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Custom styli

When our comprehensive standard product range does not provide the answer, custom styli can be developed by Renishaw's in-house design team.

Custom styli applications gallery

  • Custom styli
  • FARO Crank custom stylus
  • CAD image of custom stylus with ruby ball
  • M8 Extension with pointer stylus
  • Custom star stylus
  • Custom cross stylus
  • Custom wing stylus
  • Custom truncated stylus
  • Custom crank stylus
  • Custom disc stylus

Optimal measurement solution

In many application challenges, the solution lies in the choice of stylus. Access to workpiece features, inspection times and probe performance are all influenced by the choice of stylus.

All of these aspects are considered within the design of a custom stylus, incorporating the ideal choice of materials and construction to optimise probe performance for your particular application.

Renishaw has supplied over 10,000 different custom styli into probing applications worldwide, so the solution to your custom stylus requirements may already exist.

Our expertise allows us to develop a product that satisfies the customer demand for accuracy, part feature inspection, delivery and cost. All of these aspects are considered within the design of a custom stylus, ensuring that the solution incorporates the ideal choice of ball and stem materials and optimises probe performance for your particular application.

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Additively manufactured styli

Metal additive manufacturing (AM) is a flexible and powerful technology that can be used to create components and parts which cannot be made using traditional manufacturing methods.

These can include complex shapes with internal structures and latticework that are both light and strong, enabling repeatable metrology. The high degree of flexibility in design means additively manufactured styli can be created and customised for almost any application.

All AM styli are designed and produced in house by Renishaw, ensuring short lead times and high standards of quality.

Learn more about AM for custom styli

Additively manufactured custom hollow titanium stylus, for Renishaw's REVO® 5-axis inspection system.

OPTiMUM™ diamond styli

Diamond coated styli offer long lasting scanning performance in demanding applications. The sphere will maintain its roundness and will not suffer material 'pick up' or premature wear when scanning a part. Diamond coated styli provide multiple benefits including an increased working life and reduction in recalibration and inspection downtime.

All OPTiMUM diamond styli are designed and produced in house, ensuring short lead-times and high standards of quality.

Designed to order, your diamond coated styli can be made in multiple thread sizes and stem materials, with ball sizes from 1.5 mm up to 8 mm to suit your specific application.

Learn more about OPTiMUM diamond styli

  • OPTiMUM™ diamond styli

OPTiMUM™ diamond styli

Request your custom stylus

Download and complete the Custom stylus request form and submit it to your local sales office.

Total product service

If you can't find what you're looking for in our comprehensive catalogue, Renishaw's in-house teams share a wealth of experience and expertise in designing and manufacturing custom products to suit nearly every requirement.

Costs and delivery times are reduced by using standard parts where possible.

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