Nikon Metrology

Groundbreaking CMM-Manager 3.5 software now available for Nikon Metrology iNexiv Vision Measuring Equipment

Nikon Metrology announces CMM-Manager 3.5 for Nikon’s iNexiv vision measuring equipment. With a powerful and user-friendly interface, CMM-Manager 3.5 integrates vision measuring, autofocus laser scanning, rotary indexing, and touch probing to provide a true 3D multi-sensor system for inspecting physical products based on 3D CAD models. “Interfacing with the CAD model is today an integrated part of measuring and inspection with the iNexiv video measurement systems,” says Nate Frost, Nikon Metrology product manager. “This allows to take Read more...

Explore the “Smaller World” of the Automotive Industry with the JCM-6000 Plus SEM

Date of Webinar: Thursday, November 12th Time of Webinar: 2pm EST In the world of manufacturing today t seems as though everything is getting smaller and smaller. This presents a challenge for companies to not only produce but also inspect components at a microscopic level. For years many, metalworking and automotive companies have used traditional microscopes for inspection; however these microscopes are often limited by their resolution and depth of field. Companies are finding themselves turning to scanning electron microscopes to meet these Read more...

Robot Accuracy: Considerations to make when using robots in high accuracy applications and programming robots off-line

This paper gives an overview of the niche field of high accuracy robotics, particularly in the area of moving from virtual world (3D CAD robot simulations) to production – where the tolerance requirements are less than 1mm. We explain the construction and reference systems for the robot and its environment, and the main sources of error between nominal and reality. This includes practical examples of robot measurements. In summary of sources of error we show an “Absolute Accuracy Robot” specified as being accurate to within 1mm of nominal. Read more...

WMG Academy Young Engineers are given the tools to succeed

The WMG Academy for Young Engineers in Coventry has received a Coordinate Measuring Machine (CMM) on loan from WMG, at the University of Warwick. The machine will assist students with verification and measurement when producing parts, ensuring they are trained in the most efficient industrial processes and with the same equipment used by world leading manufacturing companies. This knowledge will arm students with valuable skills that they will be able to take with them during their studies and beyond, into industry. Nikon Metrology, who design and build Read more...

L100 Laser Scanner Webinar: “Increase Your Inspection Productivity with the All NEW L100 Laser Scanner”

InSight L100 laser scanner

In this exclusive webinar featuring the L100, Nikon Metrology’s Sales Development Manager, Alex Lucas, will display the versatile L100 in action. This special event will highlight the laser scanner’s capability to inspect parts quickly yet thoroughly in multiple applications, showing how this new product can help broaden your company’s inspection capabilities. The L100’s new advanced features include a larger field-of-view, improved spatial point resolution, and built-in rotation adapter, making this one of the most ground breaking innovations Read more...

Nikon Metrology addresses the challenges of inspecting graphene

In recognition of the importance of graphene, the new wonder material that is ultra-light and flexible yet 200 times stronger than steel, Nikon Metrology focuses on providing inspection solutions for research of these new industrial materials and its application areas. The purpose of this document is to advise on excellent, proven methods for optically examining and measuring features on graphene in its raw and processed states. Bill Clement, Business Development Director at Nikon Metrology, has 28 years of experience in microscopy and coordinates the Read more...

Studio takes photomicrographs of minerals to produce stunning art

“Nikon Metrology stereoscopic microscope fitted with a moving stage and high resolution camera replaces desktop scanner to transform image quality” Professor Richard Weston, a renowned architect,lecturer and author of numerous books on architecture and mineralogy, has formed a company – the Richard Weston Studio-, specialising in creating aesthetic designs and artworks from small specimens of minerals, fossils and stones. In 2011 he was described by a UK newspaper, the Independent on Sunday, as “the breakout star of Read more...

Nisan Engineering installs new ALTERA CMM and retrofits Mitutoyo machine with CMM-Manager software

Dinesh Prajapati, a director of Leicester-based subcontract machinists, Nisan Engineering (www.nisanengineering.co.uk), takes the view that there is no point machining a component if you cannot check that it is within tolerance. The problem was that parts were becoming increasingly difficult to inspect after the company, which traditionally used 3-axis CNC machining centres, installed a 4-axis horizontal-spindle model in 2013 and a 5-axis vertical machining centre in August last year. Much more complicated components were being produced on these Read more...

Register now for our X-ray webinar: “ See more with X.Tract” (Jul 7, 2015)

Nikon Metrology’s X.Tract is a new X-ray electronics inspection tool that provides CT-quality results of complex, multi-layer electronics assemblies without slicing the board. This webinar is offered several times: July 7: 10 am CET (9 am BST – 5 pm JST) July 7: 5 pm CET (4 pm BST – 11 am EST) Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new Read more...

Register now for the webinar “Enhance your production line with 100% CT inspection” – June 25

This webinar introduces the capabilities of production CT offering high level of automation, high throughput and minimal operator input. As an example, a CT system is presented that – based on QR-codes- identifies product series and allows to perform automatic acquisition, reconstruction and analysis with pass/fail sentencing. This webinar is offered several times: June 25: 10 am CET (9 am BST – 5 pm JST) June 25: 5 pm CET (4 pm BST – 11 am EST) Please register for the date and time that works best for you. Or if you are unable to Read more...