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ModelMaker Laser Scanner Plug-in from Geomagic

Nikon Metrology ModelMaker MMDx This plug-in allows users of Studio, Qualify or Wrap 12 to interface with and directly control the ModelMaker MMDx/MMC series of handheld scanners from Nikon Metrology. The user is able to scan and hard probe directly into the Geomagic products. This version of the plug-in is only compatible with Windows7, and 32-bit versions of Geomagic products.     Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click Read more...

Automated metrology: Get it right the first time

Composite materials have gained popularity in high-performance products that need to be lightweight and strong Despite their relatively high cost, composite materials have gained popularity in high-performance products that need to be lightweight, and at the same time strong enough to withstand harsh loading conditions. Traditional production methods, which have become standards for steel and aluminum industrial production, will not suffice Read more...

Grand Opening of Nikon Metrology Western Regional Sales Office

Nikon Metrology, Inc. Announces Opening of New Western Regional Sales Office in Irvine, California Nikon Metrology, Inc. just announced the opening of its new Western regional sales office in Irvine, California. The facility will serve as a sales and demonstration center for current and potential Nikon Metrology customers in California, Arizona, New Mexico, Utah, Colorado, Nevada, Idaho, Wyoming, and Texas.  “We are always looking for ways Read more...

Robot Control Brings Aerospace Tolerances to Automotive Robots

A major Airbus research project to develop greater levels of accuracy in automated drilling and riveting has led to the formation of a consortium to build a robotic platform incoporating a Nikon Metrology K-series Optical CMM. Since industrial robots do not meet Airbus process specifications; Airbus, Nikon Metrology, KUKA and Delmia have formed a consortium to build a new aerospace grade robotic platform. This patent-applied-for solution Read more...

Philips Lighting pushes innovation using Nikon Metrology X-ray and CT

Radiography imaging and metrology drives research, quality, productivity and a reduced ecological footprint Philips Lighting in Turnhout, Belgium, recently took delivery of a Nikon Metrology XT V system for X-ray and computed tomography (CT) inspection. Engineers investigate electrodes and other parts of high-intensity discharge (HID) lamp prototypes, to push the boundaries of lamp performance, lifespan and ecological material usage. They Read more...

Great Plans for 3D Metrology

Reprinted from CMSC World by Talion Edwards     The National Institute for Standards and Technology (NIST) has been invaluable to the U.S. measurement industry by developing calibration techniques for equipment used for large volume portable metrology. The U.K.’s National Physical Laboratory (NPL) has made a further commitment to address the lack of training in dimensional metrology. The NPL has developed a multilevel training program Read more...

Nikon Metrology Exhibits at ISTFA 2010 in Dallas

ISTFA – International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis Nikon Metrology, Inc Booth#118 Dallas, TX Intercontinental Hotel Dallas November 16-17, 2010 Nikon Metrology will be featuring a wide variety of x-ray and CT inspection solutions at this event. Enrich your career at the 36th International Symposium for Testing and Failure Analysis, November 14-18 in Dallas, Texas. Acquire the latest knowledge from the field’s leading Read more...

Nikon Metrology Exhibits at ASNT 2010

ASNT Fall Conference and Quality Testing Show Nikon Metrology, Inc Booth#239 Houston, TX Houston Convention Center November 15-17, 2010 Nikon Metrology will be featuring a wide variety of x-ray and CT inspection solutions at this event. Houston is It for the 2010 ASNT Fall Conference and Quality Testing Show. Houston is the perfect setting for the world’s largest annual gathering of NDT professionals who come together to learn, exchange, Read more...

Rapidform XOV2 Makes 3D Scan-Based Verification Faster and Easier

  INUS Technology, Inc. just announced the release of Rapidform XOV2 Service Pack 2, which brings major improvements to the application’s reporting and 3D scan measurement capabilities. Rapidform XOV takes data from any 3D scanner, including Nikon Metrology 3D laser scanners, and enables manufacturers to quickly verify that parts are within specification. This latest release sharpens XOV’s focus on allowing fast, Read more...

Qualis Makes Smart Moves with 3D Laser Scanning

Qualis, a specialized contract metrology firm in Germany – uses a CMM-operated laser scanner from Nikon Metrology. Where tactile measurement falls short on fragile, flexible or complex parts made of metal, plastic or composite, the non-contact laser scanner accurately and efficiently digitizes the complete geometry of parts. The acquired 3D scans help Qualis metrologists assist customers in optimizing product design and verifying serial Read more...