Nikon Metrology

Ask Our Experts – Spencer Smith, Measuring Microscope Edition

Spencer Smith is the Sales Manager for the UK within the Microscopy Business Unit. He has over 21 years of experience working with Nikon microscopes in the materials and metrology sectors. Today we spoke to him about Nikon’s range of Measuring Microscopes and the many benefits they provide for customers.   Hi Spencer, what is a Measuring Microscope? A measuring microscope is just like a conventional metallurgical microscope, it is for examining samples but with the added ability to measure these samples too. A measuring microscope provides highly Read more...

Ask our experts – The SMZ Edition

Ask our experts – the SMZ edition Our expert, Wilfried Vogel has been working the last 17 years within optics and lasers. We spoke to him regarding his favourite Nikon microscope family – the SMZ and why he gets so enthusiastic about this product range.   What is an SMZ Microscope? SMZ stands for Stereo Microscope Zoom. If you take each word separately, you receive the whole picture and purpose of these extremely functional instruments very quickly. Let’s break this down…First of all, yes – it’s a microscope! The name Read more...

Ask our experts – the Eclipse LV issue

Our Microscope expert – Michael Hallewell has been working within Material Microscopy for over 15 years, so has a lot of expertise under his belt. We spoke to him about the Nikon Eclipse LV Microscope & how it is futureproofed for a huge range of tasks.   What is an LV Microscope? The LV is Nikon’s Upright Microscope System for extensive optical analysis of materials. The system offers massive flexibility on components because Read more...

Working with gears? Nikon Metrology can help support your gear production….

Here at Nikon Metrology we offer a wide range of products to support your gear production Perform gear analysis using Nikon’s range of Stereo and Metallurgical Microscopes, precisely measure gears time after time with Nikon’s NEXIV video measurement systems and even using the JEOL NeoScope JCM-7000 benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope for both chemical composition, defect inspection or failure studies.   VIDEO MEASUREMENT NEXIV – Nikon’s non-contact video measuring system, which is changing the way we measure. The Nikon Read more...

Trick or Treat at Nikon Metrology this Halloween!

This Halloween, Nikon Metrology uses its leading technology to explore some spooky items… Take a look at these eerie images and find out more about how the technology works.   Scanning pumpkins with the ModelMaker H120               “Over the years customers have asked us to scan many different kinds of components, with a multitude of surface colours and texture! However, we’ve never scanned pumpkins before. Thankfully with our MCAxS portable arm and the Nikon H120 blue scanner the pumpkins posed no Read more...

Ask our experts – The JCM-7000 SEM edition

Nikon Metrology’s European Partnership with JEOL has been established for over 10 years & together we have formed a strong relationship resulting in the NeoScope being sold & supported fully by Nikon Metrology in Europe.   JEOL’s NeoScope JCM-7000 Benchtop Scanning Electron Microscope (SEM) is the next-generation of SEM and is taking the European market by storm. We hear from the UK’s JEOL expert, David Hemingway, on his experience of working with JEOL’s NeoScope and how the new JCM-7000 is a game changer for all Read more...

EPIC installs Nikon’s industry leading inspection equipment

EPIC – Electronics & Photonics Innovation Centre, based in Torbay, Devon (UK) installs JEOL Benchtop SEM, SMZ745T, and ECLIPSE LV100ND to serve local microelectronics and photonics industries.     EPIC is a brand-new innovation centre built and funded to support the needs of the local tech cluster. It provides businesses in the area a venue to partially or fully relocate in a modern, purpose-built centre, with state-of-the-art facilities and access to the latest, top of the range inspection equipment. The centre has 27 modern Read more...

Spooky goings on this Halloween at Nikon Metrology

This Halloween, Nikon Metrology uses its technology to explore some creepy items… take a look at some of the haunting images, and find out more about how the technology works.   Scanning skulls with the ModelMaker H120     The raw point cloud data points (pictured left) captured by the ModelMaker H120, are converted to an STL mesh (pictured centre) which is used for subsequent inspection. It can be exported and used in many other software packages for purposes such as 3D printing. The third image, the colour map (pictured right) Read more...

JEOL JCM-7000 NeoScope: available in Europe from the Nikon Metrology & JEOL Strategic Partnership Program

JEOL’s latest benchtop SEM (scanning electron microscope) – the JCM-7000 is available to purchase from Nikon Metrology in Europe. Find out more about the latest release on the Nikon Metrology website.     Benchtop SEMs can be used in a wide range of fields, such as electrical component inspection, electronics, automobiles, machinery, chemical, and pharmaceutical industries. In addition, SEM applications are expanding to not only cover research and development, but also address quality control and product inspection and failure Read more...

WATCH: CMM-Manager with MM-800 and iNEXIV on Quality Digest Live

Nate Frost demonstrates CMM-Manager on Quality Digest Live.

Nate Frost – Product Manager Application Software at Nikon Metrology – recently appeared in the TechCorner on Quality Digest Live. On the show, Nate demonstrates the MM-800 and iNEXIV VMA both running the CMM-Manager software. Watch the video below to find out more:       CMM-Manager now has a dedicated LinkedIn page for people to dicsuss applications and follow the latest news. Follow the page here.     CMM-Manager offers full 3D CAD environment for visualization during initial and repeat measurements. Easily Read more...