Tutorial 6: Cams: Flat, Barrel, Globoidal, 'Slot'

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Tutorial 6: Cams: Flat, Barrel, Globoidal, 'Slot'

Cams and Cam-Followers

Please do tutorials 1,2,3,5 before these tutorials.


In machines, in general terms, the motion of a Cam imparts a motion to a Cam-Follower.

Usually, the cam and cam-follower move. The cam usually has a simple motion and the cam-follower a more complex motion. It is also possible that the cam or the cam-follower is stationary., or the both have complex motions.

Packaging Machine with Cams. Courtesy of Lareka NL

Example of cams in a protected enclosure with forced oil feed, typical of a packaging machine.


Objective of these Tutorials:

To learn how to do Add 2D-Cam.

Add different cam types.

To improve your modeling skills.


GST-Icon-Add2DCam 2D-Cams and 3D-Cams

6A: 2D-Cams – Rotating Cam & Circular Cam-Follower

6A2: 2D-Cam – Rotating Cam & Flat-faced Cam-Follower

6C: 3D-Cams – Barrel and Globoidal Cams

6D: 2D-Cams – A Stationary Linear 2D-Cam

6E: 3D-Cams - Design of Cams for a Cycloidal Gear Reducer - YouTube Tutorial.

6F: Design of Cams for a Parallel-Indexer - YouTube Tutorial