Nikon Metrology

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

Measuring and inspection at WESO

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...

Better insights, earlier with 3D laser scanning

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Whatever the product, be it a car, hand drill or mobile phone, customers expect its tightly-toleranced parts to fit together and function perfectly and at the same time be of high quality and attractive design. But how do manufacturers ensure this level of precision without delaying the development and launch of the product?        The answer is to digitise the 3D shape and features of the prototypes with a non-contact laser scanner mounted on a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) or articulated arm and compare the results to the 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...

Get the insight inside with CT inspection for automotive OEMs

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With shorter lead times and constant cost pressures, OEMs are adopting CT inspection to analyse internal structures without the disassembling of countless prototypes.     Today’s automotive OEMs and suppliers face ever shortening lead times for introducing new products at a lower cost. Consequently, fewer prototype iterations are required and destructive testing is no longer wanted. Tactile probing and laser scanning is well suited to external inspections, but CT inspection makes analysing internal structure and dimensions just as Read more...

Nikon celebrates its 100th anniversary

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2017: Nikon’s centennial anniversary. For 100 years, Nikon has pursued the possibilities of light. Since its founding in 1917, Nikon has harnessed the power of lenses to contribute to the advancement of imaging culture and sciences, as well as the development of industry, creating breakthrough technologies and products in the process. Filled with appreciation for the previous 100 years, we move forward to the next 100 where our role will be in creating new values for a brighter future. Nikon’s challenge is already in motion. Click the image Read more...

Team Penske and Nikon Metrology Announce Technical Alliance

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MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 10, 2017) – Team Penske announced today that it has formed a technical alliance with Nikon Metrology, a market leader in metrology instrumentation and technological innovation.  The announcement expands upon an already existing relationship between the two companies. Under the terms of the new multi-year agreement, Brighton, Michigan-based Nikon Metrology will help enhance Team Penske’s manufacturing process of its racecars competing in NASCAR, working closely with the organization’s fabrication department. Team Penske Read more...

Nikon Metrology Announces Distributor Partnership with Bradford Instrument & Gage for Mid-Atlantic U.S.

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(Brighton, MI) – December 20, 2017 – Nikon Metrology is pleased to announce their new partnership with leading metrology and manufacturing technology distributor, Bradford Instrument & Gage. With this new partnership, Nikon Metrology will provide their quality products and innovative metrology applications to customers in Bradford Instrument & Gage’s Mid-Atlantic U.S. region. This new partnership agreement will support customers in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, and Pennsylvania. “We are proud to be aligned with such an impressive Read more...

X-ray CT: a powerful partner in the 3D printing revolution

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X-ray computed tomography is the optimal solution for non-destructively assuring geometrical and tolerance quality control. Here you can read more about what Nikon CT experts Andrew and Herminso have to say on the matter.     More and more manufacturers expect that within three to five years, 3D printing will be used in high-volume production. Introducing components at a lighter weight, without compromising strength, metal printed parts offer many significant advantages. In the recent Quality Magazine article, Nikon Metrology CT specialists Read more...