New-age careers: 3D Printing Expert

3D printing3D Printing (aka Additive Manufacturing) is a process of making a physical object from a three-dimensional digital model, typically by laying down many successive thin layers of material. It brings a digital object into its physical form by adding layer by layer of materials.

Job Description
  • Designing and programming of products, ranging from prosthetic products to 3D miniatures
  • Perform post-processing and finishing of 3D printed parts
  • Operate 3D printers, thermoformers and machining centres
  • Provide support in the maintenance and cleaning of the equipment
  • Perform basic inspection operations with digital calipers, thread gauges, etc


Class 12: Science with physics, chemistry and mathematics as compulsory subjects

Undergraduate Courses: BE/B.Tech in mechanical engineering, production engineering, tool engineering, industrial engineering; UG Diploma in mechanical, tool and die, automobile, industrial engineering certificate

Postgraduate Courses: M.Tech in mechanical engineering, production engineering, tool engineering, industrial engineering; Certificate courses in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing

Skills required

Technical Skills

  • Operate 3D computer graphics software
  • Use of CAD software
  • Draft design specifications
  • Operate printing machinery
  • Use of technical drawing software

Non-technical Skills

  • Soft and interpersonal skills
  • Create solutions to problems
  • Identify customers’ needs
  • Logical thinking and problem-solving abilities

Study Courses
  • B.Tech in 3D Printing and Usage from University of Technology, Jaipur 
  • UG Digital Fabrication Course in IIT-Hyderabad
  • B.Voc in Computer-Aided Design and 3D Printing from MS Ramaiah University of Applied Sciences, Bengaluru 
  • PG Certificate in 3D Printing and Additive Manufacturing from NIELIT, Aurangabad
  • 3D Printing Training certificate in CADD Centre Training Services, Chennai
  • 3D Printing Training certificate in Cadx Tools and Technologies Pvt Ltd, Delhi 
  • Certificate Program on 3D Printing Technician from Parul University, Vadodara 
  • 3D Modeling and 3D Printing Training Program in Skubotics, Kolkata 
  • 3D Autocad/3D Max Training Program in Autocad Training Institute, Mumbai 
  • 3D Printing Training Certificate course in Nobleprog, Pune

Annual remuneration

Rs 3 Lakh – 10 lakh

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