The company offers CMM styli with drilled silicon nitride balls measuring1-mm or larger. Silicon nitride is an extremely hard hybrid ceramic (Si3N4) with a low coefficient of friction, which lends itself to a quality polished finish. Silicon nitride balls are commonly used in machine tool spindle bearings and aircraft flap actuators to provide longer service life, the company says.
Editor PickPneumatic Snap Gage Measures Range of Diameters
Jenoptik Automotive offers the Hommel-Etamic AG380 pneumatic snap gage designed to quickly, cost-effectively and flexibly check diameters ranging from 17 to 48 mm, providing measurements with consistently high levels of precision.