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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...

WATCH: semi-automated CT inspection reduces operator involvement

Semi-automated CT inspection

In a production environment where fast inspection tact-time is required, semi-automated CT inspection systems are a solution that leave only one manual task involved with CT inspection; part handling. Parts can be loaded by the operator individually or as a rack of multiple parts that are loaded individually to the CT scan position by an internal loading system.  Watch the video below to see how semi-automated sample loading increases CT inspection productivity…         Find out more about batch CT inspection, full in-line Read more...

Watch it again – Nikon CMM laser scanners & PolyWorks AMS webinar

ICYMI – Watch the latest Nikon Metrology webinar here. The Nikon CMM Laser Scanners – PolyWorks compatible webinar with AMS focuses on the benefits that Nikon laser scanners, coupled with PolyWorks can bring to various industries and diverse applications.    With 3D laser scanning now well established within automotive inspection applications, the challenge for OEMs and suppliers is to reduce costs and deliver high quality products. Universal metrology software for CMMs, portable arms or handheld devices furthers this desire from product Read more...