Stylus Holder Increases Rigidity, Decreases Weight
IMTS 2018: Q-Mark’s ultralight M2 right-angle stylus holder is used to measure internal grooves and perpendicular bores.
Q-Mark’s ultra-light M2 right-angle stylus holder is used to measure internal grooves and perpendicular bores. The holder is a lightweight alternative to using star hubs or knuckle joints with threaded styli for right-angle probing. The holder weighs 2.40 g, accommodates any unthreaded stylus and enables more rigidity because no additional parts are needed. It easily reaches into tight spaces, simplifying part setup and programming.
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