The author presents a simple numerical method for analyzing and designing cam systems which have more than one degree of freedom. Illustrative examples are given for follower systems having two degrees of freedom. In addition to the general analysis and design methods which are derived, the examples also illustrate the importance of significant figures in the calculating procedure and the importance of the consideration of the distribution of mass throughout elastic regions. The general method of analysis and design can be extended to follower systems having more degrees of freedom than two.

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