6D: Slot-Cams

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6D: Slot-Cams

About Sot-Cams

Usually, the motions of a Cam and Follower are functions of the Master-Machine-Angle (MMA).

However, the motions can be functions of the angle or position of a machine Part, and not the MMA.

When the motion of a Part is a function of the motion of a different Part, we say there is Motion-Dependency.

Slot-Cams frequently have Motion-Dependency.

Note: Slot-Cams are also called Linear Cams, or Slide-Cams.

This Tutorial

In this tutorial, you design two reciprocating Slot-Cams. As the Slot-Cam reciprocates, the Cam-Profile rotates a Rocker.

DESIGN 1: The sliding-part is a Slider.

DESIGN 2: The sliding-part is a Part in a dyad.

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Step 6D1.0: Target Design

Step 6D1.1 Rotate a 2D-Cam to move a Slider

Step 6D1.2: Add a Rocker, Design the Rocker Motion

Add the Stationary 2D-Cam...

Step 6D1.3: Add the Stationary 2D-Cam


Step 6D2.0: Target Design

Step 6D2.1: Add a Gear-Pair and Trace-Point

Step 6D2.2: Add an R-R-P dyad and Rocker

Add the Stationary 2D-Cam...

Step 6D2.3: Add the Stationary 2D-Cam

Prepare the Cam-Data for SolidWorks.

Step 6D3.1: Export the data and prepare it for SolidWorks