Latest news - 2016
DTU Energy uses industrial CT to research the development of green energy solutions.
DTU uses a high flux Nikon Metrology CT system to non-destructively investigate energy materials such as batteries and fuel cells. The high energy 225 kV microfocus source penetrates dense battery, electrolysis cell and fuel cell samples in the search for suitable materials to develop sustainable, green energy systems.
Pressings subcontractor replaces two CMMs with one Nikon VMA-4540
Second-tier supplier of light pressings and small assemblies to the automotive industry, Berck Limited, has invested in a iNEXIV VMA-4540 CNC video measuring machine fitted with tactile probing capability. Installed at the subcontractor’s factory in West Bromwich, UK, the multi-sensor machine has greatly speeded the inspection of 2D and 3D sheet metal components, improved measuring accuracy, and facilitated the production of detailed quality reports for customers. It also allows manufacturing processes to be optimised by providing detailed historical measurement data to be compared with current inspection results.
Mindarika adopts microfocus CT to inspect automotive components
Industry leader Mindarika based in India, designs, develops and manufactures all kinds of electrical switches and safety devices for automotive OEMs. Requiring a non-destructive inspection method, Mindarika install the Nikon Metrology XT H 225 ST to introduce non-destructive testing for an increased insight to maintain customer satisfaction and high levels of quality.
NEW: Nikon DS-Fi3 and DS-L4 microscope camera & control unit
Nikon Metrology announces the release of the DS-Fi3 microscope camera and the DS-L4 camera control unit in the Digital Sight series. The Digital Sight series has gained a strong reputation amongst universities and laboratories in the medical and biological fields as well as industrial R&D and inspection sites. The DS-Fi3 introduces high-resolution color imaging, high sensitivity, low noise, high-speed live display and excellent colour reproducibility. It is presented alongside the DS-L4 tablet-type compact camera control unit optimized for ease-of-use, succeeding the DS-L3.
New case story: Flexible and high precision 3D measurement
ITM in Gleisdorf (Austria) needs top-class 3D measurement technology in order to optimise manufacturing processes. It must be able to be used flexibly for various measurement processes and, at the same time, ensure high precision and process reliability. The 3D scanners, software and other components of Nikon completely fulfil the challenging requirements of the engineering service provider.
New case story: A hit in Hyderabad: Fine Forge accelerates turbine blade inspection with Nikon LC15Dx
Industry leader in the forgings of turbine blades, Fine Forge has installed a multi-sensor Nikon Metrology CMM with LC15Dx at its Hyderabad facility. The laser scanning acquisition system, used for QA and reverse engineering has helped to increase productivity and to support the expansion of its product portfolio.
New case story: ALTERA CMM critical in manufacturing of of fuel-efficient power generators
Following the Indian government’s push for a green future and economic development, the manufacturing of supercritical components in power generation is vital. SSDE using the Nikon ALTERA CMM have helped to increase energy efficiency by 40% with the production of super-critical turbine blades.
New case story: Novel method for measuring the length of free-form springs
Nikon iNEXIV video measuring system brings process repeatablility to within single-figure microns.
Higher resolution & faster: X.Tend your CT scanning capability
Nikon Metrology introduces Inspect-X 5.1, the latest release of the acquisition and control software for Nikon Metrology’s range of X-ray and CT systems. With 5.1, Inspect-X now features X.Tend; a new CT acquisition method that enables users to scan taller samples with improved image quality. Accompanying the Inspect-X 5.1 release is the introduction of new, high performance, reconstruction workstations that provide world leading reconstruction times.
New Case Story: Equipped to double inspection capacity
Requiring a higher level of productivity and better insight into product conformance, Continental – Chassis & Safety upgrade their measurement facilities.
New Case Story: Driving Breakthroughs in Mexican Manufacturing with Micro CT
Founded in 1587, the Benemérita Universidad Autónoma de Puebla (BUAP), located in Puebla, Mexico, is one of the country’s oldest and most prestigious public universities. Its mission, in part, is to give its students “the capacity to generate, adapt, recreate, innovate, and apply knowledge with quality and social relevance.”
The HN-C3030 delivers high-speed, high-precision, non-contact gear inspection
The HN-C3030 delivers high-speed, high-precision, non-contact gear inspectionNikon Metrology introduces the non-contact HN-C3030 3D measuring system for precise, high-speed measurement of complex components including gears, impellers, turbine blades and more. With the HN-C3030, featuring an advanced laser scanner, Nikon is making a leap forward in ultra-fast shape evaluation compared to traditional tactile measurement methods. By scanning and comparing the complete shape to the original CAD file, customers obtain better insights in product conformity resulting in faster problem-solving and earlier go-to-market.
New Laser Radar offers faster measurement, better data quality and improved usability for automated, non-contact, large scale metrology
Nikon Metrology introduces the new MV331 and MV351 for large scale, automated, non-contact metrology. The new Laser Radars easily perform repetitive procedures and complex inspection tasks whilst reducing labour requirements with a host of new features and enhancements. The Laser Radar’s high speed ‘vision scans’ enable faster measurement of complex features, sections and surfaces. New usability features such as an integrated robot mount, removable air filters and improved measurement stability makes this system suitable for robotized inspection on the shop floor. The new Laser Radar slashes inspection time compared to traditional measurement systems and can be used in a wide variety of applications including aerospace, automotive, renewable energy and more.
Nikon Metrology extends its ceramic bridge CMM range with high accuracy ALTERA+ and larger size ALTERA models
The extended ALTERA CMM range offers improved performance and larger sizes.
Nikon Metrology has extended its ceramic bridge CMM range with high accuracy ALTERA+ and larger size ALTERA models. Thanks to the use of advanced materials and optimized designs, ALTERA provides high performance and superior accuracy across a host of metrology applications, including harsh shop floor environments. Probing support is extended with REVO 5-axis scanning technology to dramatically improve CMM productivity for complex tactile inspection applications. Uniquely in this market, ALTERA is delivered with a manufacturer’s 10 year accuracy guarantee for extra customer satisfaction.
Nikon Mexico opens new metrology showroom
Due to increased business in Latin America, Nikon Mexico inaugurated on January 26 a new metrology showroom in Queretaro, Mexico. Nikon hosted an open house event to celebrate the grand opening , showcasing their new state-of-the-art show room. The event which was open to the public included tours of the new facility and a variety of interactive product demonstrations.
Inspect-X 5.0 enables higher resolution scans for an improved insight into defects
Nikon Metrology introduces Inspect-X 5.0, the latest release of the acquisition and analysis software for Nikon Metrology’s range of X-ray and CT systems. Inspect-X 5.0 is now a native 64-bit application and supports a new 16Mpixel flat panel detector enabling much higher resolution CT scans. Another new feature is the Golden Image Comparison tool, enabling operators to intelligently and immediately make a pass/fail sentence on the part being inspected.
New Case Story: New knowledge from ancient specimens using X-Ray computed tomography (CT)
X-ray computed tomography at the Smithsonian Institution’s National Museum of Natural History is delivering new knowledge from ancient specimens