Nikon Metrology

Nikon celebrates National Fossil Day USA 2020

To celebrate National Fossil Day USA 2020, Dr. Andrew Mathers (X-ray CT Applications Engineer) scanned two fossil shark’s teeth and a modern day shark’s tooth to reveal their internal structure. National Fossil Day is hosted annually by the National Park Service and the American Geosciences Institute, on the Wednesday of Earth Science Week, in October. This day is used as a platform to promote public awareness and stewardship of fossils, as well as to foster a greater appreciation of their scientific and educational value.     The Read more...

Nikon celebrates International Coffee Day 2020

  To celebrate International Coffee Day, held annually on October 1st, Dr. Andrew Mathers (X-ray CT Applications Engineer) scanned three different roasts of coffee bean (light, mid and dark) to showcase the difference in the bean’s internal structure following each roasting technique. International Coffee Day, was first established in by the International Coffee Organisation at Expo 2015 in Milan. This day is used as a platform to Read more...

Participation in the NDT 2020 Webinar Week

Nikon Metrology participated in the NDT 2020 Webinar Week hosted by the British Institute of Non-Destructive Testing (BINDT). This event took place from September 14th to 18th and featured a series of themed webinars covering the latest advances in NDT and related technologies. During this virtual conference experience, Dr Andrew Mathers, X-ray CT Application Engineer, gave an overview of CT Scanning in Large Envelop System (LES), including the Read more...

Inside the wasp colony!

One more time Nikon Metrology is a Sponsor of the 10th Tomography for Scientific Advancement (ToScA) symposium! This event, which for the first time took place online on September 3rd, included themes in biological (hard and soft) tissue imaging, understanding materials in 3D and recent advances in hardware and software tools. During this online conference, Dr. Andrew Mathers, X-ray CT Application Engineer, look inside the wasp colony! He Read more...

The wonders of a bicycle chain

The wonders of a bicycle chain   The largest yearly sporting event worldwide just started on next Saturday: it’s the Tour de France ! While the riders are a big factor in this stage ride, the Nikon Metrology X-ray team took a look at one of the most critical parts of the bike itself, the chain. While experienced cyclists know how important the maintenance of the chain is, maintaining it is often forgotten. So what happens precisely over Read more...

Nikon Metrology celebrates National Aviation Day 2020

To mark the USA’s National Aviation Day, Dr. Andrew Mathers has used a Nikon XT H 225 ST to CT scan a 3D printed replica jet engine.         X-ray CT scans of a 3D printed replica jet engine taken on Nikon’s XT H 225 ST. Click to view full size images.   The USA National Aviation Day takes place on 19th August, as established by Franklin Roosevelt in 1939. To celebrate this day, Dr. Andrew Mathers has created a series of X-ray CT scans of a 3D printed components to build a replica jet engine. The scans demonstrate Read more...

CT scan – The symmetry of starfish

See the structure of a starfish visualized with X-ray CT. The mesmerizing X-ray CT scan of a Starfish (seen below) was acquired by Dr. Andrew Mathers using a Nikon XT H 225 ST.     This X-ray CT scan of a Starfish was acquired by Dr. Andrew Mathers at 50 µm voxel resolution and 37 Watts, using a Nikon XT H 225 ST. The XT H 225 ST system houses a Nikon 225 kV microfocus X-ray source fitted with a tungsten reflection target and a 1 mm Copper beam filter, coupled with a Varex 4343CT flat panel detector. For this scan the detector acquired 4492 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...

Seeing is believing: 2D and 3D X-ray technologies for nondestructive testing

Download Herminso Villarraga-Gómez’s latest white paper on the use of X-ray technology for Nondestructive testing here.     2D and 3D X-ray technologies are among the most useful nondestructive testing (NDT) methods. They enable the inspection of an object’s internal features without having to disassemble the sample or destroy the part in the process. With its ability to improve product quality, reduce inspection and analysis costs, and decrease manufacturing time to market, 2D and 3D X-ray technologies have attracted the interest of 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...