Nikon Metrology

NEW: CMM-Manager 3.8 for CMM, portable measuring and iNEXIV video systems

Nikon Metrology, market leader in optical measurement systems, releases CMM-Manager version 3.8. This latest release includes support for Nikon NEXIV VMZ-R, new Microsoft VBScript engine, several vision measurement enhancements, continued I++ enhancements including support for latest Renishaw UCC Server, new Alignment operations, and 64-bit build of CMM-Manager application.     Nikon Nexiv VMZ-R Supports Nikon NEXIV VMZ-R video measuring systems in addition to iNEXIV VMA Unified CAD capable software for CMMs, portable arms, and Nikon video Read more...

Nikon sponsors the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie

Nikon was an official sponsor for the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie this past week (15th – 22nd July 2018). The eventual winner of The Open was Francesco Molinari, who secured his first career major title.     The Open Championship is the world’s oldest and most traditional golf tournament, as well as one of the major golfing events. For over 150 years, the Open Championship has played host to some of the world’s best players who set out to become the “Champion Golfer of the Year”. The 147th Open was hosted this year Read more...

Nikon opens up about its strategic focus on Quality 4.0

A recent interview with Nikon’s Corporate Vice President Tadashi Nakayama provides insight into the strategy of the firm’s Industrial Metrology Business Unit, of which he is Deputy General Manager. In particular, he explained the company’s strategic focus on Quality 4.0, where digital, automated and connected inspection enables complete process control from design through to manufacture.     The core elements of a Quality 4.0 based process are the requirement for automated measurement of key features on components, as close to Read more...

Automated wafer inspection with NEXIV video measurement

nexiv-nwl200-automated wafer inspection

The NWL200 wafer loader is now available for automated wafer inspection with NEXIV video measuring systems. The NWL200 series facilitates automated wafer inspection for NEXIV video measuring systems capable of loading 100 micron thin wafers. Thanks to a new chuck system, the NWL200 series achieves highly reliable loading suitable for inspection of next-generation semiconductors. Improved wafer-sensing functions also help prevent damage to wafers. Watch the video below.         Take a look at the NEXIV systems available or find out Read more...

University of Manchester uses CT to scan moon rock

The Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility (HMXIF) at the University of Manchester was established in 2003. With a total of 11 imaging systems including 3 Nikon systems, the facility takes on various industrial inspection tasks and research projects. A recent example, is this scan of the Northwest Africa 11444 moon rock, watch the video and find out more here.     Northwest Africa 11444 is a rock that has been found on Earth that originally came from the Moon. It is a meteorite that was blasted off the lunar surface when an asteroid or comet Read more...

Nikon Metrology drives Quality 4.0 at Control 2018

At Control 2018, Nikon Metrology’s focus on inspection automation sharpens. As the growth of Industry 4.0 accelerates, quality control needs to keep pace with these latest evolutions. Digital, automated and connected inspection enables complete process control from design through to manufacture – defined by the term ‘Quality 4.0’.       Industry 4.0 is the digitization of the whole design to manufacturing process. It aims to increase competitiveness of the manufacturing industry by introducing a more efficient and flexible Read more...

Newsmagazine Volume 13: AVAILABLE NOW!

The latest version of the Nikon Metrology Newsmagazine Volume 13 – is now available and can be downloaded here. In Newsmagazine Volume 13, read some of the most recent case stories from clients including University of Manchester, Stoneridge and Sintavia. A prominent topic in this year’s Newsmagazine is quality assurance for AM (additive manufactured) components. Read about how the LC15Dx laser scanner is used in post-processing additive manufactured medical implants and why for one of the leading additive manufacturing companies, CT is the Read more...

X-ray imaging facility develops world leading research

In the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility at The University of Manchester, the unique versatility of the Nikon CT systems enable its staff members to take on a great range of research and commercial projects. Nikon CT systems have been installed in the facility for almost 20 years, and they remain the workhorses of the facility today.     The University of Manchester has been using Nikon CT for almost 20 years. The first system – an XT H 225 – was installed in the year 2000. Following this first investment, the Henry Moseley X-ray Read more...

Cycle times cut by 50% with Nikon Metrology laser scanner

Czech based company, Lukov Plast, producer of plastic automotive components and sub-assemblies, reports considerably faster measurement cycles and feature measurements following installation of a Nikon Metrology LC15Dx laser scanner.     Lukov Plast is a leading Czech producer of plastic parts and sub-assemblies. With many years of experience, this dynamic company specialises in the development and manufacture of plastic electronic components for the automotive industry. The core business activity is producing plastic parts, components and Read more...

Sintavia gets the inside track with micro CT

The metal additive manufacturing company Sintavia adds Nikon Metrology CT to its state-of-the-art facility in Florida, USA to further control the additive manufacturing process.     Additive manufacturing is making enormous waves throughout every industry. The technology allows ultimate flexibility in creating the most intricate and complex features ever designed for manufacturing. As the technology establishes itself as a vital manufacturing tool for producing ultimately efficient components, companies such as Sintavia have to be ahead of Read more...