Nikon Metrology

Nikon turns 100 – Unlock the future with the power of light

  Today, Nikon turns 100. With gratitude to everyone who has supported us, Nikon proudly celebrates its 100th anniversary on July 25th, 2017.   “Light” – the original essence of everything Nikon. Founded in 1917, Nikon began as a manufacturer of precision optical glass. In 1925, the company expanded into optical instruments, introducing the world’s first microscope with a revolving nosepiece and interchangeable objectives — JOICO. Since then, Nikon microscopes have helped to advance science and technology all over the world, Read more...

Improving quality of treatment for patients

For the quality assurance of 3D-printed medical implants, Baltic Orthoservice uses the LC15Dx laser scanner on an ALTERA CMM. The goal is to guarantee the absolute best quality of product for its patients and to make patient specific implants more readily available.     The LC15Dx laser scanner on an ALTERA CMM provides accurate, fast and reliable surface and screw hole inspection Nikon Metrology laser scanners can scan different types of materials and challenging surfaces with ease With no moving parts in the LC15Dx, the scanner isn’t Read more...

Rules of micro-CT and when to break them

In the recent Metal AM Magazine, Herminso Gomez and Andrew Ramsey discuss the rules of micro-CT. Metal AM parts are increasingly being considered for the reduction of component weight without compromising strength. For safety critical components, it is essential to know whether voids or inclusions are present and where they occur. In such cases, X-ray Computed Tomography is a powerful tool for non-destructively assuring geometrical tolerances and assessing internal defects.     High-accuracy micro-CT technology has continued to evolve over Read more...

Automated in-line CT – Ready for production

Automated CT - Nikon Metrology introduces production ready, in-line, CT.

Production-ready industrial CT ensures the fastest insight into product quality, watch the video below…     In-line CT inspection 100% part inspection The in-line CT inspection system is a solution for fully automated production environments where critical parts with complex internal geometries or material structures need to be inspected. As such, this is the ideal inspection solution for companies that implement “Industry 4.0” methodology on the shop floor. The complete CT inspection process is automated and requires no Read more...

Automated CT scanning enables 100% inspection of complex parts

Nikon Metrology - automated CT - in process CT

To meet the demands of ever more discerning customers, manufacturers are constantly striving to improve product quality. One way to achieve this is through 100 per cent inspection of components, rather than taking samples from a production line for quality control. There is a problem if components are complex or already partly assembled, however, as they can take too long to inspect by probing or laser scanning. In the case of additively manufactured components or plastic mouldings containing electronics, it may even be impossible to check them at all Read more...

WEBINAR: Shop floor CMM inspection with Laser Radar on robot 20/06/2017

The ‘Shop floor CMM inspection with Laser Radar on robot’ webinar will take place on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 at 15:30 CEST – REGISTER FOR FREE NOW!     The Nikon Laser Radar mounted on an industrial robot is an innovative approach to both body-in white (BIW) metrology and Flush-and-Gap inspections on finished cars. The non-contact, automated Laser Radar provides a unique alternative to the shortcomings of other optical car body inspection methods such as providing absolute measurement data in part coordinates to horizontal Read more...

WATCH: Ultra-fast 3D scanning with the ModelMaker H120

The ModelMaker H120 makes no compromises in addressing the market needs by efficiently delivering the most detailed and accurate data in a fraction of the time of competing technologies. Watch the ModelMaker H120 portable laser scanner in action here, and find more information below…     The ModelMaker H120 guarantees fast data collection over a large area without compromising on small details. Users benefit from high productivity and detailed measurements with a single sensor. This offers great flexibility, even when cycle time is Read more...

iNEXIV video measuring system accelerates PCB inspection

A Nikon iNEXIV video measuring machine has successfully taken over quality control of printed circuit boards (PCBs) at Stevenage Circuits Limited (SCL) after the graphics card failed in a piece of similar, decade-old equipment from another supplier. The new iNEXIV VMA4540 is used virtually continuously for 2-D optical coordinate measurement of machined features and copper tracks. It underpins not only first article inspection of boards and printed reports for customers, but also process control in the drilling, etching and routing Read more...

115th anniversary of the Antikythera mechanism discovery

This week marks the 115th anniversary of the Antikythera mechanism’s discovery and it is celebrated as the Google doodle for 17/05/2017. On 17th May 1902, the Antikythera mechanism was retrieved from the wreckage of a cargo ship in the Aegean sea. The highly sophisticated, geared, astronomical calculating device is often regarded as the world’s first computer.     The Antikythera mechanism is an astounding landmark in the history of science and technology—one of the true wonders of the ancient world. Understanding how it worked has been Read more...

ModelMaker H120 | Portable productivity

Ultra-fast scanning & uncompromising detail with the ModelMaker H120 22 years since the inception of the ModelMaker product line, the cutting-edge ModelMaker H120 firmly pushes the ever-exacting boundaries of handheld laser scanning. Incorporating blue laser technology, ultra-fast frame rate, specially developed Nikon optics and the ability to measure the most challenging materials this represents the next generation of portable laser scanning. The H120 makes no compromises in addressing the market needs by efficiently delivering the most detailed Read more...