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Nikon celebrates American Football

Dr. Andrew Mathers (X-ray CT Project Manager) scanned an American Football helmet to showcase the key components that help aid player safety in the modern game. X-ray CT enables us to non-destructively visualise the different components of the fully assembled helmet and inspect them to assess their build quality and conformity with design, each of which plays a vital role in protecting the athlete. X-ray CT scans of the facemask and helmet were acquired at 143 and 156 µm voxel resolution and 450 and 350 Watts respectively, using a Nikon C2 Large Read more...

Ask our experts – the Eclipse LV issue

Our Microscope expert – Michael Hallewell has been working within Material Microscopy for over 15 years, so has a lot of expertise under his belt. We spoke to him about the Nikon Eclipse LV Microscope & how it is futureproofed for a huge range of tasks.   What is an LV Microscope? The LV is Nikon’s Upright Microscope System for extensive optical analysis of materials. The system offers massive flexibility on components because Read more...

Working with gears? Nikon Metrology can help support your gear production….

Here at Nikon Metrology we offer a wide range of products to support your gear production Perform gear analysis using Nikon’s range of Stereo and Metallurgical Microscopes, precisely measure gears time after time with Nikon’s NEXIV video measurement systems and even using the JEOL NeoScope JCM-7000 benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope for both chemical composition, defect inspection or failure studies.   VIDEO MEASUREMENT NEXIV – Nikon’s non-contact video measuring system, which is changing the way we measure. The Nikon Read more...

Nikon celebrates World Radiography Day!

This year marks the 125th anniversary of Wilhelm Röntgen’s discovery X-rays, for which he went on to win the first ever Nobel Prize for Physics. To celebrate World Radiography Day 2020 Dr. Andrew Mathers (X-ray CT Project Manager) scanned two species of large beetles native to the United Kingdom, namely a Lesser Stag Beetle (Dorcus parallelipipedus) and a Dung Beetle (Geotrupes spiniger). X-ray CT enables us to non-destructively visualise the exceptionally complex fine structure of both these wonderful insects. The 3D renderings of the exoskeleton Read more...

Nikon Metrology celebrates Bonfire Night

Bonfire night is held annually on the 5th November in the United Kingdom to celebrate the failed attempts of Guy Fawkes and his fellow conspirators in 1605, to assassinate King James I by blowing up the House of Lords. Following an anonymous tip, authorities discovered and arrested Fawkes in an undercroft directly below the first floor of the House of Lords, guarding 36 barrels of gunpowder, equating to approximately 1 metric tonne of explosives. The annual celebrations include firework displays, lighting of bonfires and the burning of Guy Fawkes Read more...

Revolutionizing Automotive Quality Control with Nikon Metrology’s APDIS Laser Radar

APDIS Automotive

Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar has been at the forefront of a quiet revolution in automotive quality control, bringing high accuracy, absolute measurements to the shop floor. With over 150 installations in 36 vehicle plants worldwide, the Laser Radar has proved itself to be an invaluable tool for manufacturers to improve their quality, reduce scrap and ultimately save money. The release of the new APDIS Laser Radar builds on this success to give the most productive Laser Radar ever built. This will drive the changes required for an automotive industry Read more...

Trick or Treat at Nikon Metrology this Halloween!

This Halloween, Nikon Metrology uses its leading technology to explore some spooky items… Take a look at these eerie images and find out more about how the technology works.   Scanning pumpkins with the ModelMaker H120               “Over the years customers have asked us to scan many different kinds of components, with a multitude of surface colours and texture! However, we’ve never scanned pumpkins before. Thankfully with our MCAxS portable arm and the Nikon H120 blue scanner the pumpkins posed no Read more...

Nikon celebrates National Fossil Day USA 2020

To celebrate National Fossil Day USA 2020, Dr. Andrew Mathers (X-ray CT Applications Engineer) scanned two fossil shark’s teeth and a modern day shark’s tooth to reveal their internal structure. National Fossil Day is hosted annually by the National Park Service and the American Geosciences Institute, on the Wednesday of Earth Science Week, in October. This day is used as a platform to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.     The Read more...

Nikon celebrates International Coffee Day 2020

  To celebrate International Coffee Day, held annually on October 1st, Dr. Andrew Mathers (X-ray CT Applications Engineer) scanned three different roasts of coffee bean (light, mid and dark) to showcase the difference in the bean’s internal structure following each roasting technique. International Coffee Day, was first established in by the International Coffee Organisation at Expo 2015 in Milan. This day is used as a platform to Read more...

Ask our experts – The NEXIV edition

The NEXIV product range offers a fully automated quick, accurate and repeatable measurement solution, in an extremely strong machine. Primarily the NEXIV works as a non-contact system using Nikon’s excellent zoom optics together with a camera and automated edge detection software algorithms. We spoke to our Nikon NEXIV expert Paul Gough about his experience of working with the NEXIV range for over 13 years.   As a Nikon Metrology expert for the NEXIV, what is your favourite feature of the Nikon NEXIV & why? My favourite feature about the Read more...