Nikon Metrology

Pressings subcontractor replaces two CMMs with one Nikon VMA-4540

Quality manager Steve Bettridge and the Nikon iNEXIV VMA-4540

Optical inspection time halved and touch probing cycles cut 15-fold Second-tier supplier of light pressings and small assemblies to the automotive industry, Berck Limited, has invested in a Nikon Metrology iNEXIV VMA-4540 CNC video measuring machine fitted with tactile probing capability. Installed at the subcontractor’s factory in West Bromwich, UK, the multi-sensor machine has greatly speeded the inspection of 2D and 3D sheet metal components, improved measuring accuracy, and facilitated the production of detailed quality reports for customers. It Read more...

Mindarika adopts microfocus CT to inspect automotive components

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...

Flexible, high precision 3D measurement for ITM

ITM in Gleisdorf (Austria) needs top-class 3D measurement technology in order to optimize manufacturing processes. It must be able to be used flexibly for various measurement processes and, at the same time, ensure high precision and process reliability. The 3D scanners, software and other components of Nikon completely fulfill the challenging requirements of the engineering service provider.   “As a service provider, we are involved in development, design and 3D metrology. Through our comprehensive know-how in the engineering of operational Read more...

Accelerated inspection cycles help Quality Needles recover costs within one year

Nikon Metrology LC15Dx - High resolution enables the acute angles to be measured.

The Indian based worldwide needle exporter, Quality Needles is using the fast, high accuracy Nikon Metrology LC15Dx CMM laser scanner for inspection of in-house manufactured production tools. With the advanced inspection equipment, Quality Needles recover costs from the initial out lay within one year.   Incorporated in 1984, Quality Needles (Noida, India) is one of the world’s leading medical needle producers and specializes in the manufacture of surgical suture needles. High standards and strict quality assurance are of the utmost importance, Read more...

A hit in Hyderabad: Fine Forge accelerates turbine blade inspection with Nikon LC15Dx

Industry leader in the forgings of turbine blades, Fine Forge has installed a multi-sensor Nikon Metrology CMM with LC15Dx at its Hyderabad facility. The laser scanning acquisition system, used for QA and reverse engineering has helped to increase productivity and to support the expansion of its product portfolio.   Fine Forge is one of the leading steel die forging companies in India. Operating primarily in the power generation sector, Fine Forge – ISO 9001:2000 certified company based in Hyderabad – specialize in the manufacture of turbine Read more...

ALTERA CMM critical in manufacturing fuel-efficient power generators

Following the Indian government’s push for a green future and economic development, the manufacturing of supercritical components in power generation is vital. SSDE using the Nikon ALTERA CMM have helped to increase energy efficiency by 40% with the production of super-critical turbine blades.    With over 15 years of experience in precision machining, Sri Sai Durga Engineering (SSDE) has expertise in CNC turning and CNC milling to wire erosion, weld cladding and mechanical assembly. SSDE has had a vast amount of success, particularly Read more...

Seeing is believing: Quality Magazine reports on X-ray/CT for quality control

By Herminso Villarraga-Gómez X-ray computed tomography (CT) is an important industrial tool that enables us to see not only external surfaces but also internal features of an object without cutting or disassembling the sample. CT is widely used as a technique for quality control, but it is not as well known for its capacity to evaluate dimensional information. With accuracies comparable to or (in some circumstances) better than coordinate measurement machine (CMM) data, industrial X-ray CT machines can acquire a specimen’s dimensions and contribute Read more...

Micro CT drives breakthroughs in Mexican manufacturing

The Center for Non-Destructive Analytics at BUAP

Nikon Metrology provides X-ray and micro CT capabilities to Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), supporting their long term goal – to contribute to the creation and development of a proactive, productive, just and safe society. With a technology still very new in Mexico, BUAP offers specialized services to chemical, automotive and food industries in the region. They also look to conduct research in additional fields including biochemistry, forensics and archaeology, read on to find out more.   Founded in 1587, the Benemérita Read more...

Equipped to double inspection capacity

Requiring a higher level of productivity and better insight into product conformance, Continental – Chassis & Safety upgrade their measurement facilities.   The Quality department of Continental’s Chassis & Safety department (Veszprem, Hungary) recently invested in dual multi-sensor CMMs to revamp the inspection capabilities of their measurement laboratory. Continental wanted to gain a more comprehensive insight into their products, therefore began to look into multi-sensor metrology solutions. They required a high capacity system Read more...

Nikon microscope enables more efficient rock sample categorisation

CASP researchers choose “brilliant” stereomicroscope for geological research CASP is a non-profit, charitable trust carrying out field- literature-, and analysis-based geological research in prospective hydrocarbon basins. Funding comes entirely from subscriptions by the oil and gas industry. CASP members of staff publish the results of their research in internationally renowned peer-reviewed scientific journals after a suitable delay. Fieldwork forms the core of CASP’s work. This not only involves field descriptions and photographs of rock Read more...