Nov 30, 2016

Shining 3D Supports MyMiniFactory’s “Scan the World” Digital Museum

MyMiniFactory’s Scan the World collection claims to be the World’s largest 3D printable museum. It is now officially supported by Shining 3D, the global tech company.

MyMiniFactory hosts the Scan the World collection. Here, you can download five thousand 3D printable models for free. These aren’t just any files, they’re the most important classical statues, sculptures, and busts, scanned from world-class institutions – a repository of 3D printable cultural heritage.

Shining 3D provides 3D digitizing and 3D printing solutions. They have quite a range of 3D scanners, 3D printers, and materials. Especially their 3D scanners are known to be highly diversified and top notch quality. The company, along with MyMiniFactory, have an interest in “digical” objects or those which exist in digital and physical forms. Because of this, Shining 3D is now an official supporter of Scan the World.

The company will bring access to 3D scanning technology to the table, especially through its range of Einscan Pro 3D scanners. Romain Kidd, CEO of MyMiniFactory said of the sponsorship: “MyMiniFactory is excited to welcome Shining 3D as a sponsor. This partnership will confirm Scan the World as the leading source of quality 3D printable art.”

Scan the World to the Rescue of Endangered History and Culture

Furthermore, the hope is that with Shining 3D’s support, access to high-quality 3D scanned art will increase. Anybody with access to a 3D printer will be able to enjoy the collection.

From children in schools to researchers in academia and those hoping to preserve cultural heritage, anyone can make the most of the technology. With so many important landmarks threatened by climate change and terrorism, Scan the World could offer an important preservation method.

Li Tao, CEO of Shining 3D also shared his excitement:

“We feel excited to support the great vision of “Scan the world”. Einscan-Pro’s task is to make professional 3D scanning technology available to anybody who’d love to create something and share with others. We believe it will help more and more people join this activity, save the art and heritage in high quality 3D digital form and share them worldwide.”

Shining 3D has previously worked with MyMiniFactory at past events using Einscan Pro 3D scanners. As a result, this support for Scan the World builds on past cooperation.

Kidd also summed up the partnership, saying: “We are only at the beginning of this vision for building the museum of the future. Shining 3D, through its 3D scanning technology, will help give access to the increasing number of 3D printer owners around the to world famous and unique art pieces.”

Also, if you do have a smartphone you can participate by taking 8  to 10 photographs and sending them to If you‘re lucky, you even will be awarded a free 3D print of the scanned object.

Want to find out more? Make sure to follow the Scan the World Facebook or Twitter account to keep up to date.

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