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Media Services: 3D Scanning

Guides for using our equipment and services

3D Scanner

EinScan Pro 2X

Structure Sensor

Einscan - Color Pack

Booking or Consultation Appointment

Booking

3D Printers and scanners

 

Consultation Appointment

Consultation session for how to use equipment in LIC can be booked via library booking system.

For enquiries, please contact Media Services at 3917-7007 or email libmedia@hku.hk.

3D Scanner information

Structure Sensor EinScan Pro 2X
Type Portable scanner
Dimension 119.2 x 28 x 29 mm
Max Range 3.5 m+
Mini Range 40 cm
Precision

0.5 mm at 40 cm (0.15%)

30 mm at 3 m (1%)

Resolution

VGA (640 x 480), QVGA (320 x 240)

Frame rate 30/60 frames per second
View mode

Standard, X-ray, Colour 

Output Format OBJ
Type Desktop scanner
Dimension 246 x 260 x 65 mm
Scanning accuracy 0.04 mm/single scan
Volume accuracy 0.05 mm + 0.3 mm / m
Point distance 0.24 mm

Working distance

Colour Pack 

510 mm

scan colour & texture

Special objects

For transparent, highly reflective or

dark objects, please spray powder

before scanning

Output Format STL, ASC, OBJ

Guidelines for 3D scanner services

  • This services are available for current HKU staff and students.
  • EinScan Pro 2X is a fixed scanner, Structure Sensor is a portable scanner.
  • Online reservation is required for both 3D Scanners.
  • EinScan Pro 2X is a desktop scanner and attached to a workstation with turntable, scanning can be done at LIC.
  • Structure Sensor is available for short loan where booking can be made at least 1 working day in advance through email.
  • Structure Sensor can be borrowed and returned on the same day at the Media Services during service hours.
  • Patrons are responsible for the loss and damage to the scanner.

How to use Structure Sensor 3D scanner

In order to retrieve your scans from the Scanner, please add your email account into iPad before scanning and be sure remember to delete the email account before returning to library. 

Please note that you will need to send your files to a non HKU email account.

Press the scanner icon 

Simple pinch or pull to resize the scanning box to contain your subject.

Press “Scan” and slowly and steadily move around your subject

Press the button for done