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GoProto expands their Industry 4.0 presence with the acquisition of 3D Systems’ Australian facility.

After receiving the highest ever ranking for an additive manufacturer on the Inc. 500 list of fastest growing private companies, GoProto has capitalised on this momentum by expanding even further into the digital manufacturing landscape. By acquiring 3D Systems’ Australian facility, the largest digital manufacturing service bureau in the region, as well as APAC-based 3D scanning and digitising experts WYSIWYG 3D, GoProto has become the largest digital manufacturer in the Australian market.
Further emphasizing their global reach, GoProto’s North American facility has also installed two new HP 5210 Multi Jet Fusion printers. Adding these two high-productivity 3D printers to their existing six 4200 MJF printers increases their production capacity at that location by approximately 50%.
About the Acquisitions
As of December 1st, 2020, GoProto has acquired 3D Systems’ Australian on-demand manufacturing facility, the largest 3D digital manufacturer in the APAC region. Located in Melbourne, Australia and commissioned just 2 years ago, the state-of-the-art facility houses a full range of 3D Systems production-ready 3D printers and a highly experienced management and operations team. This pivotal acquisition will accelerate GoProto’s strategy to become the largest Industry 4.0 player in the Australian market. Simon Marriott, Director at GoProto (ANZ) Pty Ltd. says:
“This acquisition is a significant leap forward in our growth plans for the region with an experienced management team that pioneered the introduction of 3D printing into APAC. The benefits to our manufacturing customers will be significant as they transition to Industry 4.0 and seek to build agile supply chains that are resilient to global influences.”
Earlier in November, GoProto also acquired WYSIWYG 3D to create a unified laser scanning and 3D entity focused on expansion in the digital manufacturing space. 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. Shane Rolton, Managing Director at WYSIWYG 3D says:
“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.”
By adding this expertise to GoProto’s already expansive service portfolio, they enable a streamlined solution for every stage of the product development lifecycle, open up new opportunities for their combined customer base, and create a firm foundation for further expansion as an Industry 4.0 leader.

About GoProto
GoProto specialises in quick-turn, on-demand, custom manufacturing. Offering end-to-end solutions for 3D scanning, 3D printing / additive manufacturing, CNC machining, sheet metal, cast urethane, injection moulding, and finishing. They are a rapid manufacturing company with customer service at their core. They help manufacture and re-engineer parts for product development customers in medical, defence, industrial, automotive, mining, and many other industries. They utilise 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 Melbourne and Sydney (Australia), as well as San Diego and California.
For more information
Please visit www.GoProto.com.au or our LinkedIn page at https://au.linkedin.com/company/goprotoanz
Contact Information
For questions or more information on this release, please contact Kathryn Hay at k.hay@GoProto.com.au or +61 3 8899 7280

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