Straight stylus, M4 thread, ∅2 ruby ball, tungsten carbide stem, 20 length, EWL 10mm
The simplest and most frequently used type of stylus, suitable for the majority of probing applications.
Straight styli are designed to inspect simple features where direct, unobstructed contact with a measured surface is possible. A tungsten carbide stem provides exceptional rigidity, particularly for styli with small ball and stem diameters. Ruby is regarded as the industry standard for stylus tips. It is one of the hardest materials available and suitable for most applications. Due to adhesive pickup, ruby tips are not recommended for scanning aluminium parts.
For most measurement occasions, ruby is one of the toughest materials with the industry standard and best characteristics. Artificial rubies were made in 2000 ° Alumina crystal (corundum) with purity of 99% was sintered by Verneuil process at room temperature.
Tungsten carbide rod is the best choice for the small diameter rod or super long rod with large stiffness. The small diameter rod is required for the stylus with ball diameter of 1 mm or less, while the length of super long rod can reach 50 mm. In addition, due to the possible deflection of the joint between the rod and the body, the weight may become a problem or the stiffness may be reduced.