable out of the box (or at least with reasonable tuning and maintenance), has great resolution and has a big build area. It seems that building my own resin printer (either laser or LCD) is the only way forward.
@Piccolo_sun, actually it would be way easier to keep an LCD printer working than a Laser printer, if some of the parts are not longer available. LCD printers are really simple, adapting another screen is mostly tapping the LDVS or eDP lines, flashing the driver with different timmings, or even changing the whole driver board
Anyway, the search continues, if some interesting alternative shows up I will make sure to share it here