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

Newbury Electronics’ managing director, Philip King (right) and Dave Roe, Senior Production Technician, with the XT V 160.

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...

X-ray inspection shifts a gear higher at SGC – SwitchGear Company!

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SGC – SwitchGear Company has installed a Microfocus CT system from Nikon Metrology to accelerate product development and to maintain high quality standards for incoming components from suppliers. The 225 kV X-ray equipment is installed on the production floor and is used to non-destructively inspect the quality of various components used in their medium voltage cubicles and the integrity of welded assemblies of SF6 filled enclosures. SGC – SwitchGear Company is a fast-growing, independent producer of medium voltage switchgear. With a Read more...

Inspect-X 4.1 provides ultra-sharp X-ray images and advanced BGA analysis

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Inspect-X 4.1, the latest release of the acquisition and analysis software for our of X-ray and CT systems, provides improved real-time imaging and advanced BGA analysis. The C.Clear real-time image enhancements provide easy-to-interpret images for fast online defect recognition. The new image processing algorithms enable automated BGA analysis and reporting for stacked components and multi-layered boards. Nikon Metrology X-ray systems with Inspect-X 4.1 are ready to handle today’s and tomorrow’s complex electronics boards and components. See Clear Read more...

Newsmagazine Volume 9 released

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The most recent version of our newsmagazine contains numerous application stories and the latest advancements in our product lines. Learn how customers such as Fiat-Tofas, Borgwarner, RapidFit, Universities of Witwatersrand use Nikon Metrology’s solutions to advance research and/or production applications. Click here to read the Read more...

Ancient Greek bronze machine predicted multiple features of eclipses

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A new paper for PLOS ONE, “Eclipse Prediction on the Antikythera Mechanism”, transforms our understanding of eclipse prediction on this amazing geared calculating machine from ancient Greece: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103275 Quote: “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 a fascinating detective story over more than a hundred years.” A simple and ingenious design Not only did the Antikythera Read more...

Nikon BW-Series White Light Interferometric Microscope System

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Building on Nikon’s Industry leading Double Beam Interferometry objectives, Nikon Metrology has launched a series of White Light Interferometry (WLI) Systems, which will set a new the standard in 2D and 3D surface profiling. Nikon’s new Focus Variation with White Light Interferometry (FVWLI) moves the technique in to new ground. With effective height resolution of 15 pm (picometer), more precise and accurate 3D surface height measurements are now achievable. Integrating Nikon’s existing industrial research grade microscope range with the latest Read more...

3D Engineering Solutions Forms Partnership with Nikon Metrology to Create an Industrial CT Scanning Center of Excellence

3D Engineering Solutions has agreed to form a strategic partnership with Nikon Metrology, Inc to create an industrial CT scanning laboratory and Center of Excellence, to meet the growing need for CT scanning engineering services. 3D Engineering Solutions (3DES), an advanced design engineering and metrology services company in Cincinnati, Ohio is pleased to announce their strategic partnership with Nikon Metrology, Inc (NMI) of Brighton, Read more...

First teaching laboratory in Denmark with scanning electron microscopes

The new SEM laboratory within Nanoteket at the Technical University of Denmark is populated with five JEOL NeoScopes from Nikon Metrology.

Five Nikon Metrology SEMs will attract hundreds more students every year with the aim of promoting physics and nanotechnology Staff and students at schools and universities throughout Denmark are excited about a new facility housing multiple scanning electron microscopes that has opened within Nanoteket, a nanotechnology teaching laboratory at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), near Copenhagen. The laboratory operates incollaboration with the university’s physics department andcentre for electron nanoscopy. The latest project has been Read more...