Nikon Metrology

Webinar Thu, Aug 18, 2016 17:00 CET– HN-C3030: Introducting the new high accuracy, high speed non-contact 3D gear measuring system

HN-C3030

Don’t miss the webinar introducing the HN-C3030, the high-accuracy, high speed, non-contact 3D gear measuring system taking place on August 18th 2016 by registering here. Gears are typically measured with contact scanning probes on either a dedicated gear measurement machine or on a 4-axis Coordinate Measurement Machine (CMM). Until now! Nikon metrology has recently released the HN-C3030. A 5-axis, laser scanning, gear measurement machine. The HN-C3030 allows full measurement of teeth at much higher speeds than traditional gear measurement Read more...

Is X-ray and CT the solution for evaluation of additive manufactured components?

Color map of deviations from CAD model for a Nickel-based AM specimen designed with interior spherical pores incorporating different sizes.

Herminso Villarraga-Gomez (Nikon Metrology, inc.) in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently written and published a paper addressing the viability of X-ray CT for inspecting additive manufactured components. Here you can read or download the paper to take a closer look at the experiment and understand the findings.   Additive Manufacturing continues to threaten to be the next big thing in manufacturing industries. The only hindrance is the ability to gain a reliable and comprehensive Read more...

Assessing the structural integrity of additive manufactured metal parts with X-ray CT

Additive Manufactured metal parts for CT inspection

Nikon Metrology in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) recently investigated the non-destructive assessment of both structural and functional integrity of additive manufactured (AM) parts. In this article, you can discover where to learn more about how X-ray CT is a vital tool in failure analysis of additive manufactured parts.   CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio. US) in collaboration with Nikon Metrology recently investigated the progression of X-ray CT as a tool for assessing the process of additive manufacturing. Following on from Read more...

X-ray and CT inspection enables non-destructive testing in material research

X-ray scan of carbon fibre sample

Chesapeake’s 450kV micro-focus system  identifies damage and failure modes in composites Chesapeake Testing based in Maryland, USA use a collection of X-ray and CT equipment including the dual-source 225/450kV walk-in room system to facilitate non-destructive testing. Chesapeake use X-ray and CT in a wide range of applications from ballistics, sporting goods, to aerospace and automotive components, but the high resolution system has become an extremely valuable tool in material research too. Chris Peitsch, Lead NDT Engineer at Chesapeake Read more...

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

quality mag

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

COVER

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...