One of the most powerful design and file inputs for 3D printing is derived from 3D scanners.

3D Laser Scanning is a non-contact, non-destructive technology that digitally captures the shape of physical objects using a line of laser light. 3D laser scanners create sets of data points on the surface of an object – sometimes referred to as “point clouds”. The scanner’s probe projects a line of laser light onto the surface while two sensor cameras continuously record the changing distance and shape of the laser line in three dimensions (XYZ) as it sweeps along the object. The shape of the object is represented as millions of points on the computer monitor as the laser moves around capturing the entire surface shape of the object. The process is very fast, gathering up to 750,000 points per second and very precise (to ±.0005″).

In this way, 3D scanners are able to capture the exact size, shape and sometimes texture of physical objects and convert them into digital 3-dimensional representations. In particular, the ability of a 3D scanner to capture organic shapes and difficult-to-draw objects in minutes has proven to be an invaluable tool for businesses and professionals alike.

The digital files can generally be saved as either CAD files to allow for modification, or STL files to allow for 3D printing.

Some of the uses of 3D scanning technology includes:

Reverse Engineering and Prototyping


Storage and Data Transmission



The Einscan family of 3D scanners is the most comprehensive and accessible line of affordable 3D scanners currently available. These award winning scanners range in price and features to fit any budget, and are supported by a highly user-friendly software package. From the affordable ‘white light’ Einscan SE designed to introduce users to scanning to the newly released Freescan UE7 and UE11, Shining 3D has the answer to your 3D scanning needs.

Freescan UE (click to view)

Einscan HX (click to view)

Einscan 2X Plus (click to view)

Einscan SE (click to view)

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The Einscan FreeScan UE7 and UE11 are Shining’s premium metrology scanner featuring a high precision blue light laser that allows users to scan reflective surfaces . It’s ergonomic and lightweight equipment design, make it easier to hold and operate, providing metrology-grade, high-precision inspection solutions for the automotive, transportation, aerospace industry, moulding inspection, energy generation, machinery manufacturing and etc.

The FreeScan offers:

  • Metrology-class high precision: Accuracy up to 0.02mm, Volumetric accuracy 0.02mm+0.04mm/m.
  • Stability of repetitive measurement: FreeScan UE delivers consistent results, when repeatedly scanning the same item.
  • Wide range of material adaptations: Supporting the scan of black and reflective surfaces to accommodate a wider range of scanning applications.
  • High efficiency: The scan area can reach 510*520mm, providing larger field of view for a smoother and more efficient scanning experience.
  • Easy operation: User-friendly operating system with simple software setup and guidance through the whole workflow process, allowing users to master the operation at ease.
  • Seamless inspection efficiency: The scan data can be imported into inspection software like Geomagic Control X, Verisurf Inspect and Einsense Q with one click, increasing the inspection efficiency.
  • Portable and lightweight: The device weights only 670g, facilitating handheld scanning more easily and avoiding fatigue due to long working time.

Based on years of 3D measurement experience and market demand, SHINING 3D innovatively integrates blue LED light and blue laser into EinScan HX handheld 3D scanner. The hybrid laser and LED light sources make EinScan HX compatible with a wider range of object sizes, meeting multiple needs of users. High efficiency and reliable result give EinScan HX more application possibilities.

  • High Efficiency: Processing speed of EinScan HX under Rapid Scan Mode is up to 1,200,000 points/s, and multiple blue laser lines under Laser Scan Mode makes scanning of most objects in minutes for reverse engineering, CAD/CAM, 3D printing and etc.
  • Full Color: With built-in color camera, it supports full color texture capturing and tracking by texture.
  • EinScan HX Reverse Engineering Design Bundle Available: A hybrid light source 3D scanner with reverse engineering and CAD capabilities.
  • Reliable Results: The high resolution and accuracy meet the needs of most industrial applications for reverse engineering and measuring. Minimum point distance 0.05 mm and accuracy up to 0.04 mm with Laser Scan.

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The Professional 3D Digitizing Solution

  • Offers an enhanced Handheld HD Scan Mode and enlarged scan range
  • Captures 3D model of medium to large size objects with high efficiency
  • Meets demands for wider range of applications

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A powerful companion for educators and individuals

  • Easiest 3D scanning experience for non-technical users
  • Dual scan modes: Auto Scan and Fixed Scan
  • Easy to operate and great price-to-performance ratio

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