Nikon Metrology

Nikon Metrology – Upcoming events – March & April

Over the next few months, Nikon Metrology is hosting and attending many events around the world. If you would like to experience the Nikon Metrology solutions with an interactive demonstration or discuss your applications, find your nearest location below and come along to meet the team.     Over the coming months, Nikon Metrology will exhibit at the tradeshows and events below. Come and meet the team, discuss your applications and experience product demonstrations to find out more about what Nikon Metrology has to Read more...

High voltage microfocus CT for inspection of dense & complex parts

CT is accurate and reliable for measuring internal and external dimensions simultaneously, without destroying the part. The insight it provides through the additional fourth dimension of material density makes it the must-have tool for quality and production departments. High voltage microfocus CT offers the same capabilities for measuring large parts and penetrating dense materials. It opens new CT applications for turbine blades, aluminium castings and many other sizable parts.     CT offers a solution that is easy-to-use, fast and provides Read more...

Nikon Metrology presents at iCT 2019

From 13-15th February, Nikon Metrology will present at iCT 2019 – the 9th International Conference on industrial Computed Tomography, in Padova, Italy.     The 2019 International Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography (iCT 2019) is the ninth edition of the iCT conference series, which represents a key appointment for networking and knowledge exchange in the field of Industrial Computed Tomography. At this year’s event, Chris Price of Nikon Metrology will present on a variety of topics surrounding the benefits that Nikon CT Read more...

Supporting manufacturing through precise, non-destructive X-ray and CT inspection

Nikon’s X-ray and CT inspection systems perform quality inspection of aircraft and vehicle parts, helping to ensure reliability. Nikon makes effective use of X-ray systems in the fields of manufacturing and R&D to contribute to a safer society.     Nikon’s X-ray and CT systems provide a non-contact, non-destructive inspection solution to assure aircraft safety and manufacturing quality. In this Nikon article, find out more about the traditional X-ray CT applications as well as the future industries and ever-expanding Read more...

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...