Notepad Series Video: Stylus Tip Radius

Is a smaller stylus tip radius better for measuring roughness? Is a larger tip more durable?

In this video we discuss how the stylus tip radius influences what we see in surface texture measurement data. We discuss the short filter and how it provides consistency between measurement systems and stylus sizes.

We also look at a common misconception that a larger radius stylus is more durable than a smaller one. It’s really not the case, and we will show you why.

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