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Course Overview

Have you heard about 3D printing but are unsure about it? This introductory workshop is what you need.  From mechanical spare parts to human organs, 3D printing can produce a usable replica of any object very quickly!  You will learn to design a 3D model of physical object using a Computer-Aided Design (CAD) software and then create a physical replica of it using a 3D printer. Exercise your creativity and make physical items for yourself or for the workplace!

Entry Requirements

Able to use software at a comfortable pace.

Who Should Attend

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

What You'll Learn

Day 1 (8 Hours)


3D Modelling using CAD/3D Software


  1. Introduction to 3D Modelling

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

  2. 3D Modelling 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 who meet at least 75% of the required course attendance and attempt the assessment will be awarded the Certificate of Performance.

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Course Contact

  • 67881212
  • Monday - Thursday: 8:30am - 6:00pm
    Friday: 8:30am - 5:30pm
    Closed during lunchtime, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
    and on weekends and public holidays.

  • https://www.tp.edu.sg/tsa
  • Temasek SkillsFuture Academy (TSA)
    Temasek Polytechnic
    East Wing, Block 1A, Level 3, Unit 109
    21 Tampines Ave 1
    Singapore 529757


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