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Stylus Choice and CMM Accuracy

The stylus is the critical link between a CMM’s measurement sensor and the surface of the workpiece being inspected.

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The stylus is the critical link between a CMM’s measurement sensor and the surface of the workpiece being inspected. Simply put, measurement uncertainty and inconsistency can result when an improper CMM stylus is chosen. In this story, Renishaw suggests four ways that the choice of a CMM stylus can affect measurement accuracy. Also, here’s an accompanying white paper that offers even more detail.