Nikon Metrology

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...

Rethink shop floor processes with Quality 4.0

Nikon Industrial Metrology offers manufacturers a new vision for efficient, productive and intelligent manufacturing. The goal is to enable manufacturers to produce better products at a lower cost, speed up the response to changes in demand, and shorten time to market, everything together resulting in greater competitiveness. At Control 2019, Nikon Metrology presents its portfolio of digital, automated and connected shop floor solutions to meet the new and varied demands of Industry 4.0.     By rethinking shop floor processes, Nikon Metrology Read more...

WEBINAR – CT in Industry 4.0 – Bringing quality inspection to the next digital level

Are you aware that Computed Tomography isn’t just a tool for lab based inspections? Due to the short scanning and reconstruction times of modern CT hardware, along with powerful automation capabilities within cutting edge software packages, this high quality inspection method can be integrated directly into production processes.     Find out how Nikon Metrology X-ray and CT solutions, together with Volume Graphics VGStudioMAX analysis and automation software, can revolutionize quality within the production process. This webinar will take Read more...

High voltage microfocus CT for inspection of dense & complex parts

CT is accurate and reliable for measuring internal and external dimensions simultaneously, without destroying the part. The insight it provides through the additional fourth dimension of material density makes it the must-have tool for quality and production departments. High voltage microfocus CT offers the same capabilities for measuring large parts and penetrating dense materials. It opens new CT applications for turbine blades, aluminium castings and many other sizable parts.     CT offers a solution that is easy-to-use, fast and provides Read more...

Nikon Metrology presents at iCT 2019

From 13-15th February, Nikon Metrology will present at iCT 2019 – the 9th International Conference on industrial Computed Tomography, in Padova, Italy.     The 2019 International Conference on Industrial Computed Tomography (iCT 2019) is the ninth edition of the iCT conference series, which represents a key appointment for networking and knowledge exchange in the field of Industrial Computed Tomography. At this year’s event, Chris Price of Nikon Metrology will present on a variety of topics surrounding the benefits that Nikon CT Read more...

Supporting manufacturing through precise, non-destructive X-ray and CT inspection

Nikon’s X-ray and CT inspection systems perform quality inspection of aircraft and vehicle parts, helping to ensure reliability. Nikon makes effective use of X-ray systems in the fields of manufacturing and R&D to contribute to a safer society.     Nikon’s X-ray and CT systems provide a non-contact, non-destructive inspection solution to assure aircraft safety and manufacturing quality. In this Nikon article, find out more about the traditional X-ray CT applications as well as the future industries and ever-expanding Read more...

The Evolution of Flashlights imaged using Nikon CT

X-ray CT Metrology Specialist, Herminso Villarraga-Gómez continues his annual themed X-ray images, with this depiction of the evolution of flashlights. The images obtained using a Nikon XT H 225 ST show the evolution from a 1900’s matchless fisheye flashlight, to a modern LED flashlight of today.     Lighting the way ahead Flashlights play a central role in the lives of the citizens of a world of light. Most advanced modern flashlights are LED-based. LEDs (light-emitting diodes) are more efficient than incandescent bulbs. In 2014, the Read more...

Celebrating World Radiography Day 2018

World Radiography Day is celebrated every year, on November 8th. It marks the significant discovery of x-radiation made by Wilhelm Röntgen in 1895. The benefits of his discovery and the resulting technology are relied upon globally today. Radiography is an imaging technique which uses X-radiation or X-rays (also known as Röntgen rays) to see the inside of objects, both living and inanimate. The technology has been applied for many requirements all around the world, most commonly in hospitals for medical diagnosis. X-ray technology has saved lives, 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...