Nikon Metrology

Nikon Metrology drives Quality 4.0 at IMTS – Visit booth #135060

As the growth of Industry 4.0 accelerates, quality control needs to keep pace with these latest developments. Digital, automated and connected inspection enables complete process control from design through to manufacture – defined by the term ‘Quality 4.0’. At IMTS 2018, Nikon Metrology exhibits a complete portfolio, amongst a range of automated quality inspection solutions and demonstrates how they meet the demands of Quality 4.0.   At IMTS 2018 (Sept. 10 – 15 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL), all Nikon Metrology product lines are Read more...

Nikon introduces the CNC Video Measuring System “NEXIV VMZ-H3030”

TOKYO-Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the CNC Video Measuring System, “NEXIV VMZ-H3030”, suitable for measuring precision samples, such as semiconductor packages, electronic parts, and machined parts.   Product Information Product Name: CNC Video Measuring System “NEXIV VMZ-H3030” Availability: From October 1, 2018   Product Development Background Using Nikon’s proprietary optical and image processing technology, the CNC video measuring systems “NEXIV series” automatically Read more...

NEW: CMM-Manager 3.8 for CMM, portable measuring and iNEXIV video systems

Nikon Metrology, market leader in optical measurement systems, releases CMM-Manager version 3.8. This latest release includes support for Nikon NEXIV VMZ-R, new Microsoft VBScript engine, several vision measurement enhancements, continued I++ enhancements including support for latest Renishaw UCC Server, new Alignment operations, and 64-bit build of CMM-Manager application.     Nikon Nexiv VMZ-R Supports Nikon NEXIV VMZ-R video measuring systems in addition to iNEXIV VMA Unified CAD capable software for CMMs, portable arms, and Nikon video Read more...

X-ray CT aids research into defect formation in AM parts

X-ray and CT technology is the leading method of quality assurance, but it is also being used for research into understanding how additive manufacturing process parameters influence defect formation in AM built parts. In his latest paper, Herminso Villarraga-Gómez explores the details.   Additive manufactured parts and components can be difficult to qualify. They consist of very complex, free-form shapes with rough surfaces and internal geometry, as well as interconnected structures and channels. Whilst additive manufacturing provides a unique Read more...

Nikon sponsors the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie

Nikon was an official sponsor for the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie this past week (15th – 22nd July 2018). The eventual winner of The Open was Francesco Molinari, who secured his first career major title.     The Open Championship is the world’s oldest and most traditional golf tournament, as well as one of the major golfing events. For over 150 years, the Open Championship has played host to some of the world’s best players who set out to become the “Champion Golfer of the Year”. The 147th Open was hosted this year Read more...

See the light with CT

Heavy-duty industrial lighting manufacturer, Nordic Lights deploys computed tomography to avoid expensive destructive testing, check for defects and to eliminate critical measurement errors caused by powder spraying for part preparation.     Nordic Lights is a Finnish company based in Pietarsaari and was founded in 1992. It is part of the Herrmans Oy Ab Group and is a manufacturer of premium, high-tech work and driving lights for heavy duty vehicles in extreme conditions. Its products are used throughout the mining, construction, forestry, Read more...

Nikon opens up about its strategic focus on Quality 4.0

A recent interview with Nikon’s Corporate Vice President Tadashi Nakayama provides insight into the strategy of the firm’s Industrial Metrology Business Unit, of which he is Deputy General Manager. In particular, he explained the company’s strategic focus on Quality 4.0, where digital, automated and connected inspection enables complete process control from design through to manufacture.     The core elements of a Quality 4.0 based process are the requirement for automated measurement of key features on components, as close to Read more...

Nikon’s global X-ray User Forum addresses CT in Industry 4.0

Nikon Metrology and Nikon Corporation recently held its first global X-ray User Forum at Tring, UK. Customers from around the world were invited to share their implementation of CT technology and review applications and new practices consistent with the demands of Industry 4.0.     The goal of the User Forum was to create a common platform for Nikon and its customers, allowing for learnings and further advancement within CT (computed tomography) technology and applications. Customers active in aerospace, automotive and medical industries, as Read more...

Nikon Metrology sharpens its focus on automated car body inspection at automatica 2018

From June 19th to June 22nd, Nikon Metrology will be exhibiting at the automatica tradeshow at Messe München, Germany.  Next week, the Laser Radar shop floor CMM is demonstrated at automatica 2018 in Munich. With drastically increased feature measurements and surface scanning speed, it’s the innovative solution for continuously monitoring quality throughout car body production. As the growth of Industry 4.0 accelerates, quality inspection needs to keep pace with these latest evolutions. Digital, automated and connected inspection enables complete Read more...

WEBINAR – Increasing process quality and repeatability with Laser Radar CMM – June 26th

The ‘Increasing process quality and repeatability with Laser Radar CMM’ Webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 26th at 15:30 CET | 14:30 BST | 09:30 EST.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW.   High-end manufacturing requires reliable quality information fed back into the production process. The availability of this information during prototyping, ramp-up and the main build process is key to reducing time-to-production and increasing process quality and repeatability. The Nikon Metrology Laser Radar CMM solution encapsulates these Read more...