M3 XXT, 1/4 star styli straight with clamping adapter,silicon nitride sphere, carbon fibre shaft
1/4 star styli consist of a stylus with an integrated horizontal clamping adapter. It can be fastened in an angle of 90° to a standard extensions via clamping adapter and a clamping screw (not included in the scope of delivery). The stylus can be adjusted in any angle in the XY plane. With this flexible solution you face every sidewise horizontal direction.
Carbon fiber shafts represent an optimum combination of stiffness, weight, and thermal linear expansion. This makes them particularly suitable for long styli and demanding measurement tasks, such as in production with constantly changing ambient temperatures. They are also ideal for magnetic applications. The straight shaft is the simplest stylus design and the one with the longest usable length. The full shaft length can be used as measuring length. Carbon fibre shafts have the best thermal behaviour and the lowest weight, but a little less stiffness.
Silicon nitride styli are just as universally applicable as ruby styli. However, they show less material deposits when scanning aluminum or other soft materials. This does not mean that there iare no deposits here. SiN spheres also shows this problem, the effect only occurs at a later point in time in the process. Due to the almost identical hardness compared to ruby, SiN spheres are equally susceptible to material removal when measuring hard, abrasive materials.