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An Introduction to Mechanisms
1 Modelling the Cam Mechanism
- Below you'll find drawings of each of the parts of the Cam mechanism that you are manufacturing.
- None of the parts are to scale, so read the dimensions carefully
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- After creating all the parts in SolidWorks. Upload one screenshot of the follower guide.
- Adapt two of the Cams you have made, so that they have crosses in the centre to fit the axle.
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- Create an Assembly of your mechanism. The other 5 pieces needed are in the open drive > Design Engineering > Year 7 > 4 - Mechanisms.
- These need to be saved into your area before you can begin assembling the frame.
- The image below should help you understand how the pieces fit together.
- Also there is a video to help.
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- Use the animation tools to create an animation of your working mechanism.
- HINT - there is a special type of
cam mate, see if you can use it to mate your cams to your followers.