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...

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...

Flexibly expanded: Nikon swiftly integrates customer-specific measuring and inspection processes

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Nikon Swiftly integrates customer-specific measuring and inspection processes WESO-Aurorahütte, an iron foundry based in Gladenbach, produces high quality brake discs for rail vehicles. Once the cast parts have been machined, numerous geometric features need to be measured, correlated and evaluated statistically. This can now be done effortlessly with measuring software which Nikon has modified according to the foundry’s specifications.     “By moving into the field of railway engineering, we’ve entered a new market which will safeguard Read more...

Revolutionizing defect analysis for electronic components

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Saline Lectronics is an electronics contract manufacturer, offering to solve the most complex technical challenges with its impeccable quality standards. Up to date with the latest technological advancements and using the latest manufacturing equipment, Lectronics invests in the Nikon XT V 160  for accurate and reliable defect analysis of electronic components.     Established in 2002, Saline Lectronics is an electronics contract manufacturer based in Saline, Michigan, USA. Lectronics consists of a talented and experienced team of Read more...

Precision meets productivity for aerospace component inspection.

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Already using a LK bridge CMM for measurement and geometric aerospace component inspection, LPO invests in a second Nikon CMM system to cope with the additional business due to the increase in production capacity.     Livnica Preciznih Odlivaka (LPO) was founded in 1978 and is based in the city of Ada, Serbia. LPO is an expert in vacuum and air castings of super-alloys and stainless steels for applications such as turbine blades, diffusers and other complex aerospace parts. LPO currently holds certificates for quality regulations including Read more...

Nikon CMM assures IP class rating for thermal cameras

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FLIR manufactures thermal imaging tools for use in various harsh conditions. The plant in Estonia is now producing equipment for the marine segment also. The Technical department uses the Nikon Metrology ALTO CMM with CMM-Manager to check the quality of incoming components to guarantee they are as specified. The quality of the magnesium and plastic moulded components from sub-contractors is vital for use in the marine industry as the equipment FLIR produces must adhere to a stringent IP67 class rating, to approve its protection from water and Read more...

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

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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

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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

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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...