Engineering and Technology 

Additive Manufacturing: CAD, FDM
3D Printing and 3D Scanning

Sponsors & Partners


The Additive Manufacturing sector is growing, with a CAGR of 18.21% from 2022 to 2030.

Over the past few years, the rapid emergence of new and innovative 3D Printing products, alongside the development of 3D Scanning, and 3D Forming and the increase in appetite for Additive Manufacturing and we are now seeing this increased industry use flow into the education and research sectors, with the biggest uptake of this innovative technology in the Post-16 sector. 

Here at CREATE Education, we are at the forefront of delivering the most innovative Additive Manufacturing Technology to Colleges, Universities, and Schools. As preferred UK education resellers for UltiMaker, Mayku and Meltio, our expertise in the field of Additive and Education makes us industry leaders. 

3DGBIRE are committed to making the adoption of 3D Printing in businesses successful. Supporting the future of British Manufacturing, 3DGBIRE along with Create Education are proudly supporting and managing the WorldSkills UK´s Additive Manufacturing Competition which has kindly been sposored by Autodesk, UltiMaker, and Shining 3D.

This WorldSkills UK competition focuses on all the essential requirements for a successful career in Additive Manufacturing specialising in CAD software design, alongside FDM 3D Printing and 3D scanning. Competitors will be tested on their performance using innovative Additive Manufacturing skills to prototype and  produce 3D models and products. 

The skills you need to demonstrate

  • Numerical skills
  • Communication skills
  • Technical knowledge and expertise
  • Methodical
  • Accuracy
  • Attention to detail
  • Problem solving
  • Team working

The knowledge you need to demonstrate

  • Knowledge of additive manufacturing technologies
  • Knowledge of Computer Aided Design (CAD)
  • Reverse Engineering
  • Obtaining Scan data

The behaviours you need to demonstrate

  • Excellence
  • Diversity
  • Fairness
  • Innovation
  • Integrity
  • Transparency

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Entry criteria

  • This is an individual competition.
  • In the year 2022-2023 this is a demonstrator competition.
  • There is no limit to the number of competitors permitted to enter this competition per organisation.
  • The competition is intended for those studying, training and/or working towards a relevant programme of study in 3D Computer Aided Design and Additive. Manufacturing at Level 3 or beyond.
  • Anyone studying in a Sixth Form, Further Education setting, Higher Education setting, or are studying Post-16 Apprenticeships at a Level 3 or above can enter.
  • This is an open competition and no industry experience is needed; competitors should have a maximum of five years’ experience, inclusive of training in a mechanical engineering working environment.

How it works 

1. Register

Our competitions are open to all so please register between 27 February – 24 March 2023

2. Entry Stage

The first stage of competition is a remote or online test (where applicable)

3. National Qualifiers

Competitors take part in competitions in venues across the UK or online

4. Announcement of finalists

Scores are quality assured and Finalists are announced

5. Training and development

Competitors prepare and practise in readiness for the National Finals

6. National Finals

The Finalists come together to compete in the National Finals

Contact details

Steve Taylor

Register for the WorldSkills Additive Manufacturing Competition!