Nikon Metrology

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...

ModelMaker H120 enables precision repair of used mould tools

ModelMaker H120 is used to scan the used mould and compare to original 3D design data.

Nikon Metrology’s ModelMaker H120 can be adopted for defect detection in used mould tools. High accuracy laser scanned data is compared to the original 3D design data before re-machining and restoring the mould to the same quality as a new part. Okuma is trying to close the production chain when it comes to used and worn out moulds. These worn and used moulds no longer represent the original part, the complex shapes are poorly defined and the tool becomes unreliable. To repair them, information is required to review the current state and shape of the 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...

Thank you for attending Control 2019

At Control 2019, Nikon introduced the theme ‘Rethink shop floor processes with Quality 4.0’. On the booth, Nikon exhibited the full portfolio of shop floor inspection solutions, including the Laser Radar and Large Envelope CT systems.     This year Nikon’s booth switched from black to a white, light design with welcoming open spaces for visitors to easily access. The main design element was a large screen that could be seen from afar with a vast Nikon logo and a video demonstration of Nikon’s lineup. The main Read more...

WEBINAR – CT in Industry 4.0 – Bringing quality inspection to the next digital level

Are you aware that Computed Tomography isn’t just a tool for lab based inspections? Due to the short scanning and reconstruction times of modern CT hardware, along with powerful automation capabilities within cutting edge software packages, this high quality inspection method can be integrated directly into production processes.     Find out how Nikon Metrology X-ray and CT solutions, together with Volume Graphics VGStudioMAX analysis and automation software, can revolutionize quality within the production process. This webinar will take Read more...

Focus 2019 further expands laser scanning capability

Nikon Metrology announces the release of Focus 2019. This latest version of Focus laser scanning software introduces new and improved features. These features include improved alignment workflow, advanced 3D graphics engine and extended GD&T functions, such as “Surface profile per unit” tolerance to identify local imperfections on surfaces and “Runout” tolerance, typically used on cylindrical features.   Improved alignment workflow Performing the alignment of the measured data to the CAD model or part coordinate system, is one of the Read more...

Celebrating World Radiography Day

World Radiography Day is celebrated every year, on November 8th. It marks the significant discovery of x-radiation made by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895. The benefits of his discovery and the resulting technology are relied upon globally today. Radiography is an imaging technique which uses X-radiation or X-rays (also known as Röntgen rays) to see the inside of objects, both living and inanimate. The technology has been applied for many requirements all around the world, most commonly in hospitals for medical diagnosis. X-ray technology has saved lives, Read more...

Nikon Metrology drives Quality 4.0 at IMTS – Visit booth #135060

As the growth of Industry 4.0 accelerates, quality control needs to keep pace with these latest developments. Digital, automated and connected inspection enables complete process control from design through to manufacture – defined by the term ‘Quality 4.0’. At IMTS 2018, Nikon Metrology exhibits a complete portfolio, amongst a range of automated quality inspection solutions and demonstrates how they meet the demands of Quality 4.0.   At IMTS 2018 (Sept. 10 – 15 at McCormick Place, Chicago, IL), all Nikon Metrology product lines are Read more...

Nikon introduces the CNC Video Measuring System “NEXIV VMZ-H3030”

TOKYO-Nikon Corporation (Nikon) is pleased to announce the release of the CNC Video Measuring System, “NEXIV VMZ-H3030”, suitable for measuring precision samples, such as semiconductor packages, electronic parts, and machined parts.   Product Information Product Name: CNC Video Measuring System “NEXIV VMZ-H3030” Availability: From October 1, 2018   Product Development Background Using Nikon’s proprietary optical and image processing technology, the CNC video measuring systems “NEXIV series” automatically Read more...

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...