Nikon Metrology

High voltage microfocus CT for inspection of dense, complex parts

To prevent X-rays to escape, the enclosure is shielded with lead, making it a 14ton system

By now most of us in the metrology world have seen beautifully rendered images from Computed Tomography (CT) data. We see images of bones, fossils, dinosaurs, teeth, and of archaeological treasures, and hear about various universities that use CT systems. But perhaps we are left wondering, is this a viable inspection tool in terms of capabilities and cost, or is it just an experimental toy? Don’t be fooled.  CT’s accuracy, ability to measure internal and external dimensions simultaneously without destroying the part, and the insight it provides Read more...

Laser Radar for automated inline inspection

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Today’s inspection methods during automotive assembly It is important for automotive assembly plants to continuously monitor process quality during the manufacturing process. Locations of holes, slots, studs, welding lines and other features need to be measured on the vehicles in Body in White (BI W) assembly. Also, flush & gap for door or hinge lines need in-depth verification in the Trim and Finish section. These inspections ensure that vehicles are built within the stringent tolerances set by automotive manufacturers. These measurements in the Read more...

CAMIO8 Multi-sensor CMM software provides better inisights and more productivity

Checking a fixture

CAMIO offers true multi-sensor capability, allowing best-practice selection of sensor technology for each task. By combining touch trigger, analog scanning and 3D laser scanning sensors within the same inspection program,  the right inspection results are obtained in the fastest way. Nikon Metrology multi-sensor solutions provide manufacturers with greater measurement flexibility and a better insight of product conformance while increasing CMM throughput. Intuitive multi-sensor programming CAMIO provides a rich programming environment, with  intuitive Read more...

Automated Nikon photo-microscope supports world-leading rock analysis

PETROG system with Nikon microscope

Computerized PETROG inspection system provides better understanding and faster analysis of rock samples Conwy Valley Systems (UK) has become a global leader in the supply of computerised photo-microscopy systems for inspection, statistical analysis and classification of rock samples to assist oil and gas exploration. Known generically as a digital petrography tool and marketed under the trade name, PETROG, the latest system is powered by a Nikon Eclipse 50iPOL binocular microscope equipped with the Japanese firm’s DS-series digital camera, all Read more...