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Smart Additive Manufacturing Systems
This course is one of five modules stackable for the Graduate Diploma in Precision Engineering, specialising in Additive Manufacturing.

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 added engineering applications. 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 (such as molding or casting) 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 3D AM systems share the main principle of building 3D objects layer-by-layer according to each layer’s cross-sectional area. The Wohlers Report 2017 stated that the worldwide AM industry was expected to grow from US$ 6 billion in 2016 to US$ 26.2 billion by 2022.

This module provides the introduction and overview to 3D additive manufacturing, 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, while implement procedures and operations according to standards and WSH requirements.

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 designed to meet the objectives of providing skills training for professionals, managers, executives and technicians (PMETs) 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.


Watch our webinar video for "Emerging Skills in Additive Manufacturing for Digital Transformation – Industry 4.0" held on 6 Aug 2020 for more information about this Graduate Diploma course and its modules.

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What You Will Learn

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 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 on reverse engineering 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
  • Reverse engineering and design for additive manufacturing (DfAM)
  • AM international standards, qualification, workplace safety and health (WSH) regulations
  • Industrial applications and case studies of additive manufactured components
  • Principles of computational analysis and fundamentals of topology optimisation for AM
  • Project work on virtual design and simulation of components for AM

download brochure OR register of interest for course

Smart Additive Manufacturing Systems

Please register your interest for this course under 1. Graduate Diplomas in Precision Engineering > 2. Additive Manufacturing in the online form.

Note: SIMTech will contact you once registration for the next run of the course you are interested in opens.

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.

Click here to learn more about the WSQ SOA Certificate.

Statement of Attainment:SSG 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 $5,000 before funding and prevailing GST.

Nett Course Fee

Singapore Citizens
(39 yrs old or younger), SPRs or LTVP+ Holders
Singapore Citizens (40 yrs or older)² Enhanced Training Support
for SMEs ¹
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.

  • 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

    Full Course Fee

    International ParticipantsSingapore Citizens (39 yrs old or younger), SPRs or LTVP+ Holders Singapore Citizens Only
    (40 years old and above) ²
     $5,000 $5,000 SME Sponsored ¹
     $5,000  $5,000
    SkillsFuture Funding Not Applicable  ($3,500)  ($4,500)  ($4,500)
    Total Gross Fee $5,000  $1,500  $500  $500
    7% GST
     $350 $105*  $105*  $105*
    Total Course Fee Payable to SIMTech  $5,350 $1,605  $605  $605
    * Based on 30% of Full Course Fee
    fees breakdown

    Eligible for SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)

    SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC)

    The SkillsFuture Enterprise Credit (SFEC) was first introduced during the Singapore’s Budget 2020 and then recently expanded to a larger group of employers in Budget 2022. It encourages employers to invest in enterprise transformation and capabilities of their employees. Eligible employers will receive a one-off S$10,000 credit to cover up to 90% of out-of-pocket expenses on qualifying costs for supportable initiatives, over and above the support levels of existing schemes.

    Submission of SFEC Claim

    Employers are required to submit their SFEC claims manually via its microsite if they fulfil any of the following scenarios:

    • Employers have sent their foreign employees (excluding foreign employees who hold Long-Term Visit Pass Plus) for training on a SFEC-eligible course;

    Employers can only submit the claims for SFEC after their employees have completed the training course(s). Click here to download the SFEC Claim e-guide.
    NOTE: You will require a Corppass account with "EPJS_User" role assigned prior to login to your account to manage your claims.

    If you are unsure whether your company is eligible for SFEC, you may submit an enquiry to Enterprise Singapore (ESG) via here for their response.

    Contact Us

    download brochure OR register of interest for course

    Smart Additive Manufacturing Systems

    Please register your interest for this course under 1. Graduate Diplomas in Precision Engineering > 2. Additive Manufacturing in the online form.

    Note: SIMTech will contact you once registration for the next run of the course you are interested in opens.


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

    Registration Status
    Smart Additive Manufacturing System (45 hours)
    TGS-2018503489 EVE 7 Feb 2023 - 28 Mar 2023
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    Powder-bed Additive Manufacturing Processes for Complex Functional Metallic Components (45 hours)
    TGS-2019502770 EVE4 Apr 2023 - 23 May 2023
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    High Speed Additive Manufacturing Processes For Metallic Component (45 hours)
    EVE4 Jul 2023 - 22 Aug 2023
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    Polymer-based Additive Manufacturing Processes for Flexible Mass Customisation (45 hours)
    EVE5 Sep 2023 - 24 Oct 2023
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    Plan and Manage Project for Implementation (30 hours)

    : Full Day  AM
    : Morning PM
    : Afternoon EVE
    : Evening