Nikon Metrology

Ask our experts – The JCM-7000 SEM edition

Nikon Metrology’s European Partnership with JEOL has been established for over 10 years & together we have formed a strong relationship resulting in the NeoScope being sold & supported fully by Nikon Metrology in Europe.   JEOL’s NeoScope JCM-7000 Benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is the next-generation of SEM and is taking the European market by storm. We hear from the UK’s JEOL expert, David Hemingway, on his experience of working with JEOL’s NeoScope and how the new JCM-7000 is a game changer for all Read more...

CT scan – The symmetry of starfish

See the structure of a starfish visualized with X-ray CT. The mesmerizing X-ray CT scan of a Starfish (seen below) was acquired by Dr. Andrew Mathers using a Nikon XT H 225 ST.     This X-ray CT scan of a Starfish was acquired by Dr. Andrew Mathers at 50 µm voxel resolution and 37 Watts, using a Nikon XT H 225 ST. The XT H 225 ST system houses a Nikon 225 kV microfocus X-ray source fitted with a tungsten reflection target and a 1 mm Copper beam filter, coupled with a Varex 4343CT flat panel detector. For this scan the detector acquired 4492 Read more...

ModelMaker H120 enables precision repair of used mould tools

ModelMaker H120 is used to scan the used mould and compare to original 3D design data.

Nikon Metrology’s ModelMaker H120 can be adopted for defect detection in used mould tools. High accuracy laser scanned data is compared to the original 3D design data before re-machining and restoring the mould to the same quality as a new part. Okuma is trying to close the production chain when it comes to used and worn out moulds. These worn and used moulds no longer represent the original part, the complex shapes are poorly defined and the tool becomes unreliable. To repair them, information is required to review the current state and shape of the Read more...

EPIC installs Nikon’s industry leading inspection equipment

EPIC – Electronics & Photonics Innovation Centre, based in Torbay, Devon (UK) installs JEOL Benchtop SEM, SMZ745T, and ECLIPSE LV100ND to serve local microelectronics and photonics industries.     EPIC is a brand-new innovation centre built and funded to support the needs of the local tech cluster. It provides businesses in the area a venue to partially or fully relocate in a modern, purpose-built centre, with state-of-the-art facilities and access to the latest, top of the range inspection equipment. The centre has 27 modern Read more...