Nikon Metrology

Optical CMMs – The future of CMMs?

For decades we were taught to believe that if you ever wanted to measure anything properly, you needed a CMM.  A couple of decades ago, portable arms were released and although they seemed novel, nothing would compare to the rigidity and accuracy of three linear scales and drives.  We were resigned to the fact that any improvement in CMMs would be only incremental.  We lived this way for decades.  Recently, however, optical CMMs began Read more...

Advanced Metrology Applications in Aerospace

The history of Nikon Metrology (formerly Metris) with metrology-assisted production goes back seven years. “We first developed integrated laser systems that included metrology for composite material layup and verification. That system grew into a guidance tool for manual assembly processes,” says Jarrad Morden, general manager of Nikon Metrology Canada. Their custom-built, integrated systems use various metrology instruments, Read more...

Visit Nikon Metrology, Inc. at Westec 2010

Nikon Metrology, Inc Booth#2157 Los Angeles, CA Los Angeles Convention Center March 23-25, 2010 Metris became a member of the Nikon group and will be attending this year’s Westec Expo as Nikon Metrology, Inc. Born from the combined strengths of Nikon and Metris, the newly formed Nikon Metrology offers the most complete and innovative metrology product portfolio, including state-of-the-art vision measuring instruments complemented with Read more...

Technology Lecture on High Energy Computed Tomography (CT) Development and Applications

Nikon Metrology’s Andrew Ramsey will be giving a lecture at the Singapore Institute of Manufacturing Technology on March 4, 2010 from 9:45-11:30am at the SIMTech training room, level 3. Abstract: Microfocus X-ray Computed Tomography (CT) is a non-destructive technique for creating highly detailed 3D computer models of the interior structure of objects. This allows accurate dimensional measurements to be made as well as the study of density Read more...

Faurecia uses LC50 scanner for improving the manifold inspection process

Faurecia Torsas in Sweden designs and develops various types of exhausts and manifolds for different OEM car manufacturers such as PSA, Renault, Volkswagen, Ford, Volvo etc. As the OEM’s only accept top quality products, Faurecia decided to invest in a CMM based laser scanner to improve the inspection and reverse engineering of the manufacturing tools and to verify the crucial properties of manifolds such as wall thickness and weld quality. Read more...

Nikon Metrology and Renishaw have teamed up to inform you about the new technology available for your CMM.

Join our webinar today! Title: Learn how to increase your old CMM’s productivity with new Revo technology Date: Wednesday, February 24, 2010 Time: 2:00pm-2:30pm (EST) Webinar Description: This 30-minute webinar serves as an introduction to the new technology of the Revo. The Revo is a dynamic new measuring head & probe system from Renishaw. It is designed to maximize system speed, while maintaining high accuracy. Product Read more...

JEC Innovation Awards 2010: and the winners are…

JEC is announcing the new winners of the JEC Innovation Awards Programme 2010. This year, 11 companies and their partners will receive awards at the JEC Show (April 13-15, 2010). Each year, a jury of renowned international experts chooses the best composite innovations, based on their technical interest, market potential, partnership, financial impact and originality. The decision to give prominence to these projects was based on their atypical Read more...

Dinosaur footprints in France scanned with the Nikon Metrology K-Scan MMD

In France, Nikon Metrology’s portable K-Scan MMD handheld scanner is being used to digitize unique dinosaur imprints. In 2009, amateur fossil hunters discovered the prints near Lyon, France. Not only are the footprints exceptional because of their size, but they also cover a very large area, so scientists will potentially be able to study the tracks over a long distance. Scientists believe that the prints, which measure between 1.65m in Read more...

CMSC announces a Call for Papers for their 2010 Conference.

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), the preeminent membership association for measurement professionals, announces the “Call for Papers” for the 2010 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC). This annual event will be held in Reno, Nevada from July 12 – 16, 2010. Metrology users are invited to submit abstracts for presentations and technical white papers detailing their successful application of 3D coordinate Read more...