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Einstart-C FFF desktop 3D printer


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. The Einstart-C is Shining 3D’s solution for personal and company use, with added security features making ideal for 3D printing at schools and at home.

The EinStart-C 3D Printer can be purchased in the UK via CDG or

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.

Front view of the Einstart-C printer. Photo via Shining3D.
             Front view of the Einstart-C printer. Photo via Shining3D.

Scanning compatability

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.

The EinStart-C is the first commercial 3D printer from Shining3D. Photo via Beau Jackson.
                               The Einstart-C is the first commercial 3D printer from Shining3D. Photo by Beau Jackson for 3D Printing Industry

Pricing quotes for the Einstart-C are available upon request directly from Shining 3D.

Technical specifications

  • 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

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Our featured image shows the Einstart-C printer on display at the TCT Show 2017. Photo via Beau Jackson.

CDG at TCT & Interplas Shows


CDG have partnered with all of our key suppliers and are therefore located on four stands at the linked Interplas and TCT Shows, from 26th to 28th September. Please make sure to visit the following stands...

TCT: stand #G4
Replik8 3D Scanners
Partners: Shining3D, 3DSystems Geomagic
Products:  EinScan 3D scanners, Geomagic scanners & software

TCT: stand #G6
CDG 3D Printers
Partners: 3DSystems, Zmorph
Products: ProJet 3D printers, ProX additive manufacturing, Zmorph 3D printer

TCT: stand #G8
Omni 3D Printers
Partners: Omni3D
Products: Omni Factory 2.0 3D printer

Interplas: stand #BB20
Cimatron CADCAM
Partners: 3DSystems Cimatron
Products: Cimatron CADCAM software

TCT 2017 floorplan

Live demo of New Wax printer at IJL London


CDG have joined forces with 3D Systems at the International Jewellery Show IJL, Olympia, London from 3rd to 5th September 2017. Find us on stands J30 and J50 demonstrating the new ProJet 2500 wax 3D printer, design for creating wax patterns for casting jewellery. Also, we will be demonstrating the Geomagic Sculpt digital clay software for creating 3D models of jewellery and other items.

ProJet 2500 Wax banner at IJL

Geomagic Sculpt for Jewellery Design


Geomagic SCULPT software is the quickest way to create complex geometry. It is a modern and unique digital clay modelling software most suited to art and design including artefacts, toys, fashion and jewellery. The examples below give you a flavour for what Sculpt can do.

Sculpt for Jewellery design

Sculpt for Jewellery

Sculpt for Fashion design

Sculpt for Fashion

Please contact CDG for for info.

ProJet 2500 wins top award for best printer


The ProJet 2500 multi-jet MJP printer from 3D Systems has won the 3D Printing Industry award for the Best Enterprise 3D Printer.

This high performance 3D printer is available from CDG in the UK in three configurations:

- ProJet 2500 for high-resolution black or white plastic parts;

- ProJet 2500 Plus for high-resolution black, white, clear or elastomeric parts;

- ProJet 2500 W for high-resolution wax parts / patterns, as used for investment casting in jewellery and for industrial applications.

Please call 01420 88645 for a demonstration or email:

Simon Van De Crommert receives the award on behalf of the manufacturer 3D Systems

ProJet 2500 wins award

Samples parts printed on the ProJet 2500

Please note the ProJet 2500 can be used for functional prototypes AND some production applications:-

ProJet 2500 3D printed parts

ProJet 5600 multi-material large format 3D Printer


3D Systems introduces the new ProJet MJP 5600 multi-material composite 3D printer: delivering new price performance standard for large format, multi-material 3D printing.

PITTSBURGH, Pennsylvania, May 8, 2017 – 3D Systems at RAPID+TCT 2017 announced the new product. The new ProJet MJP 5600, offering print speeds up to two times faster, a larger build volume, and part costs that are up to 40 percent less than competing multi-material 3D printers. The ProJet MJP 5600 also features the new 3D Sprint™ 2.5 software, contributing to productivity by providing improved estimates of build time and material use.

The ProJet MJP 5600 features best-in-class jetting technology to deliver high-definition parts used for prototyping, functional testing and medical modeling. The system’s multi-material capabilities enable customers to digitally blend rigid and elastomeric materials at the voxel level to achieve superior mechanical properties for a wide range of applications, including: assemblies, rubber-like components, jigs and fixtures, and dies. Coupled with 3D Sprint software, the ProJet MJP 5600 also allows customers to assign different material blends to separate shells within a single part.
The company also announced VisiJet® CR-BK, a new rigid black plastic material for the ProJet MJP 5600 that opens new opportunities to produce parts with enhanced mechanical performance to meet the most demanding product designs and models.

With its 64-bit OS, larger 10-inch display and on-board capabilities to slice multiple builds simultaneously, the ProJet MJP 5600 delivers a superior user experience and faster job processing speed over the ProJet MJP 5500X, which it replaces.

ProJet 5600 3D Printer
The company plans to offer an upgrade program for current owners of the ProJet MJP 5500X to protect their investment and achieve the full functionality of the ProJet MJP 5600. The ProJet MJP 5600 is expected to be fully available in June, with the upgrade program planned for July.
“Today’s announcement extends our leadership position in 3D multi-material plastics printing by delivering solutions that enable customers to produce better parts faster at a much lower cost,” said Jim Ruder, Senior Vice President and General Manager of Plastics at 3D Systems.

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