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Estimating the true cost of metrology in automotive BIW laser radar as part of quality 4.0

This upcoming Laser Radar webinar is scheduled for Tuesday 18th June 2019 – 15:00 CEST | 14:00 BST | 08:00 CDT | 09:00 EDT. Register here.     Quality 4.0 is a new vision for quality following the lead of the Industry 4.0 concept. Automotive production relies on quality to upkeep an automaker’s brand image within its customer base. In the production process, sub-optimal dimensional quality can lengthen lead times and cause cost overruns related to the reworking of non-compliant parts or forced downstream production Read more...

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...

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...

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...

WEBINAR – Increasing process quality and repeatability with Laser Radar CMM – June 26th

The ‘Increasing process quality and repeatability with Laser Radar CMM’ Webinar will take place on Tuesday, June 26th at 15:30 CET | 14:30 BST | 09:30 EST.  CLICK HERE TO REGISTER NOW.   High-end manufacturing requires reliable quality information fed back into the production process. The availability of this information during prototyping, ramp-up and the main build process is key to reducing time-to-production and increasing process quality and repeatability. The Nikon Metrology Laser Radar CMM solution encapsulates these Read more...

New MV331/351 Laser Radars offer faster measurement and improved shop floor usability

Laser Radar MV331 and MV351

Nikon Metrology introduces the MV331/351 Laser Radars for large scale, automated, non-contact inspection. New usability features such as an integrated robot mount and removable air filters makes this system even better suited for robotized inspection on the shop floor enabling faster measurement of surfaces, sections and complex features. With respective ranges of up to 30m and 50m, Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar MV331/351 slashes inspection times compared to traditional measurement systems in a wide variety of applications including aerospace, Read more...

Webinar Wed. April 13 (16:00 CET) – Laser Radar: Next-generation CMM for car body inspection on the shop floor

Laser Radar

Don’t miss the Nikon Metrology Laser Radar webinar, taking place on  April 13th  at 16:00 CET. Register here. In this webinar, we look at how the non-contact Laser Radar is providing OEMs with an effective alternative to the traditional horizontal arm CMMs and/or fixed inline camera systems for automated inspection of sheet metal components, body-in-white (BIW) and finished cars. We’ll outline the key features of Laser Radar, its ability to inspect almost any material, colour or surface texture and how it easily interfaces with most common Read more...