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Our Diamond!Scan® stylus was especially developed for measurements on ultra-hard ceramic surfaces or extremely soft aluminum alloys. It consists of diamond - the hardest material in the world. The use of D!Scan® styli provides the following benefits:

  • You save time and money with Diamond!Scan®.
  • Time-intensive checks, cleaning work and calibrations are a thing of the past.
  • Ultra-precise and reliable measurements.
Measurement without material build-up

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Measurement without wear

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Solid diamond or diamond-coated styli?

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Reliable Under the Hardest Measurement Tasks

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Precise Measurement without Material Build-up

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Seamless Styli

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Your length and our Diamond!Scan® sphere

Specify your individual stylus lengths and choose from our Diamond!Scan® sphere diameters DK 1, DK 2 and DK 3 in solid diamond. Or opt for the diamond-coated DK 1.05; DK 2.05; DK 3.05; DK 5.05; DK 8.05; sphere as an alternative. Our new monolithic styli with diamond coating have the widest range: They can be produced with every diameter and every technically feasible length.

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Potential saving

If you are not sure whether the Diamond!Scan® stylus is cost-effective for you, simply take advantage of our potential savings calculator. Enter your current consumption of styli and you will immediately see whether an investment in a Diamond!Scan stylus is worthwhile.

 

Potential savings

If you are not sure whether the Diamond!Scan stylus is cost-effective for you, simply take advantage of our potential savings calculator. Enter your current consumption of styli and you will immediately see whether an investment in a Diamond!Scan stylus is worthwhile.

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If you would like to use Diamond!Scan styli in your own application, simply calculate the savings yourself. Enter your data and calculate the potential savings in your application.

Calculation example potential depends on the application down, ( additional assumptions : 50 working weeks per year, 5 days per week)

Measurement without material build-up

No material adheres to spheres made of the hardest material in the world, not even with extremely soft aluminum alloys. Diamond!Scan spheres retain their high-precision form at all times, thereby preventing additional measuring uncertainties. This saves you time and cuts costs, because laborious checking, cleaning and re-calibration can be largely dispensed with when using Diamond!Scan spheres.

Application example of material build-up
Styli with ruby spheres are normally used in coordinate measuring machines. If ruby comes in contact with extremely soft materials, such as aluminum or titanium, material from the workpiece can be deposited on the ruby surface. This effect is intensified in the case of frequent contact, i.e. during tactile scanning and single-point probing.

The problem
The high-precision spherical form is changed, and measurements become inaccurate. An inspection of the stylus sphere is required, in order to determine whether the styli have to be cleaned or replaced prematurely.

The solution
No build-up occurs on the stylus sphere when using Diamond!Scan styli. You have a significantly reduced number of inspections and prevent unproductive downtimes. Styli with spheres made from the hardest material in the world have a considerably longer service life than conventional ruby styli.

Notice the difference in comparison with a ruby stylus when a Diamond!Scan stylus is used. The measured diameter does not change. The sphere keeps its high-precision form and contributes to continuous accurate measurement. This effect not only occurs when probing single points but especially when the stylus is continuously moved over the surface of the workpiece, for example, when the diameter and the form of a bore hole are scanned, in order to record the maximum number of measuring points. An aluminum deposit can form on the equator of the ruby sphere in this case.

Measurement without wear

Diamond!Scan styli do not wear on account of their hardness when extremely hard materials such as ceramic are measured. You can rely on your measurement, because the diamond sphere retains its high-precision form and contributes to a precise measurement of the flatness of this hard workpiece surface. Diamond also has exceptional durability. Reduce the consumption of probe styli, increase productivity and save time.

Application example:
Ruby styli are usually used in coordinate measuring machines. Ruby is hard and virtually wear-free in the case of measurements on polished surfaces and has very long service times. However, when very soft or very hard surfaces are scanned, ruby spheres are exposed to extreme loads, and abrasion occurs. The high-precision spherical form changes and becomes less accurate - the stylus must be replaced prematurely. This can be expensive over time. You can easily avoid this with Diamond!Scan styli. If a coordinate measuring machine with a ruby stylus scans e.g. the flatness of a hard surface, the sphere can flatten in the course of the measurements.

You can see this in the graph: The sphere begins to wear immediately, even though ruby is one of the hardest materials. Notice the difference when a Diamond!Scan stylus is used. No flattening occurs. The sphere keeps its high-precision form and contributes to an accurate measurement of the flatness of this hard workpiece surface.

Solid diamond or diamond-coated styli?

Following the extension of the Diamond!Scan product range, we can now offer a stylus with a diamond coating in addition to the solid diamond stylus.

The diamond-coated stylus is especially suitable for applications with aluminum-coated components. No build-up of material occurs when aluminum parts are scanned with the diamond-coated Diamond!Scan stylus.
If you have measurement tasks with very hard components such as ceramic, we recommend that a solid diamond stylus is used, given that the probe starts to wear very quickly. The solid diamond stylus should also be used if high point loading occurs.

Another advantage of the diamond-coated stylus is its roundness: G5, < 150 nm. In contrast, the roundness of the solid diamond stylus is defined with G10, < 250 nm.
Unlike the solid diamond sphere, the possible diameters of the diamond-coated sphere are not restricted to DK 1, DK 2 and DK 3, larger diameters are also possible.

Advantages of Diamond!Scan styli of solid diamond:

  • More robust with point loading
  • High wear resistance on ceramic
  • G10 roundness (<250nm)
  • For universal use

Advantages of diamond-coated Diamond!Scan styli:

  • No build-up of material when scanning aluminum
  • G5 roundness (<150nm)
  • Various diameters possible (larger)
  • Less expensive

Reliable Under the Hardest Measurement Tasks

Would you like to measure hard components such as ceramics or other hard surface components? Then we recommend our solid diamond stylus, which is highly durable and does not get worn out even when exposed to hard materials. As a result, you can always rely on the measurement results. You can count on the solid diamond stylus even at single point probing with heavily concentrated load. In short: we strongly advise our solid diamond Diamond!Scan® for the hardest measurement tasks.

Precise Measurement without Material Build-up

Diamond-coated styli are composed of a ceramic sphere coated with diamond. They are especially suitable for scanning soft materials. This ensures that no material from the workpiece is deposited on the sphere. Another advantage is that coated styli have higher levels of roundness with less than 150 nm and are consequently more precise at a significantly lower price.

Seamless Styli

Diamond!Scan® Mono is a monolithic stylus with diamond coating. This means that the sphere and stylus are produced from one piece. This solution has several advantages: no matter whether the diameter (DK) is 0,3 or 10 or whether it is 22m or 200m long - you can now order your diamond-coated stylus with different diameters and lengths. Moreover, there is no risk that the sphere breaks off, as the stylus is made ‘seamless’. Furthermore, the advantages of the diamond-coated stylus also apply for the Diamond!Scan® Mono: The stylus is especially suitable for applications with soft materials such as aluminum or titanium and is a cheaper alternative to a solid diamond stylus.

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