The EinScan-Pro High Speed Handheld 3D Scanner

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  • March 26,2017
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The SHINING 3D EinScan-Pro and EinScan-Pro+ have set the standard in handheld 3D scanning technology. Equipped with four high-speed diverse modes, the EinScan-Pro is the first multi-functional handheld scanner that has a single-range accuracy less than 0.05 mm in its Automatic and Free scan modes. The upgraded Pro+ version, in its HD scan mode, has a speed of 550,000 points per second (compared to EinScan Pro’s 90,000). SHINING has recently introduced the R2 Rapid Registration add-on module which targets large-scale objects and is the fastest mode of the EinScan-Pro Series.

Multifunctional Handheld Scanner

Whether you want to create a 3D model of the human torso prior to a complicated medical procedure or capture the geometric intricacies of a car’s dashboard, both the EinScan Pro and Pro+ have widespread application in the industrial, engineering, educational, and healthcare sectors. EinScan’s lightweight (1.76 lbs) design and intuitive software program create detailed models by simply pointing and clicking the device. Since both of SHINING’s 3D scanners are handheld, it makes scanning objects of any size achievable with industry-leading 360-degree precision.

Four Diverse Modes

With a choice of four diverse modes (Handheld Rapid Scan, Handheld HD Scan, Automatic Scan, and Free Scan), the EinScan-Pro can capture the geometric full-color texture and rich object details. In other words, your 3D model will be impressive on your computer screen. Here is a breakdown of all four modes and their recommended application:

 

The Handheld Rapid Scan Mode is recommended for large objects without the need for high precision. Rapid Scan supports the R2 Rapid Registration add-on allowing for both marker point and feature alignment. With a scan speed of 550,000 points per second, the R2 Rapid Scan is a new feature and is the fastest mode of the Ein-Scan Series. This add-on module is an ideal mode for scanning large-scale sculptures, human forms, automotive bumpers, and furniture.

 

The Handheld HD Scan Mode is perfect for objects richly detailed, unlike the Rapid Scan Mode. In most cases, the objects are difficult to move and since the HD mode uses white light scanning, you can capture multiple angles using markers. This is most effective when scanning large sculptures, castings, automotive parts, etc.

 

This is where it gets fun: The Automatic Scan Mode is action-packed mostly because of the optional industrial pack. By matching the EinScan-Pro with a fully automated turntable, you can scan objects less than 20 cm with an accuracy of 0.05 mm for a single pass. From small artistic pieces to tiny industrial components, precision scanning of small objects is the name of the game.

 

Last but not least: The Free Scan Mode, which also includes the optional industrial pack mode, enables free scanning by fixing the scan head to the tripod. That means bigger objects (up to 4 meters in size) and according to the SHINING’s website, “If the object has enough details, the EinScan-Pro will automatically align multiple scan meshes to form a perfect 3D model.”

 

The EinScan-Pro has three add-on modules that integrate a turntable and tripod (Industrial), an external color texture camera (Color), and the ability to align reference points (Rapid Extension).

High-Speed Scanning Technology

So if you ask industry experts what makes the EinScan-Pro scanner so revolutionary? It comes down to the combination of both speed and accuracy. With a single scan taking less than two seconds in the Automatic and Free modes, this becomes one of the fastest portable handheld scanners on the market today. In addition, when the EinScan-Pro + is in the handheld HD Scan Mode, the scan speed jumps to an incredible 550,000 points per second.

 

The upgrade to the Pro version brings scan speeds to a different stratosphere and as a bonus: your scanning range is enlarged 1.6 times. The new recalibration of the scanning range to 300 x 170 mm (11.8 x 6.69 inches) makes the automatic mesh output even more seamless to prototype.

Compatible Software

Backed by an intuitive software program which provides real-time visualization and a suite of alignment modes, the transition between 3D model to physical prototype is as easy as connecting to a 3D CAD application or uploading the design to the “Sketchfab” platform. The handheld scanning speed, for large-size objects, has been increased considerably with the addition of the EinScan-Pro + upgrade.

 

Source: SHINING 3D EinScan Pro