VENUE: Theatre @ NTU Innovation Centre
71 Nanyang Drive Level 3 Singapore 638075 [Map]


Preparatory course & Certification Exam

The prep course is a discussion-oriented and interactive session in which participants receive comprehensive introductory knowledge of the 3D printing industry. Covering terms and definitions, software and hardware as well as discussing applications and case studies, you will begin to understand the benefits of 3D printing in a way that is relevant to your business needs. The certification exam is a three hour proctored, open book and open note exam consisting of 100 multiple choice questions.

Upon passing the exam, students earn their Additive Manufacturing Fundamentals Certification. Thes certification may be stackable, creating a flexible, modular pathway for mastering the principles and processes of AM.


8:00am – 12:00pm:Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Prep Course

12:00pm – 1:00pm: Lunch

1:00pm – 4:00pm: Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Certification Exam

Review Program Learning Objectives

  • Identify the various 3D printing technologies & their benefits/limitations
  • Define the basic 3D printing process
  • Understand the hardware & software for 3D digital file management
  • Identify common materials for each 3D printing technology
  • Describe integration of 3D printing with secondary manufacturing processes (e.g. casting & molding)
  • Identify basic safety & quality considerations specific to 3D printing

Additional Study Resources

CLICK HERE for the AM Body of Knowledge. Exam topics are pulled directly from the Body of Knowledge.

CLICK HERE for a recommended reading list. The main recommended resource is the “Additive Manufacturing Technologies, 3D Printing, Rapid Prototyping, Direct Digital Manufacturing, Second Edition.” All resources on this list are optional.

Target Audience

Fundamentals of Additive Manufacturing Certification is for any business professional, engineer, or designer with a desire to learn about 3D printing and enter the Additive Manufacturing industry.

Certification Exam

To pass the exam, students must receive a score of 70% or higher. After the exam is scored, students will receive official results by mail, which includes an Examination Analysis report that provides a breakdown of your results by knowledge area. Additional information on the seated exam will be provided in advance of the program.