Straight styli

Straight stylusThe simplest and most frequently used type of stylus, these are suitable for the majority of probing applications. Styli can have balls made from ruby, silicon nitride, zirconia, ceramic or tungsten carbide. The holders and stems come in a range of materials -titanium, tungsten carbide, stainless steel, ceramic, carbon fibre.

Naming protocol:

M2 STY D2R L20 EWL14 d1.4SS


M2 thread straight stylus with a Ø2 mm ruby ball, 20 mm in length, EWL of 14 mm and a stainless steel Ø1.4 mm stem.  

Star styli

Star stylus measuring complex partThese are multi-tip stylus configurations with fixed mounted styli. These can be used to inspect a variety of different features, including surfaces and holes with which direct contact can be made. This configuration gives flexibility, enabling the tip to make contact with features without changing the stylus. You can configure your own star styli using stylus centres to mount up to 5 styli components. The balls can be made from ruby, silicon nitride or zirconia. Each tip on a star stylus requires datuming in the same manner as a single ball stylus. Star styli are not recommended for use on machine tools.

Naming protocol:

M2 STR D2R 5BALL L19.5 S32


M2 thread star stylus with a Ø2 mm ruby ball. It has 5 balls on the star and has an overall length of 19.5 mm (from the centre of the ball to the rear of the star mounting face when assembled on a probe). The span of the star cluster is 32 mm.