Lead Screws

  • Orang Vahid-Araghi
  • Farid Golnaraghi


The screw is the last machine to joint the ranks of the six fundamental simple machines. It has a history that stretches back to the ancient times. A very interesting historical account of the development of screws from Archimedes’ water snail to the works of Leonardo da Vinci and up to the twentieth century is given by Mac Kenzie [33].


Friction Force Contact Force Incline Plane Helix Angle Ball Screw 
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© Springer New York 2010

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.KitchenerCanada
  2. 2.West VancouverCanada

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