Polymer-based Additive Manufacturing Processes for Flexible Mass Customisation
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This course aims to introduce the fundamental concept and theoretical knowledge of polymer-based additive manufacturing (AM) processes to address high-mix low-volume production for applications in the Precision Engineering industry, as well as other related industrial sectors.

Participants will acquire knowledge and skills on material and polymer AM selection to fulfil specific functional requirements. New insight, understanding and more in-depth perspectives are gained on various polymer-based AM processes, such as stereolithography, selective laser sintering, fused deposition modelling, polymer jetting and other upcoming polymer AM processes. The course includes industrial case studies and practical lab sessions to substantiate the technology adoption of polymer AM processes in high-mix-low-volume production.

Why This Course

  • Designed specifically to meet Singapore’s industry demand
  • Delivered by technology experts with many years of industrial projects’ experience
  • Highly practical and hands-on work intensive
  • Latest knowledge and up-to-date technologies via industrial case-studies

Who Should Attend

This course is targeted at operation managers, manufacturing managers/engineers, production planning engineers, materials engineers, mechanical engineers, production engineers, foremen and skilled operators, quality control managers/engineers, materials purchasing engineers, laboratory managers and engineers, as well as all manufacturing industries with forming processes such as precision engineering, aerospace, biomedical, automotive, and electronics sectors.

What You Will Learn

What You Will Learn

This module is designed to equip participants with industrial knowledge of polymer-based additive manufacturing (AM) processes.

Contents covered in this module include:

  • Polymer materials used in additive manufacturing
  • Principles of various polymer-based additive manufacturing systems
  • Vat photopolymerisation (stereolithography)
  • Material jetting (3D polymer jetting)
  • Powder-bed fusion polymer additive manufacturing (selective laser sintering)
  • Polymer powder-bed inkjet 3D printing
  • Material extrusion process (fused deposition modelling)
  • Post-processing of polymer additive manufacturing parts
  • Design guidelines and file preparation of specific polymer additive manufacturing systems
  • Advantages and challenges in additively manufactured polymer parts
  • Industrial applications and case studies of polymer additive manufactured components
  • Quality assessment of polymer additive manufactured parts and material feedstock
  • Project-based case studies on polymer-based additive manufacturing systems

Upon Completion of This Course

Upon Completion of this Course

Electronic Statement of Attainment (SOA) certificates will be issued by SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG) to participants who have attended and attained competency in the Singapore Skills Framework training modules. 

Participants must also meet the following criteria to receive their SOAs: 

  • Achieve at least 75% course attendance;
  • Take all assessments; and
  • Pass the course.

Find out more about the WSQ SOA certificate.

Note: Trainees will have to bear the full course fee upon failure to meet either one of the criteria.

Sample: Statement of Attainment (SOA) CertificateSSG SOA

Pre-Requisites, Full and Nett Course Fees


  • Applicants should possess a degree in any discipline or a diploma with a minimum of 3 years of related working experience.
  • Applicants who do not have the required academic qualifications are still welcome to apply, but shortlisted candidates may be required to attend an interview for special approval.
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English.

Full Course Fee

The full course fee for this module is $4,000 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders
Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above
(MCES) ²
SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ¹
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.

Please note that fees and funding amount are subject to change.

  • Long Term Visit Pass Plus (LTVP+) Holders
    The LTVP+ scheme applies to lawful foreign spouses of Singapore Citizens with (i) at least one Singapore Citizen child or are expecting one from the marriage, or at least three years of marriage, and (ii) where the Singapore Citizen sponsor is able to support the family.

    All LTVP+ holders can be identified with their green visit pass cards, with the word ‘PLUS’ printed on the back of the card.

    • ¹ Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) scheme (ETSS), subject to eligibility criteria shown below.

      SMEs that meet all of the following eligibility criteria:

      • Registered or incorporated in Singapore
      • Employment size of not more than 200 or with annual sales turnover of not more than $100 million

      SME-sponsored Trainees:

      • Must be Singapore Citizens or Singapore Permanent Residents.
      • Courses have to be fully paid for by the employer.
      • Trainee is not a full-time national serviceman. 

      Further Info: This scheme is intended for all organisations, including non-business entities not registered with ACRA e.g. VWOs, societies, etc. Only ministries, statutory boards, and other government agencies are NOT eligible under Enhanced Training Support for SMEs Scheme. Sole proprietorships which meet all of the above criteria are also eligible.

    Singaporeans aged 25 years old and above are eligible for SkillsFuture Credit which can be used to offset course fees (for self-sponsored registrations only).

    For more information on the SkillsFuture funding schemes you are eligible for, please visit www.skillsfuture.gov.sg

    How course fees are calculated

    International Participants Singapore Citizens aged 39 years and below, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ HoldersEmployer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and above SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders)
    Not applicable for SkillsFuture Funding SkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)  SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ²SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹
    Full Course Fee $4,000$4,000$4,000 $4,000 
    SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($2,800)($3,600)($3,600)
    Nett Course Fee$4,000$1,200$400$400
    GST 9%
    Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$4,360$1,308$508$508
    * Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

    Contact Us

    • For technical enquiries, please contact:

    Dr SUN Chen-Nan,
    Email: cnsun@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

    Mr Justin TAN,
    Email: justin_tan@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg

    • For general enquiries, please contact:

    Mr TAN Lye King,
    Email: tanlk@SIMTech.a-star.edu.sg


    • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
    • For the first question, please select Qn1: Modular Programmes (Under Specialisations).
    • Applicants will be placed on our waiting list if the course does not have an upcoming scheduled intake.
    • Once the next intake is confirmed to commence, SIMTech will contact the applicants to share the class information.


    WSQ Modules Skills Course Reference Number Training Period
    (Click on dates to view schedules)

    Registration Status

    AM M1:

    • Smart Additive Manufacturing System (45 hours)
    TGS-2018503489 EVE 2 May 2024 - 27 Jun 2024

    AM M2:

    • Powder-bed Additive Manufacturing Processes for Complex Functional Metallic Components (45 hours)
    TGS-2019502770 EVE 4 Jul 2024 - 27 Aug 2024

    AM M3:

    • High Speed Additive Manufacturing Processes for Metallic Components (45 hours)
    EVE 3 Sep 2024 - 22 Oct 2024

    AM M4:

    • Polymer-based Additive Manufacturing Processes for Flexible Mass Customisation (45 hours)
    EVE20 Feb 2024 - 18 Apr 2024 
    The Feb 2024 intake is closed for registration.

    Note: SIMTech and ARTC reserve the right to change the class/schedule/course fee or any details about the course without prior notice to the participants.


    • From 1 Oct 2023, attendance-taking for SkillsFuture Singapore (SSG)'s funded courses must be done digitally via the Singpass App. More information may be viewed here.
    FD: Full day
    AM: Morning
    PM: Afternoon
    EVE: Evening