Nikon Metrology

Get the insight inside with CT inspection for automotive OEMs

CT inspection of metal casting.

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...

QMT cover story – Next-generation shop floor CMM accelerates body-in-white inspection

QMT-MAR-APR-WHITE

Nikon Metrology introduces the next-generation shop floor CMM There  is  an  increasing  importance  for  automotive assembly  plants  to  continuously  monitor  process quality throughout the production process. This need is  driven  by  OEMs  pushing  the  limits  of  design  by using  complex  shapes,  new  materials,  and  cutting edge processes. Locations of holes, slots, studs, and welding lines along with flush & gap of doors, hoods, deck lids, and other hangers need to be measured and monitored  throughout  the  Read more...

New MV331/351 Laser Radars offer faster measurement and improved shop floor usability

Laser Radar MV331 and MV351

Nikon Metrology introduces the MV331/351 Laser Radars for large scale, automated, non-contact inspection. New usability features such as an integrated robot mount and removable air filters makes this system even better suited for robotized inspection on the shop floor enabling faster measurement of surfaces, sections and complex features. With respective ranges of up to 30m and 50m, Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar MV331/351 slashes inspection times compared to traditional measurement systems in a wide variety of applications including aerospace, Read more...

Webinar Wed. April 13 (16:00 CET) – Laser Radar: Next-generation CMM for car body inspection on the shop floor

Laser Radar

Don’t miss the Nikon Metrology Laser Radar webinar, taking place on  April 13th  at 16:00 CET. Register here. In this webinar, we look at how the non-contact Laser Radar is providing OEMs with an effective alternative to the traditional horizontal arm CMMs and/or fixed inline camera systems for automated inspection of sheet metal components, body-in-white (BIW) and finished cars. We’ll outline the key features of Laser Radar, its ability to inspect almost any material, colour or surface texture and how it easily interfaces with most common Read more...