Backed by almost 20 years of experience our team has developed a range of cost-efficient handheld 3D scanners for every use case. Whether you choose a portable 3D scanner from the EinScan H or the EinScan Pro series, you’re getting a smooth, plug-and-play experience and exceptional customer service.
SHINING 3D’s handheld 3D scanning solutions all come with our comprehensive EXScan software. You’ll be able to automatically align your scans, post-process the data with intuitive tools, and more. Seamlessly export your 3D captures to your favorite 3D software, such as Fusion 360, Meshmixer, ZBrush, and other popular suites.
The best handheld 3D scanner is the one that fits your use case. Use our product selector (no email required) to help figure out the right balance between specs and price.
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Most handheld 3D scanners either use structured light or laser triangulation technologies. Often, these technologies are paired with photogrammetry. Let’s take a quick look at how these 3D scanning technologies work.
In this case, the handheld 3D scanner projects a pattern of light onto the object. Its camera then takes a picture of the object. That way, the 3D scanning software is able to compare the original pattern to the projected one, as it deforms when it hits the object’s surfaces.
Similarly to the structured light method, the 3D handheld scanner projects laser lines onto the object. The software then calculates how much time it takes for the laser to bounce back to the 3D scanner, and from what angle.
Photogrammetry involves taking several overlapping pictures of an object from different angles. The software then compares each photo and is able to determine the object’s geometry. In handheld 3D scanning, photogrammetry can be used for two reasons:
At SHINING 3D, we believe that 3D scanners should be in every engineer and designer’s toolkit. That’s why we reinject over half of our revenue back into our R&D department. This enables our engineers to continuously optimize our products and quickly act on your feedback.
We’ve been developing industrial 3D scanners for metrological use cases since 2006. Our goal is to make the latest 3D scanning technologies accessible to all, without sacrificing performance, user experience, or safety.
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Choosing a handheld 3D scanner isn’t always straightforward. There are so many factors that come into play: object size, accuracy, resolution, light source, ...
Are you stuck between different models? Check our EinScan handheld 3D scanner comparison table below to get a clearer picture.
|Handheld 3D Scanner||EinScan Pro 2X||EinScan Pro HD||EinScan H2||EinScan HX|
|Light Source||White LED||White LED||White LED, Infrared ray||Blue LED, Blue laser|
|Volumetric accuracy||0.1 mm + 0.3 mm/m||0.05 mm + 0.3 mm/m||0.05 mm + 0.1 mm/m (white light mode)
0.1mm +0.3 mm/m (IR mode)
|0.04+0.06 mm/m (laser mode)|
|Resolution||0.2 mm||0.2 mm||0.2 mm||0.25mm|
|Scanning Speed||1,500,000 points/s||3,000,000 points/s||1,200,000 points/s, white light mode
1,060,000 points/s, IR mode
|Object size||3 cm - 100 cm||3 cm - 300 cm||30 cm - 300 cm||30 cm - 300 cm|
|Fixed scan mode||Yes (w/ Industrial pack)||Yes (w/ Industrial pack)||No||No|
|Color acquisition||Yes (w/ color pack)||Yes (w/ color pack)||Yes||Yes (except laser scan mode)|
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“From a user perspective, the EinScan HX showcases how Shining 3D is maturing. The software is improving, as is the interface, particularly the color-based feedback. It’s versatile enough to cover quite a few bases, while the results speak for themselves.”Read the full review
“Regarding Shining 3D as a whole, we’ve seen a real evolution in their products over the years. Their 3D scan- ners – or at least those we’ve tested – have always offered great value, and now more than ever with the EinScan HX. We noticed improvements on all fronts: hardware, software, and versatility.”Read the full review
“SHINING 3D has built a reputation for affordable, high-performance 3D scanning devices. We get to grips with its latest device, which offers flexibility and affordability, and comes with some very helpful, easy-to-use software.”Read the full review
“The EinScan Pro 2X Plus is quite a unique offer on the market at the time of writing this review. It is affordable, offers modularity (with three scanning modes), and provides a professional-grade performance.”Read the full review
“It’s intuitive, it’s fun and it’s simply good at what it does. If you’re looking at a scanner for your business or workplace that offers professional workflows at a reasonable price, this machine may have everything you need.”Read the full review
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A handheld 3D scanner is a portable 3D scanning solution. Handheld options offer more versatility when scanning large objects or fitting into narrow spaces.
The cost of a handheld 3D scanner can depend on factors such as features, accuracy, software, and overall quality. Handheld 3D scanner prices typically range from several hundred dollars to over 20,000 dollars.
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