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3D Printing Training Course Outline

Module 1: Introduction to 3D Printing

  • Overview of 3D Printing Technology
  • Types of 3D Printing Processes
    • Fused Deposition Modelling
    • Stereolithography
  • Importance of 3D Printing in Various Industries

Module 2: 3D Printing Materials

  • Types of 3D Printing Materials
    • Plastics
    • Metals
    • Ceramics
  • Material Properties and Selection Criteria
  • Filaments, Powders, and Resins
  • Recycled and Sustainable Materials
  • Material Handling and Storage

Module 3: 3D Printing Hardware and Equipment

  • Components of a 3D Printer
  • Choosing the Right 3D Printer for Your Needs
  • Calibration and Maintenance
  • Print Bed Preparation
  • Troubleshooting Common 3D Printing Issues

Module 4: 3D Modelling and Design

  • Introduction to 3D Modelling Software
  • Creating 3D Models from Scratch
  • Importing and Editing Existing 3D Models
  • Design Considerations for 3D Printing
  • Preparing 3D Models for Printing

Module 5: 3D Printing Workflow

  • Slicing 3D Models for Printing
  • Understanding G-code
  • Print Speed and Layer Resolution
  • Supports and Rafts
  • Post-Processing Techniques
    • Sanding
    • Painting

Module 6: Advanced 3D Printing Techniques

  • Multi-Material and Multi-Colour Printing
  • Printing with Flexible and Composite Materials
  • Industrial and Large-Scale 3D Printing
  • Bioprinting and Medical Applications
  • Additive Manufacturing Innovations

Module 7: Applications of 3D Printing

  • 3D Printing in Aerospace and Automotive Industries
  • Healthcare and Medical Applications
    • Prosthetics
    • Dental
    • Organ Printing
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Consumer Products and Customisation
  • Art and Sculpture

Module 8: Quality Control and Troubleshooting

  • Ensuring Print Accuracy and Precision
  • Identifying and Rectifying Print Defects
  • Quality Inspection and Testing
  • Post-Printing Finishing Techniques
  • Regulatory Compliance and Safety

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Who should attend this 3D Printing Training Course?

This 3D Printing Course is designed to equip individuals with a detailed understanding of 3D Printing technology, its applications, and its impact on various industries. This training course is especially beneficial for the following professionals:

  • Product Designers
  • Engineers
  • Architects
  • Medical Professionals
  • Entrepreneurs
  • Artists and Sculptors
  • Automotive Industry Professionals

Prerequisites of the 3D Printing Training Course

There are no formal prerequisites for this 3D Printing Training Course. However, a basic understanding of 3D Printing technology and technical aptitude would be beneficial for the delegates.

3D Printing Training Course Overview

3D Printing Training is a significant part of Animation and Design Courses, offering innovative avenues in manufacturing and design. This cutting-edge technology is crucial in today’s fast-paced design world, blending creativity with practical application. Its relevance extends across various industries, revolutionising traditional methods of production and design.

Understanding 3D printing is essential for professionals in diverse fields, especially those pursuing Design Course or Graphic Design Courses. It's pivotal for designers, architects, and engineers, aiming to master practical and digital fabrication techniques. The skills gained are indispensable in sectors like animation, product design, and even biomedical engineering.

The Knowledge Academy’s 1-day 3D Printing Training is tailored to empower delegates with hands-on experience. This Design Training bridges the gap between theoretical knowledge and practical application, focusing on key aspects like material selection, design principles, and printing techniques. It’s a stepping stone for professionals and delegates from Animation Courses to Graphic Design Animation.

Course Objectives:

  • To provide a comprehensive understanding of 3D printing technology
  • To develop skills in designing for 3D printing
  • To enhance knowledge in material selection and application
  • To offer practical experience in 3D printing techniques
  • To bridge the gap between animation, design, and practical fabrication

Upon completion, delegates will possess a robust foundation in 3D printing, equipping them with the skills to innovate and excel in their respective fields. This training is not just about learning a technology; it's about embracing a future where design and digital fabrication converge, opening new possibilities for creative and technical growth.


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What’s included in this 3D Printing Training Course?

  • World-Class Training Sessions from Experienced Instructors
  • 3D Printing Certificate
  • Digital Delegate Pack

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Why choose us

Ways to take this course

Our easy to use Virtual platform allows you to sit the course from home with a live instructor. You will follow the same schedule as the classroom course, and will be able to interact with the trainer and other delegates.

Our fully interactive online training platform is compatible across all devices and can be accessed from anywhere, at any time. All our online courses come with a standard 90 days access that can be extended upon request. Our expert trainers are constantly on hand to help you with any questions which may arise.

This is our most popular style of learning. We run courses in 1200 locations, across 200 countries in one of our hand-picked training venues, providing the all important ‘human touch’ which may be missed in other learning styles.


Highly experienced trainers

All our trainers are highly qualified, have 10+ years of real-world experience and will provide you with an engaging learning experience.


State of the art training venues

We only use the highest standard of learning facilities to make sure your experience is as comfortable and distraction-free as possible


Small class sizes

We limit our class sizes to promote better discussion and ensuring everyone has a personalized experience


Great value for money

Get more bang for your buck! If you find your chosen course cheaper elsewhere, we’ll match it!

This is the same great training as our classroom learning but carried out at your own business premises. This is the perfect option for larger scale training requirements and means less time away from the office.


Tailored learning experience

Our courses can be adapted to meet your individual project or business requirements regardless of scope.


Maximise your training budget

Cut unnecessary costs and focus your entire budget on what really matters, the training.


Team building opportunity

This gives your team a great opportunity to come together, bond, and discuss, which you may not get in a standard classroom setting.


Monitor employees progress

Keep track of your employees’ progression and performance in your own workspace.

What our customers are saying

3D Printing Training FAQs

3D printing employs computer-aided design to build three-dimensional items through layering. 3D printing, also known as additive manufacturing, involves layering materials such as plastics, composites, or bio-materials to make items that vary in shape, size, rigidity, and colour.
There are no formal prerequisites to attend this 3D Printing Training course.
This 3D Printing Training course can be attended by anyone who wishes to learn about 3D Printing.
There are some examples of 3D Printing such as consumer products, industrial products, dental products, architectural scale models, reconstructing fossils, etc.
There is a wide variety of different material types that are supplied in different states, such as plastic, metals, ceramics, paper, biomaterials, food, etc.
This course is [ ] day(s)
Applications for 3D Printing technologies are used in education, prototyping and manufacturing, medicine, construction, art and jewellery, automotive, aerospace, etc.
This 3D Printing Training course is designed by our experts to provide you with detailed insights into technologies and methods of 3D printing. You will learn how to use software for creating and printing 3D models, materials associated with 3D printing, and different methods to put 3D design model programmes into practice, along with other essential concepts that will help you.
The price for 3D Printing Training certification in the United Kingdom starts from £1295
The Knowledge Academy is the Leading global training provider for 3D Printing Training.

Why choose us


Best price in the industry

You won't find better value in the marketplace. If you do find a lower price, we will beat it.


Many delivery methods

Flexible delivery methods are available depending on your learning style.


High quality resources

Resources are included for a comprehensive learning experience.

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"Really good course and well organised. Trainer was great with a sense of humour - his experience allowed a free flowing course, structured to help you gain as much information & relevant experience whilst helping prepare you for the exam"

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