M3 XXT, 1/2 star styli 180° with clamping adapter, silicon nitride sphere, carbon fibre shaft
1/2 star styli consist of 2 opposite styli which are at an angle of 180° to each other. They are fastened to standard extensions via an integrated horizontal clamping adapter and are orientated and clamped via a clamping screw (not included in the scope of delivery). The application is identical to standard T-styli, but because of the clamping adapter easier to adjust.
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.