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Laser Radar Unlocks Sky-High Flexibility for Aerospace Manufacturers

Nikon Metrology APDIS Laser Radar

Once upon a time, aerospace metrology professionals needed to make some hard choices when setting up their measurements. These decisions were driven by many factors, including the size of the part or parts, the type of feature or features requiring measurement, the amount of data needed to achieve statistical significance, and more. Technicians were often required to utilize complicated, expensive, and fragile jigs and fixtures to accurately measure their large assemblies. All of this tended to make measurement inefficient and costly, not to mention Read more...

Laser Radar Helps Automotive Manufacturers Push the Accelerator

Nikon Metrology APDIS Laser Radar

      Metrology professionals in the automotive sector are often confronted with harsh “speed limits” in terms of measurement setup and execution that tend to constrain throughput. Speed and precision rule side-by-side for carmakers, and operators cannot afford to be forced into choosing one or the other. Yet many pieces of measurement equipment do just that, and technicians struggle to reconcile the need for the speed represented by in-line sensors with the superior accuracy of off-line fixed CMMs. Today, Laser Radar (LR) Read more...

Revolutionizing Automotive Quality Control with Nikon Metrology’s APDIS Laser Radar

APDIS Automotive

Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar has been at the forefront of a quiet revolution in automotive quality control, bringing high accuracy, absolute measurements to the shop floor. With over 150 installations in 36 vehicle plants worldwide, the Laser Radar has proved itself to be an invaluable tool for manufacturers to improve their quality, reduce scrap and ultimately save money. The release of the new APDIS Laser Radar builds on this success to give the most productive Laser Radar ever built. This will drive the changes required for an automotive industry 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...

Nikon Metrology Laser Radar, the next-generation CMM for shop floor automotive BIW inspection

With the need for shorter and more flexible production cycles, automotive manufacturers  are  continuously  looking  to  cut  time  and  costs  whilst improving product  quality.  Nikon Metrology – in close cooperation with key automotive OEM and integration partners- addresses these challenges by introducing an innovative approach to body-in-white (BIW) inspection based upon its non-contact Laser Radar system. This shop floor system provides accurate, dimensional measurements in the car coordinate system allowing direct comparison to CAD Read more...

Laser Radar for automated inline inspection

Today’s inspection methods during automotive assembly It is important for automotive assembly plants to continuously monitor process quality during the manufacturing process. Locations of holes, slots, studs, welding lines and other features need to be measured on the vehicles in Body in White (BI W) assembly. Also, flush & gap for door or hinge lines need in-depth verification in the Trim and Finish section. These inspections ensure that vehicles are built within the stringent tolerances set by automotive manufacturers. These measurements in the Read more...

Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar integrates with Metrologic Group’s Metrolog X4, advancing the technology to new heights

Nikon Metrology, Inc. (NMI) announces a new software breakthrough with Metrologic Group, providing a complete set of new functionalities and applications for Laser Radar, and other NMI products.  Metrologic has combined Large-Scale capabilities into its popular Metrolog software, now offering large-scale point clouds with fully automated functionalities.  These include edge detection, curve and surface-based feature extraction, best in class Read more...

InnovMetric Software announces that it has developed a free plug-in for the Nikon Metrology Laser Radar MV224 and MV330/350 devices.

InnovMetric Software Inc. announced that it has developed a free plug-in for the Nikon Metrology Laser Radar MV224 and MV330/350 devices. Operated with PolyWorks|Inspector™, this plug-in is fully integrated into version 12.1 of PolyWorks. The Nikon Laser Radar is a solution of choice for large-volume inspection as it provides automated, non-contact, and targetless 3D measurement. With this new plug-in, the capabilities of the Laser Radar Read more...

Using Laser Radar to Improve Production in Pipe Spool Fabrication

Article by: Masashi Sato and Hironori Kojima Published by: Quality Digest Magazine The main plant of Hitachi Engineering and Services (HES) has produced pipe spools for large-scale plants. The spools have complicated shapes and are made of various types of materials. High accuracy and throughput are required during the spools’ fabrication process. Because they are difficult to automate, the bending, assembling, and welding processes in Read more...

Nikon Metrology Sponsors CMSC Tour at NASA Michoud Assembly Facility in New Orleans

The NASA Michoud Assembly Facility was the chosen venue for this year’s annual CMSC (Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference) Tour. Close to 100 people from the metrology industry boarded buses to the facility at 8:00am on July 20th. The tour took people through the entire assembly facility featuring the metrology lab as well as the factory where people were able to view Nikon Metrology’s Laser Radar measuring the test article for Read more...