Australian 3D scanning and printing businesses Wysiwyg and the GoProto Group have merged to offer a unified laser scanning, 3D printing, prototyping and manufacturing service bureau.
The introduction of scanning and digitising expertise into GoProto’s advanced manufacturing network enables a streamlined solution at every stage of the product development cycle, according to the companies.
GoProto is a prototyping and advanced manufacturing service provider which offers 3D printing services, CNC, sheet metal, vacuum casting and injection moulding technologies, as well as finishing processes for plastic and metal parts.
Wysiwyg 3D offers 3D Laser Scanning, 3D Modeling, 3D Printing and Photogrammetry services.
Wysiwyg 3D managing director Shane Rolton said the merge would be beneficial for clients, employees and business partners.
Rolton said: “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.
“We have already been working on a number of projects with GoProto. Combining our expertise and resources shortens the time lag between scanning data and production, putting ourselves exactly where our customers need us.”
A recent project involving the repair of a rescue helicopter fuselage hatch is an example of the capabilities of the two companies.
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 five days.
Director of GoProto Simon Marriott said the partnership with Wysiwyg 3D was a logical step in their growth strategy.
Picture: Shane Rolton 3D scanning museum artifact
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