I'm guessing this problem belongs to integral calculus:

I've been tasked with making some anvils, on a metal lathe, for the repair of brass instrument bells. I need to calculate corresponding X-Y values along the curve of that bell.One side only as it's symmetrical. I can certainly take sample measurements at frequent intervals of the bell, but I don't know how to come up with the formula for the curve that will allow me to create a chart of the thousands of points I need to accurately machine it. Any ideas ? Salamat/Thanks.

April 10, 2018 - 8:45pm

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The Formula for the Curve of a Trumpet Bell