Australia, Melbourne & Sydney – 1st November, 2020 – In a new partnership, Wysiwyg 3D has joined forces with GoProto to create a unified laser scanning and 3D printing service bureau.
By introducing scanning and digitising expertise into GoProto’s advanced manufacturing network it enables a streamlined solution at every stage of the product development cycle.
Shane Rolton, MD of Wysiwyg 3D sees the merge as a particularly beneficial opportunity for their clients, employees and business partners. “Our focus has always been on taking care of our customers by understanding what drives their business and providing solutions that affect the bottom line.” Shane adds, “we’ve already been working on a number of projects with GoProto. Combining our expertise and resources shortens the time lag between scan data and production, putting ourselves exactly where our customers need us.”
A recent project involving the repair of a rescue helicopter fuselage hatch is a testament to the capabilities of these two companies and building greater sovereignty within Australia. Traditionally, the NSW emergency service provider relied on overseas supply of spare parts, but with the delays relating to COVID-19, this meant that the helicopter was going to be out-of-service for several weeks. By scanning the hatch, creating 3D printed patterns followed by carbon fibre moulds – lightweight and durable replacement parts were installed within a matter of 5 days.
Simon Marriott, Director of GoProto, sees the adoption of 3D scanning and product digitisation increasing enormously as manufacturers adopt Industry 4.0 to become best-in-class. The partnership with Wysiwig 3D is a logical step in our growth strategy.
Wysiwyg has been providing 3D scanning services since 2003, and will continue to provide the same quality laser scanning, photogrammetry and 3D CAD modelling service under the GoProto banner in Sydney.
GoProto is a prototyping and advanced manufacturing service provider dedicated to assisting businesses throughout all steps of the product development cycle.
As manufactured goods become increasingly more sophisticated and tailored to specific customer requirements, the on-demand model for manufacturing makes ever more sense. Partnering with HP’s Multi-Jet Fusion 3D printing technology, GoProto are the first service bureau in Asia Pacific to provide this ground-breaking, innovative and affordable on-demand solution.
In addition to in-house 3D printing services, GoProto typically use a mix of CNC, sheetmetal, vacuum casting and injection moulding technologies, combined with finishing processes to provide customers with high quality plastic and metal parts.