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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...

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...

Pressings subcontractor replaces two CMMs with one Nikon VMA-4540

Quality manager Steve Bettridge and the Nikon iNEXIV VMA-4540

Optical inspection time halved and touch probing cycles cut 15-fold Second-tier supplier of light pressings and small assemblies to the automotive industry, Berck Limited, has invested in a Nikon Metrology iNEXIV VMA-4540 CNC video measuring machine fitted with tactile probing capability. Installed at the subcontractor’s factory in West Bromwich, UK, the multi-sensor machine has greatly speeded the inspection of 2D and 3D sheet metal components, improved measuring accuracy, and facilitated the production of detailed quality reports for customers. It Read more...

Nikon iNEXIV enables novel method for measuring the length of free-form springs

Redditch-based seal energising spring manufacturer, Clifford Springs, is using a new, highly accurate, automated procedure on a Nikon Metrology iNEXIV VMA-4540 CNC video measuring machine to determine the length of an irregularly shaped loop of welded coil. The result is equivalent to the circumference of the spring when it eventually strengthens a circular seal. The iNEXIV is more accurate than the former hard gauges. Up to 1,000 successive coordinates around the loop are recorded automatically and subsequently linked to create a series of small, Read more...

NEW RELEASE: CMM-Manager 3.6

CMM-Manager 3.6 screenshot

Nikon Metrology announces the release of version 3.6 of CMM-manager, the task-oriented, highly intuitive metrology software for manual, CNC, portable CMMs and video multi-sensor systems.   A range of new features and functions makes CMM-Manager 3.6 highly intuitive and easy-to-use: Excel 2016 report output CAD synchronization indicator in status bar Left hand helix gear support Multi-copy option added to Transform New datum alignment report output Path planning enhancements iNexiv integration Specialized functionality for ease-of-use This release Read more...

Show review – Control 2016: focusing on automation and increased productivity

For Nikon Metrology, the 30th edition of the Control show saw the introduction of the Laser Radar next-generation shop floor CMM, HN-C3030 gear inspection system and ceramic bridge Altera range among a variety of video and microscope measuring systems. With a multitude of robotized inspection applications, the emphasis on automation and increased productivity was evident. The Nikon Metrology team would like to thank everybody who came to visit. For the people who couldn’t make it to the Control show this year, or would like to learn more about what Read more...

Groundbreaking CMM-Manager 3.5 software now available for Nikon Metrology iNexiv Vision Measuring Equipment

Nikon Metrology announces CMM-Manager 3.5 for Nikon’s iNexiv vision measuring equipment. With a powerful and user-friendly interface, CMM-Manager 3.5 integrates vision measuring, autofocus laser scanning, rotary indexing, and touch probing to provide a true 3D multi-sensor system for inspecting physical products based on 3D CAD models. “Interfacing with the CAD model is today an integrated part of measuring and inspection with the iNexiv video measurement systems,” says Nate Frost, Nikon Metrology product manager. “This allows to take Read more...

Cover Story QMT – iNexiv Reaching the Peak of Video Measurement

Quality Manufacturing Today

iNexiv Reaching the Peak of Video Measurement   EDM subcontractor and toolmaker installs Nikon Metrology CNC video measuring to speed accreditation to AS9100 aerospace quality management standard. Using Nikon Metrology’s iNEXIV video measuring system to inspect, measure and certify its compliance has helped Microtec EDM grow as a company and set it apart from the competition. Click on the link below to read more on how Nikon’s VMA system helped Microtec EDM to speed inspection by a factor of 60. Read More About Microtec EDM Success 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...