Introduction to 3D Printing

Offered by School of Engineering

Short Course / 1 day / TGS-2023025560

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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: 20 Mar 2024
Application Period: 20 Jan – 25 Feb 2024
Duration: 1 day
Time: 9am to 6pm
Delivery Mode: Classroom
Venue: Ngee Ann Poly

This course may be conducted online subject to Covid-19 guidelines.

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

Lesson Plan

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
Demonstration of SLA
Brief overview of Metal Printing


A Certificate of Completion will be awarded to learner who achieve at least 75% attendance and pass all required assessment(s).

A Certificate of Attendance will be awarded to learner who meet the 75% attendance requirement.

Course Fees

Funding period for this course is from 1 Jul 2023 to 30 Sep 2024.

SkillsFuture Credit
All Singaporeans aged 25 and above can use their $500 SkillsFuture Credit from the government to pay for a wide range of approved skills-related courses. Visit the SkillsFuture Credit website to choose from the courses available on the Training Exchange course directory.

Union Training Assistance Programme (UTAP)
NTUC members enjoy 50% unfunded course fee support for up to $250 each year (or up to $500 for NTUC members aged 40 years old and above) when you sign up for courses supported under UTAP (Union Training Assistance Programme). Please visit e2i’s website to find out more.

Enhanced training support for SMEs
For enhanced training support for SMEs, enter SME in the promo code during course application.

Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) holders, please furnish the following documents to the course administrator to qualify for SSG funding:
Self-sponsored learner (**LTVP+): Copy of your green visit pass card, with the word ‘PLUS’ on the back of the card.
Co-sponsored learner (##LTVP+): Copy of valid and current Letter of Consent (LOC) from MOM

GST Increment in 2024
Please note that the GST rate will be revised to 9% with effect from 1 Jan 2024. As such any payable course fees will be subjected to the new GST rate adjustments in 2024. Please refer to our STEP portal for the updated fees. (Click on STEP)


  • The fees below are determined based on prevailing funding policies and subject to review and revision.
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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$327.00
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for Singapore Citizen Aged Below 40$98.10
SkillsFuture Baseline Funding for SPR/LTVP+$98.10
SkillsFuture Mid-Career Enhanced Subsidy for Singapore Citizen aged 40 and above$38.10
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs for Singapore Citizen$38.10
Enhanced Training Support for SMEs - SPR & LTVP+$38.10