Nikon Metrology

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...

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...

Webinar “CMM-Manager on iNEXIV”: Expand the possibilities of your video measuring system

Expand your 3D tactile and video measuring capabilities with CMM-Manager, now available on Nikon iNexiv* video measurement systems.  CMM-Manager is task-oriented, highly intuitive and offers powerful measuring and reporting capabilities. This webinars introduces the main features for NEXIV video measuring systems such as collision-free CAD-based path definition, virtual path simulation and accurate feature measurement for both tactile and vision probing. There are 2 sessions scheduled: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST/ 6:00 PM – 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...