Simulation of cam grinding mechanism with CNC camshaft grinder

Takanori Fujiwara, Shinya Tsukamoto, Daiki Matsubara, Takamitsu Kuroe, Mitsuo Yoshikawa

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In cam grinding under constant rotation speed of a cam, grinding force and surface roughness become larger at position with higher speed ratio, because curvature radius of a cam changes continuously in one revolution of workpiece. In order to establish precision CNC cam grinding method, therefore it is indispensable to develop optimum rotation speed control of a workpiece. Then, cam grinding process with CNC camshaft grinder is analyzed theoretically, and horizontal travel speed setting of wheel head correspond to the rotation speed of a workpiece is made clear in this study. Furthermore, simulation analysis method is developed, and proposed unique 3 grinding techniques to control the rotation speed of a workpiece are investigated. In the methods, it is certified that fluctuations of the grinding results are reduced, and the precision cam grinding method is realized.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1161-1167
Number of pages7
JournalNippon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2004


  • CNC Camshaft Grinder
  • Cam Grinding
  • Grinding Mechanism
  • Normal Grinding Force
  • Residual Stock
  • Simulation
  • Speed Ratio
  • Surface Roughness

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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