3D Scanning

Digital Twin, Re-Engineering, VR

In a new partnership, WYSIWYG 3D has joined forces with GoProto to create a unified laser scanning and advanced manufacturing service bureau.

Using state-of-the-art laser scanners, we rapidly capture digital records of real objects, people (cyber scanning), buildings, sets and locations (lidar scanning) to create accurate 3D computer models.

With portable 3D scanners, we can come to you or you can bring your objects to our Sydney or Melbourne premises (accommodate objects with a footprint up to 10m x 4m and weight up to 2 tonnes).

Our experienced staff will match the right scanner to your needs for scale, speed, accuracy, resolution, colour, etc.

Advantages of 3D Scanning with GoProto

Fast & Thorough – 3D laser scanning records thousands to tens of thousands of data points per second. CMM & traditional surveying devices only measure one data point at a time.  3D scans can be completed within hours or days depending on the scale, allowing your project to progress at an accelerated rate.

Accuracy – High level of accuracy helps ensure that measurements are correct the first time so that less work is needed to complete subsequent steps in design and production stage.

Non-Contact – Because 3D laser scanning is an optical-based technology, there is no need for the scanner to touch the object. This can be helpful when seeking to measure small, intricate, or fragile features that may be distorted or damaged when touched.

Cost-Effective – Less time & labour being spent during the measurement acquisition and design iteration steps.

Safety – Our portable 3D laser scanners record accurate measurements up to several hundred meters. This keeps operators safe when the survey area is dangerous due to topography or chemical facilities.  The speed of our technology also reduces the time we are on location.


Photogrammetry is the process of obtaining 3D models from photographs.  We use this process to increase the accuracy of certain types of scanning projects for colourised point cloud and textured meshes.

When combined with modern software and computer vision technologies, photogrammetry is an ideal technique to create detailed 3D computer models.

Photogrammetry is widely used within the film and entertainment industry for special effects, as well as the mining, architecture, engineering and construction industry for measuring buildings and surveying landscapes.

3D Modelling

We use the data from our scanners to rebuild the precise geometry of the scanned object in a 3D digital (computer) model.

Our digital models are used to manufacture exact copies, enlargements or miniatures of real objects.

Through 3D printing, CNC machining and other techniques, replicas can be produced in a wide range of materials, including wood, foam, rubber, stone, plastic or metals.

  • Custom digital files – Customising digital files to industry standard formats (e.g. STL, IGES and STEP). View and manipulate in a range of software programs (Inventor, Solidworks and Maya).
  • Reverse engineering – After scanning the item, we use its measurements to generate 3D CAD and/or 2D drawings. This eliminates the need to design from a blank slate and reduces product development costs and time frames. Reverse engineering is often used for changing the design of existing products and repairing worn or broken parts (old car parts).

Case Studies

3D Scanning Digital Document


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“I was wowed by your parts. Gave us a true assessment of our design both in wet and dry scenarios. Look forward to seeing pre-production parts.” — Cathy Hamill, Design Engineer – Newcastle, NSW
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