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Why do I need a probe?

Probes are great for reproducing:

 

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Probe with 3/8
shank $200 with shipping

Probe with 1/4
shank $200 with shipping

jewelry

pool cue  inlays         

scroll work

engravings

logos    

gun handles

parts  

knife handles

control panel cut outs

molds

The probe comes with a choice of two different size shanks 1/4 and 3/8

These are 3 very important manuals

Using mach 3 probing software.pdf

This manual will enable you to convert your point cloud to an stl file

How to render a point cloud.pdf

and how to connect the probe

How to connect the probe.pdf

 You found a belt buckle from 1902 that you want to reproduce

Your friend has an r/c car that you would like to reproduce various parts out of aluminum

Your favorite pool cue inlay

You found a plastic mold on ebay that you would like to replicate

A  probe can perform all these tasks

         Our probe is 5 way triggered and has a long-wearing .079" (2 mm) diameter, ruby tip.

probe tip
Ruby Tips
$25

         Accuracy equivalent to Renishaw TP1 probe

tool setter
Tool setter
$175 

  •  Up to 20,000 points per hour  

  • Roundness less than .001in error

  • Diameter less than .001in error Repeatability deviation less than .001 in

         Six foot Shielded cable included.

         It is rated for 10 million samples (switch operations)  before carbon build up

         The biggest problem with many ball and rod contact based probes is that after 100,000 samples (that's 100,000 switch operations) the contact resistance would increase because of carbon buildup. So much that the op amp circuit would start to fail to switch its output state. The contacts don't wipe (self-clean) and a buildup of carbon occurs. This would result in having taking the probe apart and clean it.

 And as luck would dictate you would be in the middle of a delicate scan

How did we solve this problem?

We contacted a large University and explained our problem

After working together and researching various material interactions

We found a combination of materials that: allowed us to make 10 million switch operation before any cleaning is needed

         www.itpstyli.com is an excellent source for various tips for the probe