Where the Contact Meets the Part

December 2015
Modern Machine Shop;Dec2015, Vol. 88 Issue 7, p66
Trade Publication
In the article, the author discusses issues in the machine tool industry, particularly the aspects of contact points that screw onto a dial indicator and lever probes that increase the accuracy of gaging or measuring operation. Also cited are some materials used in contact probes like ruby, diamond, and carbide, as well as the importance of contact-point radius in the accuracy of gaging, and the use of flat contacts when measuring round parts.


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