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Technology Insight: White Light Interferometric Microscope System

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A background on using proprietary algorithms to accurately measure surface profiles.   1. Surface profile measurement is indispensable in materials R&D The items around us are made with various combinations of materials. The field of science that researches and develops such materials is known as Materials Science. New materials used in such areas as advanced medical care, alternative energy, aeronautics and aerospace are being produced every day. One of the important processes during R&D in Materials Science is the measurement of Read more...

Open Day 17th February 2015 – Nikon Metrology Derby UK

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  Are you experiencing barriers within your inspection process? Do you require faster throughput from the quality department? Considering metrology solutions including non-contact inspection? Whether you’re an OEM or a tier 1 or 2 supplier, whether your need is to accelerate your performance, increase productivity, improve margins or reduce rejects or just want an industry experts advice, Nikon Metrology are hosting an open day dedicated to laser scanning solutions which can help you. With external guest speakers from NPL, Polyworks Read more...

X-ray webinar: “ See more with X.Tract” – Feb 11th, 2015

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  Nikon Metrology’s X.Tract is a new X-ray electronics inspection tool that provides CT-quality results of complex, multi-layer electronics assemblies without slicing the board. In a rapid and user friendly process, it creates virtual micro-sections in any direction in the region-of-interest.Using X.Tract, users can reveal defects that are obscured in 2D X-ray images of layered components. This webinar occurs several times. Please register for the date and time that works best for you. Feb 11, 2015 at 9:00 AM GMT (10:00 AM CET Read more...

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Laser scanner advances 3D inspection at automotive supplier Kiekert AG

Kiekert AG, the global leader for automobile door lock systems, now uses digital cross scanners by Nikon Metrology to test the positions and dimensions of sealing lips on door and rear compartment locks. Tactile inspection methods are unable to correctly measure these touch sensitive and complex free-form components. It’s about 30 cms long, eight millimetres thick, smooth, soft, with a curly form. It’s completely insensitive to cold, heat, damp, dust or dryness. It can live for several decades – despite the fact that it spends its entire life Read more...

Spring S.r.l. uses laser scanner for quality control of additively manufactured products

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Nikon Metrology 3D scanner adapts laser intensity to suit reflectivity and colour In early 2014, Italian rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing bureau, Spring srl, based in Monteviale, near Venice, decided to reverse-engineer components in-house instead of subcontracting the work. After a thorough market analysis, the company bought a 7-axis articulated measuring arm and a digital laser scanning head from Nikon Metrology. The equipment not only allows Spring’s customers’ parts to be digitised quickly and accurately for reverse-engineering and Read more...

Nikon’s VMZ-R System Ensures Diamond Quality for Waterjets

These DTI Core diamond waterjet orifices from Diamond Technology Innovations are measured and inspected using Nikon Metrology’s NEXIV VMZ-R3020 CNC video measuring system

Nikon’s VMZ-R System Ensures Diamond Quality for Waterjets Using Nikon Metrology’s NEXIV video measuring system to inspect, measure and certify its compliance has helped Diamond Technology Innovations grow as a company and set it apart from the competition. Click on the link below to read more on how Nikon’s VMZ-R system helped Diamond Technology Innovations increase productivity and guarantee product performance. Read More About Diamond Technology’s Success Story Interested in learning how your company can benefit from this Read more...

Prototype parts in the focus of Quality Assurance

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Laser scanner operation at automotive supplier Kiekert AG The dimensional evaluation of prototype parts is integral to the actual serial production. However, depending on material consistency, traditional tactile measurement cannot provide the necessary integrated overall view of measured components. For this reason, Kiekert AG, the Heiligenhaus-based global leader in vehicle locking systems, primarily relies on digital Cross Scanners for prototype inspection. BMW, Daimler Benz, VW, Ford, General Motors, Fiat, Renault, Nissan,…. More than Read more...

Happy Thanksgiving from Nikon Metrology!

Thanksgiving is the time of year where people pause for a moment, and reflect on what they are thankful for. From our family at Nikon Metrology, we hope you have a wonderful holiday filled with family, friends and yummy Read more...

Printed circuit board manufacturer embraces X-ray inspection for next-generation devices

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Nikon Metrology X-ray machine cuts the price of placing BGA devices by 70 per cent Subcontract manufacturers of printed circuit board assemblies (PCBAs) for applications such as electric motorbike control, ground movement detection and touch-sensitive sound generation, generally use a number of different tools for quality control. These include flying probe testers, camera-based automated optical inspection, and X-ray equipment. Very few manufacturers in the UK, however, can boast such sophisticated X-ray inspection capability as Newbury Electronics, Read more...

Automotive Metrology Conference 2014

Make a visit to our office next week! We will be hosting a conference on metrology applications in the automotive industry next Thursday, October 16. Event schedule and registration instructions are below:   Automotive Metrology Conference Read more...