Cam Design and Manufacturing Handbook – Robert L. Norton – 2nd Edition


Beginning at an introductory level and progressing to more advanced topics, this comprehensive handbook provides all the information needed to properly design, model, analyze, specify, and manufacture cam-follower systems.

The reader will find complete coverage of:
– Proper Cam Techniques
– Single- and Multi-Dwell Cams
– Classical Cam Functions
– Polynomial Cams
– Spline for Cams
– Pressure Angle & Radius of Curvature
– Radial and Barrel Cams
– Translating & Oscillating Followers
– Roller & Flat-Faced Followers
– Forward & Inverse Dynamic Analyses
– Residual Vibrations
– Polydyne & Splinedyne Cams
– Cam Profile Definition
– Cutter Compensation
– Conjugate Cams
– Cam Materials & Manufacturing Techniques
– Stress of the Cam Follower Joint
– Lubrication of the Cam Follower Joint
of Cam Follower Dynamics
– Extensive Bibliography of the Cam Literature
– Case Studies of Cam Designs

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction
2. Unacceptable Cam Curves
3. Double-Dwell Cam Curves
4. Single-Dwell Cam Curves
5. Spline Functions
6. Critical Path Motion (CPM) Cam Curves
7. Cam Size Determination
8. Dynamics of Cam Systems-Modeling Fundamentals
9. Dynamics of Cam Systems-Force, Torque, Vibration
10. Modeling Cam-Follower Systems
11. Residual Vibrations in Cam-Follower Systems
12. Failure of Cam Systems-Stress, Wear, Corrosion
13. Cam Profile Determination
14. Cam Materials and Manufacturing
15. Lubrication of Cam Systems
16. Measuring Cam-Follower Performance
17. Case Studies
18. Cam Design Guidelines

Appendix A: Computer Programs
Appendix B: Material Properties
Appendix C: Geometric Properties
Appendix D: Spring Data
Glossary of Terms

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