Nikon Metrology

Dinosaur footprints in France scanned with the Nikon Metrology K-Scan MMD

In France, Nikon Metrology’s portable K-Scan MMD handheld scanner is being used to digitize unique dinosaur imprints. In 2009, amateur fossil hunters discovered the prints near Lyon, France. Not only are the footprints exceptional because of their size, but they also cover a very large area, so scientists will potentially be able to study the tracks over a long distance. Scientists believe that the prints, which measure between 1.65m in Read more...

CMSC announces a Call for Papers for their 2010 Conference.

The Coordinate Metrology Society (CMS), the preeminent membership association for measurement professionals, announces the “Call for Papers” for the 2010 Coordinate Metrology Systems Conference (CMSC). This annual event will be held in Reno, Nevada from July 12 – 16, 2010. Metrology users are invited to submit abstracts for presentations and technical white papers detailing their successful application of 3D coordinate Read more...

Nikon Metrology – We can measure anything!

Nikon Metrology, Inc. offers the most complete and innovative metrology product portfolio, including state-of-the-art vision measuring instruments complemented with optical and mechanical 3D metrology solutions. These reliable and innovative metrology solutions respond to the advanced inspection requirements of manufacturers active in aerospace, electronics, automotive, medical, consumer and other industries. Systems are available in both fixed Read more...

iGPS metrology for manufacturing robots

In search of versatile production system concepts for German manufacturing industries, RWTH Aachen has invested in Nikon Metrology iGPS metrology. The renowned institution’s “Werkzeugmaschinenlabor WZL”, uses a cell populated with two industrial robots to study how manufacturing quality can be maximized using iGPS. WZL, RWTH’s Laboratory for Machine Tools and Production Engineering, develops new and optimizes existing solutions through Read more...

Siemens verifies turbine blade geometry with Nikon Metrology laser scanners

Siemens, a worldwide leader in power plant turbines, uses laser scanning to monitor the production quality of casting blades. Non-contact verification of blade geometry and alignment guarantees premium economy and long life in harsh turbine operating conditions. Powerful 3D scanning technology accurately captures the aerofoil surfaces of the blades as well as their fine alignment notches. A single mouse click triggers the automatic geometry Read more...

Happy Holidays!

Metris will be on Holiday leave from December 25th through January 1st. We want to thank you for your continued support in 2009 and we wish you all a happy and successful New Year! We look forward to continuing our blog in 2010! Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new Read more...

Gehl reduces skid/track steer loaders inspection time by 50% with Nikon Metrology K Series Optical CMM.

Engineers at Gehl’s South Dakota production plant in Madison found a faster way to verify large production fixtures and manufactured parts of construction and agricultural equipment. They simply position the portable Nikon Metrology K-Series Optical CMM on the production floor, and measure points of choice right away using the wireless tactile SpaceProbe. This ergonomic metrology system enables Gehl to halve geometric verification Read more...

CMM-Manager User Conference

On November 3-4 we had our quarterly CMM-Manager Advanced Training/User Conference in Columbus, Ohio.  This was an opportunity for users to come in and learn advanced capabilities of CMM-Manager.  The users also brought their parts and questions to be answered.  Some of the subjects covered included: SP25 analogue scanning New measurement functions in CMM-Manager New report functions in CMM-Manager Bevel Gear Measurement Improved color disc Read more...

Volkswagen verifies and optimizes engine sand core parts using Metris laser scanning

Volkswagen’s foundry in Hannover, Germany, uses Metris laser scanning to inspect the geometry of sand core parts used in the production of molded aluminum engine parts.  A CMM-mounted laser scanner accurately captures the fragile sand grain surfaces of entire sand core parts, a task delivering unsatisfactory results through touch probe measurements. Reports containing graphic geometric deviations help Volkswagen instantly evaluate the Read more...

Kuka uses Metris K600 measurement systems for robot calibration

Being one of the major robot manufacturers, Kuka Roboter GmbH certainly is the number one supplier of Absolute Accurate Robots. This is mainly due to the wide acceptance of these calibrated Kuka robots at BMW and DaimlerChrysler.    An absolute accurate robot is based on the standard robot, but is individually measured in a high number of poses. The deviations and errors that come out of these measurements are used to build a robot Read more...