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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...

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...

DTU Energy uses industrial CT to research the development of green energy solutions.

Industrial Ct at DTU Energy

DTU uses a high flux Nikon Metrology CT system to non-destructively investigate energy materials such as batteries and fuel cells. The high energy 225 kV microfocus source penetrates dense battery, electrolysis cell and fuel cell samples in the search for suitable materials to develop sustainable, green energy systems.   Non-renewable energy resources are used to generate approximately 85% of the world’s energy today, but the issues with these finite sources have been known for a long time. It’s not just that the supplies of fossil fuels are Read more...

Webinar – Insight into the inside with microfocus computed tomography – 27/10/2016

Join us for a webinar that explains how Nikon Metrology X-ray and CT solutions can also help you to refine your prototyping and manufacturing processes. Beside explaining how CT technology can be used to inspect automotive components, we will also introduce latest developments and advantages of CT automation, configurable CT systems and new scanning methods. October 27th 2016, 16:00 CEST – 15:00 BST – 09:00 CDT – 10:00 EDT As automotive manufacturers and suppliers continue to produce components with more intricate structures it proves Read more...

Inspect-X 5.0 enables higher resolution scans for an improved insight into defects

Nikon Metrology introduces Inspect-X 5.0, the latest release of the acquisition and analysis software for Nikon Metrology’s range of X-ray and CT systems. Inspect-X 5.0 is now a native 64-bit application and supports a new 16Mpixel flat panel detector enabling much higher resolution CT scans. Another new feature is the Golden Image Comparison tool, enabling operators to intelligently and immediately make a pass/fail sentence on the part being inspected. Introducing an all-new 64-bit platform Inspect-X 5.0 is now anative 64-bit application,enabling the Read more...

New Knowledge From Ancient Specimens Using X-Ray Computed Tomography (CT)

The Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum together with Chesapeake Testing consulting firm are using computed tomography (micro CT) to not only scan marine mammal fossils, but also make 3D scans and data available for knowledge-seekers around the world. The mission of the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum and research complex, is admirably brief: “The increase and diffusion of knowledge.” The vision statement, a bit longer, is no less cogent: “Shaping the future by preserving our heritage, discovering new knowledge, and Read more...

Register now for the webinar “Enhance your production line with 100% CT inspection” – June 25

This webinar introduces the capabilities of production CT offering high level of automation, high throughput and minimal operator input. As an example, a CT system is presented that – based on QR-codes- identifies product series and allows to perform automatic acquisition, reconstruction and analysis with pass/fail sentencing. This webinar is offered several times: June 25: 10 am CET (9 am BST – 5 pm JST) June 25: 5 pm CET (4 pm BST – 11 am EST) Please register for the date and time that works best for you. Or if you are unable to Read more...

Inspect-X 4.1 provides ultra-sharp X-ray images and advanced BGA analysis

Inspect-X 4.1, the latest release of the acquisition and analysis software for our of X-ray and CT systems, provides improved real-time imaging and advanced BGA analysis. The C.Clear real-time image enhancements provide easy-to-interpret images for fast online defect recognition. The new image processing algorithms enable automated BGA analysis and reporting for stacked components and multi-layered boards. Nikon Metrology X-ray systems with Inspect-X 4.1 are ready to handle today’s and tomorrow’s complex electronics boards and components. See Clear Read more...

Ancient Greek bronze machine predicted multiple features of eclipses

A new paper for PLOS ONE, “Eclipse Prediction on the Antikythera Mechanism”, transforms our understanding of eclipse prediction on this amazing geared calculating machine from ancient Greece: http://dx.plos.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0103275 Quote: “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 a fascinating detective story over more than a hundred years.” A simple and ingenious design Not only did the Antikythera Read more...