Nikon Metrology

New 3D metrology demonstration facility in Yokohama, Japan.

New 3D demonstration facility in Yokohama City, Japan focuses on non-destructive and non-contact inspection applications.     Nikon Instech Co., Ltd. (Tokyo), a subsidiary company of Nikon Corporation, established the new demonstration facility on October 11th, 2017. The new facility in Sakae-ku, Yokohama City will increase product awareness by informing and demonstrating the capabilities of non-destructive inspection and the non-contact Nikon 3D metrology systems. Read the full press release     Discover more about the Nikon Read more...

Understanding the metrology language for X-ray computed tomography

When compared to CMMs, CT as a technique applied for industrial dimensional metrology is relatively new. In a recent article for Quality Magazine’s NDT special section, Herminso Villarraga-Gomez from Nikon Metrology looks to define the language and teminology used.   Interest is growing across many industries in the use of X-ray computed tomography (CT) for dimensional metrology in the pursuit of improved quality control. Currently, however, there exists a lack of agreement among governing bodies in metrology, research institutions, Read more...

Webinar – Introducing the ModelMaker H120 – 19th Oct 2017 – 16:00 CEST | 15:00 BST | 10:00 EDT | 07:00 PDT

Fast and accurate 3D scanning: Introducing the new Nikon ModelMaker H120 handheld scanner – Thursday 19th October, 2017 – 16:00 CEST | 15:00 BST | 10:00 EDT | 07:00 PDT – REGISTER HERE…     22 years since the inception of the ModelMaker product line, the cutting-edge ModelMaker H120 firmly pushes the ever-exacting boundaries of handheld laser scanning. Incorporating blue laser technology, ultra-fast frame rate, specially developed Nikon optics and the ability to measure the most challenging materials, this represents Read more...

Watch it again – Nikon CMM laser scanners & PolyWorks AMS webinar

ICYMI – Watch the latest Nikon Metrology webinar here. The Nikon CMM Laser Scanners – PolyWorks compatible webinar with AMS focuses on the benefits that Nikon laser scanners, coupled with PolyWorks can bring to various industries and diverse applications.    With 3D laser scanning now well established within automotive inspection applications, the challenge for OEMs and suppliers is to reduce costs and deliver high quality products. Universal metrology software for CMMs, portable arms or handheld devices furthers this desire from product Read more...

WEBINAR – Nikon CMM Laser Scanners – now PolyWorks compatible (September 26th)

Register now for the upcoming webinar! The Nikon CMM Laser Scanners  – now PolyWorks compatible webinar on Tuesday 26th September | 15:30 CEST | 14:30 BST | 9:30 EDT.       With 3D laser scanning now well established within automotive inspection applications, the challenge for OEMs and suppliers is to reduce costs and deliver high quality products. Universal metrology software for CMMs, portable arms or handheld devices furthers this desire from product engineering to production. This webinar will describe Nikon’s laser scanning Read more...

Adam Savage’s Maker Tour – Featuring the XT H 160 CT system

In this video, watch Adam Savage encounter the Nikon XT H 160 on his tour through The Centre for Bits and Atoms at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   Adam Savage, formerly of The Discovery Channel’s MythBusters television show takes a look into the history, and the future of manufacturing. In this episode of Adam Savage’s Maker Tour, he visits the media lab at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). At MIT, the first computer controlled milling machine was developed in 1952 and the invention of several modern day 3D printers Read more...

Nikon’s CT technology paves the way towards E-mobility

Elbflorace uses Nikon's CT technology.

Elbflorace verifies the quality of new vehicle technology with Nikon’s CT technology.     The Formula Student event brings together Engineering, Business Studies, and Economics students to design mobility concepts for the future. The Elbflorace team from Dresden University participates in the global Formula Student events annually. The requirements for teams entering this event is to design, construct and produce their own electric vehicle. At TU Dresden, up to 70 students join the Elbflorace team each year to participate in Formula Read more...

Nikon turns 100 – Unlock the future with the power of light

  Today, Nikon turns 100. With gratitude to everyone who has supported us, Nikon proudly celebrates its 100th anniversary on July 25th, 2017.   “Light” – the original essence of everything Nikon. Founded in 1917, Nikon began as a manufacturer of precision optical glass. In 1925, the company expanded into optical instruments, introducing the world’s first microscope with a revolving nosepiece and interchangeable objectives — JOICO. Since then, Nikon microscopes have helped to advance science and technology all over the world, Read more...

Improving quality of treatment for patients

For the quality assurance of 3D-printed medical implants, Baltic Orthoservice uses the LC15Dx laser scanner on an ALTERA CMM. The goal is to guarantee the absolute best quality of product for its patients and to make patient specific implants more readily available.     The LC15Dx laser scanner on an ALTERA CMM provides accurate, fast and reliable surface and screw hole inspection Nikon Metrology laser scanners can scan different types of materials and challenging surfaces with ease With no moving parts in the LC15Dx, the scanner isn’t Read more...

Rules of micro-CT and when to break them

In the recent Metal AM Magazine, Herminso Gomez and Andrew Ramsey discuss the rules of micro-CT. Metal AM parts are increasingly being considered for the reduction of component weight without compromising strength. For safety critical components, it is essential to know whether voids or inclusions are present and where they occur. In such cases, X-ray Computed Tomography is a powerful tool for non-destructively assuring geometrical tolerances and assessing internal defects.     High-accuracy micro-CT technology has continued to evolve over Read more...