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...

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...

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...