rapidFrom May 16-19, RAPID 2016 will be taking place in Orlando, Florida. The additive manufacturing conference is one of the older ones in the industry, now going into its 26th year. 3DPrint.com will be in attendance, along with over 200 exhibitors representing every facet of the 3D printing and additive manufacturing industry – as well as 3D scanning. Scanners and scanning technology will be well represented at the conference, with exhibitions from companies like Shining 3D, who will be showing off their recently introduced EinScan-Pro 3D scanner. First unveiled at CES 2016, the EinScan-Pro just completed its pre-order stage.

einpro“We focus on providing high capacity 3D technology with better user experience and lower cost, make it affordable to everyone, not just targeting the industrial professional users who are trained to handle complex technologies. Our newest multi functional handheld 3D Scanning technology, the EinscanPro, will be a game changer. We put our more than 10 years industrial 3D scanning knowledge into making this professional and consumer grade cost product, providing easy user experience and rich functionality at high accuracy, make the 3D Scanning process easier and full of fun. Einscan Pro will allow user create high quality 3D content for 3D printing and VR application efficiently,” said Mr. Li, CEO of SHINING3D.

In anticipation of the EinScan-Pro’s popularity, Shining 3D has added a US distributor in Afinia 3D. The 3D printer/scanner manufacturer already carries the EinScan-S Desktop 3D Scanner as the Afinia-branded ES360, and they were eager to become a distributor of the multi-functional handheld EinScan-Pro, which is innovative in its four different scanning modes: Handheld Rapid Scan, Handheld HD Scan, Automatic Scan and Free Scan.

“We’ve had great interest in the EinScan-S and are excited to offer the EinScan-Pro to educators and engineers,” said John Westrum, Afinia 3D’s Vice President and Educational Channel Lead.

H800-smAfinia 3D won the RAPID 2015 Exhibitor Innovation Award at last year’s conference for their H800 3D printer. They’ll be exhibiting this year as well. The Minnesota-based company formed in 2009 as a spin-off of digital tech company Microboards Technology, which provides specialized printing solutions among other offerings. Like Shining 3D, Afinia makes education one of their top priorities. In the past, the company has partnered with Makers Empire to create their comprehensive 3D Printing Learning Program, and their Afinia Desktop 3D Printer was named Educator’s Choice at Maker Faire NY in 2013. Their printers are all about accessibility and ease of use – a philosophy that Shining 3D shares, according to Li:

“As a technology company, we still focus on our technology in future, by providing higher capability and lower cost solution to more users, we hope 3D technology can become an easy and affordable tool to everybody, not just professional and expensive equipment to special trained users.”

If you’re attending RAPID 2016, come visit both Afinia 3D, at booth 765, and Shining 3D, at booth 662. What do you think of this new partnership? Discuss in the Shining 3D & Afinia 3D forum over at 3DPB.com.

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