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EinScan-SE Desktop 3D Scanner



The EinScan-SE Elite 3D Scanner is the ideal tool for 3D enthusiasts, offering professional-grade scanning quality at an enticingly low hobbyist price!

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If you are an avid fan of 3D Printing, 3D Modelling, or almost any other kinds of 3D Making, then you may be just as excited as we are when you hear about the EinScan-SE (Elite) Desktop 3D Scanner that we’ve just gotten in stock!

The EinScan-SE Desktop 3D Scanner is a beautifully crafted 3D capturing tool that utilises structured light and a rotating turntable to take a multitude of images of a 3D Object from different angles, so as to stitch these 2D images together to create a 3D Mesh of the model. It is designed with absolute convenience and user-friendliness in mind, featuring an included mounting stand with rotating turntable, calibration board and miniature stand, and a reasonably intuitive operating interface that even a child could use.


How Does the EinScan-SE Compare to Other 3D Scanners?

What makes the EinScan-SE so impressive despite the low price is that it has taken all of the best features of the most successful 3D Scanners on the market, and perfected these in a very cost-effective way. And while it certainly doesn’t have the fastest 3D Capturing and turnaround times as the EinScan-SP and similar other “Professional-Grade” 3D Scanners, with enough time and image captures to work with, the EinScan-SE can produce almost the exact same model quality as scanners that are typically four or five times the price!

While the EinScan-SE is often regarded as a hobbyist-grade 3D Scanner, the truth is that the only real difference between this model and the professional-grade EinScan-SP is the speed of scanning. And while the EinScan-SP usually takes around 4 seconds per image capture, the EinScan-SE takes around 8 seconds by comparison. However, despite the higher quality cameras and better integrated components, the EinScan-SP doesn’t necessarily produce a better 3D model in the end, and the EinScan-SE can achieve the exact same quality as long as you are willing to take the extra time to do more scans.

As such, the quality that both the EinScan-SE and the EinScan-SP can achieve is almost exactly equal, with the only difference being that the EinScan-SP will be quicker. Without this factor though, this “Hobbyist” 3D scanner could certainly be considered a professional-grade 3D scanner, with the only downfall being slower turnaround times compared the “Professional” models.


What Equipment Do You Need to Use the EinScan-SE 3D Scanner?

Because of the immense capabilities of the EinScan-SE and EinScan-SP 3D Scanners, you may require a reasonably powerful computer for seamless, lag-free operations. As such, be sure to double-check the suggested requirements against the specifications of the computer that you will use, to ensure that you don’t run into unexpected problems. However, some users have reported that these 3D Scanners work reasonably well even if the computer doesn’t meet these requirements, but the computer may lag and even freeze when processing 3D Models on the highest quality settings if it doesn’t have the necessary specifications.

With that being said, the necessary requirements are not critical, and you will still be able to utilise the EinScan-SE with a lower power PC. However, if you want to use the full potential of these amazing 3D scanners and create watertight models with over 15 million polygons in full colour, you will certainly need a computer that can handle that kind of graphical processing power.


EinScan-SE (Elite) Desktop 3D Scanner  -  Technical Specifications:

  • Manufacturer

Shining 3D 

  • Scanning Technology

– Structured Light Scanning

  • Scanning Volume (Minimum)

– 30 x 30 x 30mm

  • Scanning Volume (Maximum)

– 700 x 700 x 700mm

  • Scanning Range (Min/Max)

– 29cm / 48cm

  • Scanning Speed

– ±8 Seconds Per Image

  • Scanning Method

– Fixed Position: EinScan Stand / Free-Standing Tripod    

  • Scanning Platform Style

– Rotating Turntable (Max 5kg Load)

  • Detail Capabilities

– Full Colour with Textures

  • Camera Resolution (Each)

– 1.3MP

  • Scanning Resolution

– 170 to 200 microns

  • Scanning Accuracy (Single Shot)

– 100 microns

  • Scanning Light Source

– White Projected Light

  • Output Formats


  • Interfacing Port

– USB 1.0 / 2.0 / 3.0

  • Operating System Compatibility

– Microsoft Windows 7 / 8 / 10 (64 bit)

  • Weight (Scanner)

– 2.5kg

  • Weight (Package)

– 4.9kg

  • Dimensions

– 570 x 210 x 210mm

  • Power Rating

– 12V | 50W | 3.33A


EinScan-SE Desktop 3D Scanner  -  Recommended Computer Specifications:

  • CPU

– Dual-Core i5 or Higher

  • RAM

– 8GB or More

  • Graphics Card

– NVIDIA Card with 1GB RAM or Higher

  • Operating System     

– Windows

  • Port Interface

– 1 x USB 2.0 / 3.0 Port


Typical Applications for the EinScan-SE Desktop 3D Scanner:

While it’s easy to say that the potential use cases for these 3D Scanners are endless, the EinScan-SE is unfortunately limited by two distinct factors. The first factor is the 700mm3 scanning volume, which is surprisingly big for a Hobbyist-Grade 3D Scanner, but does fall short if you are eager to scan entire humans or other very large objects. The second limiting factor of the EinScan-SE is the structured light scanning technology, which certainly does a brilliant job, but can falter when trying to scan transparent, black or shiny objects, as the scanner will struggle to pick up the fine details of the objects.

However, with that being said, the size limit can, in fact, be circumvented by simply scanning a single object as multiple objects, and as an example you could scan your legs first and then your torso second, before joining the two models together in a program like Mesh Mixer. Additionally, the texture limit can also be solved by simply using baby powder, paint or other material in order to make the surfaces of the object easier for the EinScan-SE to read. This can be a bit expensive if you are using top quality paint or other materials though, so it’s definitely a factor worth considering before investing in a 3D scanner.

So, in conclusion, even though the EinScan-SE Desktop 3D Scanner does have some disadvantages compared to high-end models like EinScan-Pro, we have absolutely fallen in love with the incredible value-for-money that this model offers. Additionally, we love the fact that we don’t have to pay excessive prices for “professional-grade” scanning capabilities, as with just a little bit of extra time and a couple of extra scans, we can enjoy the same high quality 3D models of all of our favourite things!


Additional Resources:

  • The Official EinScan-SE Quick Start Guide, which takes you through the preparation, assembly, software installation and first scan procedures of your EinScan-SE.
  • The Official EinScan Blog, featuring tips, tutorials and insights into getting your scans to a quality that you can be proud of.


Finally, to help you understand how the EinScan-SE works, as well as what you can expect when you get an EinScan-SE of your own, we have included this fantastic video that demonstrates the basic setup, preparations and first use of the EinScan-SE, provided directly by Shining 3D.



EinScan-SE - Case Study Example 1

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EinScan-SE - Case Study Example 2

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