Getting Started with 3D Printing Training Course

Course Code



7 hours (usually 1 day including breaks)


  • Computer literacy


3D printing (also known as Additive Manufacturing or AM) is a process used to quickly create or "print out" three-dimensional objects using computer control to fuse materials together.

In this instructor-led, live training, participants will learn how to design their own 3D models and how to use a 3D printer.

By the end of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Understand the basic concepts behind 3D printing
  • Learn how to use 3D modelling tools like Google SketchUp
  • Design their own 3D model
  • Learn how to use and calibrate a 3D printer
  • Print their 3D model using a 3D printer


  • Hobbyists
  • People interested in 3D printing
  • Engineers and technicians
  • Technical personnel in any industry

Format of the course

  • Part lecture, part discussion, exercises and heavy hands-on practice


  • Trainer will arrange venue and hardware.

Course Outline


Comprehensive Overview of 3D Printing

Understanding the Different Uses of 3D Printing

Understanding 3D Printing Do's and Don'ts

Designing Models for 3D Printing

  • Overview of the Different 3D Modelling Software and Tools
  • Getting Started with Basic 3D Modelling Using Google SketchUp
    • Installing and Setting Up SketchUp
    • Understanding Basic SketchUp Concepts
    • Designing Your First 3D Model
    • Exporting the STL File

Overview of STL Repairing

Overview of 3D Scanning

Using a 3D Printer

  • Understanding How a 3D Printer Works
  • Understanding Which 3D Printing Filament to Use
  • Safety Procedures When Using 3D Printers
  • Setting Up a 3D Printer
  • Calibrating a 3D Printer
  • Printing Your First 3D Model

Finishing Parts of Your First 3D Model


Closing Remarks

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