Modular Programmes (Under Specialisation):

Additive Manufacturing


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Building 3D objects layer-by-layer, commonly known as 3D Additive Manufacturing (AM), is one of the most sought after manufacturing technologies today for high value add engineering applications. The advantages of 3D AM technology include design flexibility and variety for high-mix low-volume production setting, capability to build intricate objects with internal features, which would be challenging for other manufacturing processes (e.g. molding, casting, forging, machining) to achieve, as well as minimum assembly required for moving parts. Being a tool-less manufacturing process, 3D AM offers faster lead time for complex and customised products. The various systems under the 3D AM umbrella share the main principle of building 3D objects layer-by-layer according to each layer’s cross-sectional area.

This course provides a holistic understanding of the concept and fundamentals of 3D AM. It will cover principles, methodology and usage of specific 3D AM systems, along with an understanding of necessary post-processing of AM products, which are critical in identifying suitable 3D AM technology to manufacture customised and complex 3D parts. During this course, the participants’ awareness and interest in adopting 3D AM will be created. Furthermore, their competency skills in 3D AM will be enhanced, thus allowing them to acquire new skills, knowledge and technical expertise to stay relevant and competitive.

Why This Course

  • Designed to specially cater to Singapore industry demand
  • Delivered by technology and business experts in 3D additive manufacturing industry
  • Highly practical and intensive
  • Latest knowledge and up-to-date technologies via industrial case studies
  • Facilitated high-level discussion on AM business integration and implementation in the organisation

Who Should Attend

This course is designed to meet the objectives of providing skills training for professionals, managers, executives and technicians working on testing, design, processes, production, reliability and quality improvement in manufacturing industries, such as aerospace, biomedical, medical technology, electronics, precision engineering, automotive and general manufacturing, etc.

For all modules


Upon Completion of Each Module

Participants will be awarded with a Statement of Attainment (SOA) certificate for each individual module, if they meet the following criteria:

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

Click here to learn more about WSQ Certificates.

Sample: Statement of Attainment (SOA) CertificateSSG SOA



  • 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 and Nett Course Fees

Full Course Fee for each module

$5,000$4,000 $4,000$4,000
All fees are before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee for each module

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
AM M1$5,450$1,635$635
AM M2$4,360 $1,308 $508$508
AM M3$4,360$1,308$508$508
AM M4$4,360$1,308$508$508
All fees are inclusive of GST 9%.
LTVP+ Holders = Long Term Visit Pass Plus Holders

Please visit the respective module's webpage for more information on the course details and fee breakdown.

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


  • 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.


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.


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List of Modules

AM M1: Smart Additive Manufacturing System (45 hours)


3D additive manufacturing (AM) is a disruptive technology that is fundamentally distinct from conventional manufacturing technologies. This module provides the introduction and overview to 3D AM, as well as unequivocal advantages of 3D AM to manufacture complex and customised functional parts. It offers participants the opportunity to appreciate the uniqueness of 3D AM technology, the importance of digital manufacturing and the understanding of necessary design requirements for additive manufacturing. Participants will also integrate AM and implement procedures and operations according to standards and WSH requirements.

What You will Learn

This module allows participants to learn about the wide range of additive manufacturing technologies to fabricate metallic, polymeric and ceramic components. Participants gain an understanding of the entire process flow (pre- and post-processing) that is critical for additive manufactured components. With the guidance of industrial experts in additive manufacturing, participants receive hands-on experience in quality assessment of AM parts, augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR), and learn to conduct computational analysis and topology optimisation for additive manufacturing.

Contents covered in this module include:

  • Background: history, evolution, distinction between AM and Subtractive Manufacturing (SM); value-add of AM with traditional precision manufacturing processes for component manufacturing
  • Fundamentals and characteristics of key AM processes
  • Materials and equipment systems for AM
  • Post-processes and quality assessment of AM parts
  • Print file preparation and optimised support structure placement
  • Design for additive manufacturing (DfAM)
  • Principles of computational analysis and fundamentals of topology optimisation for AM
  • Implementing AR/VR into powder-bed fusion AM
  • AM international standards, qualification, workplace safety and health (WSH) regulations
  • Costing and lead-time estimation for complex high performance component design, process planning, and production
  • Principles for evaluating and implementing AM integration plans that satisfy business, manufacturing, and legislative requirements
  • Project work on virtual design and simulation of components for AM

AM M2: Powder-Bed Additive Manufacturing Processes for Complex Functional Metallic Components (45 hours)


This module covers metal powder fabrication as feedstock for powder-bed 3D AM systems and the powder characteristics critical for AM processing. Also addressed in the module are the key powder-bed metal AM processes, for example Selective Laser Melting (SLM), Electron Beam Melting (EBM) and metal binder jetting technologies, to manufacture complex functional metallic parts. The industrial applications and relevant post-processing of such AM metallic components will also be shared with industrial case studies.

What You Will Learn

This course allows participants to learn about the powder-bed metal additive manufacturing technologies to fabricate complex functional metallic components. Participants gain understanding of the entire process flow (pre- and post-processing) that is critical for additive manufactured components. With the guidance of experts in additive manufacturing, participants also get hands-on experience on binder jet printing, laser powder bed fusion, electron beam powder-bed fusion, and learn to conduct quality assessment of additive manufactured parts.

Contents covered in this module include:

  • Overview of powder-bed additive manufacturing (AM) of metals and their applications
  • Metal powder production methods and characterisation
  • Process and hardware for BJP, L-PBF and EB-PBF
  • Practical lab sessions on three powder-bed metal AM technologies (BJP, L-PBF and EB-PBF)
  • Quality assessment of AM parts
  • Project work on metal powder-bed AM technologies

AM M3: High Speed Additive Manufacturing Processes for Metallic Components (45 hours)


This module will bring participants to delve into electron beam-based and laser-based AM technologies which enable the manufacturing of large format metallic components. They include wire-fed, powder-blown and hybrid processes that allow high speed manufacturing. The industrial applications and relevant post-processing of such metallic components will also be shared with industrial case studies.

What You Will Learn

Participants gain knowledge and skills on high speed additive manufacturing techniques for fabrication of metallic components and the industrial applications.

Contents of this course include:

  • Principles of electrical arc, plasma arc, electron beam and laser for precision engineering
  • Fundamentals of high speed metallic additive manufacturing techniques, processes and equipment
  • Materials and metallurgy for high speed additive manufacturing of metallic components
  • Quality assurance and certification of additively manufactured metallic components
  • Post-processing of high speed additive manufacturing products and their equipment
  • Design for high speed additive manufacturing
  • Tool-path planning and generation
  • Project-based case studies on high speed additive manufacturing

AM M4: Polymer-Based Additive Manufacturing Processes for Flexible Mass Customisation (45 hours)


Products from polymeric 3D AM systems are known for their accuracy and excellent surface finish. Participants will be introduced to the photopolymerization process in liquid-based polymeric 3D AM technologies and solid-based polymeric 3D AM technologies which use precursor materials such as polymeric powder or filaments. Liquid-based polymeric 3D AM technologies such as stereolithography and polymer jetting will be covered. Also shared in this module are the Selective Laser Sintering (SLS), powder-bed inkjet 3D printing and Fused Filament Fabrication (FFF) technologies. Furthermore, the industrial applications and relevant post-processing of such polymeric components will also be shared with industrial case studies.

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

Contact Us

  • For technical enquiries, please contact:

Dr SUN Chen-Nan,

  • For general enquiries, please contact:

Mr TAN Lye King,


  • 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.


Modules Skills Course Reference Number Training Period
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Registration Status

AM M1:

  • Smart Additive Manufacturing System (45 hours)
TGS-2018503489 EVE 13 Aug 2024 - 8 Oct 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.
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