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Australia, Melbourne & Sydney – 3rd 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 Wysiwyg 3D is a logical step in our growth strategy.
Wysiwyg 3D 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 specializes in quick-turn, on-demand, custom manufacturing. Offering end-to-end solutions for 3D printing / additive manufacturing, CNC machining, sheet metal, cast urethane, injection molding, and finishing. They are a rapid manufacturing company with customer service at their core. They help manufacture parts for product development customers in medical, aerospace, industrial, automotive, and many other industries. They utilize cutting edge technologies, methods, and the very best professionals to deliver 3D printed and conventionally manufactured parts fast, with world-class quality, and at a great value. GoProto’s manufacturing facilities are based in San Diego, California and Melbourne, Australia.