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Nikon Metrology Laser Radar, the next-generation CMM for shop floor automotive BIW inspection

With the need for shorter and more flexible production cycles, automotive manufacturers  are  continuously  looking  to  cut  time  and  costs  whilst improving product  quality.  Nikon Metrology – in close cooperation with key automotive OEM and integration partners- addresses these challenges by introducing an innovative approach to body-in-white (BIW) inspection based upon its non-contact Laser Radar system. This shop floor system provides accurate, dimensional measurements in the car coordinate system allowing direct comparison to CAD Read more...

Laser Radar for automated inline inspection

Today’s inspection methods during automotive assembly It is important for automotive assembly plants to continuously monitor process quality during the manufacturing process. Locations of holes, slots, studs, welding lines and other features need to be measured on the vehicles in Body in White (BI W) assembly. Also, flush & gap for door or hinge lines need in-depth verification in the Trim and Finish section. These inspections ensure that vehicles are built within the stringent tolerances set by automotive manufacturers. These measurements in the Read more...

Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar integrates with Metrologic Group’s Metrolog X4, advancing the technology to new heights

Nikon Metrology, Inc. (NMI) announces a new software breakthrough with Metrologic Group, providing a complete set of new functionalities and applications for Laser Radar, and other NMI products.  Metrologic has combined Large-Scale capabilities into its popular Metrolog software, now offering large-scale point clouds with fully automated functionalities.  These include edge detection, curve and surface-based feature extraction, best in class Read more...

InnovMetric Software announces that it has developed a free plug-in for the Nikon Metrology Laser Radar MV224 and MV330/350 devices.

InnovMetric Software Inc. announced that it has developed a free plug-in for the Nikon Metrology Laser Radar MV224 and MV330/350 devices. Operated with PolyWorks|Inspector™, this plug-in is fully integrated into version 12.1 of PolyWorks. The Nikon Laser Radar is a solution of choice for large-volume inspection as it provides automated, non-contact, and targetless 3D measurement. With this new plug-in, the capabilities of the Laser Radar Read more...

Using Laser Radar to Improve Production in Pipe Spool Fabrication

Article by: Masashi Sato and Hironori Kojima Published by: Quality Digest Magazine The main plant of Hitachi Engineering and Services (HES) has produced pipe spools for large-scale plants. The spools have complicated shapes and are made of various types of materials. High accuracy and throughput are required during the spools’ fabrication process. Because they are difficult to automate, the bending, assembling, and welding processes in Read more...

Nikon Metrology Sponsors CMSC Tour at NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans

The NASA Michoud Assembly Facility was the chosen venue for this year’s annual CMSC (Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference) Tour. Close to 100 people from the metrology industry boarded buses to the facility at 8:00am on July 20th. The tour took people through the entire assembly facility featuring the metrology lab as well as the factory where people were able to view Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar measuring the test article for Read more...

Nikon Metrology Webinar: Supersize your ROI with Laser Radar technology

A bigger bang for your buck, realizing larger ROI with the new Laser Radar G3 Improve your process and product quality with the next generation Laser Radar technology from Nikon Metrology! For this and much more, attend this productive, informative and free webinar on Wednesday, November 30th at 2:00pm-3:00pm.       You’ll see: How your process is improved through Laser Radar’s automated processes How your applications will Read more...

iSpace for archeology turns your excavation area into a metrology lab

Leuven, Belgium – Drawing of contexts, sections and site plans can easily consume a huge part of the total excavation time. For particularly complicated and detailed sites this can even rise to as much as half of the total project time. To increase the productivity of these dedicated activities, Nikon Metrology presents the Archeology variant of its iSpace large-scale metrology system. Trials at Mont Beuvray, France, have shown that the Read more...

Q-Cast Podcast: Laser Radar Slashes Inspection Time

Peggy Long, marketing manager, Nikon Metrology (Brighton, MI), discusses the latest generation of Laser Radar and how it cuts back on inspection time. She also gives examples of applications where Laser Radar would be beneficial. Click here to listen to this podcast   Click below to watch the Nikon Metrology Laser Radar video   Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Read more...