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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...

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...

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...

Patient-specific implants made affordable

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First class CT inspection advances the production of 3D printed bespoke medical implants. Ortho Baltic, a manufacturer of patient-specific medical implants recently invested in additive manufacturing and CT inspection technology. It is vital for such components to be of outstanding quality, therefore an assured quality control system is integral to the company’s success.     Ortho Baltic is a medical company based in Kaunas, Lithuania and is the first patient-specific TMJ (temporomandibular joint) endoprosthesis manufacturer in the Baltic 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...

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...

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...

X-ray CT illustrates the evolution of the computer mouse

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Following “The Evolution of Electronic Light Bulbs” last year, Herminso Gomez has expanded the theme with a new series of images depicting “The Evolution of the Computer Mouse”. Using the Nikon Metrology XT H 225 ST, Herminso’s CT scans reveal just how much the internal features and dimensions have changed over the years, as well as the external ergonomics and aesthetics. Below, take a look at some of Herminso’s images featuring the evolution of the computer mouse as well as the evolution of the Apple mouse and some Read more...

DTU Energy uses industrial CT to research the development of green energy solutions.

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DTU uses a high flux Nikon Metrology CT system to non-destructively investigate energy materials such as batteries and fuel cells. The high energy 225 kV microfocus source penetrates dense battery, electrolysis cell and fuel cell samples in the search for suitable materials to develop sustainable, green energy systems.   Non-renewable energy resources are used to generate approximately 85% of the world’s energy today, but the issues with these finite sources have been known for a long time. It’s not just that the supplies of fossil fuels are Read more...

Mindarika adopts microfocus CT to inspect automotive components

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Industry leader Mindarika based in India, designs, develops and manufactures all kinds of electrical switches and safety devices for automotive OEMs. Requiring a non-destructive inspection method, Mindarika install the Nikon Metrology XT H 225 ST to introduce non-destructive testing for an increased insight to maintain customer satisfaction and high levels of quality.   Mindarika is a joint venture between Indian company Minda Industries and Tokai Rika, a Japanese company. Minda Industries, sought the expertise in intelligent transport Read more...