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WEBINAR – Microfocus Computed Tomography – October 16th 2018

Do you have 100% confidence in the failure-free operation of your critical parts?  Microfocus Computed Tomography can help… Join this webinar on October 16th, 2018 at  (15:00 CEST – 14:00 BST – 09:00 EDT). Nikon industrial X-ray and CT systems inspect internal dimensions with micron-level detail in a non-destructive way. CT also provides insight into the material structure and is a must-have tool in the inspection toolbox to ensure Quality 4.0 processes. Join us for a webinar that explains how Nikon Metrology X-ray and CT solutions 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...

X-ray imaging facility develops world leading research

In the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility at The University of Manchester, the unique versatility of the Nikon CT systems enable its staff members to take on a great range of research and commercial projects. Nikon CT systems have been installed in the facility for almost 20 years, and they remain the workhorses of the facility today.     The University of Manchester has been using Nikon CT for almost 20 years. The first system – an XT H 225 – was installed in the year 2000. Following this first investment, the Henry Moseley X-ray Read more...

Sintavia gets the inside track with micro CT

The metal additive manufacturing company Sintavia adds Nikon Metrology CT to its state-of-the-art facility in Florida, USA to further control the additive manufacturing process.     Additive manufacturing is making enormous waves throughout every industry. The technology allows ultimate flexibility in creating the most intricate and complex features ever designed for manufacturing. As the technology establishes itself as a vital manufacturing tool for producing ultimately efficient components, companies such as Sintavia have to be ahead of Read more...

Adam Savage’s Maker Tour – Featuring the XT H 160 CT system

In this video, watch Adam Savage encounter the Nikon XT H 160 on his tour through The Centre for Bits and Atoms at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   Adam Savage, formerly of The Discovery Channel’s MythBusters television show takes a look into the history, and the future of manufacturing. In this episode of Adam Savage’s Maker Tour, he visits the media lab at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). At MIT, the first computer controlled milling machine was developed in 1952 and the invention of several modern day 3D printers Read more...

Improving quality of treatment for patients

For the quality assurance of 3D-printed medical implants, Baltic Orthoservice uses the LC15Dx laser scanner on an ALTERA CMM. The goal is to guarantee the absolute best quality of product for its patients and to make patient specific implants more readily available.     The LC15Dx laser scanner on an ALTERA CMM provides accurate, fast and reliable surface and screw hole inspection Nikon Metrology laser scanners can scan different types of materials and challenging surfaces with ease With no moving parts in the LC15Dx, the scanner isn’t Read more...

Rules of micro-CT and when to break them

In the recent Metal AM Magazine, Herminso Gomez and Andrew Ramsey discuss the rules of micro-CT. Metal AM parts are increasingly being considered for the reduction of component weight without compromising strength. For safety critical components, it is essential to know whether voids or inclusions are present and where they occur. In such cases, X-ray Computed Tomography is a powerful tool for non-destructively assuring geometrical tolerances and assessing internal defects.     High-accuracy micro-CT technology has continued to evolve over Read more...

Patient-specific implants made affordable

First class CT inspection advances the production of 3D printed bespoke medical implants. Ortho Baltic, a manufacturer of patient-specific medical implants recently invested in additive manufacturing and CT inspection technology. It is vital for such components to be of outstanding quality, therefore an assured quality control system is integral to the company’s success.     Ortho Baltic is a medical company based in Kaunas, Lithuania and is the first patient-specific TMJ (temporomandibular joint) endoprosthesis manufacturer in the Baltic Read more...

X-ray CT: a powerful partner in the 3D printing revolution

X-ray computed tomography is the optimal solution for non-destructively assuring geometrical and tolerance quality control. Here you can read more about what Nikon CT experts Andrew and Herminso have to say on the matter.     More and more manufacturers expect that within three to five years, 3D printing will be used in high-volume production. Introducing components at a lighter weight, without compromising strength, metal printed parts offer many significant advantages. In the recent Quality Magazine article, Nikon Metrology CT specialists 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...