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Seeing is believing: Quality Magazine reports on X-ray/CT for quality control

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By Herminso Villarraga-Gómez X-ray computed tomography (CT) is an important industrial tool that enables us to see not only external surfaces but also internal features of an object without cutting or disassembling the sample. CT is widely used as a technique for quality control, but it is not as well known for its capacity to evaluate dimensional information. With accuracies comparable to or (in some circumstances) better than coordinate measurement machine (CMM) data, industrial X-ray CT machines can acquire a specimen’s dimensions and contribute Read more...

Nikon Movie Theater – Beyond the logo

Movie Theater - a video introduction to Nikon

Want to discover more about Nikon and find out what goes on behind the scenes? Take a look at the Movie Theater for a video introduction to the brand.   From the precision equipment and instruments to the imaging products, take an in depth look at what happens within Nikon, beyond the logo. See the history of the first ever microscopes, lenses and cameras to the present day development and production activities across the widening scope of solutions. Nikon has had an enormous impact on the modern society, not just with the digital cameras and Read more...

Micro CT drives breakthroughs in Mexican manufacturing

The Center for Non-Destructive Analytics at BUAP

Nikon Metrology provides X-ray and micro CT capabilities to Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), supporting their long term goal – to contribute to the creation and development of a proactive, productive, just and safe society. With a technology still very new in Mexico, BUAP offers specialized services to chemical, automotive and food industries in the region. They also look to conduct research in additional fields including biochemistry, forensics and archaeology, read on to find out more.   Founded in 1587, the Benemérita Read more...

Nikon Metrology | Strategic Partnership: Offering our customers the ultimate solution for microscopic examination and metrology

Strategic Partners

Recently, at Control 2016, Nikon Metrology introduced the Strategic Partnership program with a selection of key suppliers. The goal of the partnership is to provide our customers the optimal microscopy solution for their inspection and production challenges. In addition to components to enhance our Nikon products, some of our partners also provide stand-alone solutions to give our customers a wider choice in order to fulfil their inspection needs. More information can be found Read more...

Advanced CT scanning provides a new insight into deadly lung disease

3D imaging | Deadly lung disease

Doctors and scientists at the University of Southampton have used the powerful CT scanning equipment at their μ-VIS Centre for Computed Tomography to image Idiopathic Pulmonary Fibrosis (IPF) lung tissue sample for the first time. In the video below you can see the results of this process. Read on to find out more about this breakthrough. Our centre examines a wide variety of objects from the layup of individual carbon fibres in aircraft wing components, to the delicate roots of growing plants, and now parts of the body. By being a multidisciplinary Read more...

Show review – Control 2016: focusing on automation and increased productivity

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For Nikon Metrology, the 30th edition of the Control show saw the introduction of the Laser Radar next-generation shop floor CMM, HN-C3030 gear inspection system and ceramic bridge Altera range among a variety of video and microscope measuring systems. With a multitude of robotized inspection applications, the emphasis on automation and increased productivity was evident. The Nikon Metrology team would like to thank everybody who came to visit. For the people who couldn’t make it to the Control show this year, or would like to learn more about what Read more...

News Magazine – Volume 11: NOW AVAILABLE!

Nikon Metrology News Magazine front cover

The latest Nikon Metrology News magazine edition is now available and can be downloaded here. Inside, you can discover Nikon Metrology’s newest products and take a look at some of the recent success stories covering a variety of applications. From Richard Weston’s therapeutic art created using Nikon’s microscopes, to Continental and the revamp of their inspection facilities with twin multi-sensor CMMs, ultimately doubling their inspection capacity, you can see how the Nikon solution has been applied. The beginning of 2016 has seen the unveiling of Read more...

CONTROL 2016: FOCUSING ON AUTOMATION & INCREASED PRODUCTIVITY

Nikon boot - Control 2016

Heading to Control this year in Stuttgart? Come and visit our welcoming team at Booth 7412 for an inspiring chat and exciting demonstration to experience the innovative solutions Nikon provide. From the 26th to the 29th of April 2016, Nikon Metrology will be unveiling and demonstrating various new  products at the annual Control show in Stuttgart, Germany.   At Control 2016, Nikon Metrology will introduce the new Nikon HN-C3030 non-contact 3D metrology system for fast and accurate gear inspection. The extended range of ceramic multi-sensor ALTERA Read more...

Equipped to double inspection capacity

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Requiring a higher level of productivity and better insight into product conformance, Continental – Chassis & Safety upgrade their measurement facilities.   The Quality department of Continental’s Chassis & Safety department (Veszprem, Hungary) recently invested in dual multi-sensor CMMs to revamp the inspection capabilities of their measurement laboratory. Continental wanted to gain a more comprehensive insight into their products, therefore began to look into multi-sensor metrology solutions. They required a high capacity system Read more...

QMT cover story – Next-generation shop floor CMM accelerates body-in-white inspection

QMT-MAR-APR-WHITE

Nikon Metrology introduces the next-generation shop floor CMM There  is  an  increasing  importance  for  automotive assembly  plants  to  continuously  monitor  process quality throughout the production process. This need is  driven  by  OEMs  pushing  the  limits  of  design  by using  complex  shapes,  new  materials,  and  cutting edge processes. Locations of holes, slots, studs, and welding lines along with flush & gap of doors, hoods, deck lids, and other hangers need to be measured and monitored  throughout  the  Read more...