3D Printing Industry are in Stuttgart this week to celebrate the opening of Shining3D’s Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) Office. Founded in mainland China, Shining3D provide 3D printing and 3D scanning services for professional, industrial and consumer use. The opening of this office is a strategic movement towards local headquarters in the Americas, hoped to be introduced by Shining3D in early 2018.

Unveiling of the Shining3D EMEA office sign by director Sunny Wong. Photo by Beau Jackson for 3D Printing Industry

Unveiling of the Shining3D EMEA office sign by director Sunny Wong. Photo by Beau Jackson for 3D Printing Industry

Welcome speech from Li Tao QUOT

The event was introduced by Shining3D CEO Li Tao who expressed his gratitude for the years of effort and experience that have gone into making the EMEA HQ a reality. In this speech, Tao shared a vision of the company’s mission. He said,

We want to build a 3D printing ecosystems for creating customized products for all mankind. In other words, we use our three technologies [Scanning, printing and the cloud] to support the fulfilment of mass customization. We believe that this will happen in the near future, and it is happening now.

From left to right: Li Tao CEO of Shining3D, Sunny Wong Director of the EMEA office, Oscar Meza VP Marketing and Sales, Niels Stenzel sales & marketing EMEA and David Willers application engineer. Photo by Beau Jackson for 3D Printing Industry

From left to right: Li Tao CEO of Shining3D, Sunny Wong Director of the EMEA office, Oscar Meza VP Marketing and Sales, Niels Stenzel sales & marketing EMEA and David Willers application engineer. Photo by Beau Jackson for 3D Printing Industry

Tao was followed by speakers from the company’s sales and marketing department with a combined experience of over 40 years in the industry. Overseas Sales Manager Sunny Wong will be taking over as director of the Stuttgart office, supported by an initial team from Germany.

EinScan S range gets an upgrade

The grand opening of the EMEA office coincided with the release of new desktop 3D scanners from Shining3D. At the event Oscar Meza, VP Global Sales, introduced the EinScan-SE (Scan Elite) and EinScan SP models.

Both models are an upgrades on the original tabletop EinScan S model, first launched on Kickstarter, and come with a built-in turntable for automated 3D scanning. Both have improvements to resolution and speed, but the SP model has a range more desired for experienced use, whereas the -SE is a “plug-in-and-play” model.

The EinScan-SE model. Photo by Beau Jackson for 3D Printing Industry

The EinScan-SE model. Photo by Beau Jackson for 3D Printing Industry

After the presentations attendees were offered the opportunity to a hands-on demo of the products, and having used the EinScan Pro on the road with Scan the World it was interesting to see how quick Shining3D have been to adapt to the discrepancies of earlier models.

3D printed pangolin at Shining3D EMEA grand opening. Photo by Beau Jackson

3D printed pangolin at Shining3D EMEA grand opening. Photo by Beau Jackson

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Featured image: Wander Bertoni sculpture  in Stuttgart’s Schlossgarten park, only 10 minutes away from Shining3D’s EMEA HQ. Photo by Beau Jackson for 3D Printing Industry

 

 

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