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...

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...

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...

Nikon iNEXIV enables novel method for measuring the length of free-form springs

Redditch-based seal energising spring manufacturer, Clifford Springs, is using a new, highly accurate, automated procedure on a Nikon Metrology iNEXIV VMA-4540 CNC video measuring machine to determine the length of an irregularly shaped loop of welded coil. The result is equivalent to the circumference of the spring when it eventually strengthens a circular seal. The iNEXIV is more accurate than the former hard gauges. Up to 1,000 successive coordinates around the loop are recorded automatically and subsequently linked to create a series of small, Read more...

Webinar “CMM-Manager on iNEXIV”: Expand the possibilities of your video measuring system

Expand your 3D tactile and video measuring capabilities with CMM-Manager, now available on Nikon iNexiv* video measurement systems.  CMM-Manager is task-oriented, highly intuitive and offers powerful measuring and reporting capabilities. This webinars introduces the main features for NEXIV video measuring systems such as collision-free CAD-based path definition, virtual path simulation and accurate feature measurement for both tactile and vision probing. There are 2 sessions scheduled: Thu, Oct 8, 2015 11:00 AM – 12:00 PM CEST/ 6:00 PM – Read more...

Groundbreaking CMM-Manager 3.5 software now available for Nikon Metrology iNexiv Vision Measuring Equipment

Nikon Metrology announces CMM-Manager 3.5 for Nikon’s iNexiv vision measuring equipment. With a powerful and user-friendly interface, CMM-Manager 3.5 integrates vision measuring, autofocus laser scanning, rotary indexing, and touch probing to provide a true 3D multi-sensor system for inspecting physical products based on 3D CAD models. “Interfacing with the CAD model is today an integrated part of measuring and inspection with the iNexiv video measurement systems,” says Nate Frost, Nikon Metrology product manager. “This allows to take Read more...

Cover Story QMT – iNexiv Reaching the Peak of Video Measurement

Quality Manufacturing Today

iNexiv Reaching the Peak of Video Measurement   EDM subcontractor and toolmaker installs Nikon Metrology CNC video measuring to speed accreditation to AS9100 aerospace quality management standard. Using Nikon Metrology’s iNEXIV video measuring system to inspect, measure and certify its compliance has helped Microtec EDM grow as a company and set it apart from the competition. Click on the link below to read more on how Nikon’s VMA system helped Microtec EDM to speed inspection by a factor of 60. Read More About Microtec EDM Success Read more...

Nikon’s VMA System Speeds Inspection by a Factor of 60

Microtec’s managing director, Graham Cranfield inspecting a much larger part on the iNEXIV, in this case a steel mould cavity ring

EDM subcontractor and toolmaker installs Nikon Metrology CNC video measuring to speed accreditation to AS9100 aerospace quality management standard   What does an orbiting telescope currently mapping the Milky Way have in common with the first all-English wristwatch to be produced in half a century? UK subcontractor Microtec EDM, Basildon, supplied prototypes and components for both ventures, as well as for a host of other innovative and high profile projects. The company recently raised the capability of its metrology department significantly by Read more...