Basic Computer Aided Design (CAD) 3D Modelling and 3D Printing

Heard about 3D printing but have yet to see one in action? How about trying to make a replica of something which you are left with only one piece?

This workshop focuses on basic 3D modelling of physical objects using CAD software and printing it using a 3D printer. Participants will reverse engineer or model actual parts and print a replica of the part using a 3D printer. Creative individuals who are keen in creating their own physical parts for the workplace or personal use will benefit from the course.

Who Should Attend

Hobbyist, Prototyping Enthusiasts, Engineering Technicians, Operations Staff, Students

Entry Requirement

Able to use software at a comfortable pace.

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Course Outline

Day 1 (8 Hours)

3D Modeling using CAD/3D Software

  1. Introduction to 3D Modeling
    Understand the basics of 3D printing technology and various types of 3D printers available in market.

  2. 3D Modeling using CAD Software
    This is a hands on session where participants will learn to apply different features of a model to create a CAD data file to be used to print a solid 3D object. The following are some of the main features used.
    1. Extrusion
    2. Cuts
    3. Rounds
    4. Chamfer
    5. Pattern
    6. Assembly

  3. 3D file conversion for printing.
    Import and export of different reference files and visualisation in the CAD software environment. Convert files from raw CAD model format to a printable format. Optimise the model for 3D printing.

  4. Individual Project (Part 1)
    Participants will design their own 3D model using CAD software and optimise the 3D model.

Day 2 (8 Hours)

3D Printing Using Open Source Data

  1. Introduction to 3D printing
    Understand the basics of 3D printing technology and various types of 3D printers available in market.

  2. 3D Printer Working Mechanism.
    Understand the working principles and the mechatronics (mechanical and electronics) behind a 3D printer followed by a real-life demonstration.

  3. 3D Model Conversion and Slicing using software.
    Apply the CAD modelling functions to slice data files for 3D printing.

  4. Individual Project (Part 2)
    Participants will prepare their own 3D model in printable format, convert the raw file to STL, slice the files before finally printing the 3D object


Participants will be issued with a Certificate of Accomplishment upon meeting 75% of the required course attendance.


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Enquiries & Application

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Temasek SkillsFuture Academy
Temasek Polytechnic
East Wing Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 81
21 Tampines Avenue 1
Singapore 529757

Opening Hours
8.30 am to 7.00 pm (Mon to Fri)
Closed on Sat, Sun & Public Holidays

Contact Details
6788 1212

Temasek Polytechnic reserves the right to alter the course, modify the scale of fee, amend any other information or cancel course with low enrolment.