Nikon Metrology

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...

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...

Flexible, high precision 3D measurement for ITM

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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...

A hit in Hyderabad: Fine Forge accelerates turbine blade inspection with Nikon LC15Dx

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Industry leader in the forgings of turbine blades, Fine Forge has installed a multi-sensor Nikon Metrology CMM with LC15Dx at its Hyderabad facility. The laser scanning acquisition system, used for QA and reverse engineering has helped to increase productivity and to support the expansion of its product portfolio.   Fine Forge is one of the leading steel die forging companies in India. Operating primarily in the power generation sector, Fine Forge – ISO 9001:2000 certified company based in Hyderabad – specialize in the manufacture of turbine Read more...

ALTERA CMM critical in manufacturing fuel-efficient power generators

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Following the Indian government’s push for a green future and economic development, the manufacturing of supercritical components in power generation is vital. SSDE using the Nikon ALTERA CMM have helped to increase energy efficiency by 40% with the production of super-critical turbine blades.    With over 15 years of experience in precision machining, Sri Sai Durga Engineering (SSDE) has expertise in CNC turning and CNC milling to wire erosion, weld cladding and mechanical assembly. SSDE has had a vast amount of success, particularly Read more...

NEW RELEASE: CMM-Manager 3.6

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Nikon Metrology announces the release of version 3.6 of CMM-manager, the task-oriented, highly intuitive metrology software for manual, CNC, portable CMMs and video multi-sensor systems.   A range of new features and functions makes CMM-Manager 3.6 highly intuitive and easy-to-use: Excel 2016 report output CAD synchronization indicator in status bar Left hand helix gear support Multi-copy option added to Transform New datum alignment report output Path planning enhancements iNexiv integration Specialized functionality for ease-of-use This release Read more...

Show review – Control 2016: focusing on automation and increased productivity

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For Nikon Metrology, the 30th edition of the Control show saw the introduction of the Laser Radar next-generation shop floor CMM, HN-C3030 gear inspection system and ceramic bridge Altera range among a variety of video and microscope measuring systems. With a multitude of robotized inspection applications, the emphasis on automation and increased productivity was evident. The Nikon Metrology team would like to thank everybody who came to visit. For the people who couldn’t make it to the Control show this year, or would like to learn more about what Read more...

Extended ALTERA CMM range offers improved performance and larger sizes

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Nikon Metrology has extended its ceramic bridge CMM range with high accuracy ALTERA+ and larger size ALTERA models. Thanks to the use of advanced materials and optimized designs, ALTERA provides high performance and superior accuracy across a host of metrology applications, including harsh shop floor environments. Probing support is extended with REVO 5-axis scanning technology to dramatically improve CMM productivity for complex tactile inspection applications. Uniquely in this market, ALTERA is delivered with a manufacturer’s 10 year accuracy Read more...

Nikon Mexico Opens New Metrology Showroom

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Nikon Mexico Opens New Metrology Showroom Brighton, MI – December 22, 2015 – As a result of increased business in Latin America, Nikon Mexico will be opening a new metrology showroom located in Queretaro, Mexico. To celebrate their grand opening they will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The open house is free to the public and will showcase their new state of the art metrology showroom. In addition to tours of the new office, application engineers will be available to provide customers with interactive Read more...

Faster inspection and reporting with 3D laser scanning

Bob Rose, Quality Manager at Birmingham Prototypes inspecting a pressed aluminium engine bay mounting plate for a Jaguar car on the Nikon Metrology LK V 15.10.8 co-ordinate measuring machine in Redditch.

Automotive and aerospace pressings specialist invests in bridge-type and portable arm CMMs for freeform surface data acquisition A significant increase in orders for the supply of prototype pressings and bracketry, notably to Jaguar Land Rover (JLR), has prompted Birmingham Prototypes (www.birminghamprototypes.co.uk) to install two multi-sensor co-ordinate measuring machines (CMMs) from Nikon Metrology. The goal was not only to measure the sheet metal parts more quickly but more importantly to speed subsequent report generation. The investment has Read more...