Additive manufacturing for 3D printing

Tuition fee
100% subsidized

30 hours

From 04/11/2022 to 26/11/2022

Opening hours
Friday from 17:30 to 21:00
Saturdays from 09:00 to 13:00


Llorens i Artigas, 12 – 08028 BCN


The purpose of the course is for the student to know the operation, characteristics, benefits, limitations and areas of application of digital manufacturing technologies, concentrating on 3D printing, both for applications in the professional field and business as in the private sector.

THowever, work will be done to understand the different additive manufacturing technologies and processes, and to be able to make implementation decisions in the development of a product in the company.


The main objective of the course is to acquire knowledge about the operation and use of a professional FFF (Fused Filament Fabrication) desktop 3D printer, in order to learn how to obtain parts, products, tooling and prototypes.

Who is the target audience?

It is aimed at professionals who want to enter the world of 3D digital design and manufacturing.

It is also aimed at professionals who need to consider, implement or work with additive manufacturing processes (3D printing) in their companies to obtain parts and prototypes during product development.

Access requirements

Check the requirements to access the course here.


  1. Introduction to digital manufacturing, methodology and basic concepts.
  2. Types of digital manufacturing (additive and subtractive manufacturing).
  3. 3D printing, benefits, limitations and future challenges.
  4. Applications of 3D printing. Additive manufacturing vs traditional manufacturing.
  5. General operation of 3D printing.
  6. 3D printing processes: Types of technologies and hardware. 3D printing materials.
  7. Design for additive manufacturing: 3D modeling, repositories, file formats and software.
  8. FFF/FDM 3D Printing Basics: How the Machines Work, FFF vs SLA.
  9. Professional desktop printers vs industrial 3D printers. Case study presentation.
  10. FFF printer parameters, calibration and work process.
  11. Analysis of the results of the practical case. Post-processing of parts and finishes.
  12. Buy or outsource and additive manufacturing resources. How to choose the right process.

Additional information

At the end of the course, a certificate of completion will be issued.

Course subsidized by the Consorci de la Formació Continua de Catalunya.

How to register

To register you must fill in the form that you will find in the “registration” button and attach the following documentation:

Complete and attach Annex 1 to the pre-registration form.

  • Photocopy of valid ID card.
  • Curriculum Vitae.
  • Photocopy of the last payroll in its entirety showing the following information: Social Security No. of the worker, Social Security No. of the company and CIF of the company (if you are in active employment).
  • Photocopy of the last receipt of self-employed (only if you are self-employed).
  • Photocopy of the updated DARDO (document of registration of job application to the Public Employment Service of Catalonia) (only if you are unemployed).
  • Photocopy of any document showing your Social Security affiliation number (only if you are unemployed).

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        Annex 1: download the document, fill it in and attach it.

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        Last pay slip (only if you are an employee)

        Last payroll (Only if you are an employee)

        Dart (Only if you are unemployed)

        Document showing the number. of social security affiliation

        a) Salaried workers who provide their services in private companies or public entities not included in the scope of application of the training agreements of the public administrations and who contribute to the Social Security in the context of professional training for the occupation

        b) Workers who find themselves in any of the following situations: fixed intermittent workers during periods of non-employment, workers who enter the unemployment situation when they are in a training period or workers who are covered by the regulation of employment in their periods of suspension of employment.

        c) Workers assigned to the special system for self-employed persons included in the general Social Security scheme during periods of inactivity, the special scheme for self-employed workers, the sea and those other Social Security that does not contribute to professional training.

        d) Carers of people in a situation of dependency can participate in the training of the specific training actions specific to their activity.

        e) The staff at the service of the public administrations or public sector.

        f) The workers belonging to the workforce of the beneficiary entities or providers of the training programs regulated in this Order, may participate in the training actions that they manage up to a limit of 10% of the total number of program participants, without exceeding, in no case, the limit of 10% of the total number of working people in the workforce.