Nikon Metrology

Better insights, earlier with 3D laser scanning

Whatever the product, be it a car, hand drill or mobile phone, customers expect its tightly-toleranced parts to fit together and function perfectly and at the same time be of high quality and attractive design. But how do manufacturers ensure this level of precision without delaying the development and launch of the product?        The answer is to digitise the 3D shape and features of the prototypes with a non-contact laser scanner mounted on a coordinate measuring machine (CMM) or articulated arm and compare the results to the Read more...

Nikon Mexico Opens New Metrology Showroom

Nikon Mexico Opens New Metrology Showroom Brighton, MI – December 22, 2015 – As a result of increased business in Latin America, Nikon Mexico will be opening a new metrology showroom located in Queretaro, Mexico. To celebrate their grand opening they will be hosting an open house on Tuesday, January 26, 2016 from 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm. The open house is free to the public and will showcase their new state of the art metrology showroom. In addition to tours of the new office, application engineers will be available to provide customers with interactive Read more...

Spring S.r.l. uses laser scanner for quality control of additively manufactured products

Nikon Metrology 3D scanner adapts laser intensity to suit reflectivity and colour In early 2014, Italian rapid prototyping and additive manufacturing bureau, Spring srl, based in Monteviale, near Venice, decided to reverse-engineer components in-house instead of subcontracting the work. After a thorough market analysis, the company bought a 7-axis articulated measuring arm and a digital laser scanning head from Nikon Metrology. The equipment not only allows Spring’s customers’ parts to be digitised quickly and accurately for reverse-engineering and Read more...

Rapidform XOV2 Makes 3D Scan-Based Verification Faster and Easier

  INUS Technology, Inc. just announced the release of Rapidform XOV2 Service Pack 2, which brings major improvements to the application’s reporting and 3D scan measurement capabilities. Rapidform XOV takes data from any 3D scanner, including Nikon Metrology 3D laser scanners, and enables manufacturers to quickly verify that parts are within specification. This latest release sharpens XOV’s focus on allowing fast, Read more...

Handheld Laser Scanner Helps Evernham Motorsports Design Faster Cars

Evernham Motorsports is using an Nvision handheld scanning system featuring a Nikon Metrology ModelMaker to develop its racecars more quickly by allowing the team to document even the smallest changes to the body design. The major components of the Model-Maker system are a 3-D laser sensor, a mechanical digitizer on which the sensor is attached, a PC, and software that extracts, displays, and manipulates the data. In automobile racing, where as Read more...