Nikon Metrology

Nikon Metrology & Roush Yates engines announce tech partnership

MOORESVILLE, NC, February 22, 2018 – Roush Yates Engines and Nikon Metrology (Brighton, MI) announced a multi-year partnership program, demonstrating Roush Yates Engines’ commitment to partnering with the best-in-class companies. With over a 100 years of experience Nikon provides world-class precision equipment and metrology solutions to the manufacturing, aerospace, automotive and medical fields.     “We are proud to have Nikon as our new partner,” said Doug Yates, President & CEO, Roush Yates Engines. “We are always looking Read more...

Register now for our Automated Solutions Open Day (Mar 14-15, Alzenau, Germany)

You are kindly invited to our demonstration facility in Alzenau, Germany, to show you the latest developments in optical inspection. Robotic measurement solution demonstration on automotive sub assembly System design and setup for inline/near line/offline solutions Presentations and open discussion focused on measurement strategies We will organize 2 days: Wednesday, March 14th  – 9:00 – 15:30 (German spoken) – Register now Thursday, March 15th – 9:00 – 15:30 (English spoken) – Register now   Lunch and refreshments Read more...

Automotive supplier identifies mystery error using Nikon laser scanner

Stoneridge in Tallinn, Estonia, recently installed the Nikon ALTERA CMM with LC15Dx laser scanner in its test laboratory to take inspection of automotive components to the next level. The laser scanner provides many advantages including complete visualisation of parts, non-contact measurement for delicate components and repeatable measurements.       Stoneridge is a global designer and manufacturer of highly engineered electrical components and systems for commercial vehicles, automotive, off-highway and agricultural vehicle markets. Read more...

The world’s smallest fidget spinner – measured by a NEXIV video measuring system

Using the world’s smallest commercially available steel ball bearing, MinebeaMitsumi Inc. has built the world’s smallest fidgetsSpinner. In measuring just 5.09 mm (0.20 in) long, a system capable of measuring the device accurately is required. This is where the NEXIV VMR-3020 comes in. The high precision system is designed for superior edge detection, even in transparent materials. This is crucial for accurately measuring such small items with tight tolerances. In the video below, watch the NEXIV VMR-3020 measure the world’s smallest Read more...

WEBINAR: CLEMEX image analysis on NIKON microscopes | Feb 8th 2018 – 16:00 CET | 10:00 EST

Automated Steel Inclusion Rating systems for ISO 4967 and ASTM E45 test methods, using CLEMEX image analysis on NIKON microscopes!        Thursday, February 8th 2018 – 16:00 CET | 10:00 EST – Register now for this free webinar, here. Or discover more about Nikon microscopes.     When it comes to materials quality, laboratories and steel mills need to meet industry specifications for inclusion rating. A challenge today for laboratories is to improve their productivity to inspect a high number of samples with the Read more...

Metalworking News magazine: the Nikon Metrology story

In Metalworking News magazine, Nikon Metrology takes centre stage as the cover story for its first issue of the year (January 2018).       Read the Metalworking News magazine here. (Or skip to the Nikon Metrology article.)       Since its founding in 1917, Nikon has harnessed the power of lenses to contribute to the advancement of imaging culture and sciences, as well as the development of industry, creating breakthrough technologies and products in the process. The “Nikon Metrology” division today offers the broadest 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...

Nikon Metrology delivers 1,000th 160 kV X-ray source

Since the manufacture of X-ray inspection machines began at Nikon Metrology’s Tring, UK factory in 1987, 1,000 Xi sources with an internal X-ray generator have been designed, produced and integrated into the company’s XT V systems, in addition to numerous other sources for the XT H range of X-ray and computed tomography machines.     The latest Xi source has been incorporated into an XT V 160 electronics inspection system that is supporting quality assurance of power semiconductor device production at IXYS UK Westcode, Chippenham, Read more...

WATCH: semi-automated CT inspection reduces operator involvement

Semi-automated CT inspection

In a production environment where fast inspection tact-time is required, semi-automated CT inspection systems are a solution that leave only one manual task involved with CT inspection; part handling. Parts can be loaded by the operator individually or as a rack of multiple parts that are loaded individually to the CT scan position by an internal loading system.  Watch the video below to see how semi-automated sample loading increases CT inspection productivity…         Find out more about batch CT inspection, full in-line Read more...

WATCH: ModelMaker H120 provides fast & accurate 3D inspection

In this new Nikon Metrology ModelMaker H120 application video, take a look at how the ultra-high accuracy laser scanner deals with complex surfaces and features, flush & gap, changes in colour, as well as visualising the papillary ridges of a fingerprint.         More than two decades since the inception of the ModelMaker product line, the cutting-edge ModelMaker H120 firmly pushes the ever-exacting boundaries of handheld laser scanning. Incorporating blue laser technology, ultra-fast frame rate, specially developed Nikon Read more...