Nikon Metrology

Thank you for attending Control 2019

At Control 2019, Nikon introduced the theme ‘Rethink shop floor processes with Quality 4.0’. On the booth, Nikon exhibited the full portfolio of shop floor inspection solutions, including the Laser Radar and Large Envelope CT systems.     This year Nikon’s booth switched from black to a white, light design with welcoming open spaces for visitors to easily access. The main design element was a large screen that could be seen from afar with a vast Nikon logo and a video demonstration of Nikon’s lineup. The main Read more...

Measurement room of the future

Nikon Metrology is proud to support the BMW Group’s body shop at Dingolfing. As Industry 4.0 introduces a new era of digitalisation, BMW has developed a new and innovative, fully automated inline measurement cell for quality control. Featuring the Laser Radar, the multiple measurement cell combines a whole range of industry leading measuring solutions for full geometric inspection of vehicle body parts.     In the past, body-in-white measurements have been performed in two phases. Firstly on the production line with low accuracy sensors to Read more...

Frost & Sullivan forecasts Laser Radar to revolutionize automotive body-in-white inspection

Following extensive primary research, key industry analyst Frost & Sullivan anticipates great opportunities for shop floor body-in-white inspection in Industry 4.0 The latest thought-leadership paper from Frost & Sullivan, ‘Quality 4.0: A Paradigm Shift of In-line Inspection in Body-in-White’ addresses the changing landscape of the automotive industry. Based on automotive industry trends and primary research, this paper presents insights and analysis from leading automotive players, body-in-white experts, and dimensional metrology solution Read more...

Rethink shop floor processes with Quality 4.0

Nikon Industrial Metrology offers manufacturers a new vision for efficient, productive and intelligent manufacturing. The goal is to enable manufacturers to produce better products at a lower cost, speed up the response to changes in demand, and shorten time to market, everything together resulting in greater competitiveness. At Control 2019, Nikon Metrology presents its portfolio of digital, automated and connected shop floor solutions to meet the new and varied demands of Industry 4.0.     By rethinking shop floor processes, Nikon Metrology Read more...

Quality 4.0 in car body inspection

High-end manufacturing has always required feedback of reliable measurements to adjust parameters precisely and keep components within tolerance. The better and more regular the data provided, the more tightly a production line can be controlled. Nikon’s Laser Radar technology – capable of providing fast, automated, accurate, absolute measurements – clears the way for faster feedback of quality information, leading to exceptional levels of accuracy, high manufacturing efficiency, reduced rework and less scrap.     Offline versus Read more...

NEXIV reseller application session October 2018

The NEXIV reseller application session was held at the Nikon Metrology facility in Leuven, Belgium. The briefing covered topics including AutoMeasure, AutoMeasure Eyes and CMM-Manager 3.8 software updates, as well as VMA and VMZ-R automation, new application examples and various other measuring demonstrations.     At Nikon Metrology Belgium, October 10th – 11th 2018, resellers and application engineers explored the latest system updates for Nikon’s NEXIV range of video measuring systems. Topics from customer applications, automation Read more...

4D CT enabled by Nikon’s software versatility

A unique feature of Nikon Metrology’s Inspect-X software is that, along with its easy-to-use user interface, it also has a programmable interface. This provides the flexibility to develop bespoke CT solutions integrating third party analysis software and controlling external hardware. Researchers at the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility at the University of Manchester have used this feature to implement 4D CT for laboratory experiments. Could this open new doors for industrial environments?     Parmesh Gajjar is a Research Associate at 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 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...

Automated wafer inspection with NEXIV video measurement

nexiv-nwl200-automated wafer inspection

The NWL200 wafer loader is now available for automated wafer inspection with NEXIV video measuring systems. The NWL200 series facilitates automated wafer inspection for NEXIV video measuring systems capable of loading 100 micron thin wafers. Thanks to a new chuck system, the NWL200 series achieves highly reliable loading suitable for inspection of next-generation semiconductors. Improved wafer-sensing functions also help prevent damage to wafers. Watch the video below.         Take a look at the NEXIV systems available or find out Read more...