Styli without thread are mounti into stylus holders or star elements.
Styli with a ruby sphere are used in all standard applications. Ruby is an extremely hard material that can be shaped into a very accurate sphere.
Styli with silicon nitride spheres are an alternative to styli with ruby spheres. Unlike ruby, silicon nitride is polycrystalline and while not being as hard as ruby. it has a higher preasure resistance. This has a positive effect on its friction behaviour when scanning very hard or very soft materials.
When scanning soft aluminum alloys with Diamond!Scan styli, no material build-up occurs. When scanning hard ceramics or cast iron, no wear can be observed on the sphere.
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