Shining Einscan Pro 2X 2020 3D Scanner Review

Hello, this is Top 3D Shop, and today we are going to tell you about the Shining Einscan Pro 2X 2020 3D scanner, an updated device from the well-known Chinese manufacturer company.

Find out about the features, technical characteristics, and overall updates of the revised model from the article below.

 

About Shining 3D

Source: shining3d.com

Founded in 2004, China-based Shining 3D is headquartered in Hangzhou. The company develops innovative technologies and produces equipment for 3D digitization and additive manufacturing. Shining 3D has offices in Stuttgart, Germany and San Francisco, USA that bring it closer to the clients and partners. The company’s main goal is to make modern 3D technology accessible to all types of consumers, from hobbyists to the world’s largest corporations. The factories in Hangzhou, Beijing, and Tianjin in China are equipped with advanced manufacturing and quality control systems. They produce the widest range of modern, reliable, and versatile 3D scanners and 3D printers.

 

 

Overview

At the end of 2020, Shining 3D announced a heavily upgraded version of its popular Einscan Pro 2X 3D scanner — the Shining Einscan Pro 2X 2020. Due to the applied improvements, the device now boasts increased scanning speed and accuracy, but the most important changes were made to the HD capabilities of the Einscan Pro 2X.

Here is the list of the main differences between the previous and upgraded version:

  • A new way of operation in the HD mode enabling scanning without markers (not available for the original Pro 2X);
  • Improved scan quality and level of detail;

Source: einscan.com

  • Increased HD scan accuracy: from 0.05 mm for the Pro 2X to 0.045 mm with the Einscan Pro 2X 2020;
  • Up to 10 FPS and 3,000,000 points/s in the HD mode;
  • Scan volume was also increased from 135 x 100 — 225 x 170 mm to 150 x 120 — 250 x 200 mm;
  • Three alignment modes are now available: Marker Alignment, Feature Alignment, and Hybrid Alignment, while the Pro 2X only offered Marker Alignment. This provides more alignment options and increased accuracy for manual scanning without the use of markers.

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The benefits of the mentioned changes can be clearly seen from the following renders coming from different spheres of application:

Specifications

Einscan Pro 2X 2020 3D Scanner [1 x Aesub Spray for Free]
  • Accuracy Up to 0.04 mm
  • Connectivity USB
  • Display No Alignment mode: Markers, Feature, Hybrid, Manual, Turntable Coded Targets
  • Manufacturer Shining 3D
  • Manufacturer country China
  • Technology Structured light
  • Acquisition speed Up to 3,000,000 points per second
  • Computer Requirements (Recommended) Graphics card: NVIDIA GTX1060 and higher; video memory: >4G, processor: I7-8700, memory: 32G; interface: high-speed USB 3.0
  • Computer Requirements (Required) Graphics card: Quadro card P1000 and above or NVIDIA GTX660 and higher; processor: Intel (R) xeon E3-1230, Intel (R) I5-3470, Intel (R) I7-3770; interface: high-speed USB 3.0; memory: 8G
  • Max. resolution Up to 0.2 mm
  • Output formats OBJ, STL, ASC, PLY, P3, 3MF
  • Rotating table Yes (with Industrial pack add-on)
  • Scan volume max 250 × 200 mm
  • Texture / Colors Yes (with color pack add-on)
  • Scan volume min 150 × 120 mm
  • Price $5,999.00

 

What’s in the box

The Einscan Pro 2X 2020 and its counterpart are both supplied with the following equipment:

  • Power adapter
  • Power cable
  • Calibration board
  • Calibration board support
  • Markers
  • USB drive
  • Marker remover / Module port cap lifter
  • Phone screen mount
  • Cable clip
  • Software
  • User manual

For some items, package content may change. In case of any questions, please get in touch.

 

Software

EXScan Pro

Source: einscan.com

The EXScan Pro software is used to process 3D scanner data. Among other things, it can be used to edit and simplify meshes, clean and fill holes, smoothen surfaces, and improve sharpness. The resulting models can be sliced for printing.

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Solid Edge SHINING 3D Edition

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Shining 3D, in collaboration with Siemens PLM Software, one of the world leading software solution developers, offers the Einscan series devices bundled with the Solid Edge SHINING 3D Edition platform. It contains functions for inverse and generative design, 3D modeling, and other CAD tools. The Solid Edge SHINING 3D Edition can be used to create high-quality 3D models of any complexity.

Read more about it in our article about 3D scanners for reverse engineering.

 

Comparison

Let’s see how good the Shining 3D Einscan Pro 2X 2020 is compared to the original version and the Calibry Mini from Thor3D.

 

Shining Einscan Pro 2X 2020

Shining Einscan Pro 2X

Thor3D Calibry Mini

Weight, kg

1.13

1.13

0.9

File formats

OBJ, STL, ASC, PLY, P3, 3MF

OBJ, STL, WRML, PLY

OBJ, STL, WRML, PLY

Color scanning

Yes (with color scanning module)

Yes (with color scanning module)

Yes

Operational systems

Win 10, 64 bit

Win 7, Win 8, 

Win 10, 64 bit

Win 8.1, 10

Minimum system requirements

NVIDIA Quadro P1000 or NVIDIA GTX660 or higher; CPU: Intel (R) Xeon E31230, Intel (R) 15-3470, Intel (R) 17-3770; 

RAM: 8 GB

NVIDIA GTX770 and higher; 

Video memory >4GB; 

CPU: i7 and higher; RAM: 16GB and higher

Intel Core i7; NVIDIA GeForce 400 or higher (with 2 GB of memory or higher); 

RAM: ≥16 GB

Scanning area

150 x 120 mm — 

250 x 200 mm

135 x 100 mm — 

225 x 170 mm

86 x 115 mm — 

144 x 192 mm

Volumetric accuracy

0.3 mm/m

0.3 mm/m

Up to 0.1 mm over 1 m 

Distance to object, mm

400

400

300

Acquisition speed

Up to 3,000,000 points/s

100,000 points/s

1,000,000 points/s

Scanning accuracy, μm

Up to 40

Up to 50

Up to 70

Price

$5,999.00

$6,990.00

As you can see, the Shining Einscan Pro 2X 2020 is more accurate than both its predecessor and the Thor3D Calibry Mini. Nevertheless, the Calibry Mini is lighter and has the ability to scan in color without additional modules. You can safely choose a model based on your needs and financial capabilities.

 

Pros and cons

Pros

  • High scanning speed;
  • No need to use markers in the HD mode;
  • Many operating modes, greater versatility;
  • Larger scan volume;
  • More processing options in the HD mode.

Cons

  • Color scanning is available only with an optional module;
  • Heavier compared to the analog.

 

Bottom line

Shining 3D is always seeking opportunities to improve all of its products, and the Einscan Pro 2X 2020 3D scanner is a perfect example of that. Upgraded design of the device and improved software allow to significantly expand the scanner’s capabilities, with a minor change in the price.

The policy of continuous development gives Shining 3D an opportunity to be among the leaders in the market of additive manufacturing and 3D scanning for many years.

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