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Understanding the metrology language for X-ray computed tomography

When compared to CMMs, CT as a technique applied for industrial dimensional metrology is relatively new. In a recent article for Quality Magazine’s NDT special section, Herminso Villarraga-Gomez from Nikon Metrology looks to define the language and teminology used.   Interest is growing across many industries in the use of X-ray computed tomography (CT) for dimensional metrology in the pursuit of improved quality control. Currently, however, there exists a lack of agreement among governing bodies in metrology, research institutions, Read more...

Adam Savage’s Maker Tour – Featuring the XT H 160 CT system

In this video, watch Adam Savage encounter the Nikon XT H 160 on his tour through The Centre for Bits and Atoms at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   Adam Savage, formerly of The Discovery Channel’s MythBusters television show takes a look into the history, and the future of manufacturing. In this episode of Adam Savage’s Maker Tour, he visits the media lab at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). At MIT, the first computer controlled milling machine was developed in 1952 and the invention of several modern day 3D printers Read more...

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...

Rules of micro-CT and when to break them

In the recent Metal AM Magazine, Herminso Gomez and Andrew Ramsey discuss the rules of micro-CT. Metal AM parts are increasingly being considered for the reduction of component weight without compromising strength. For safety critical components, it is essential to know whether voids or inclusions are present and where they occur. In such cases, X-ray Computed Tomography is a powerful tool for non-destructively assuring geometrical tolerances and assessing internal defects.     High-accuracy micro-CT technology has continued to evolve over Read more...

Automated in-line CT – Ready for production

Automated CT - Nikon Metrology introduces production ready, in-line, CT.

Production-ready industrial CT ensures the fastest insight into product quality, watch the video below…     In-line CT inspection 100% part inspection The in-line CT inspection system is a solution for fully automated production environments where critical parts with complex internal geometries or material structures need to be inspected. As such, this is the ideal inspection solution for companies that implement “Industry 4.0” methodology on the shop floor. The complete CT inspection process is automated and requires no Read more...

Automated CT scanning enables 100% inspection of complex parts

Nikon Metrology - automated CT - in process CT

To meet the demands of ever more discerning customers, manufacturers are constantly striving to improve product quality. One way to achieve this is through 100 per cent inspection of components, rather than taking samples from a production line for quality control. There is a problem if components are complex or already partly assembled, however, as they can take too long to inspect by probing or laser scanning. In the case of additively manufactured components or plastic mouldings containing electronics, it may even be impossible to check them at all 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...

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...

Configurable CT | Everything starts at the source

Configurable CT

Multiple sources & infinite possibilities with configurable CT Nikon Metrology microfocus sources offer unmatched versatility for objects big and small. Featuring a wide range of spot sizes and power ratings, these open-tube sources are fully configurable and interchangeable to accommodate a wide range of density and material requirements. Expect precise measurements and stunning spatial resolution with every scan.     Microfocus accuracy for a broad spectrum of materials. Nikon Metrology’s configurable CT systems are optimized for high Read more...

Patient-specific implants made affordable

First class CT inspection advances the production of 3D printed bespoke medical implants. Ortho Baltic, a manufacturer of patient-specific medical implants recently invested in additive manufacturing and CT inspection technology. It is vital for such components to be of outstanding quality, therefore an assured quality control system is integral to the company’s success.     Ortho Baltic is a medical company based in Kaunas, Lithuania and is the first patient-specific TMJ (temporomandibular joint) endoprosthesis manufacturer in the Baltic Read more...