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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 CNC 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 Read more...

Nikon’s VMZ-R System Helps 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 Helps 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

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...