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Nikon Metrology Announces Distributor Partnership with Bradford Instrument & Gage for Mid-Atlantic U.S.

Bradford Instrument & Gage and Nikon Metrology Partnership

(Brighton, MI) – December 20, 2017 – Nikon Metrology is pleased to announce their new partnership with leading metrology and manufacturing technology distributor, Bradford Instrument & Gage. With this new partnership, Nikon Metrology will provide their quality products and innovative metrology applications to customers in Bradford Instrument & Gage’s Mid-Atlantic U.S. region. This new partnership agreement will support customers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. “We are proud to be aligned with such an impressive Read more...

X-ray CT: a powerful partner in the 3D printing revolution

X-ray computed tomography is the optimal solution for non-destructively assuring geometrical and tolerance quality control. Here you can read more about what Nikon CT experts Andrew and Herminso have to say on the matter.     More and more manufacturers expect that within three to five years, 3D printing will be used in high-volume production. Introducing components at a lighter weight, without compromising strength, metal printed parts offer many significant advantages. In the recent Quality Magazine article, Nikon Metrology CT specialists Read more...

Zebrafish “cell-fie” takes first place in Nikon Small World competition 2016

The annual Nikon Small World competition encourages scientists, photographers and hobbyists from around the world to showcase proficiency and photographic excellence of photography taken under the microscope. In this article you can find a selection of the top entries including the winning zebrafish face.     Dr. Ruiz brings the world face-to-face with his research on facial development and cellular morphogenesis with his winning image of a four-day-old zebrafish embryo. Dr. Ruiz uses the zebrafish to study genetic mutations that lead to Read more...

X-ray CT illustrates the evolution of the computer mouse

Following “The Evolution of Electronic Light Bulbs” last year, Herminso Gomez has expanded the theme with a new series of images depicting “The Evolution of the Computer Mouse”. Using the Nikon Metrology XT H 225 ST, Herminso’s CT scans reveal just how much the internal features and dimensions have changed over the years, as well as the external ergonomics and aesthetics. Below, take a look at some of Herminso’s images featuring the evolution of the computer mouse as well as the evolution of the Apple mouse and some Read more...

DTU Energy uses industrial CT to research the development of green energy solutions.

Industrial Ct at DTU Energy

DTU uses a high flux Nikon Metrology CT system to non-destructively investigate energy materials such as batteries and fuel cells. The high energy 225 kV microfocus source penetrates dense battery, electrolysis cell and fuel cell samples in the search for suitable materials to develop sustainable, green energy systems.   Non-renewable energy resources are used to generate approximately 85% of the world’s energy today, but the issues with these finite sources have been known for a long time. It’s not just that the supplies of fossil fuels are Read more...

Pressings subcontractor replaces two CMMs with one Nikon VMA-4540

Quality manager Steve Bettridge and the Nikon iNEXIV VMA-4540

Optical inspection time halved and touch probing cycles cut 15-fold Second-tier supplier of light pressings and small assemblies to the automotive industry, Berck Limited, has invested in a Nikon Metrology iNEXIV VMA-4540 CNC video measuring machine fitted with tactile probing capability. Installed at the subcontractor’s factory in West Bromwich, UK, the multi-sensor machine has greatly speeded the inspection of 2D and 3D sheet metal components, improved measuring accuracy, and facilitated the production of detailed quality reports for customers. It Read more...

Mindarika adopts microfocus CT to inspect automotive components

Industry leader Mindarika based in India, designs, develops and manufactures all kinds of electrical switches and safety devices for automotive OEMs. Requiring a non-destructive inspection method, Mindarika install the Nikon Metrology XT H 225 ST to introduce non-destructive testing for an increased insight to maintain customer satisfaction and high levels of quality.   Mindarika is a joint venture between Indian company Minda Industries and Tokai Rika, a Japanese company. Minda Industries, sought the expertise in intelligent transport Read more...

Medical Device Inspection Webinar

Medical Device Inspection Solutions: 101 – Nov 15, 2:00 PM EST As the Metrology industry continues to expand companies are finding themselves with a surplus of inspection solutions from stereo and compound microscopes, industrial confocal microscopy to benchtop SEM imaging devices. Each of these products has their strengths and weaknesses, making it difficult to decide which inspection solution will provide you with the competitive edge you have been searching for. This webinar will provide you with an overview of the latest metrology techniques Read more...

NEW: Nikon DS-Fi3 and DS-L4 microscope camera & control unit

  Nikon Metrology announces the release of the DS-Fi3 microscope camera and the DS-L4 camera control unit in the Digital Sight series. The Digital Sight series has gained a strong reputation amongst universities and laboratories in the medical and biological fields as well as industrial R&D and inspection sites. The DS-Fi3 introduces high-resolution color imaging, high sensitivity, low noise, high-speed live display and excellent colour reproducibility. It is presented alongside the DS-L4 tablet-type compact camera control unit optimized for Read more...

Flexible, high precision 3D measurement for ITM

ITM in Gleisdorf (Austria) needs top-class 3D measurement technology in order to optimize manufacturing processes. It must be able to be used flexibly for various measurement processes and, at the same time, ensure high precision and process reliability. The 3D scanners, software and other components of Nikon completely fulfill the challenging requirements of the engineering service provider.   “As a service provider, we are involved in development, design and 3D metrology. Through our comprehensive know-how in the engineering of operational Read more...