The theory developed in Part 1 [1] as well as in a companion paper [2] has been applied to the kinematic synthesis of a special class of spherical two-gear drives, including the Rotary Step Mechanism, with prescribed entire-motion characteristics. Insight into the behavior of such mechanisms can be interpreted through the results of an analytical investigation of mechanism characteristics. A useful design procedure, a design table, and a set of design guidelines are presented. Examples are given to illustrate both the analytical synthesis and the computer-aided analysis procedures.

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