Comparison of Geometrical Accuracy of a Component Manufactured Using Additive and Conventional Methods

  • Witold HabratEmail author
  • Maciej Zak
  • Jolanta Krolczyk
  • Pawel Turek
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Mechanical Engineering book series (LNME)


This chapter describes three different methods of manufacturing a vacuum cleaner connector made of ABS and NECURON plastic material. Basically, the part is produced on an injection molding machine; however, with the help of manual laser scanner analysis, it is possible to compare two other methods: part manufactured by milling is 0.04 mm and part manufactured by injection molding machine is −0.15 mm and 3D-printed part is −0.20 mm. All the above-mentioned methods of producing the connector have their advantages and disadvantages. The fabrication time of all elements (under 1 min for injection molding machine, 1.5 h for milling machine and ca. 7 h for 3D printing) and costs of machines and tooling are decisive factors for manufacturing technique selection.


Manufacturing technology Reverse engineering 3D printing 3D scanning 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Witold Habrat
    • 1
    Email author
  • Maciej Zak
    • 1
  • Jolanta Krolczyk
    • 2
  • Pawel Turek
    • 2
  1. 1.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringRzeszow University of TechnologyRzeszowPoland
  2. 2.Faculty of Mechanical EngineeringOpole University of TechnologyOpolePoland

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