Nikon Metrology

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...

Multi-sensor inspection with video and laser scanning

CMM-Manager for NEXIV expands the capabilities of multi-sensor measurement.  CMM-Manager is task-oriented, highly intuitive and offers powerful measuring and reporting capabilities. Main features are collision-free CAD-based path definition, virtual path simulation and accurate feature measurement for both tactile and vision probing.   Multi-sensor 3D CAD collision-free measurement CMM-Manager integrates vision measuring, auto-focus laser scanning, touch probing and rotary indexing to provide a true 3D multi-sensor system for Read more...

NEXIV reseller application session October 2018

The NEXIV reseller application session was held at the Nikon Metrology facility in Leuven, Belgium. The briefing covered topics including AutoMeasure, AutoMeasure Eyes and CMM-Manager 3.8 software updates, as well as VMA and VMZ-R automation, new application examples and various other measuring demonstrations.     At Nikon Metrology Belgium, October 10th – 11th 2018, resellers and application engineers explored the latest system updates for Nikon’s NEXIV range of video measuring systems. Topics from customer applications, automation Read more...

4D CT enabled by Nikon’s software versatility

A unique feature of Nikon Metrology’s Inspect-X software is that, along with its easy-to-use user interface, it also has a programmable interface. This provides the flexibility to develop bespoke CT solutions integrating third party analysis software and controlling external hardware. Researchers at the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility at the University of Manchester have used this feature to implement 4D CT for laboratory experiments. Could this open new doors for industrial environments?     Parmesh Gajjar is a Research Associate at 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...

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...

WATCH: Nikon Auto MeasureEyes – Easy, automated video measurement

Auto MeasureEyes

Auto MeasureEyes is the latest imaging software available for iNEXIV VMA CNC Video Measuring Systems. It enables easy operation for anyone and measurement programs can be created with just a few clicks. Watch the new video below…     Benefits & features of Auto MeasureEyes: Stitching Stitching is the bonding of multiple images. Entire images of large samples can be displayed by a stitching process, which can then be used for measurement. One-click Measurement Users can acquire highly precise results by clicking on measurement areas. Read more...

Automotive supplier identifies mystery error using Nikon laser scanner

Stoneridge in Tallinn, Estonia, recently installed the Nikon ALTERA CMM with LC15Dx laser scanner in its test laboratory to take inspection of automotive components to the next level. The laser scanner provides many advantages including complete visualisation of parts, non-contact measurement for delicate components and repeatable measurements.       Stoneridge is a global designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical components and systems for commercial vehicles, automotive, off-highway and agricultural vehicle markets. Read more...

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...

NEW: CMM-Manager 3.7 for CMM, portable measuring and iNEXIV video systems

This latest release of CMM-Manager 3D Metrology software adds support for Renishaw SP25 on Mitutoyo CMM, improved support for Renishaw UCC Server, an updated Gear Module, reporting and vision enhancements, and improved CAD graphics display.     Renishaw SP25 Analog Probe support for Mitutoyo CMM CMM-Manager supports use of SP25 on five DCC CMM controllers including Nikon, Sheffield, Renishaw, I++, and now Mitutoyo UC200.  SP25 support includes automatic sensor calibration, full Path Planning for all measured feature types, statistical Read more...