Nikon Metrology

WATCH: semi-automated CT inspection reduces operator involvement

Semi-automated CT inspection

In a production environment where fast inspection tact-time is required, semi-automated CT inspection systems are a solution that leave only one manual task involved with CT inspection; part handling. Parts can be loaded by the operator individually or as a rack of multiple parts that are loaded individually to the CT scan position by an internal loading system.  Watch the video below to see how semi-automated sample loading increases CT inspection productivity…         Find out more about batch CT inspection, full in-line Read more...

WATCH: ModelMaker H120 provides fast & accurate 3D inspection

In this new Nikon Metrology ModelMaker H120 application video, take a look at how the ultra-high accuracy laser scanner deals with complex surfaces and features, flush & gap, changes in colour, as well as visualising the papillary ridges of a fingerprint.         More than two decades 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 Read more...

Computed Tomography details the evolution of X-ray tubes

CT Metrology Specialist, Herminso Villarraga-Gomez continues his Evolution collection this year with a third project – The Evolution of X-ray Tubes. Herminso is based in USA at Nikon Metrology’s Brighton office and in the previous two years has worked on The Evolution of The Computer Mouse and The Evolution of Electric Light Bulbs. Take a look at the fascinating images below and learn a little more about the history of x-ray tubes.       All of the pictures in this article were taken with a Nikon XTH225ST CT system housing a Read more...

WEBINAR: X-ray inspection of PCBs – Dec 6th & 13th 2017

In collaboration with SMTA, Nikon Metrology contributes to a series of upcoming webinars concerning X-ray inspection for printed circuit boards. Kamran Iqbal of Nikon Metrology, an expert on the subject will discuss with X-ray researcher, Bob Wetterman of BEST Inc., a contract rework and repair facility in Chicago. Register here…     Who should attend? SMT assembly process engineers and technicians responsible for production or new product introduction processes SMT quality personnel interested in helping improve end-of-line yields and Read more...

NEW: CMM-Manager 3.7 for CMM, portable measuring and iNEXIV video systems

This latest release of CMM-Manager 3D Metrology software adds support for Renishaw SP25 on Mitutoyo CMM, improved support for Renishaw UCC Server, an updated Gear Module, reporting and vision enhancements, and improved CAD graphics display.     Renishaw SP25 Analog Probe support for Mitutoyo CMM CMM-Manager supports use of SP25 on five DCC CMM controllers including Nikon, Sheffield, Renishaw, I++, and now Mitutoyo UC200.  SP25 support includes automatic sensor calibration, full Path Planning for all measured feature types, statistical Read more...

Don’t let manufacturing faults come back to haunt you, use Nikon CT

As the nights get darker and the days get colder, Halloween approaches… but don’t let hidden defects creep up on you. Computed Tomography pulls the mask off of those frightful errors by revealing internal and external structure, geometry and surface flaws.       This top to bottom scan created by Sergei Kolobov at Nikon Metrology reveals the inside of the office pumpkin. You can see seed clusters as well as the individual seeds as the video flies through the pumpkin.     X-rays aren’t strictly limited to skeletons (or Read more...

New 3D metrology demonstration facility in Yokohama, Japan.

New 3D demonstration facility in Yokohama City, Japan focuses on non-destructive and non-contact inspection applications.     Nikon Instech Co., Ltd. (Tokyo), a subsidiary company of Nikon Corporation, established the new demonstration facility on October 11th, 2017. The new facility in Sakae-ku, Yokohama City will increase product awareness by informing and demonstrating the capabilities of non-destructive inspection and the non-contact Nikon 3D metrology systems. Read the full press release     Discover more about the Nikon Read more...

Understanding the metrology language for X-ray computed tomography

When compared to CMMs, CT as a technique applied for industrial dimensional metrology is relatively new. In a recent article for Quality Magazine’s NDT special section, Herminso Villarraga-Gomez from Nikon Metrology looks to define the language and teminology used.   Interest is growing across many industries in the use of X-ray computed tomography (CT) for dimensional metrology in the pursuit of improved quality control. Currently, however, there exists a lack of agreement among governing bodies in metrology, research institutions, Read more...

Webinar – Introducing the ModelMaker H120 – 19th Oct 2017 – 16:00 CEST | 15:00 BST | 10:00 EDT | 07:00 PDT

Fast and accurate 3D scanning: Introducing the new Nikon ModelMaker H120 handheld scanner – Thursday 19th October, 2017 – 16:00 CEST | 15:00 BST | 10:00 EDT | 07:00 PDT – REGISTER HERE…     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 Read more...

Watch it again – Nikon CMM laser scanners & PolyWorks AMS webinar

ICYMI – Watch the latest Nikon Metrology webinar here. The Nikon CMM Laser Scanners – PolyWorks compatible webinar with AMS focuses on the benefits that Nikon laser scanners, coupled with PolyWorks can bring to various industries and diverse applications.    With 3D laser scanning now well established within automotive inspection applications, the challenge for OEMs and suppliers is to reduce costs and deliver high quality products. Universal metrology software for CMMs, portable arms or handheld devices furthers this desire from product Read more...