Nikon Metrology

Case Study: High-Speed Damage Detection

Because damage inflicted on aircraft can affect structural integrity and radar signature, specific aircraft types are inspected to triage damage and define repair actions. To improve current manual damage identification practices, metrology specialists from Survice Engineering Co. (Belcamp, MD) are integrating Nikon Metrology (Formerly Metris) iGPS from Brighton, MI as the core of a turnkey aircraft damage inspection solution. Nikon Read more...

Integrating Ultrasonic Data Collection and Analysis with iGPS Scanning System

SURVICE Metrology was recently awarded a U.S. government research grant to improve upon the current methods used to measure and repair damage to composite materials associated with next-generation aircraft. The problem is that current ways of measuring and repairing damage (as a result of combat incidents, weather, or mishaps) is inadequate for composite structures and components, with measurements having to be collected manually. This Read more...

Canada’s Minister of State Gary Goodyear meets with Nikon Metrology Canada

“The cutting-edge technology developed at Virtek Vision International and Nikon Metrology Canada are contributing to cost savings and increased efficiency on the F-35,” said Minister of State Goodyear. Philip Walker/Record staff While on a tour of Virtek Vision in Waterloo on Monday, Gary Goodyear (center), minister of state for science and technology, speaks with Jarrad Morden (left), general manager of Nikon Metrology (Canada) Read more...

Nikon Metrology Exhibits at DMC 2010 in Las Vegas

Nikon Metrology at Booth #1002, will be featuring the new Laser Radar for large volume metrology. The Laser Radar offers non-contact inspection with automated operation. It incorporates patented laser reflection technology for direct surface and feature measurement at high data rates. As a result, Laser Radar eliminates the tedious use of photogrammetry targets, SMRs or handheld probes, slashing inspection time and operator overhead. Read more...

Automated metrology: Get it right the first time

Composite materials have gained popularity in high-performance products that need to be lightweight and strong Despite their relatively high cost, composite materials have gained popularity in high-performance products that need to be lightweight, and at the same time strong enough to withstand harsh loading conditions. Traditional production methods, which have become standards for steel and aluminum industrial production, will not suffice Read more...

Slash Inspection Time with Laser Radar: Watch the Video

  Nikon Metrology introduces the Laser Radar MV330/350 for automated large-scale metrology applications. The new Laser Radar doubles measurement speed and performance, offers better data quality through improved signal-to-noise ratio, and features enhanced hole and edge measurement to cover more applications. Its proprietary laser reflection technology obsoletes tedious positioning of targets at difficult-to-access locations, as is required Read more...

iGPS Streamlines Aircraft Damage Positioning and Characterization

SURVICE Engineering Company integrates Nikon Metrology iGPS as part of turnkey aircraft inspection solution Since the damage inflicted on aircraft can affect structural integrity and/or radar signature, specific aircraft types are inspected to triage damage and define repair actions. To radically improve current manual damage identification practices, metrology specialists from SURVICE Engineering Company are integrating Nikon Metrology iGPS as Read more...

Laser Radar: Pushing the Limits

Improved performance and automated measurement technology slashes inspection time of large- volume parts with the Laser Radar MV330/350 from Nikon Metrology. As reported in Quality Manufacturing Today magazine The Laser Radar MV330/350 large-scale metrology system, from Nikon Metrology, doubles measurement speed and performance. Its  improved signal-to-noise ratio yields better range measurements on composite material.  The new Laser Radar Read more...

Visit us today at the Aerospace Manufacturing Conference

Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening Conference & Exhibition September 28-30, 2010 Wichita, Kansas, USA Booth #317, with Fanuc Robotics America, Inc. The SAE 2010 Aerospace Manufacturing and Automated Fastening Conference & Exhibition will provide a forum for the aerospace community to present and discuss current and future challenges, opportunities, and requirements of next-generation aircraft R&D, products, and systems. Read more...

Embraer uses iGPS and Laser Radar for large-volume measurement

Over the last few years, the aeronautical industry is using – at an increasing pace – automation solutions for aircraft structure assembly. This scenario has motivated two Brazilian institutions –– the Aeronautics Institute of Technology (ITA) and Embraer –– to develop a joint project. The project entails designing and commissioning a low-cost, flexible automation system for aircraft structure assembly to meet Brazilian Read more...