Nikon Metrology

Nikon’s global X-ray User Forum addresses CT in Industry 4.0

Nikon Metrology and Nikon Corporation recently held its first global X-ray User Forum at Tring, UK. Customers from around the world were invited to share their implementation of CT technology and review applications and new practices consistent with the demands of Industry 4.0.     The goal of the User Forum was to create a common platform for Nikon and its customers, allowing for learnings and further advancement within CT (computed tomography) technology and applications. Customers active in aerospace, automotive and medical industries, as Read more...

Micro-CT unravels mummy mystery

CT scans of 2,100 year old mummy from the Ptolemaic period – previously thought to be that of a hawk – have surprised experts by revealing it is actually a human fetus. Maidstone Museum UK, worked with Andrew Nelson (Western University) and a team specialists to determine dates, places of origin and mummification methods of its artefacts. With the help of Nikon CT (computed tomography), the unexpected discovery was made.     Maidstone Museum is home to a vast collection of fine art and historical artefacts with over 600,000 items Read more...

Imaging Science Center installs highly versatile CT system

Providing NDT and CT services for multiple industries, Nexus Metrology deals with a broad spectrum of applications. To handle the various rare and complex inquiries, the company relies on the Nikon Metrology XT H 225 ST, a versatile, non-destructive X-ray system delivering fast and insightful CT scanning. The adaptability of the system makes it a valuable tool for revealing defects, cracks and pores in many materials ranging from bones to cast parts.     Nexus Metrology is a division of Trikon Technologies, Inc., which has been providing Read more...

University of Manchester uses CT to scan moon rock

The Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility (HMXIF) at the University of Manchester was established in 2003. With a total of 11 imaging systems including 3 Nikon systems, the facility takes on various industrial inspection tasks and research projects. A recent example, is this scan of the Northwest Africa 11444 moon rock, watch the video and find out more here.     Northwest Africa 11444 is a rock that has been found on Earth that originally came from the Moon. It is a meteorite that was blasted off the lunar surface when an asteroid or comet Read more...

Major advance in well bore analysis with Nikon CT inspection

Scottish company improves the way it interprets Nikon Metrology’s CT scans of rock core samples. Drilling for oil or gas is an expensive business, whether offshore or on land, so it is essential for E&P (exploration and production) companies to minimise the risk that their planned drilling operations will fail or not meet target yield. Aberdeen-based Premier, COREX, part of the Premier Oilfield Group and a leading global provider of core analytical services to the oil and gas industry, is the preferred supplier of data for risk mitigation to Read more...

X-ray imaging facility develops world leading research

In the Henry Moseley X-ray Imaging Facility at The University of Manchester, the unique versatility of the Nikon CT systems enable its staff members to take on a great range of research and commercial projects. Nikon CT systems have been installed in the facility for almost 20 years, and they remain the workhorses of the facility today.     The University of Manchester has been using Nikon CT for almost 20 years. The first system – an XT H 225 – was installed in the year 2000. Following this first investment, the Henry Moseley X-ray Read more...

Sintavia gets the inside track with micro CT

The metal additive manufacturing company Sintavia adds Nikon Metrology CT to its state-of-the-art facility in Florida, USA to further control the additive manufacturing process.     Additive manufacturing is making enormous waves throughout every industry. The technology allows ultimate flexibility in creating the most intricate and complex features ever designed for manufacturing. As the technology establishes itself as a vital manufacturing tool for producing ultimately efficient components, companies such as Sintavia have to be ahead of Read more...

New Scientist magazine shares the history of X-ray tubes

A recent article in the New Scientist magazine takes a look at the CT scans of X-ray tubes, created by Herminso Villarraga-Gomez. Read below to find out what inspired Herminso to create these images and how they were taken.       This is an X-ray image of a rotating anode X-ray tube from modern times (1960s-to-today). The rotating anode tube is an improvement of the Coolidge tube, which helps with the dissipation of heat at the focal spot. A considerable quantity of heat is generated at the anode by incidence of electrons when X-rays are Read more...

WATCH: NM3D Iberica introduces its Excellence Service Center

NM3D Iberica Excellence Service Center

NM3D IBERICA is a dimensional metrology global solutions provider, focused on the distribution of NIKON METROLOGY measuring solutions. Watch the video here as the Excellence Service Center is unveiled.         The company strategy at NM3D Iberica is to develop its sales team and the technical support to the clients, both hardware and software. So that this support is effective, the company has created an Excellence Service Center, where the clients may come to test the equipment, and technicians may provide dimensional metrology Read more...

Insight into the inside: X-ray inspection of solder quality

Nikon Metrology XT V 160 checks power semiconductor devices in production line. IXYS UK Westcode (www.westcode.com), part of the global power semiconductor manufacturer, IXYS Corporation, is investing in its Chippenham, UK factory to manufacture a new range of power semiconductor devices, which will be marketed alongside the company’s long-established Press-Pack Capsules. Nikon Metrology (www.nikonmetrology.com) was chosen to supply the all-important X-ray equipment for checking the quality of the reflow soldering process during Read more...