Nikon Metrology

New 3D metrology demonstration facility in Yokohama, Japan.

New 3D demonstration facility in Yokohama City, Japan focuses on non-destructive and non-contact inspection applications.     Nikon Instech Co., Ltd. (Tokyo), a subsidiary company of Nikon Corporation, established the new demonstration facility on October 11th, 2017. The new facility in Sakae-ku, Yokohama City will increase product awareness by informing and demonstrating the capabilities of non-destructive inspection and the non-contact Nikon 3D metrology systems. Read the full press release     Discover more about the Nikon Read more...

WEBINAR: Shop floor CMM inspection with Laser Radar on robot 20/06/2017

The ‘Shop floor CMM inspection with Laser Radar on robot’ webinar will take place on Tuesday, 20th June 2017 at 15:30 CEST – WATCH IT AGAIN NOW!     The Nikon Laser Radar mounted on an industrial robot is an innovative approach to both body-in white (BIW) metrology and Flush-and-Gap inspections on finished cars. The non-contact, automated Laser Radar provides a unique alternative to the shortcomings of other optical car body inspection methods such as providing absolute measurement data in part coordinates to horizontal arm 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...

Laser Radar: Next Generation Webinar

The Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar system has become a proven solution for customers looking to upgrade from the traditional well known CMM. Companies are rethinking the speed and accuracy of their current large-scale inline inspection processes. The completely automatable Laser Radar system is a non-contact measuring device with up to a 50 meter range and accuracies similar to a horizontal arm CMM. Parts can be measured in the same location where they are manufactured shortening the trouble shooting process and saving both time and money. Join us for 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...

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

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...