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University of Manchester uses CT to scan moon rock

University of Manchester uses CT to scan moon rock
15-05-2018

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.

 

Nikon Metrology drives Quality 4.0 at Control 2018

Nikon Metrology drives Quality 4.0 at Control 2018
18-04-2018

At Control 2018, Nikon Metrology’s focus on inspection automation sharpens. As the growth of Industry 4.0 accelerates, quality control needs to keep pace with these latest evolutions. Digital, automated and connected inspection enables complete process control from design through to manufacture - defined by the term ‘Quality 4.0’.

 

Newsmagazine Volume 13: AVAILABLE NOW!

Newsmagazine Volume 13: AVAILABLE NOW!
16-04-2018

The latest version of the Nikon Metrology Newsmagazine Volume 13 – is now available and can be downloaded here. In Newsmagazine Volume 13, read some of the most recent case stories from clients including University of Manchester, Stoneridge and Sintavia.

 

Major advance in well bore analysis with Nikon CT inspection

Major advance in well bore analysis with Nikon CT inspection
15-04-2018

Premier, COREX has been providing core analytical services to the oil and gas industry for more than 30 years. Within the last decade it has augmented its rock core investigations by sending samples for analysis approximately every week to Nikon Metrology’s centre of excellence for micro-focus computed tomography (micro-CT) in Tring, Hertfordshire.

 

Imaging facility develops world leading research

Imaging facility develops world leading research
04-04-2018

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.

 

Robotized Laser Radar Inspection Made Easy with Metrolog X4 i-Robot

Robotized Laser Radar Inspection Made Easy with Metrolog X4 i-Robot
29-03-2018

Nikon Metrology and Metrologic Group will showcase at the 2018 Control trade fair (Stuttgart, 24-27 April 2018) their production line 3D metrology solution: the robot-mounted Laser Radar, fully controlled and automated by Metrolog X4 i-Robot software, and easily programmed with Silma X4 i-Robot simulation software.

 

Cycle times cut by 50% with Nikon Metrology laser scanner

Cycle times cut by 50% with Nikon Metrology laser scanner
28-03-2018

Czech based company, Lukov Plast, producer of plastic automotive components and sub-assemblies, reports considerably faster measurement cycles and feature measurements following installation of the Nikon Metrology LC15Dx laser scanner.

 

NM3D Iberica introduces its Excellence Service Center

NM3D Iberica introduces its Excellence Service Center
05-03-2018

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.

 

New Scientist magazine shares the history of X-ray tubes

New Scientist magazine shares the history of X-ray tubes
05-03-2018

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.  

 

Nikon Metrology & Roush Yates engines announce tech partnership

Nikon Metrology & Roush Yates engines announce tech partnership
22-02-2018

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.

 

ASF Metrology intends to acquire the CMM business from Nikon Metrology

08-02-2018

Leuven, February 8th 2018. Nikon Metrology announced today that ASF Metrology intends to acquire Nikon Metrology’s coordinate measuring machines (CMM) business. The closing of the transaction is expected to take place in about 2 months.

 

Automotive supplier identifies mystery error using Nikon laser scanner

Automotive supplier identifies mystery error using Nikon laser scanner
31-01-2018

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.

 

 

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

Nikon Metrology delivers 1,000th 160 kV X-ray source
11-01-2018

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.

 

To customers using Nikon biological, stereo, measuring and industrial microscopes

26-12-2017

The Nikon in-house inspection has reported that certain parts of the main bodies and accessories of our biological, stereo, measuring and industrial microscopes contain lead and hexavalent chromium which exceed the standard value specified in the RoHS Directive.

 

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

WEBINAR: X-ray inspection of PCBs – Dec 6th & 13th 2017
17-11-2017

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.

 

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

NEW: CMM-Manager 3.7 for CMM, portable measuring and iNEXIV video systems
07-11-2017

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.

 

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

Don’t let manufacturing faults come back to haunt you, use Nikon CT
31-10-2017

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.

 

New 3D metrology demonstration facility in Yokohama, Japan.

New 3D metrology demonstration facility in Yokohama, Japan.
18-10-2017

New 3D demonstration facility in Yokohama City, Japan focuses on non-destructive and non-contact inspection applicationsNew 3D demonstration facility in Yokohama City, Japan focuses on non-destructive and non-contact inspection applications.

 

Improving quality of treatment for patients

Improving quality of treatment for patients
19-07-2017

For the quality assurance of 3D-printed medical implants, Baltic Orthoservice uses the LC15Dx laser scanner on an ALTERA CMM. The goal is to guarantee the absolute best quality of product for its patients and to make patient specific implants more readily available.

 

Ultra-fast scanning & uncompromising detail with the ModelMaker H120

Ultra-fast scanning & uncompromising detail with the ModelMaker H120
12-05-2017

22 years 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 optics and the ability to measure the most challenging materials this represents the next generation of portable laser scanning. The H120 makes no compromises in addressing the market needs by efficiently delivering the most detailed and accurate data in a fraction of the time of competing technologies.

 

Patient-specific implants made affordable

Patient-specific implants made affordable
12-04-2017

Ortho Baltic, a manufacturer of patient-specific medical implants recently invested in additive manufacturing and CT inspection technology. It is vital for such components to be of outstanding quality, therefore an assured quality control system is integral to the company’s success.

 

Universal, flexible, profitable: measuring technology for sub-contract inspection

Universal, flexible, profitable: measuring technology for sub-contract inspection
06-04-2017

Measuring prototypes and initial samples on commission is a field of work which requires high-precision measuring technology that can be deployed flexibly and universally for a wide range of measuring tasks. For DIMESS in Winnenden, laser scanners and coordinate measuring machines made by Nikon have proven to be perfect for the job.

 

Precision meets productivity for aerospace component inspection.

Precision meets productivity for aerospace component inspection.
22-03-2017

Already using a LK bridge CMM for measurement and geometric aerospace component inspection, LPO invests in a second Nikon CMM system to cope with the additional business due to the increase in production capacity.

 

Nikon CMM assures IP class rating for thermal cameras

Nikon CMM assures IP class rating for thermal cameras
21-03-2017

FLIR manufactures thermal imaging tools for use in various harsh conditions. The Technical department uses the ALTO CMM with CMM-Manager to check the quality of incoming components to guarantee they are as specified. The quality of the magnesium and plastic moulded components from sub-contractors is vital for use in the marine industry as the equipment FLIR produces must adhere to a stringent IP67 class rating, to approve its protection from water and dust.

 

Team Penske and Nikon Metrology announce technical alliance

Team Penske and Nikon Metrology announce technical alliance
10-01-2017

MOORESVILLE, N.C. (January 10, 2017) – Team Penske announced today that it has formed a technical alliance with Nikon Metrology, a market leader in metrology instrumentation and technological innovation.  The announcement expands upon an already existing relationship between the two companies.

 

DTU Energy uses industrial CT to research the development of green energy solutions.

DTU Energy uses industrial CT to research the development of green energy solutions.
17-11-2016

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

Pressings subcontractor replaces two CMMs with one Nikon VMA-4540
08-11-2016

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

Mindarika adopts microfocus CT to inspect automotive components
04-11-2016

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.