Machine tool settings for manufacture of cams with flat-face followers

Dain Lin Psang Dain Lin, Ben Chu Min Ben Chu

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A method has been developed for cam profile determination using conjugate surface theory and NC data generation for machine tools to machine cams with flat-face followers. The desired cutter location and the machine tool's form-shaping function are derived using a modified Denavit-Hartenberg notation. NC data equations are obtained by solving the machine tool's link variables through equation of its form-shaping function and the desired cutter location matrices. This methodology combines the activities of design and cam manufacturing, thus making the production process more flexible and automatic.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1119-1131
Number of pages13
JournalInternational Journal of Machine Tools and Manufacture
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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