Nikon Metrology

Focus 2019 further expands laser scanning capability

Nikon Metrology announces the release of Focus 2019. This latest version of Focus laser scanning software introduces new and improved features. These features include improved alignment workflow, advanced 3D graphics engine and extended GD&T functions, such as “Surface profile per unit” tolerance to identify local imperfections on surfaces and “Runout” tolerance, typically used on cylindrical features.   Improved alignment workflow Performing the alignment of the measured data to the CAD model or part coordinate system, is one of the Read more...

The Evolution of Flashlights imaged using Nikon CT

X-ray CT Metrology Specialist, Herminso Villarraga-Gómez continues his annual themed X-ray images, with this depiction of the evolution of flashlights. The images obtained using a Nikon XT H 225 ST show the evolution from a 1900’s matchless fisheye flashlight, to a modern LED flashlight of today.     Lighting the way ahead Flashlights play a central role in the lives of the citizens of a world of light. Most advanced modern flashlights are LED-based. LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are more efficient than incandescent bulbs. In 2014, the Read more...

Multi-sensor inspection with video and laser scanning

CMM-Manager for NEXIV expands the capabilities of multi-sensor measurement.  CMM-Manager is task-oriented, highly intuitive and offers powerful measuring and reporting capabilities. Main features are collision-free CAD-based path definition, virtual path simulation and accurate feature measurement for both tactile and vision probing.   Multi-sensor 3D CAD collision-free measurement CMM-Manager integrates vision measuring, auto-focus laser scanning, touch probing and rotary indexing to provide a true 3D multi-sensor system for Read more...

Quality 4.0 in car body inspection

High-end manufacturing has always required feedback of reliable measurements to adjust parameters precisely and keep components within tolerance. The better and more regular the data provided, the more tightly a production line can be controlled. Nikon’s Laser Radar technology – capable of providing fast, automated, accurate, absolute measurements – clears the way for faster feedback of quality information, leading to exceptional levels of accuracy, high manufacturing efficiency, reduced rework and less scrap.     Offline versus Read more...

Celebrating World Radiography Day 2018

World Radiography Day is celebrated every year, on November 8th. It marks the significant discovery of x-radiation made by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895. The benefits of his discovery and the resulting technology are relied upon globally today. Radiography is an imaging technique which uses X-radiation or X-rays (also known as Röntgen rays) to see the inside of objects, both living and inanimate. The technology has been applied for many requirements all around the world, most commonly in hospitals for medical diagnosis. X-ray technology has saved lives, Read more...

NEXIV reseller application session October 2018

The NEXIV reseller application session was held at the Nikon Metrology facility in Leuven, Belgium. The briefing covered topics including AutoMeasure, AutoMeasure Eyes and CMM-Manager 3.8 software updates, as well as VMA and VMZ-R automation, new application examples and various other measuring demonstrations.     At Nikon Metrology Belgium, October 10th – 11th 2018, resellers and application engineers explored the latest system updates for Nikon’s NEXIV range of video measuring systems. Topics from customer applications, automation Read more...

4D CT enabled by Nikon’s software versatility

A unique feature of Nikon Metrology’s Inspect-X software is that, along with its easy-to-use user interface, it also has a programmable interface. This provides the flexibility to develop bespoke CT solutions integrating third party analysis software and controlling external hardware. Researchers at the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility at the University of Manchester have used this feature to implement 4D CT for laboratory experiments. Could this open new doors for industrial environments?     Parmesh Gajjar is a Research Associate at Read more...

WEBINAR – Microfocus Computed Tomography – October 16th 2018

Do you have 100% confidence in the failure-free operation of your critical parts?  Microfocus Computed Tomography can help… Join this webinar on October 16th, 2018 at  (15:00 CEST – 14:00 BST – 09:00 EDT). Nikon industrial X-ray and CT systems inspect internal dimensions with micron-level detail in a non-destructive way. CT also provides insight into the material structure and is a must-have tool in the inspection toolbox to ensure Quality 4.0 processes. Join us for a webinar that explains how Nikon Metrology X-ray and CT solutions Read more...

Nikon Metrology drives Quality 4.0 at IMTS – Visit booth #135060

As the growth of Industry 4.0 accelerates, quality control needs to keep pace with these latest developments. Digital, automated and connected inspection enables complete process control from design through to manufacture – defined by the term ‘Quality 4.0’. At IMTS 2018, Nikon Metrology exhibits a complete portfolio, amongst a range of automated quality inspection solutions and demonstrates how they meet the demands of Quality 4.0.   At IMTS 2018 (Sept. 10 – 15 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL), all Nikon Metrology product lines are Read more...

Nikon introduces the CNC Video Measuring System “NEXIV VMZ-H3030”

TOKYO-Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the CNC Video Measuring System, “NEXIV VMZ-H3030”, suitable for measuring precision samples, such as semiconductor packages, electronic parts, and machined parts.   Product Information Product Name: CNC Video Measuring System “NEXIV VMZ-H3030” Availability: From October 1, 2018   Product Development Background Using Nikon’s proprietary optical and image processing technology, the CNC video measuring systems “NEXIV series” automatically Read more...