China’s Shining 3D has released the Einstart-C FFF desktop 3D printer, adding to its existing series including the Einstart-S and the Einstart-L systems. Previewed at CES 2017, the Einstart-C is Shining 3D’s solution for personal use, with added security features making ideal for 3D printing at schools and at home.
From model to print
The 3D printer has a build volume of 15.3cm cubed, and a layer resolution ranging from 0.1 to 0.4 mm. The filament is continuously deposited through a 0.4mm nozzle.
To make the printer more accessible as a teaching tool suitable for children, the 3D printer features automatic levelling and is fully enclosed. Printing pauses when the enclosure door is opened, and resumes operation once closed again.
A colour touch screen interface gives an improved simulation of the finished product.
As a replication tool, the Einstart-C printer can be used together with Shining3D’s range of Einscan 3D scanners, which can create digital replicas of objects, such as sculptures, complex structures and tools, to be rendered as an STL file and 3D printed.
Shining 3D’s own 3DStar software provides slicing capabilities. The sliced model can then be transferred via USB to the printer. While the printer does not print in multiple colours, the PLA material is suitable for acrylic painting and finishing.
An expanding market
Following the opening of its Europe, Middle East and Asia headquarters in Stuttgart, Germany earlier this year, Shining 3D is expanding its customer base across the desktop 3D printing and handheld 3D scanner market.
The company also produces a range of scanners for intra-oral and dental applications.
Pricing quotes for the Einstart-C are available upon request directly from Shining 3D.
Printer technology – FDM
Layer production (mm) – 0.1, 0.15, 0.2, 0.25, 0.4
Footprint (mm) – 364 x 386 x 380
Build size (mm) – 153 x 153 x 153
Single Extruder – Yes
Nozzle diameter (mm) – 0.4
Local flash storage – 4GB
AC Input – 100-240V, AC 50-60HZ
Power Supply – 19V
Local Flash Storage – 4GB
Screen – 3.5 inch color touch screen
Connectivity – thumb drive, USB cable, Wi-Fi
Filament – 1.75 PLA
Software – 3DStar
LED Lights – Yes
Door Sensor – Yes
Speaker – Yes
Full Enclosure – Yes
Heating Element Cover – Yes
Auto-leveling – Yes
Wi-Fi Connectivity – Yes
Operating system support – OSMac, Win7 or above Mac
Our featured image shows the Einstart-C printer on display at the TCT Show 2017. Photo via Beau Jackson.