Nikon Metrology

WATCH: ModelMaker H120 provides fast & accurate 3D inspection

In this new Nikon Metrology ModelMaker H120 application video, take a look at how the ultra-high accuracy laser scanner deals with complex surfaces and features, flush & gap, changes in colour, as well as visualising the papillary ridges of a fingerprint.         More than two decades since the inception of the ModelMaker product line, the cutting-edge ModelMaker H120 firmly pushes the ever-exacting boundaries of handheld laser scanning. Incorporating blue laser technology, ultra-fast frame rate, specially developed Nikon Read more...

Don’t let manufacturing faults come back to haunt you, use Nikon CT

As the nights get darker and the days get colder, Halloween approaches… but don’t let hidden defects creep up on you. Computed Tomography pulls the mask off of those frightful errors by revealing internal and external structure, geometry and surface flaws.       This top to bottom scan created by Sergei Kolobov at Nikon Metrology reveals the inside of the office pumpkin. You can see seed clusters as well as the individual seeds as the video flies through the pumpkin.     X-rays aren’t strictly limited to skeletons (or Read more...

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 – Nikon CMM Laser Scanners – now PolyWorks compatible (September 26th)

Register now for the upcoming webinar! The Nikon CMM Laser Scanners  – now PolyWorks compatible webinar on Tuesday 26th September | 15:30 CEST | 14:30 BST | 9:30 EDT.       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 engineering to production. This webinar will describe Nikon’s laser scanning Read more...

Adam Savage’s Maker Tour – Featuring the XT H 160 CT system

In this video, watch Adam Savage encounter the Nikon XT H 160 on his tour through The Centre for Bits and Atoms at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   Adam Savage, formerly of The Discovery Channel’s MythBusters television show takes a look into the history, and the future of manufacturing. In this episode of Adam Savage’s Maker Tour, he visits the media lab at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). At MIT, the first computer controlled milling machine was developed in 1952 and the invention of several modern day 3D printers Read more...

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...

Nikon turns 100 – Unlock the future with the power of light

  Today, Nikon turns 100. With gratitude to everyone who has supported us, Nikon proudly celebrates its 100th anniversary on July 25th, 2017.   “Light” – the original essence of everything Nikon. Founded in 1917, Nikon began as a manufacturer of precision optical glass. In 1925, the company expanded into optical instruments, introducing the world’s first microscope with a revolving nosepiece and interchangeable objectives — JOICO. Since then, Nikon microscopes have helped to advance science and technology all over the world, 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: Ultra-fast 3D scanning with the ModelMaker H120

The ModelMaker H120 makes no compromises in addressing the market needs by efficiently delivering the most detailed and accurate data in a fraction of the time of competing technologies. Watch the ModelMaker H120 portable laser scanner in action here, and find more information below…     The ModelMaker H120 guarantees fast data collection over a large area without compromising on small details. Users benefit from high productivity and detailed measurements with a single sensor. This offers great flexibility, even when cycle time is Read more...

iNEXIV video measuring system accelerates PCB inspection

A Nikon iNEXIV video measuring machine has successfully taken over quality control of printed circuit boards (PCBs) at Stevenage Circuits Limited (SCL) after the graphics card failed in a piece of similar, decade-old equipment from another supplier. The new iNEXIV VMA4540 is used virtually continuously for 2-D optical coordinate measurement of machined features and copper tracks. It underpins not only first article inspection of boards and printed reports for customers, but also process control in the drilling, etching and routing Read more...