Nikon Metrology

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...

WEBINAR – Microfocus Computed Tomography – October 16th 2018

Do you have 100% confidence in the failure-free operation of your critical parts?  Microfocus Computed Tomography can help… Join this webinar on October 16th, 2018 at  (15:00 CEST – 14:00 BST – 09:00 EDT). Nikon industrial X-ray and CT systems inspect internal dimensions with micron-level detail in a non-destructive way. CT also provides insight into the material structure and is a must-have tool in the inspection toolbox to ensure Quality 4.0 processes. Join us for a webinar that explains how Nikon Metrology X-ray and CT solutions Read more...

X-ray CT aids research into defect formation in AM parts

X-ray and CT technology is the leading method of quality assurance, but it is also being used for research into understanding how additive manufacturing process parameters influence defect formation in AM built parts. In his latest paper, Herminso Villarraga-Gómez explores the details.   Additive manufactured parts and components can be difficult to qualify. They consist of very complex, free-form shapes with rough surfaces and internal geometry, as well as interconnected structures and channels. Whilst additive manufacturing provides a unique Read more...

Nikon sponsors the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie

Nikon was an official sponsor for the 147th Open Championship at Carnoustie this past week (15th – 22nd July 2018). The eventual winner of The Open was Francesco Molinari, who secured his first career major title.     The Open Championship is the world’s oldest and most traditional golf tournament, as well as one of the major golfing events. For over 150 years, the Open Championship has played host to some of the world’s best players who set out to become the “Champion Golfer of the Year”. The 147th Open was hosted this year Read more...

See the light with CT

Heavy-duty industrial lighting manufacturer, Nordic Lights deploys computed tomography to avoid expensive destructive testing, check for defects and to eliminate critical measurement errors caused by powder spraying for part preparation.     Nordic Lights is a Finnish company based in Pietarsaari and was founded in 1992. It is part of the Herrmans Oy Ab Group and is a manufacturer of premium, high-tech work and driving lights for heavy duty vehicles in extreme conditions. Its products are used throughout the mining, construction, forestry, Read more...