It’s that time of year again – CES has rolled around once more. That means a glut of companies from around the world will be releasing new technology, announcing new models and more, including 3D printing technology advancements.
Shining 3D has joined the hubbub by releasing not one, but two new models. The company is now offering a newly designed 3D scanner, as well as a new 3D color printer.
The New Technology from Shining 3D
Shining 3D is based in China, and the company is no stranger to those with any experience in the world of 3D printing. They’ve been around for some time and have made headlines for their designs, technology and more.
The first new announcement at CES from Shining is the new EinScan-Pro Multifunctional Handheld 3D Scanner. It offers twice the number of scanning modes as the company’s previous model, and is very accurate, all the way down to 0.05 mm.
It’s supposed to combine the precision of an industrial scanner with the convenience of a handheld design, resulting in one of the best performing options on the market. It can also be used as a body scanner, and can be customized for use in a medical setting, meaning that this technology has applications in a very wide range of sectors, from home use to surgery.
The scan modes on offer are Handheld HD, which captures fine details, and Handheld Rapid Scan, which is great for a quick scan of an object without all the nitty-gritty. Next is Auto Scan, which can be paired with the company’s 360-degree auto turning table.
Finally, there’s free scan, which does pretty much what you’d think it would.
The EinStart-L desktop 3D printer also debuted at CES. It offers multiple color printing with a single extruder.
The printing platform is completely enclosed, and the touchscreen system offers easy control over all functionality. The build volume for this printer is 310 x 220 x 200 mm, so it’s a little less than twice the size of Shining’s previous printer.
Interestingly, the EinStart-L is the first 3D printer in China to pass the Underwriter Laboratories testing and earn UL certification, which is a definite achievement.
In terms of price, you can expect to pay around $1200 for the EinScan-Pro. While that’s a hefty chunk of change, the scanner’s capabilities definitely warrant a higher price point.
The printer will retail for $1800, making it more expensive than some other options but not completely out of reach for home printers. Neither the scanner nor the printer is available on the market just yet, but they should be in the next few months, so keep your eyes open.