Nikon Metrology

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...

Computed Tomography details the evolution of X-ray tubes

CT Metrology Specialist, Herminso Villarraga-Gomez continues his Evolution collection this year with a third project – The Evolution of X-ray Tubes. Herminso is based in USA at Nikon Metrology’s Brighton office and in the previous two years has worked on The Evolution of The Computer Mouse and The Evolution of Electric Light Bulbs. Take a look at the fascinating images below and learn a little more about the history of x-ray tubes.       All of the pictures in this article were taken with a Nikon XTH225ST CT system housing a Read more...

WEBINAR: X-ray inspection of PCBs – Dec 6th & 13th 2017

In collaboration with SMTA, Nikon Metrology contributes to a series of upcoming webinars concerning X-ray inspection for printed circuit boards. Kamran Iqbal of Nikon Metrology, an expert on the subject will discuss with X-ray researcher, Bob Wetterman of BEST Inc., a contract rework and repair facility in Chicago. Register here…     Who should attend? SMT assembly process engineers and technicians responsible for production or new product introduction processes SMT quality personnel interested in helping improve end-of-line yields and Read more...

NEW: CMM-Manager 3.7 for CMM, portable measuring and iNEXIV video systems

This latest release of CMM-Manager 3D Metrology software adds support for Renishaw SP25 on Mitutoyo CMM, improved support for Renishaw UCC Server, an updated Gear Module, reporting and vision enhancements, and improved CAD graphics display.     Renishaw SP25 Analog Probe support for Mitutoyo CMM CMM-Manager supports use of SP25 on five DCC CMM controllers including Nikon, Sheffield, Renishaw, I++, and now Mitutoyo UC200.  SP25 support includes automatic sensor calibration, full Path Planning for all measured feature types, statistical Read more...

Don’t let manufacturing faults come back to haunt you, use Nikon CT

As the nights get darker and the days get colder, Halloween approaches… but don’t let hidden defects creep up on you. Computed Tomography pulls the mask off of those frightful errors by revealing internal and external structure, geometry and surface flaws.       This top to bottom scan created by Sergei Kolobov at Nikon Metrology reveals the inside of the office pumpkin. You can see seed clusters as well as the individual seeds as the video flies through the pumpkin.     X-rays aren’t strictly limited to skeletons (or Read more...