Nikon Metrology

Watch it again – Nikon CMM laser scanners & PolyWorks AMS webinar

ICYMI – Watch the latest Nikon Metrology webinar here. The Nikon CMM Laser Scanners – PolyWorks compatible webinar with AMS focuses on the benefits that Nikon laser scanners, coupled with PolyWorks can bring to various industries and diverse applications.    With 3D laser scanning now well established within automotive inspection applications, the challenge for OEMs and suppliers is to reduce costs and deliver high quality products. Universal metrology software for CMMs, portable arms or handheld devices furthers this desire from product Read more...

Improving quality of treatment for patients

For the quality assurance of 3D-printed medical implants, Baltic Orthoservice uses the LC15Dx laser scanner on an ALTERA CMM. The goal is to guarantee the absolute best quality of product for its patients and to make patient specific implants more readily available.     The LC15Dx laser scanner on an ALTERA CMM provides accurate, fast and reliable surface and screw hole inspection Nikon Metrology laser scanners can scan different types of materials and challenging surfaces with ease With no moving parts in the LC15Dx, the scanner isn’t Read more...

WATCH: Laser Radar for shop floor automated inline inspection

Shop floor automated inline inspection

Flexible, unbeatable productivity with automated inline inspection 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 intersection lines along with flush & gap of doors, hoods, deck lids, and other hangers need to be measured and monitored throughout the assembly process. These inspections ensure that Read more...

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...

Precision meets productivity for aerospace component inspection.

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...

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...

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...

NEW RELEASE: CMM-Manager 3.6

CMM-Manager 3.6 screenshot

Nikon Metrology announces the release of version 3.6 of CMM-manager, the task-oriented, highly intuitive metrology software for manual, CNC, portable CMMs and video multi-sensor systems.   A range of new features and functions makes CMM-Manager 3.6 highly intuitive and easy-to-use: Excel 2016 report output CAD synchronization indicator in status bar Left hand helix gear support Multi-copy option added to Transform New datum alignment report output Path planning enhancements iNexiv integration Specialized functionality for ease-of-use This release Read more...

Show review – Control 2016: focusing on automation and increased productivity

For Nikon Metrology, the 30th edition of the Control show saw the introduction of the Laser Radar next-generation shop floor CMM, HN-C3030 gear inspection system and ceramic bridge Altera range among a variety of video and microscope measuring systems. With a multitude of robotized inspection applications, the emphasis on automation and increased productivity was evident. The Nikon Metrology team would like to thank everybody who came to visit. For the people who couldn’t make it to the Control show this year, or would like to learn more about what Read more...