Does anyone know of a way to construct a sphere of a specific size into a cone?
Virtual gage ball in a cone
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I don't think it is possible as stated. A sphere requires different points than a cone to construct. If you physically put a gage ball into a cone then it would only contact at the tangent points and create a circle. What exactly are you trying to simulate? If there was also a specific depth then it may be possible because that would give you the extra point needed to create the sphere. Such as "what size ball would fit into this cone and be below the surface of the hole?" I still don't know if you could get the info needed.Thanks
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I understand what you are trying to do...as I have this same need at times myself.
A callout using a "gage ball" for a depth on a taper or cone.
I too would like to know how to do this.Which one gets ridden today? MPH vs MPG..tough choice, both are FUN
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Originally posted by BKulpa View PostDoes anyone know of a way to construct a sphere of a specific size into a cone?
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2*(SphereDia/2*Sin(90coneangle/2))
This gives you the circle where the sphere touches the cone.
Now construct the circle from the cone and this diameter information.
Check me on this Goodluck.Last edited by cmmguy; 03232007, 03:04 PM.
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I have done this many times by hand on the surface plate to figure out the theoretical diameter of a cone where it meets the surface. Just got to use a little trig. On some prints I would get a distance to the top of the ball.
I have never seen this done on a CMM with a virtual ball. I does sound interesting if it can be done.
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