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Star stylus with cube, M3 XXT

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✔ Ruby sphere suitable for general measuring tasks
Carbide shaft with high stiffness
Straight shaft with longer measuring length
Proven ZEISS quality through the use of selected materials

Star styli are star-shaped combined sphere styli, which allow probing in any direction on the workpiece. While with sphere styli the probing of side surfaces is only possible to a limited extent, with star styli you can select the styli for probing which is orthogonal to the surface being measured.  Styli with a straight shaft are the most simple designed styli. The full shaft length can be used as measuring length.

Product information:
Ruby styli are the standard for almost all applications and are available in a variety of different diameters. Another advantage is that ruby spheres can be produced in very small diameters (from 0.12 mm). On the other hand, ruby has weaknesses at the continuous scanning of certain materials and surfaces. With extremely soft materials, e.g. aluminum, material from the workpiece can be deposited on the ruby surface ("material deposit"). Very hard and rough surfaces, e.g. castings, on the other hand, cause abrasion of the sphere ("material removal"). The shape of the sphere changes as a result and loses accuracy. ZEISS uses carbide shafts for standard styli. These represent a good combination in terms of weight, rigidity and thermal expansion.

Product note:
Depending on the material of the styli and the workpiece, wear of the styli may occur. Therefore, we recommend to check the styli regularly for wear. Also remember to clean the styli or replace them if necessary. ZEISS stylus cleaning Wipes are available.

To learn more about ZEISS styli, book our free stylus eLearning on the ZEISS eLearning platform.

product type
Connection Type
Ø Sphere (DK)
2,0 mm
Length (L)
5,0 mm
Ø Shaft (DS)
1,0 mm
Ø Body (DG)
5,0 mm
Meas. Len.
5,0 mm
Stylus Type
Star Stylus
Stylus Tip
Styl. Tip Mat.
Shaft Mat.
Tung. Carb
Width (B)
0,9 g

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