diamond stylus

diamond stylus

[′dī·mənd ′stī·ləs]
(engineering acoustics)
A stylus having a ground diamond as its point.
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The probe itself is skidded, with a 2(jm radius diamond stylus tip.
It also features a diamond stylus (needle) made by a Japanese jewellery company.
For hard materials roughness measurements with traditional diamond stylus profilers are adequate.
Every birthday and Christmas brought a new layer of cassette deck or graphic equaliser, while Saturday job money was poured into the latest diamond stylus. And when it was complete, we could all listen to Supertramp at a volume loud enough to wake the inhabitants of Porth Cemetery.
One thinks of the paper by Ernist Weinz, Latest Developments in Diamond Stylus Design and Performance AES Convention: 65 (January 1980) Preprint Number: 1602
The scribe head, mounted on a platen that is linked to the slides, uses a diamond stylus to quietly scribe text or graphics into hard or soft surfaces producing fully-formed lines, curves, and, in this case, 2D Matrix codes.
Featuring three variable reluctance pickups, each with a 5[micro] diamond stylus, this gage can measure the full range of roughness parameters such as Ra, Rp, Tp, and Rsk on main and rod journals and thrust faces.
Diamond Stylus is forecasting a rapid growth in turnover to in excess of pounds 3m as a result of the agreement which will see it distribute the full TDK range to a network of 2,500 independent electrical retailers across the UK.
During this $1,000-per-eye technique, an ophthalmologist uses a diamond stylus to make a series of four to 18 straight incisions in the cornea from the center outward, like bicycle spokes.
Its intensity of messages prefigured post-modern sensibility (not PoMo) at its most complex: Le Corbusier had cut his signature into the mirror next to you with a diamond stylus that had been similarly used by Kahn and Wright and many others.
Although he and his colleagues have yet to achieve atomic resolution with biological molecules, Quate says that replacing the diamond stylus with an even more sensitive, single-piece probe now being designed could do the trick.
This method requires interruption of machine functioning, and the sharp diamond stylus may make micro-scratches on surfaces if stylus load is not correct selected;