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3D Scanning for Digital Manufacturing* (24 hours)

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*This is a non-WSQ module.

3D scanning is the process of converting a physical object into a digital format, facilitating digitalisation in manufacturing. Using a 3D scanner, the shape and geometry of the object is collected from various angles and reconstructed, this results in a 3D model in digital format such as stl or stp file. The acquired 3D data can be used for:

  • First article inspection
  • Quantification of geometrical changes like deformation
  • CAD/CAM machining for production
  • Reverse engineering

This enables process and product optimization in a smart manufacturing environment. 

About the Programme

The attendees will become familiar with the principles of common 3D scanners based on laser, white light and x-ray technologies. Three-dimensional scanning approaches for both external and internal features, from simple to complex parts with varying surface finish will be described in detail. Common 3D measurements and simple reverse engineering approaches using will be explained.

This course consists of 3 full-day sessions including: a hands-on session using 3D scanners, data analysis, and reverse engineering. By the end of the course, the attendees will be able to recommend suitable 3D scanning technologies for their applications, and have a better appreciation for digital manufacturing. 

Who Should Attend

The course is suitable for those who are currently employed or wish to be employed in the manufacturing related fields. A typical candidate profile could be:

  • Quality control manager/engineer/technician
  • Process technician/engineer
  • Production supervisor/manager
  • Individuals and staff who are seeking capability improvement in terms of advanced and digital manufacturing


Our webinar was held on 4 May 2022 to offer an introduction to this course. You can also watch our webinar's video recording at our YouTube webpage.

Course Outline

Course Outline

The programme employs the Learn-Practise-Implement™ (LPI™) pedagogy, where fundamental knowledge and principles taught will be reinforced with hands-on practices.

Outline - 3D Scanning

Upon Completion of This Course


Participants will be awarded with a Certificate of Attendance (COA) by SIMTech and ARTC if they meet the following criteria:

  • Achieve at least 75% course attendance;
  • Take all assessments; and
  • Pass the course.
Note: Trainees will have to bear the full course fee upon failure to meet either one of the criteria.

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 $1,920 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders
Employer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and older (MCES) ² SME-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders) (ETSS) ¹
$2,073.60 $622.08 $238.08
All fees are inclusive of prevailing GST.

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.ssg.gov.sg

    How course fees are calculated

    International ParticipantsSingapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ HoldersEmployer-sponsored and self-sponsored Singapore Citizens aged 40 years and aboveSMEs-sponsored local employees (i.e Singapore Citizens, Singapore Permanent Residents and LTVP+ Holders)
    Not applicable for SkillsFuture FundingSkillsFuture Funding (Baseline)SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy (MCES) ² SkillsFuture Enhanced Training Support for SMEs (ETSS) ¹ 
    Full Course Fee$1,920  $1,920$1,920  $1,920
    SkillsFuture FundingNot Applicable  ($1,344) ($1,728) ($1,728)
    Nett Course Fee$1,920 $576 $192$192
    8% GST
    $154.60 $46.08* $46.08*$46.08*
    Total Nett Course Fee Payable to Training Provider$2,073.60$622.08 $238.08$238.08
    * Based on 30% of Full Course Fee

    Contact Us

    • For technical enquiries, please contact:

    Ms Pooja Chaturvedi,
    Email: poojac@ARTC.a-star.edu.sg

    • For general enquiries, please contact:

    Dr Edwin SOH,
    Email: edwin-soh@ARTC.a-star.edu.sg

    3D Scanning for Digital Manufacturing


    • Please register for this course through our Course Registration Form for Public Classes.
    • For the first question, please select Qn1: Modular Programmes
    • 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.


    Skills Course Reference Number Training Period 
    (Click on dates to view schedules)
    Registration Status 
    • 3D Scanning for Digital Manufacturing (24 hours)
    TGS-2023036454 FD 11, 12, 13 Oct 2023
    : Full Day  AM
    : Morning PM
    : Afternoon EVE
    : Evening