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New UL Safety Certifications Will Lead to Global Expansion for Shining 3D

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131000071096_shining3dHangzhou, China-based Shining 3D, founded in 2004, has been making headlines recently for advances in 3D technology, including digitizing and printing. One of the leading 3D printing companies in China, Shining 3D has also been taking steps to globalize its presence, having raised $70 million in April to open a US-based subsidiary, among other strides forward.

UL logo. (CNW Group/Standards Council of Canada)

In the latest from the company, Shining 3D has announced that its Einstart-L has obtained Underwriters Laboratories (UL) safety certification and will be entering into the US and European markets.

The UL certifications were issued June 5th for the Einstart-L 3D printer, and were announced at the Third World 3D Printing Technology Industry Conference & Expo.

The UL and cUL certifications affirm that the Einstart-L has passed tests under UL 60950 and is a safe machine. The worldwide recognition of UL certification will certainly help this Chinese company as it continues to expand its global reach.

“As technology products change constantly, UL continually develops and improves on its standards, in order to gate-keep on the safety issues of new technology,” noted Vice President of UL’s Digital Manufacturing Technologies Division Simin Zhou. “While the new products are able to provide consumers with new surprises and lifestyle conveniences, we hope that they can also be assured in terms of being able to safely use them. Furthermore, UL certification can help Chinese brands build confidence in the international market, and be recognized by global consumers. “

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UL Certification of the Einstart-L

“On this occasion,” Zhou continued, “as the leading manufacturer of 3D printing technology, Shining 3D has successfully obtained UL certification, and it is believed that this would have an effect of proactively guiding the entire industry in emphasizing technological advancement together with safety, and ensuring the healthy development of enterprises.”

conferenceShining 3D is banking its expansion on estimations of the growth in, particularly, the desktop 3D printing sector. Among forecasts the company has quoted in being instrumental in decision making is the expectation that, “According to strategic analysis and predictions of research companies, the value of the global home 3D printing market will reach USD 70 billion in 2030.” Such an expansion in scope of the “personal manufacturing” sector will benefit desktop 3D printers including those manufactured by Shining 3D.

This certification ensures that machines such as the Einstart-L are safe for regular home use, easing the minds of consumers throughout the globe with the highly recognizable UL name behind it.

The Einstart-L is Shining 3D’s second-generation desktop 3D printer. The FFF-based machine can print a maximum size of 310 x 220 x 200 mm.

“As the vice chairman enterprise of the World 3D Printing Technology Industry Alliance, Shining 3D prioritizes product safety while propelling innovation and development in the industry,” noted Shining 3D’s Vice President, Donglai Zhao. “As such, we will bring the product to be inspected by a third party, and we have selected UL, which has more than a hundred years of experience; and with the support of UL’s professional talents and international network, to more effectively enter the international market. Especially with the important certification of the US and European markets, we hope to push the products into the target markets in a timely fashion.”

Let us know what you think of the implications of UL certification for this Chinese company in the Shining 3D Einstart-L UL Certification forum thread over at 3DPB.com.

 

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