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TBRCL I.D.E.A Labs: 3D Scanning

EinScan SP

The TBRC Library now has an EinScan SP Scanner available for use.



Equipment Specifications

• Size of objects that can be scanned: 60 – 500 mm (2.4 -19.7 inches)
• Resolution/Precision: Up to 0.1% of scan size (up to 0.06 mm)
• Scanning time: 1 - 5 minutes (depending on accuracy of the scan)
• Mesh density: Up to 1,200,000 vertices per scan
• Export formats: STL (for 3D printing), OBJ, PLY

System Requirements (the scanner must be connected to a computer and monitor/laptop)

• Standard-PC (32/64 bit - Windows Vista, 7, 8, 10)
• 3D graphics adapter
• Available VGA or HDMI port (the library has adapters)
• Two available USB ports
• Recommended: Dual-core processor, 64bit, 2 GHz, 4 GB RAM, NVIDIA or AMD graphics processor


3D Scanner Projects

This flexible box for transporting frozen rat kidney's for microscopic photography was created with the HPD Library's David SLS-2 3D Scanner.  Download and create your own from the NIH 3D Print Exchange - here

kidney box


  • Never point the 3D Scanner towards you or at any other individual, do not look directly into the light projectors of the 3D Scanner. These lights are extremely bright and may cause permanent damage to the eyes.
  • Do not touch the turntable or allow it to come in contact with any loose clothing or hair while it is in operation.
  • Ensure that the object you are scanning is in a stable position and is not at risk of falling over when the turntable is in motion.
  • Do not touch the lenses where the light is emitted from from the 3D Scanner, doing so may reduce the accuracy of the 3D scanning process.

Tutorial Videos