Nikon Metrology

iNEXIV video measuring system accelerates PCB inspection

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A Nikon iNEXIV video measuring machine has successfully taken over quality control of printed circuit boards (PCBs) at Stevenage Circuits Limited (SCL) after the graphics card failed in a piece of similar, decade-old equipment from another supplier. The new iNEXIV VMA4540 is used virtually continuously for 2-D optical coordinate measurement of machined features and copper tracks. It underpins not only first article inspection of boards and printed reports for customers, but also process control in the drilling, etching and routing Read more...

115th anniversary of the Antikythera mechanism discovery

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This week marks the 115th anniversary of the Antikythera mechanism’s discovery and it is celebrated as the Google doodle for 17/05/2017. On 17th May 1902, the Antikythera mechanism was retrieved from the wreckage of a cargo ship in the Aegean sea. The highly sophisticated, geared, astronomical calculating device is often regarded as the world’s first computer.     The Antikythera mechanism is an astounding landmark in the history of science and technology—one of the true wonders of the ancient world. Understanding how it worked has been Read more...

ModelMaker H120 | Portable productivity

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Ultra-fast scanning & uncompromising detail with the ModelMaker H120 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 the next generation of portable laser scanning. The H120 makes no compromises in addressing the market needs by efficiently delivering the most detailed Read more...

Newsmagazine – Volume 12: AVAILABLE NOW!

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The latest version of the Nikon Metrology Newsmagazine – Volume 12 – is now available and can be downloaded here. In Newsmagazine Volume 12, find the best of the customer application stories about how the Nikon Metrology solutions have been applied in various applications around the world. In this latest issue, read how CT inspection has been used for bespoke medical implants, how the iNEXIV VMA-4540 has replaced two CMMs for a supplier to the automotive industry and how the HN-C3030 has contributed to Toyota’s environment and Read more...

Nikon Metrology presents its latest innovations at Control 2017

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Booth 7212, hall 7 – Visit Nikon Metrology at Control 2017, Stuttgart. At Control 2017, Nikon Metrology will further focus on solutions for automated inspection. The Laser Radar mounted on robot is a shop floor CMM for inline inspection of car bodies and panel components. Automated CT inspection combines full insight in the internal structure and geometry of complex parts such as turbine impellers with the productivity requested in manufacturing environments. Nikon also presents the HN-C3030 non-contact 3D metrology system for fast and accurate Read more...

Nikon Metrology launches new website

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Nikon Metrology’s new website features a refreshing new layout, realizing a vastly improved user experience. The clean design delivers a whole new look and feel as well as making detailed product information, application videos and brochures easily accessible. The website is now available as a mobile version, optimized for convenient access through smartphones and tablets. Dive straight in and explore the new website now…     NOTE: The sharing of Nikon Metrology articles is encouraged. Particularly for the new website launch, sharing Read more...

Configurable CT | Everything starts at the source

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Multiple sources & infinite possibilities with configurable CT Nikon Metrology microfocus sources offer unmatched versatility for objects big and small. Featuring a wide range of spot sizes and power ratings, these open-tube sources are fully configurable and interchangeable to accommodate a wide range of density and material requirements. Expect precise measurements and stunning spatial resolution with every scan.     Microfocus accuracy for a broad spectrum of materials. Nikon Metrology’s configurable CT systems are optimized for high Read more...

Patient-specific implants made affordable

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First class CT inspection advances the production of 3D printed bespoke medical implants. Ortho Baltic, a manufacturer of patient-specific medical implants recently invested in additive manufacturing and CT inspection technology. It is vital for such components to be of outstanding quality, therefore an assured quality control system is integral to the company’s success.     Ortho Baltic is a medical company based in Kaunas, Lithuania and is the first patient-specific TMJ (temporomandibular joint) endoprosthesis manufacturer in the Baltic Read more...

Universal, flexible, profitable: measuring technology for sub-contract inspection

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Using Nikon measuring technology for sub-contract inspection Measuring prototypes and initial samples on commission is a field of work which requires high-precision measuring technology that can be deployed flexibly and universally for a wide range of measuring tasks. For DIMESS in Winnenden, laser scanners and coordinate measuring machines made by Nikon have proven to be perfect for its sub-contract inspection tasks.     “Every day here is full of surprises. When we arrive at work in the morning, we often don’t yet know which measuring Read more...

WATCH: Laser Radar for shop floor automated inline inspection

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Flexible, unbeatable productivity with automated inline inspection There is an increasing importance for automotive assembly plants to continuously monitor process quality throughout the production process. This need is driven by OEMs pushing the limits of design by using complex shapes, new materials, and cutting edge processes. Locations of holes, slots, studs, and intersection lines along with flush & gap of doors, hoods, deck lids, and other hangers need to be measured and monitored throughout the assembly process. These inspections ensure that Read more...