Nikon Metrology

Webinar – Insight into the inside with microfocus computed tomography – 27/10/2016

Join us for a webinar that explains how Nikon Metrology X-ray and CT solutions can also help you to refine your prototyping and manufacturing processes. Beside explaining how CT technology can be used to inspect automotive components, we will also introduce latest developments and advantages of CT automation, configurable CT systems and new scanning methods. October 27th 2016, 16:00 CEST – 15:00 BST – 09:00 CDT – 10:00 EDT As automotive manufacturers and suppliers continue to produce components with more intricate structures it proves Read more...

Laser Radar: Next Generation Webinar

The Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar system has become a proven solution for customers looking to upgrade from the traditional well known CMM. Companies are rethinking the speed and accuracy of their current large-scale inline inspection processes. The completely automatable Laser Radar system is a non-contact measuring device with up to a 50 meter range and accuracies similar to a horizontal arm CMM. Parts can be measured in the same location where they are manufactured shortening the trouble shooting process and saving both time and money. Join us for Read more...

A hit in Hyderabad: Fine Forge accelerates turbine blade inspection with Nikon LC15Dx

Industry leader in the forgings of turbine blades, Fine Forge has installed a multi-sensor Nikon Metrology CMM with LC15Dx at its Hyderabad facility. The laser scanning acquisition system, used for QA and reverse engineering has helped to increase productivity and to support the expansion of its product portfolio.   Fine Forge is one of the leading steel die forging companies in India. Operating primarily in the power generation sector, Fine Forge – ISO 9001:2000 certified company based in Hyderabad – specialize in the manufacture of turbine Read more...

ALTERA CMM critical in manufacturing fuel-efficient power generators

Following the Indian government’s push for a green future and economic development, the manufacturing of supercritical components in power generation is vital. SSDE using the Nikon ALTERA CMM have helped to increase energy efficiency by 40% with the production of super-critical turbine blades.    With over 15 years of experience in precision machining, Sri Sai Durga Engineering (SSDE) has expertise in CNC turning and CNC milling to wire erosion, weld cladding and mechanical assembly. SSDE has had a vast amount of success, particularly Read more...

Nikon iNEXIV enables novel method for measuring the length of free-form springs

Redditch-based seal energising spring manufacturer, Clifford Springs, is using a new, highly accurate, automated procedure on a Nikon Metrology iNEXIV VMA-4540 CNC video measuring machine to determine the length of an irregularly shaped loop of welded coil. The result is equivalent to the circumference of the spring when it eventually strengthens a circular seal. The iNEXIV is more accurate than the former hard gauges. Up to 1,000 successive coordinates around the loop are recorded automatically and subsequently linked to create a series of small, Read more...

NEW RELEASE: CMM-Manager 3.6

CMM-Manager 3.6 screenshot

Nikon Metrology announces the release of version 3.6 of CMM-manager, the task-oriented, highly intuitive metrology software for manual, CNC, portable CMMs and video multi-sensor systems.   A range of new features and functions makes CMM-Manager 3.6 highly intuitive and easy-to-use: Excel 2016 report output CAD synchronization indicator in status bar Left hand helix gear support Multi-copy option added to Transform New datum alignment report output Path planning enhancements iNexiv integration Specialized functionality for ease-of-use This release Read more...

Higher resolution & faster: X.Tend your CT scanning capability

Nikon Metrology introduces Inspect-X 5.1, the latest release of the acquisition and control software for Nikon Metrology’s range of X-ray and CT systems. With 5.1, Inspect-X now features X.Tend; a new CT acquisition method that enables users to scan taller samples with improved image quality. Accompanying the Inspect-X 5.1 release is the introduction of new, high performance, reconstruction workstations that provide world leading reconstruction times. X.Tend doubles the speed of the CT process for taller samples. Scanning tall parts often Read more...

Feel Nikon | Watch the new Nikon company profile video

How does Nikon support people’s everyday lives, by developing cutting-edge technologies, expanding future possibilities? As Nikon’s 100th anniversary approaches, find out here how Nikon will continue to expand as it moves into its second century in the latest company profile video. Click on the image below to go to the Nikon Movie Theatre. To celebrate its fast approaching 100th anniversary, Nikon has released a new company profile video to demonstrate just how far it has come and what can be expected in the future. Nikon has been helping society Read more...

Is X-ray and CT the solution for evaluation of additive manufactured components?

Herminso Villarraga-Gomez (Nikon Metrology, inc.) in collaboration with the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) has recently written and published a paper addressing the viability of X-ray CT for inspecting additive manufactured components. Here you can read or download the paper to take a closer look at the experiment and understand the findings.   Additive Manufacturing continues to threaten to be the next big thing in manufacturing industries. The only hindrance is the ability to gain a reliable and comprehensive Read more...

Assessing the structural integrity of additive manufactured metal parts with X-ray CT

Nikon Metrology in collaboration with Case Western Reserve University (CWRU) recently investigated the non-destructive assessment of both structural and functional integrity of additive manufactured (AM) parts. In this article, you can discover where to learn more about how X-ray CT is a vital tool in failure analysis of additive manufactured parts.   CWRU (Cleveland, Ohio. US) in collaboration with Nikon Metrology recently investigated the progression of X-ray CT as a tool for assessing the process of additive manufacturing. Following on from Read more...