Integral stud

A screw that is machined as an integral part of a resonator. It is used to join the resonator to a second resonator, generally at an antinode. An integral stud is often used on small diameter medical probes. It eliminates the need for a separate stud and associated assembly, assures maximum perpendicularity to the associated joint, and minimizes frictional loss and stress that may be caused by a separate stud.