Nikon Metrology

Richard Weston “The architect with a microscope”

Revisiting the Richard Weston studio Here you can follow the Richard Weston story, from his silk scarves at London’s Liberty store and images in the Olympic village to the application of the Nikon microscope solution. In the article “The architect with a microscope” written by Rebecca Pool for Microscopy & Analysis, some special images can be found. The link to the online article is below, alongside our previous blog item featuring Richard.   Take a look at the Microscopy & Analysis piece here or to revisit our previous article please 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...

Nikon microscope enables more efficient rock sample categorisation

CASP researchers choose “brilliant” stereomicroscope for geological research CASP is a non-profit, charitable trust carrying out field- literature-, and analysis-based geological research in prospective hydrocarbon basins. Funding comes entirely from subscriptions by the oil and gas industry. CASP members of staff publish the results of their research in internationally renowned peer-reviewed scientific journals after a suitable delay. Fieldwork forms the core of CASP’s work. This not only involves field descriptions and photographs of rock Read more...

New Case Story: Open University establishes world lead in weld testing for safety-critical applications

Nikon Metrology photomicrography equipment supports high precision stress-strain analysis at elevated temperatures and under vacuum To assist research into optimal procedures for welding aero engine fan blades, nuclear pressure vessels and other safety-critical fabrications, a new material testing capability has been developed at the Open University in Milton Keynes, UK. The digital image correlation-based technique uses digital images to measure spatially resolved deformation of test samples at elevated temperatures under vacuum. This method allows Read more...

Nikon Metrology announces new benchtop JCM-6000Plus NeoScope™

The new benchtop scanning electron microscope, JCM-6000Plus NeoScope™, is designed to fulfill the diversifying needs of customers. The JCM-6000Plus is the third generation of the popular NeoScope benchtop SEM designed for convenience and ease of use. Nikon and JEOL have established a firm partnership in 2008 and this combination of experience and technology helps customers to obtain better insight in their products and finally increasing the daily productivity. The JCM-6000Plus is equipped with the high-sensitivity semiconductor detectors found in Read more...

Rugby Worldcup trophy within the eye of a needle

At the occasion of the 2015 Rugby World cup in England, the microscopy artist Willard Wigan from Birmingham (UK) created a hand-sculpted trophy that fits inside the eye of a needle. This remarkable micro-sculpture is submillimetre in size.  To closely watch his micro-scale movements while working, the artist uses a Nikon SMZ 18 stereo microscope. Willard Wigan, Member of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire (MBE) began sculpting at the age of five, and has since been on a quest to make ever more minute artworks, now only visible through a Read more...

Explore the “Smaller World” of the Automotive Industry with the JCM-6000 Plus SEM

Date of Webinar: Thursday, November 12th Time of Webinar: 2pm EST In the world of manufacturing today t seems as though everything is getting smaller and smaller. This presents a challenge for companies to not only produce but also inspect components at a microscopic level. For years many, metalworking and automotive companies have used traditional microscopes for inspection; however these microscopes are often limited by their resolution and depth of field. Companies are finding themselves turning to scanning electron microscopes to meet these Read more...

Nikon Metrology addresses the challenges of inspecting graphene

In recognition of the importance of graphene, the new wonder material that is ultra-light and flexible yet 200 times stronger than steel, Nikon Metrology focuses on providing inspection solutions for research of these new industrial materials and its application areas. The purpose of this document is to advise on excellent, proven methods for optically examining and measuring features on graphene in its raw and processed states. Bill Clement, Business Development Director at Nikon Metrology, has 28 years of experience in microscopy and coordinates the Read more...

Studio takes photomicrographs of minerals to produce stunning art

“Nikon Metrology stereoscopic microscope fitted with a moving stage and high resolution camera replaces desktop scanner to transform image quality” Professor Richard Weston, a renowned architect,lecturer and author of numerous books on architecture and mineralogy, has formed a company – the Richard Weston Studio-, specialising in creating aesthetic designs and artworks from small specimens of minerals, fossils and stones. In 2011 he was described by a UK newspaper, the Independent on Sunday, as “the breakout star of Read more...

Nikon’s VMA System Speeds Inspection by a Factor of 60

Microtec’s managing director, Graham Cranfield inspecting a much larger part on the iNEXIV, in this case a steel mould cavity ring

EDM subcontractor and toolmaker installs Nikon Metrology CNC video measuring to speed accreditation to AS9100 aerospace quality management standard   What does an orbiting telescope currently mapping the Milky Way have in common with the first all-English wristwatch to be produced in half a century? UK subcontractor Microtec EDM, Basildon, supplied prototypes and components for both ventures, as well as for a host of other innovative and high profile projects. The company recently raised the capability of its metrology department significantly by Read more...