Approximate Straight-Line Motion From Simple Spatial Mechanisms

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M. W. Reid, K. H. Hunt, H. Nolle

Department of Mechanical Engineering, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia

J. Eng. Ind 98(4), 1250-1254 (Nov 01, 1976) (5 pages) doi:10.1115/1.3439094 History: Received May 10, 1976; Online July 15, 2010


A simple form of spin-surface is investigated and it is shown how, via this surface, spatial mechanisms may readily be synthesized to give twelve-point straight line motion or twelve-point circular motion. The spatial mechanisms are obtained by adding links to plane four-bar linkages.

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