Nikon Metrology

WEBINAR: CLEMEX image analysis on NIKON microscopes | Feb 8th 2018 – 16:00 CET | 10:00 EST

Automated Steel Inclusion Rating systems for ISO 4967 and ASTM E45 test methods, using CLEMEX image analysis on NIKON microscopes!        Thursday, February 8th 2018 – 16:00 CET | 10:00 EST – Register now for this free webinar, here. Or discover more about Nikon microscopes.     When it comes to materials quality, laboratories and steel mills need to meet industry specifications for inclusion rating. A challenge today for laboratories is to improve their productivity to inspect a high number of samples with the Read more...

Metalworking News magazine: the Nikon Metrology story

In Metalworking News magazine, Nikon Metrology takes centre stage as the cover story for its first issue of the year (January 2018).       Read the Metalworking News magazine here. (Or skip to the Nikon Metrology article.)       Since its founding in 1917, Nikon has harnessed the power of lenses to contribute to the advancement of imaging culture and sciences, as well as the development of industry, creating breakthrough technologies and products in the process. The “Nikon Metrology” division today offers the broadest Read more...

Insight into the inside: X-ray inspection of solder quality

Nikon Metrology XT V 160 checks power semiconductor devices in production line. IXYS UK Westcode (www.westcode.com), part of the global power semiconductor manufacturer, IXYS Corporation, is investing in its Chippenham, UK factory to manufacture a new range of power semiconductor devices, which will be marketed alongside the company’s long-established Press-Pack Capsules. Nikon Metrology (www.nikonmetrology.com) was chosen to supply the all-important X-ray equipment for checking the quality of the reflow soldering process during Read more...

Nikon Metrology delivers 1,000th 160 kV X-ray source

Since the manufacture of X-ray inspection machines began at Nikon Metrology’s Tring, UK factory in 1987, 1,000 Xi sources with an internal X-ray generator have been designed, produced and integrated into the company’s XT V systems, in addition to numerous other sources for the XT H range of X-ray and computed tomography machines.     The latest Xi source has been incorporated into an XT V 160 electronics inspection system that is supporting quality assurance of power semiconductor device production at IXYS UK Westcode, Chippenham, Read more...

WATCH: ModelMaker H120 provides fast & accurate 3D inspection

In this new Nikon Metrology ModelMaker H120 application video, take a look at how the ultra-high accuracy laser scanner deals with complex surfaces and features, flush & gap, changes in colour, as well as visualising the papillary ridges of a fingerprint.         More than two decades since the inception of the ModelMaker product line, the cutting-edge ModelMaker H120 firmly pushes the ever-exacting boundaries of handheld laser scanning. Incorporating blue laser technology, ultra-fast frame rate, specially developed Nikon Read more...

Don’t let manufacturing faults come back to haunt you, use Nikon CT

As the nights get darker and the days get colder, Halloween approaches… but don’t let hidden defects creep up on you. Computed Tomography pulls the mask off of those frightful errors by revealing internal and external structure, geometry and surface flaws.       This top to bottom scan created by Sergei Kolobov at Nikon Metrology reveals the inside of the office pumpkin. You can see seed clusters as well as the individual seeds as the video flies through the pumpkin.     X-rays aren’t strictly limited to skeletons (or Read more...

New 3D metrology demonstration facility in Yokohama, Japan.

New 3D demonstration facility in Yokohama City, Japan focuses on non-destructive and non-contact inspection applications.     Nikon Instech Co., Ltd. (Tokyo), a subsidiary company of Nikon Corporation, established the new demonstration facility on October 11th, 2017. The new facility in Sakae-ku, Yokohama City will increase product awareness by informing and demonstrating the capabilities of non-destructive inspection and the non-contact Nikon 3D metrology systems. Read the full press release     Discover more about the Nikon Read more...

WEBINAR – Nikon CMM Laser Scanners – now PolyWorks compatible (September 26th)

Register now for the upcoming webinar! The Nikon CMM Laser Scanners  – now PolyWorks compatible webinar on Tuesday 26th September | 15:30 CEST | 14:30 BST | 9:30 EDT.       With 3D laser scanning now well established within automotive inspection applications, the challenge for OEMs and suppliers is to reduce costs and deliver high quality products. Universal metrology software for CMMs, portable arms or handheld devices furthers this desire from product engineering to production. This webinar will describe Nikon’s laser scanning Read more...

Adam Savage’s Maker Tour – Featuring the XT H 160 CT system

In this video, watch Adam Savage encounter the Nikon XT H 160 on his tour through The Centre for Bits and Atoms at Massachusetts Institute of Technology.   Adam Savage, formerly of The Discovery Channel’s MythBusters television show takes a look into the history, and the future of manufacturing. In this episode of Adam Savage’s Maker Tour, he visits the media lab at MIT (Massachusetts Institute of Technology). At MIT, the first computer controlled milling machine was developed in 1952 and the invention of several modern day 3D printers Read more...

Nikon’s CT technology paves the way towards E-mobility

Elbflorace uses Nikon's CT technology.

Elbflorace verifies the quality of new vehicle technology with Nikon’s CT technology.     The Formula Student event brings together Engineering, Business Studies, and Economics students to design mobility concepts for the future. The Elbflorace team from Dresden University participates in the global Formula Student events annually. The requirements for teams entering this event is to design, construct and produce their own electric vehicle. At TU Dresden, up to 70 students join the Elbflorace team each year to participate in Formula Read more...