The use of suitable probe systems is probably one of the most important basic approaches for accelerating the measurement process. The lighter and stiffer the probes and extensions, the quicker you can measure without bending or torsional forces affecting the precision of the system.
This example demonstrates the impact of form deviations: A form deviation of 7.3 microns occurs in titanium stylus extensions at a speed of 8 millimeters per second. If the coordinate measuring machine scans at 12 millimeters per second, the deviation is 13.0 microns. In contrast to this, ThermoFit stylus extensions from ZEISS, which are made of a combination of carbon fiber and titanium, only deviate by 1.7 and 2.4 microns under the same conditions.
In other words: The system we have created puts systems made of titanium, aluminum, stainless steel, steel and ceramic in the shade owing to the low weight, the bending strength and the thermal stability. Advantages which carry particular weight in the case of measurements with a high throughput.