Introduction to 3D Printing

Short Course / 1 day

Note: Please register your interest and you will be notified via email of the next course run date when available.
Course Information
Learning Outcomes
Course Schedule
Lesson Plan
Course Fees

Course Information

Additive Manufacturing (AM), or 3D printing, is set to be the next revolution in manufacturing since the industrial revolution. Ever heard of a 3D-printed jet engine? Or 3D printers capable of building a house? How about eating 3D-printed pizza? The possibilities are endless.

Learning Outcomes

Get industry-ready by exploring the basics of 3D Printing technology, its principles of operation, limitations, materials and applications. Gain skills in running entry-level and mid-range 3D printers and take advantage of the new Design for Manufacturing and Assembly (DFMA).


Course Date: 14 Apr 2021
Application Period: 8 Mar – 4 Apr 2021

Duration: 1 day

Time: 9am to 6pm

Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule/cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Lesson Plan

This course consists of 6 modules:

Introduction to Additive Manufacturing
  • Introduction to Fused Deposition Modeling (FDM)
  • Introduction to StereoLithography Apparatus (SLA)
  • Comparison between various 3D Printers
  • Design for Additive Manufacturing
Import and Export of Files
  • Import and Export of Files
  • CAD overview
  • Exporting of Part for 3D Printing (STL), IGES, STEP
  • Importing of Parts from Creo and SolidWorks
  • Mass Properties of Part and Assembly
Design for Additive Manufacturing (AM)
  • AM Materials (Polymers & Metals)
  • Applications of AM
  • Limitations of AM
  • Post-processing of parts
Hands-on Practice on MakerBot
Demonstration of SLA
Brief overview of Metal Printing


Certificate of Participation will be awarded to participants who achieve at least 75% attendance.

Course Fees

Course fee is payable upon acceptance. It is inclusive of 7% GST and subject to review.
The course is eligible for SkillsFuture Credit. For more information on the SkillsFuture Credit click here.
For enhanced training support, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
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Ngee Ann Polytechnic reserves the right to reschedule / cancel any programme, modify the fees and amend information without prior notice.

Applicants / Eligibility Fees
Full Course Fee$321.00
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents$96.30
Singaporeans qualified for SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy$36.30
Singaporeans and Permanent Residents qualified for Enhanced Training Support for SMEs$36.30