Cam Design Handbook by Harold Rothbart

Cam Design Handbook Dynamics and Accuracy PDF

Cam Design Handbook – The cam, used to translate rotary motion into linear motion, is an integral part of many classes of machines, such as printing presses, textile machinery, gear-cutting machines, and screw machines. Emphasizing computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques, as well as sophisticated numerical control methods, this handbook allows engineers and technicians to utilize cutting edge design tools. It will decrease time spent on the drawing board and increase productivity and machine accuracy. 

* Cam design, manufacture, and dynamics of cams 
* The latest computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques 
* New cam mechanisms including robotic and prosthetic applications

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The transformation of a simple motion, such as rotation, into linear or other motion is accomplished by means of a cam — two moving elements mounted on a fixed frame. Cam devices are versatile — almost any specified motion can be obtained.If you work with industrial applications where precision is essential, the Cam Design Handbook is a key resource you’ll need handy at all times. You’ll find thorough, detailed coverage of cams in industrial machinery, automotive optimization, and gadgets and inventions.Written with tremendous practical insight by engineering experts, the Cam Design Handbook gathers the information you need to understand cam manufacture and design. Comprehensive in scope and authoritative in nature, the book delivers a firm grasp of: 

* The advantages of cams compared to other motion devices 
* Computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques 
* Numerical controls for manufacturing 
* Cam size and profile determination 
* Dynamics of high-speed systemsGet comprehensive coverage of:

* Basic curves 
* Profile geometry 
* Stresses and accuracy 
* Camwear life predictions 
* Cam system dynamics 
* And more!

Editorial Reviews


A cam is a specially shaped part of a machine that is always in contact with a member called the follower. In this guide to cam manufacture and design, Rothbart (dean emeritus, College of Science and Engineering,Fairleigh Dickinson University) examines the advantages of cams over other motion devices, describes computer-aided design and manufacturing techniques, and provides information on numerical controls for manufacturing, cam curves, cam profile geometry, cam hardware, and cam system dynamics. Information is applicable in industrial and commercial machinery, automotive performance and optimization, and microelectromechanical systems. (Sci-Tech Book News 2004-06-01)