Coordinate Measuring Machines (CMMs) are increasingly being used directly in the production area, thus reducing and eliminating delays in obtaining corrective values for production machines while making process control more efficient.
However, in order to obtain the most accurate measurements in shop-floor and other uncontrolled temperature environments, styli and extensions need to have these characteristics:
Minimal thermal expansion to preserve accuracy in the presence of temperature fluctuations
High mechanical rigidity which has a decisive influence on the accuracy of the measurement
Light weight enabling usage of long stylus combinations.