CeramTec uses the advantages of diamond styli in 14 Coordinate Measuring Machines (MMC) by Carl Zeiss
Who would have thought it: Measuring styli suffer from wear and tear. Despite the very sensitive touch of the coordinate measuring machines, the ruby spheres flatten off when scanning flat surfaces or suffer from wear and tear or material build-up when scanning internal and external radii - and the accuracy is gone. The only answer is to throw it away. But that can get expensive. For this reason CeramTec has been employing measuring styli with diamond spheres since the summer of 2007, which have not shown any indications of wear after being used for a year.
GM reduces inspection probe tooling design and manufacturing time by 40 percent
GM Casting Engine and Transmission Center, located in Pontiac, Michigan, had been successfully inspecting parts with ZEISS CMMs (coordinate measuring machines) for several years and was now looking to accelerate and globalize the design and manufacture of the custom probe tooling to be used on the CMMs.