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Today is World Quality Day

In a global economy where success depends on quality, innovation, and sustainability, World Quality Day on Nov. 11 offers an ideal opportunity to focus on the importance of quality and reinforce these concepts as the foundations of your business. Organizations from all over the world will be holding activities as part of World Quality Day, which was introduced by the United Nations in 1990 to increase worldwide awareness of the important Read more...

Supersize CMM at Biesse Wood Division

With a measurement volume of 24 meters cubed, one of the largest ever bridge-type CMMs is in use at Biesse Wood Division in Pesaro, a department of Biesse Group in Italy.  Biesse Wood Division develops and produces machinery for the furniture and carpentry industry, and uses this supersize CMM to perform geometrical inspection of prototype and production parts and assemblies of woodworking machinery. The company’s manufacturing machinery for Read more...

Compact precision GD&T on the shop floor

The new MM-200 measuring microscope from Nikon Metrology is specially designed for engineers, inspectors and operators, who require highly accurate measurements for precision parts.  Offering economies in size, weight and price, this compact product also offers precision and accuracy for measuring a variety of metal, plastic and electronic parts in all industries, especially the automotive and electronics industries.  Its space-saving and Read more...

Improved observation and imaging of wafers

The Nikon LSI series of  inspection microscopes, Eclipse L200N and L200ND,  builds on the high resolution and precision of the Eclipse L200 and L200D series. The L200N and L200ND offer improved observation and operating performance, providing images with greater contrast and higher resolving power.  Used independently or in combination with wafer loaders, the L200 series performs precise optical inspection of wafers, photo masks, reticules Read more...

Slash Inspection Time with Laser Radar: Watch the Video

  Nikon Metrology introduces the Laser Radar MV330/350 for automated large-scale metrology applications. The new Laser Radar doubles measurement speed and performance, offers better data quality through improved signal-to-noise ratio, and features enhanced hole and edge measurement to cover more applications. Its proprietary laser reflection technology obsoletes tedious positioning of targets at difficult-to-access locations, as is required Read more...

Industrial Rubber quality-checks rubber road stud reflectors with iNexiv video measuring system

Industrial Rubber has been manufacturing rubber moldings since 1975. One of its best known products, the “Light Dome” road stud reflector, is approved by the Department of Transport for use on all of the UK’s roads and highways. Industrial Rubber invested in a Nikon Metrology iNexiv VMA-2520 inspection system to assure its customers of consistent high quality products, no matter where in the world they are manufactured. Simon Elgar, Read more...

ANT Industries cuts inspection times up to 83%

When aerospace sub-contractor ANT Industries carried out a study on its production processes with the aim to make improvements, it was clear that inspection was a major bottleneck. “There were thousands of non-productive hours a year where parts were either in inspection or waiting to be inspected. These are expensive parts without any value being added”, says Shaun Rowley, ANT’s manufacturing and sales director. However, following the purchase of a new coordinate measuring machine (CMM) equipped with a Renishaw REVO five-axis scanning system, Read more...

X-ray system traces failures inside electronic devices

Nikon Metrology’s compact XT V 130 X-ray inspection system traces failures inside complex electronic devices and multilayer circuit boards. Hidden electronic defects arisen during production or assembly generally result in system failure, fabrication delay and additional cost. These defects can be detected efficiently early on in the process by taking an in-depth look at the inside of electronic specimens. Designed for high-throughput Read more...

iGPS Streamlines Aircraft Damage Positioning and Characterization

SURVICE Engineering Company integrates Nikon Metrology iGPS as part of turnkey aircraft inspection solution Since the damage inflicted on aircraft can affect structural integrity and/or radar signature, specific aircraft types are inspected to triage damage and define repair actions. To radically improve current manual damage identification practices, metrology specialists from SURVICE Engineering Company are integrating Nikon Metrology iGPS as Read more...

What makes a 300-year-old watch tick?

Article By Jo Marchant State-of-the-art X-ray scans have revealed the internal mechanisms of a corroded, barnacle-covered pocket watch recovered from a seventeenth-century wreck. The watch looks little more than a lump of rock from the outside, but the scans show that the mechanism inside is beautifully preserved, from delicate cogwheels and Egyptian-style pillars to the maker’s inscription. Researchers from the National Museums Scotland Read more...