Nikon Metrology

Happy Holidays!

Metris will be on Holiday leave from December 25th through January 1st. We want to thank you for your continued support in 2009 and we wish you all a happy and successful New Year! We look forward to continuing our blog in Read more...

Nikon Metrology and Magestic Systems Inc. Collaborate on New Solution to Increase Production of Right-First-Time Composite Parts

Nikon Metrology and Magestic Systems, Inc. (MSI) jointly introduce an innovative fabrication solution for increasing production of right-first-time composite parts that harnesses the vast capabilities of both Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar technology and MSI’s Ply Compensation™ System (PCS™). The benefits of this methodology are twofold: first, manufacturers can overcome the difficult engineering specifications set in place for composite Read more...

Gehl reduces skid/track steer loaders inspection time by 50% with Nikon Metrology K Series Optical CMM.

Engineers at Gehl’s South Dakota production plant in Madison found a faster way to verify large production fixtures and manufactured parts of construction and agricultural equipment. They simply position the portable Nikon Metrology K-Series Optical CMM on the production floor, and measure points of choice right away using the wireless tactile SpaceProbe. This ergonomic metrology system enables Gehl to halve geometric verification Read more...

Leading Shipbuilder uses iGPS to inspect and track in 3D space

For two years, Metris has partnered with a leading South-Korean ship manufacturer to gain a deeper understanding of typical shipbuilding processes and to resolve critical problems regarding conventional metrology practices. Both companies joined forces to enhance and fine tune Metris’ Indoor GPS product line, to meet the challenge of both improving quality on a large scale and boosting the productivity of the various build processes. South Read more...

CMM-Manager User Conference

On November 3-4 we had our quarterly CMM-Manager Advanced Training/User Conference in Columbus, Ohio.  This was an opportunity for users to come in and learn advanced capabilities of CMM-Manager.  The users also brought their parts and questions to be answered.  Some of the subjects covered included: SP25 analogue scanning New measurement functions in CMM-Manager New report functions in CMM-Manager Bevel Gear Measurement Improved color disc Read more...

Volkswagen verifies and optimizes engine sand core parts using Metris laser scanning

Volkswagen’s foundry in Hannover, Germany, uses Metris laser scanning to inspect the geometry of sand core parts used in the production of molded aluminum engine parts.  A CMM-mounted laser scanner accurately captures the fragile sand grain surfaces of entire sand core parts, a task delivering unsatisfactory results through touch probe measurements. Reports containing graphic geometric deviations help Volkswagen instantly evaluate the Read more...

NASA researchers use X-ray to reveal new info at Historic Jamestowne

Technicians at NASA’s Langley Research Center in Hampton, Va., used the Metris HMXST 225 X-ray system to inspect a 400-year-old slate tablet recently recovered from an early 17th century well at Historic Jamestowne, the 1607 site of the first permanent English settlement in North America. Click here to read this full article on the NASA website. Click here to view related article on Read more...

Metris Rebrands to Nikon Metrology

Leuven, November 10 – The corporate name of Metris is changed into Nikon Metrology NV. Under the Nikon brand, Nikon and Metris will synergize their respective strengths with regards to technology, marketing and services, thereby delivering innovative metrology products with a broad application reach to its worldwide customer base. Click here to read this full article on the Nikon Metrology website. Click here to read this full article in Read more...

Kuka uses Metris K600 measurement systems for robot calibration

Being one of the major robot manufacturers, Kuka Roboter GmbH certainly is the number one supplier of Absolute Accurate Robots. This is mainly due to the wide acceptance of these calibrated Kuka robots at BMW and DaimlerChrysler.    An absolute accurate robot is based on the standard robot, but is individually measured in a high number of poses. The deviations and errors that come out of these measurements are used to build a robot Read more...

Integrating Ultrasonic Data Collection and Analysis with iGPS Scanning System

SURVICE Metrology was recently awarded a U.S. government research grant to improve upon the current methods used to measure and repair damage to composite materials associated with next-generation aircraft. The problem is that current ways of measuring and repairing damage (as a result of combat incidents, weather, or mishaps) is inadequate for composite structures and components, with measurements having to be collected manually. Click here to Read more...