Nikon Metrology

Ask Our Experts – Spencer Smith, Measuring Microscope Edition

Spencer Smith is the Sales Manager for the UK within the Microscopy Business Unit. He has over 21 years of experience working with Nikon microscopes in the materials and metrology sectors. Today we spoke to him about Nikon’s range of Measuring Microscopes and the many benefits they provide for customers.   Hi Spencer, what is a Measuring Microscope? A measuring microscope is just like a conventional metallurgical microscope, it is for examining samples but with the added ability to measure these samples too. A measuring microscope provides highly Read more...

Ask our experts – The NEXIV VMZ-S edition

Nikon’s NEXIV series offers a wide range of products from entry-level bench tops to large extremely high specification systems. Designed to meet demanding manufacturing requirements with automated measurements of mechanical parts, electronic devices, tools and moulds plus medical devices. We spoke to our Nikon NEXIV expert Ulrich Beck, who is based in North Germany, about his experience working with the NEXIV series for over 20  years and what he thinks the newest member of the NEXIV family – the VMZ-S, brings to the table.   What is Read more...

Ask our experts – The NEXIV edition

The NEXIV product range offers a fully automated quick, accurate and repeatable measurement solution, in an extremely strong machine. Primarily the NEXIV works as a non-contact system using Nikon’s excellent zoom optics together with a camera and automated edge detection software algorithms. We spoke to our Nikon NEXIV expert Paul Gough about his experience of working with the NEXIV range for over 13 years.   As a Nikon Metrology expert for the NEXIV, what is your favourite feature of the Nikon NEXIV & why? My favourite feature about 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...

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...

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...

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...

The world’s smallest fidget spinner – measured by a NEXIV video measuring system

Using the world’s smallest commercially available steel ball bearing, MinebeaMitsumi Inc. has built the world’s smallest fidgetsSpinner. In measuring just 5.09 mm (0.20 in) long, a system capable of measuring the device accurately is required. This is where the NEXIV VMR-3020 comes in. The high precision system is designed for superior edge detection, even in transparent materials. This is crucial for accurately measuring such small items with tight tolerances. In the video below, watch the NEXIV VMR-3020 measure the world’s smallest Read more...

iNEXIV video measuring system accelerates PCB inspection

A Nikon iNEXIV video measuring machine has successfully taken over quality control of printed circuit boards (PCBs) at Stevenage Circuits Limited (SCL) after the graphics card failed in a piece of similar, decade-old equipment from another supplier. The new iNEXIV VMA4540 is used virtually continuously for 2-D optical coordinate measurement of machined features and copper tracks. It underpins not only first article inspection of boards and printed reports for customers, but also process control in the drilling, etching and routing Read more...

Pressings subcontractor replaces two CMMs with one Nikon VMA-4540

Quality manager Steve Bettridge and the Nikon iNEXIV VMA-4540

Optical inspection time halved and touch probing cycles cut 15-fold Second-tier supplier of light pressings and small assemblies to the automotive industry, Berck Limited, has invested in a Nikon Metrology iNEXIV VMA-4540 CNC video measuring machine fitted with tactile probing capability. Installed at the subcontractor’s factory in West Bromwich, UK, the multi-sensor machine has greatly speeded the inspection of 2D and 3D sheet metal components, improved measuring accuracy, and facilitated the production of detailed quality reports for customers. It Read more...