Nikon Metrology

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 – REGISTER FOR FREE 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 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...

115th anniversary of the Antikythera mechanism discovery

This week marks the 115th anniversary of the Antikythera mechanism’s discovery and it is celebrated as the Google doodle for 17/05/2017. On 17th May 1902, the Antikythera mechanism was retrieved from the wreckage of a cargo ship in the Aegean sea. The highly sophisticated, geared, astronomical calculating device is often regarded as the world’s first computer.     The Antikythera mechanism is an astounding landmark in the history of science and technology—one of the true wonders of the ancient world. Understanding how it worked has been Read more...

ModelMaker H120 | Portable productivity

Ultra-fast scanning & uncompromising detail with the ModelMaker H120 22 years 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 optics and the ability to measure the most challenging materials this represents the next generation of portable laser scanning. The H120 makes no compromises in addressing the market needs by efficiently delivering the most detailed Read more...

Newsmagazine – Volume 12: AVAILABLE NOW!

The latest version of the Nikon Metrology Newsmagazine – Volume 12 – is now available and can be downloaded here. In Newsmagazine Volume 12, find the best of the customer application stories about how the Nikon Metrology solutions have been applied in various applications around the world. In this latest issue, read how CT inspection has been used for bespoke medical implants, how the iNEXIV VMA-4540 has replaced two CMMs for a supplier to the automotive industry and how the HN-C3030 has contributed to Toyota’s environment and Read more...

Nikon Metrology presents its latest innovations at Control 2017

Booth 7212, hall 7 – Visit Nikon Metrology at Control 2017, Stuttgart. At Control 2017, Nikon Metrology will further focus on solutions for automated inspection. The Laser Radar mounted on robot is a shop floor CMM for inline inspection of car bodies and panel components. Automated CT inspection combines full insight in the internal structure and geometry of complex parts such as turbine impellers with the productivity requested in manufacturing environments. Nikon also presents the HN-C3030 non-contact 3D metrology system for fast and accurate Read more...

Nikon Metrology launches new website

Nikon Metrology’s new website features a refreshing new layout, realizing a vastly improved user experience. The clean design delivers a whole new look and feel as well as making detailed product information, application videos and brochures easily accessible. The website is now available as a mobile version, optimized for convenient access through smartphones and tablets. Dive straight in and explore the new website now…     NOTE: The sharing of Nikon Metrology articles is encouraged. Particularly for the new website launch, sharing Read more...