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Nikon’s CT technology paves the way towards E-mobility

Elbflorace uses Nikon's CT technology.

Elbflorace verifies the quality of new vehicle technology with Nikon’s CT technology.     The Formula Student event brings together Engineering, Business Studies, and Economics students to design mobility concepts for the future. The Elbflorace team from Dresden University participates in the global Formula Student events annually. The requirements for teams entering this event is to design, construct and produce their own electric vehicle. At TU Dresden, up to 70 students join the Elbflorace team each year to participate in Formula Read more...

Automated CT scanning enables 100% inspection of complex parts

Nikon Metrology - automated CT - in process CT

To meet the demands of ever more discerning customers, manufacturers are constantly striving to improve product quality. One way to achieve this is through 100 per cent inspection of components, rather than taking samples from a production line for quality control. There is a problem if components are complex or already partly assembled, however, as they can take too long to inspect by probing or laser scanning. In the case of additively manufactured components or plastic mouldings containing electronics, it may even be impossible to check them at all Read more...

Configurable CT | Everything starts at the source

Configurable CT

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

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...

Get the insight inside with CT inspection for automotive OEMs

CT inspection of metal casting.

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

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

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.

Industrial Ct at DTU Energy

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

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...

Webinar – Insight into the inside with microfocus computed tomography – 27/10/2016

Join us for a webinar that explains how Nikon Metrology X-ray and CT solutions can also help you to refine your prototyping and manufacturing processes. Beside explaining how CT technology can be used to inspect automotive components, we will also introduce latest developments and advantages of CT automation, configurable CT systems and new scanning methods. October 27th 2016, 16:00 CEST – 15:00 BST – 09:00 CDT – 10:00 EDT As automotive manufacturers and suppliers continue to produce components with more intricate structures it proves Read more...