New EinScan Pro 2X and 2X Plus 3D scanners from Shining 3D

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New EinScan Pro 2X and the EinScan Pro 2X Plus from Shining 3D. Also just released is the EXSCAN Pro software that brings even more features to an already disruptive 3D scanner ecosystem.

Shining 3D have produced quite a few interesting products over the years and are now a real competitor in the budget to professional 3D scanner market. Building upon their previous EinScan Pro (and Pro plus) I wrote about here, the new EinScan Pro 2X and the 2X Plus are pushing the boundaries even more.

With the new EXSCAN Pro software, many of the previous drawbacks are dealt with very well, leaving us with much better tools to process the data coming in. When it comes to 3D Scanning, the software really is the key for a great experience.

 

Differences between Pro 2X and Pro 2X Plus

The new EinsScan Pro 2X and EinScan Pro 2X Plus are very similar in name and specs, just as the previous models EinScan Pro and Pro Plus. The real difference lies in the specs.

The Plus versions offers a larger FOV (Field of View), and a bit faster scanning speed (in terms of data acquisition). The sensor is the same, so with a larger picture per individual scan, you’re getting a slightly lower point count per millimeter, resulting in a lower resolution per mm.

For reference, the FOV of a single EinScan Pro 2X scan is 135*100 mm to 225*170 mm. EinScan Pro 2X Plus on the other hand delivers 208*136 mm to 312*204 mm.

 

The change in FOV means that at 30 fps (30 scan per second) you’ll be able to cover much more surface area. Something to consider when scanning moving (or alive) objects like humans. In that case, faster is better as people won’t be able to stand perfectly still for very long.

The resolution per individual scan is also reduced in the Pro 2X Plus as it’s covering a larger FOV. You’re ending up with a point distance (the distance between two registered points) of 0,24mm, instead of the 0,16mm on the Pro 2X. This results in less details on smaller objects and smaller features will be slightly harder to scan.

In short, choose the Pro 2X Plus version for a bit larger objects and humans, while the Pro 2X for smaller details and precision scans of mechanical parts.

Due to the option to scan stationary with the Industrial kit, you’re getting a truly multi-purpose scanner in any case!

EinScan Pro 2X and EinScan Pro 2X Plus compared in tech specs

Again, the noticeable differences between the scanners are really in the specifications, so let’s have a look at them side by side.

EinScan Pro 2X 3D Scanner

EinScan Pro 2X Specifications

 

  • Scanning modes: Handheld HD Scan, Handheld Rapid Scan, Fixed Scan with turntable (with Add-on: Industrial Pack), Fixed Scan without Turntable.
  • Scan Accuracy Handheld HD: up to 0,05 mm
  • Scan Accuracy: Handheld Rapid Scan: up to 0,1 mm
  • Scan Accuracy Fixed scans (single scan): up to 0,04 mm
  • Volumetric Accuracy: (Handheld with markers alignment): 0,3 mm/m
  • Scan Speed Handheld HD Scan: 20 fps (100’000 points/s along 7 capture lines)
  • Scan Speed Handheld Rapid Scan: 30 fps (1’500’000 points/s)
  • Scan Speed Fixed Scan: Single scan <1 second
  • Point Distance (Handheld modes): 0,2 – 2 mm
  • Point Distance (Fixed Scan Modes): 0.16 mm
  • Single Scan Range:  135×100 – 225×170 mm (depending on depth of field
  • Depth of Field: ±100 mm
  • Working distance (from object): ~400 mm
  • Light Source: LED
  • Alignment method (Handheld HD): Markers
  • Alignment method (Handheld Rapid):  Markers, Feature Alignment (geometric features of the part) and Hybrid Alignment (both markers and geometric features).
  • Alignment methods Fixed Scan Turntable: Turntable coded targets, Feature Alignment (geometric features of the part), Markers, Manual Alignment.
  • Alignment methods Fixed Scan without Turntable: Markers,  Feature Alignment (geometric features of the part), Manual Alignment.
  • Textures: Yes, with Add-on “Color Pack” in Handheld Rapid Scan, Fixed Scan with turntable and Fixed Scan without turntable.
  • Outdoor 3D Scanning: Yes, with shelter for avoiding direct sunlight. (in other words, as dark as possible.
  • Output formats: OBJ , STL , ASC , PLY , 3MF,P3
  • Scanner weight: 1,13kg (including usb 3.0 cable)
  • Supported OS: Win 7, Win 8, Win 10, 64 bit
  • PC Requirements: NVIDIA GTX770 or higher; Video memory>4G; CPU: i7 or higher; RAM: 16G or higher; USB 3.0
EinScan Pro 2X Plus 3D Scanner

EinScan Pro 2X Pro Specifications

 

  • Scanning modes: Handheld HD Scan, Handheld Rapid Scan, Fixed Scan with turntable (with Add-on: Industrial Pack), Fixed Scan without Turntable.
  • Scan Accuracy Handheld HD: up to 0,05 mm
  • Scan Accuracy: Handheld Rapid Scan: up to 0,1 mm
  • Scan Accuracy Fixed scans (single scan): up to 0,04 mm
  • Volumetric Accuracy: (Handheld with markers alignment): 0,3 mm/m
  • Scan Speed Handheld HD Scan: 20 fps (1’100’000 points/s along 100 capture lines)
  • Scan Speed Handheld Rapid Scan: 30 fps (1’500’000 points/s)
  • Scan Speed Fixed Scan: Single scan <0,5 second
  • Point Distance (Handheld modes): 0,2 – 3 mm
  • Point Distance (Fixed Scan Modes): 0.24 mm
  • Single Scan Range:  208×136 – 312×204 mm (depending on depth of field
  • Depth of Field: ±100 mm
  • Working distance (from object): ~510 mm
  • Light Source: LED
  • Alignment method (Handheld HD): Markers
  • Alignment method (Handheld Rapid):  Markers, Feature Alignment (geometric features of the part) and Hybrid Alignment (both markers and geometric features).
  • Alignment methods Fixed Scan Turntable: Turntable coded targets, Feature Alignment (geometric features of the part), Markers, Manual Alignment.
  • Alignment methods Fixed Scan without Turntable: Markers,  Feature Alignment (geometric features of the part), Manual Alignment.
  • Textures: Yes, with Add-on “Color Pack” in Handheld Rapid Scan, Fixed Scan with turntable and Fixed Scan without turntable.
  • Outdoor 3D Scanning: Yes, with shelter for avoiding direct sunlight. (in other words, as dark as possible.
  • Output formats: OBJ , STL , ASC , PLY , 3MF,P3
  • Scanner weight: 1,13kg (including usb 3.0 cable)
  • Supported OS: Win 7, Win 8, Win 10, 64 bit
  • PC Requirements: NVIDIA GTX770 or higher; Video memory>4G; CPU: i7 or higher; RAM: 16G or higher; USB 3.0
EinScan Pro 2X in action
EinScan Pro 2X in HandHeld Rapid mode (no markers)

Which EinScan Pro 3D scanner to choose

When looking at the specifikations it’s clear that the EinScan Pro 2X Plus is the better scanner for anyone who’s doing a bit bigger projects. The larger Field of View gives you a better tracking of the objects you scan at the cost of a tiny amount of precision.

I think the trade-off is acceptable as the step to the next level of precision from the competition is really expensive.

For anyone scanning smaller volumes and more mechanical components, the EinScan Pro 2X is a better choice as it gives a bit more crisp details.

EinScan Pro 2X EXSCAN Software

New EinScan EXSCAN PRO software

The new and improved 3D scanning software EXSCAN PRO is designed to be even easier to use together with the EinScan Pro 2X 3D scanners.

Among the new features are maybe most strikingly the new UI and workflow, that enables the users to quickly scan and check data.

Solid Edge SHINING 3D Edition

Also released with the new generation 3D scanners is Solid Edge SHINING 3D Edition. This is a version of Solid Edge focused on broadening the EinScan 3D scanners use.

The software includes reverse engineering, generative design, simulation and CAD tool in one platform, making the steps from meshed 3D Scanning much easier.

This should really help users shorten the reverse engineering steps, creating new models easier.

Solid Edge Shining 3D Version software should be included in the scanners, but may vary within regions/resellers!

Quick note from me Anton Månsson about reverse engineering. We’re offering this service if you’re new to mesh-to-CAD 3D modelling. You can contact us via 3D Consulting Nordic.

Here’s an guide from Shinging 3D on how you can utilize the new Solid Edge Shining 3D edition to reverse engineer a helmet and create a custom bike light:

EinScan Pro 2X 3D Scanner Accessories

The two most common accessories you should consider purchasing for your EinScan Pro 3D Scanner is the Color Pack and the Industrial Pack.

Specially the Industrial Pack allows for greater productivity with automated scanning modes. Allowing you to grab a coffee while the turntable works.

The color pack is of course very interesting for anyone scanning objects for medical, VR, research, archaeology, art and humans.

EinScan HD Prime Pack

Another interesting addition is the HD Prime pack, an extra module (taking the spot of the color camera add-on). This module enhances the Handheld HD Scan mode greatly by allowing you to scan without markers. This of course requires an object with parts that the scanner can track.

It’s like Handheld Rapid Scan Mode on steroids, giving you a marker-free scanning with the high accuracy and speed.

This is specially great for bigger productions where placing markers are not a cost-effective option, or even allowed. Such examples could be scanning cultural heritage locations, archaeology dig sites and much more.

EinScan Pro 2X Prime

EinScan Pro 2X and EinScan Pro 2X Plus prices

To summarize the new scanners They’re two very similar scanners packed with great features and software!

I was particularly happy to see improvements with the EXSCAN PRO software, but the addition of Solid Edge Shining 3D version really tops of the EinScan products.

Comparing these scanners to the mor expensive competition it’s hard not to recommend the EinScan 3D scanners. With the updates software, many of the previous generation cons are erased.

We’re left with a powerful package at a still very competitive price, although higher than most hobbyists. Luckily there’s the EinScan-SE and EinScan-SP series for that!

EinScan Pro 2X 3D Scanner

EinScan Pro 2X 3D Scanner

EinScan Pro 2X 3D Scanner

EinScan Pro 2X Plus 3D Scanner

Let us know what you think about the new EinScan Pro 3D scanners and what you would scan if you had one. We’d love to hear what you have to say down in the comments!

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2 Comments

  • Sebastian
    Reply

    Thanks for a great article as always. Isn’t that quite a lot more in price for the plus? Anyway, you made a review of the einscan pro before. Will you do a new video for these?

    • Anton Månsson
      Reply

      Thank you Sebastian! I don’t really see why there had to be a price difference at all, based on the features they are very similar in hardware and use. As far as I know, all the software are included in both scanners.

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