Nikon Metrology

Rugby Worldcup trophy within the eye of a needle

At the occasion of the 2015 Rugby World cup in England, the microscopy artist Willard Wigan from Birmingham (UK) created a hand-sculpted trophy that fits inside the eye of a needle. This remarkable micro-sculpture is submillimetre in size.  To closely watch his micro-scale movements while working, the artist uses a Nikon SMZ 18 stereo microscope. Willard Wigan, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) began sculpting at the age of five, and has since been on a quest to make ever more minute artworks, now only visible through a Read more...

Explore the “Smaller World” of the Automotive Industry with the JCM-6000 Plus SEM

Date of Webinar: Thursday, November 12th Time of Webinar: 2pm EST In the world of manufacturing today t seems as though everything is getting smaller and smaller. This presents a challenge for companies to not only produce but also inspect components at a microscopic level. For years many, metalworking and automotive companies have used traditional microscopes for inspection; however these microscopes are often limited by their resolution and depth of field. Companies are finding themselves turning to scanning electron microscopes to meet these Read more...

Nikon Metrology addresses the challenges of inspecting graphene

In recognition of the importance of graphene, the new wonder material that is ultra-light and flexible yet 200 times stronger than steel, Nikon Metrology focuses on providing inspection solutions for research of these new industrial materials and its application areas. The purpose of this document is to advise on excellent, proven methods for optically examining and measuring features on graphene in its raw and processed states. Bill Clement, Business Development Director at Nikon Metrology, has 28 years of experience in microscopy and coordinates the Read more...

Studio takes photomicrographs of minerals to produce stunning art

“Nikon Metrology stereoscopic microscope fitted with a moving stage and high resolution camera replaces desktop scanner to transform image quality” Professor Richard Weston, a renowned architect,lecturer and author of numerous books on architecture and mineralogy, has formed a company – the Richard Weston Studio-, specialising in creating aesthetic designs and artworks from small specimens of minerals, fossils and stones. In 2011 he was described by a UK newspaper, the Independent on Sunday, as “the breakout star of Read more...

Nikon’s VMA System Speeds Inspection by a Factor of 60

Microtec’s managing director, Graham Cranfield inspecting a much larger part on the iNEXIV, in this case a steel mould cavity ring

EDM subcontractor and toolmaker installs Nikon Metrology CNC video measuring to speed accreditation to AS9100 aerospace quality management standard   What does an orbiting telescope currently mapping the Milky Way have in common with the first all-English wristwatch to be produced in half a century? UK subcontractor Microtec EDM, Basildon, supplied prototypes and components for both ventures, as well as for a host of other innovative and high profile projects. The company recently raised the capability of its metrology department significantly by Read more...

Technology Insight: White Light Interferometric Microscope System

A background on using proprietary algorithms to accurately measure surface profiles.   1. Surface profile measurement is indispensable in materials R&D The items around us are made with various combinations of materials. The field of science that researches and develops such materials is known as Materials Science. New materials used in such areas as advanced medical care, alternative energy, aeronautics and aerospace are being produced every day. One of the important processes during R&D in Materials Science is the measurement of Read more...

Nikon BW-Series White Light Interferometric Microscope System

Building on Nikon’s Industry leading Double Beam Interferometry objectives, Nikon Metrology has launched a series of White Light Interferometry (WLI) Systems, which will set a new the standard in 2D and 3D surface profiling. Nikon’s new Focus Variation with White Light Interferometry (FVWLI) moves the technique in to new ground. With effective height resolution of 15 pm (picometer), more precise and accurate 3D surface height measurements are now achievable. Integrating Nikon’s existing industrial research grade microscope range with the latest Read more...

First teaching laboratory in Denmark with scanning electron microscopes

Five Nikon Metrology SEMs will attract hundreds more students every year with the aim of promoting physics and nanotechnology Staff and students at schools and universities throughout Denmark are excited about a new facility housing multiple scanning electron microscopes that has opened within Nanoteket, a nanotechnology teaching laboratory at the Technical University of Denmark (DTU), near Copenhagen. The laboratory operates incollaboration with the university’s physics department andcentre for electron nanoscopy. The latest project has been Read more...

DS-Ri2 and DS-Qi2, microscopy digital cameras equipped with a Nikon digital SLR camera FX-format CMOS sensor optimized for microscopy

Nikon Metrology is pleased to announce the release of digital cameras for microscopes DS-Ri2 and DS-Qi2. These are the first Nikon digital cameras for microscopes in the Digital Sight series equipped with a Nikon FX-format CMOS sensor. They offer 16.25-megapixel high-definition images. The DS-Ri2 provides superior color reproduction and fast frame rates. The monochrome model DS-Qi2 enables high-sensitivity, low-noise images. Product information DS-Ri2 Microscope Camera Available from June 2, 2014 DS-Qi2 Monochrome Microscope Read more...

Stereo Microscope SMZ1270/SMZ1270i and SMZ800N with enhanced optical performance and operation

Nikon Metrology is pleased to announce the release of SMZ1270, a stereo microscope with the largest zoom ratio in its class, SMZ1270i, a version of SMZ1270 with intelligent features, and SMZ800N with enhanced optics and operability. With their newly redesigned optics and advanced features, these new stereo microscopes provide incredible optical performance and enhanced operability, enabling researchers to carry out high-magnification, large-zoom-ratio and high-definition imaging with ease. The clarity of the images and improved ease of use will Read more...