Designing Cam Mechanisms Using CAx

  • J. OndrášekEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Mechanisms and Machine Science book series (Mechan. Machine Science, volume 24)


Very important mechanical objects are cam mechanisms whereas their dynamic properties affect the overall behavior of the given mechanical system. For this reason it is necessary to create a mathematical model of those objects whose main objective is to determine the time course of the dynamic behavior of the system. When creating mathematical models of combined cam mechanisms, there are used options and features of NX I-DEAS, MSC.ADAMS and MSC.EASY5 expert systems. This approach is shown in the design of the wire feeder drive of the nail making machine. The drive is designed by a cam mechanism with a radial conjugate cams and an oscillating roller follower. The aim of the analysis was to determine the characteristic dimensions of the cam mechanism.


Cam mechanism Displacement law Linkage Hertz pressure Dynamic analysis 



This paper was created within the work on the FR-TI4/801—Project supported by the Ministry of Industry and Trade.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.VÚTS LiberecLiberecCzech Republic

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