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SAS Stylus Profile



Comparison of the SAS stylus with line contact, elliptical and conical types


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Thanks user "mas" for the improved scans!! Excellent!!

Also, contact area data!

What is more important in this flyer, IMHO, is that it has calculations of contact surface areas for the diverse stylus types. More contact area=less groove wear.

Also note that the "line contact" type indicated on the flyer is, apparently, a Shibata.

BTW the patent on this micro ridge stylus is by Namiki, and it appears that JICO uses Namiki stylii.

Stylus shape

Could stylus shape influence image shape?