Nikon Metrology

Flexible, high precision 3D measurement for ITM

ITM in Gleisdorf (Austria) needs top-class 3D measurement technology in order to optimize manufacturing processes. It must be able to be used flexibly for various measurement processes and, at the same time, ensure high precision and process reliability. The 3D scanners, software and other components of Nikon completely fulfill the challenging requirements of the engineering service provider.   “As a service provider, we are involved in development, design and 3D metrology. Through our comprehensive know-how in the engineering of operational Read more...

Upcoming Nikon Metrology webinars!!

Nikon Metrology webinars

Nikon Metrology invites you to follow a webinar and to get introduced to our latest products and technologies. Please register for the date and time that works best for you. If you are unable to attend a live webinar, you can subscribe later to watch the online recordings after the webinars are finished. Unleash the power of high voltage computed tomography This webinar introduces the 450 kV high voltage CT system and explains the advantages of using a high resolution microfocus source over a minifocus source. Target applications, such as cast engine Read more...

Nikon Metrology delivers advanced robotic system to GKN Aerospace

Adaptive Robot Control cell at GKN aerospace

Nikon Metrology  has recently delivered a robot cell for GKN Aerospace’s research center on the Isle of Wight, as part of UK Government STEM project. This technology demonstrator has at its heart an optical metrology system, guiding the robotic processes and managing the build, a process called “Metrology Assisted Production”. The goal of the project was to “one-shot” drill and countersink – then apply adhesive and fastener. The first major technology advance was to prove that a robot can take one tool (drill and countersink) and make Read more...

CAMIO8 in the picture!

Learn in a few minutes how multi-sensor metrology software CAMIO8 offers users greater measurement flexibility and a better insight in product conformance. Watch youtube video Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new Read more...

Examination and Measurement of Medical Devices and Components

Nikon Metrology offers a complete range of examination and measurement services for the inspection of medical devices and components. These include microscopy, manual metrology, automated non-contact video measuring, non-contact geometry inspection, X-ray radiography and computed tomography. Accurate inspection of small medical components With medical devices, failure is not an option. Reproducible examination and measurement of key components Read more...

Robot Control Brings Aerospace Tolerances to Automotive Robots

A major Airbus research project to develop greater levels of accuracy in automated drilling and riveting has led to the formation of a consortium to build a robotic platform incoporating a Nikon Metrology K-series Optical CMM. Since industrial robots do not meet Airbus process specifications; Airbus, Nikon Metrology, KUKA and Delmia have formed a consortium to build a new aerospace grade robotic platform. This patent-applied-for solution Read more...

Rapidform to Interface Directly with Nikon Metrology Handheld Laser Scanners

Nikon Metrology introduces its range of handheld 3D laser scanning solutions integrated into Rapidform XOR/Redesign and XOV/Verifier software. This solution enables design and manufacturing professionals to take full advantage of using premium Nikon Metrology scanners in combination with leading 3D point cloud analysis software to tackle reverse engineering or inspection tasks. Thanks to the new application programming interface (API), it Read more...

John Deere Uses Optical CMM for Inspection of Agricultural Machines

When measuring large objects such as tractors, it’s a challenge to use traditional coordinate measuring machines (CMMs). Not only is a large and expensive CMM required, but any position change of the measurement object during the inspection measurement will result in losing the alignment. This challenge can be met by the Nikon Metrology K-Series optical CMM, a portable optical CMM that auto-aligns the measurement object by tracking Read more...

Solar Team crosses Australian desert without a single drop of fuel

Covering 3000 km between Darwin and Adelaide   The challenge is simple. Cross the Australian desert as fast as you can without one drop of fuel. Fourteen selected engineering students of Groep T Engineering School in Leuven, Belgium, took up the challenge to hunt for a medal in the World Solar Challenge, the world championship for solar-driven vehicles. From their predecessor team they inherited a solid, proven vehicle design along with Read more...

PSA Peugeot Citroën quadruples scanning productivity with Laser Scanner

After upgrading optical metrology equipment with a handheld Nikon Metrology ModelMaker D (MMD) scanner for non-contact 3D measurement, PSA radically increased scanning productivity. Featuring a 100 mm laser stripe width and all-digital operation, the MMD enables PSA metrology engineers to complete detailed geometric scans of small to large vehicle body parts in record time. They can take the portable systems to any location or site, set it up Read more...