MadSci Network: Engineering

Re: Diamond styluses?

Date: Fri Oct 16 15:14:56 1998
Posted By: Gus Calabrese aka puppet boy, Design Engineer
Area of science: Engineering
ID: 907293173.Eg

Diamond and (I assume) sapphires are very hard and wear-resistant.  Diamond 
is also very strong and so the needle can be made very light-weight.  Not 
all needles are made from diamond or sapphire.  The ones that are made of 
other materials are inferior.


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