Nikon Metrology

Tying 100 years of appreciation to the next 100 – For 100 years, Nikon has pursued the possibilities of light. Since its founding in 1917, Nikon has harnessed the power of lenses to contribute to the advancement of imaging culture and sciences, as well as the development of industry, creating breakthrough technologies and products in the process. Filled with appreciation for the previous 100 years, we move forward to the next, where our role will be in creating new values for a brighter future. Nikon’s challenge is already in motion.



The Nikon Family

Owning a Nikon is not just about making a purchase it is about joining a growing family and becoming part of the future. Nikon provides you with the opportunity to enter a new world that you can help shape and define.


We want to assure you that we will expend every effort to ensure our products and services will enhance your experience of imaging and help deliver you the results you want to achieve. Every aspect of our business from product development to customer service is constantly reviewed and adapted to an ever changing market to ensure that your needs are met and expectations are exceeded. Our corporate goal is to instil trustworthiness and our future creativity truly depends on your input. With optics at the heart of every imaging system, it’s essential to choose the leading brand. With 100 years expertise in the field, Nikon has achieved a level of optical excellence unrivalled by any other. Combined with innovative technology and intuitive software you can be reassured that your Nikon equipment is second to none.


Owning a Nikon System is just the beginning…



New Nikon Metrology website

The Nikon Metrology website has recently been updated, and optimised for mobile use too. To find out more about the products and services, discover the latest application and customer stories, see what career opportunites are available or simply make an enquiry and get in touch, explore the new website here.




Expanding towards 3D Metrology

With the acquisition of Metris in 2009, Nikon enlarged its portfolio with optical 3D measuring instruments. The new division “Nikon Metrology” today offers the broadest range of metrology solutions for applications ranging from miniature electronics to the largest aircrafts. Nikon Metrology’s innovative measuring and precision instruments contribute to a high performance design-through-manufacturing process that allows manufacturers to deliver premium quality products in a shorter time.


Following products lines are now available in the portfolio:

Coordinate Measuring Machines & Portable arms

Nikon Metrology provides best-in-class precision equipment and metrology solutions for use on CMMs and articulated arms CMMs.


Optical CMMs are portable, handheld coordinate measuring machines, with a proven track record in engineering, preproduction and quality control applications.


Laser Scanning

Next-generation digital LC and XC laser scanners confirm market leadership for CMM-based laser inspection, offering full surface and feature measurement.


Digital ModelMaker 3D scanners are ideally suited for use on articulated measuring arms, serving a variety of inspection and reverse engineering applications.



The X-ray and CT inspection systems provide detailed insight into the internal structure of parts.


Typically used for inspection of loaded PCBs, compact castings and plastics, these imaging systems facilitate the detection of connectivity failures, material defects and assembly issues.



CNC video measuring systems from Nikon Metrology’s cover precision optical and digital imaging systems for inspection and non-contact surface inspection, reconciling high precision with maximum productivity.



Measuring microscopes focus on industrial measuring and image analysis, designed for complete digital control for maximum measuring accuracy.


Industrial microscopes (stereo, upright, inverted) serve a wide range of visual inspection application. Recently added to the microscopes portfolio is the portable ShuttlePix offering users to simply grab the instrument and take images and measurements anywhere needed.


Rugged optical comparators are built to provide bright crisp images of an incredible range of specimens, whereas autocollimators provide exceptional measuring accuracy and reliability in demanding measurements, such as flatness or height by simple geometry.


Large Volume Applications

The Laser Radar is a top large-scale metrology solution available to the manufacturing industry, performing fully automated, non-contact measurement and inspection up to 60 meters.


The iGPS is a modular, large-volume tracking system used in manufacturing and assembly, enabling factory-wide localization of multiple objects with metrology accuracy.


Nikon Metrology also provides a full range of complementary software solutions for CMM and point cloud based inspection and reverse engineering applications.


The product portfolio is completed with a vast range of support, metrology and integration services.




The Nikon Metrology Download Centre serves as a library for all brochures, case studies, news magazines and other resources… Many of the articles on this blog are available in PDF format to download, here.