Nikon Metrology

Nikon Instruments Welcomes Metris to the Nikon Corporate Family

MELVILLE, NY, September 22, 2009 – Nikon Instruments, Inc. (www.nikoninstruments.com) is pleased to welcome Metris to the Nikon Corporate family. Metris’ advanced technology and products for non-contact, three-dimensional measurement systems complement Nikon’s current product portfolio. Customers can expect a broader range of product offerings for both companies within the industrial marketplace. “Customers of both Nikon and Metris will Read more...

Metris Intros Hi-Power Micro-Focus CT X-Ray System

Metris just introduced a revolutionary high-power 450kV micro-focus X-ray/CT system for full insight inspection of turbine blades, castings and other dense objects. Its 450kV micro-focus source combined with the newly developed Curved Linear Array (CLA) detector maximizes the detection of X-ray flux resulting in 25µ accuracy and repeatability. Through automated inspection and high-speed CT reconstruction, blade manufacturers run detailed CT Read more...

Metris iSpace Creates Large-Scale Metrology Workspace On The Spot

Metris iSpace is based on proven Metris iGPS, a global positioning technology that turns workspaces into scalable metrology workvolumes using a network of iGPS transmitters. These laser-based transmitters create a measurement field that is extendable by adding more iGPS devices. The innovative network concept of this large-scale metrology solution guarantees uniform accuracy throughout the entire workspace. iGPS serves multiple concurrent users, Read more...

Metris Laser Radar maximizes power generation productivity of parabolic solar panels

Solar Cell Inspection The geometric integrity of parabolic solar mirrors is a critical factor in reaching maximum productivity for industrial power generation. Deployed to inspect parabolic solar mirrors, Metris Laser Radar has proven its capability to trace incorrect bending and alignment of individual mirror panels. Metris Laser Radar is fit for the large-scale inspection job because it is portable, fast and accurate and offers automatic Read more...

Janicki Industries utilizes Metris Laser Radar on ground breaking composite aircraft

Since 1994, Janicki Industries pioneers innovative composite tooling and leverages its expertise to develop and produce large-scale lightweight prototype parts for major OEM aircraft manufacturers worldwide. Strict tooling deadlines and high-precision manufacturing requirements have driven the use of Metris Laser Radar measurement solutions. Developed for use in industrial environment, the laser radar offers automatic true non-contact Read more...

3D Scan of Penn State’s Nittany Lion

When you think of  laser scanning, 3D measurement and CAD models, your thoughts tend to gravitate toward images of airplanes and automobiles. Not once have I ever thought that school mascots would become the object of the metrology world. Lori Shontz, senior editor of the Penn Stater Alumni Magazine, wrote an excellent article in her blog about Penn State’s school mascot, the Nittany Lion. The university wanted to be able to preserve Read more...

Which Are Better: Cross Scanners or Single-Line Scanners?

For decades, traditional touch probes on coordinate measuring machines (CMMs) have been the gold standard by which parts have been inspected and verified. However, this time-consuming process becomes an even bigger drain on a quality department’s valuable resources as the parts it is charged with inspecting contain increasingly complex free-form surfaces that take an exponentially longer time to thoroughly inspect. Article written by Alex Read more...